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“If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there,” Paul Kantner has said.

While that’s funny, it’s not exactly true. Not everyone tuned in, turned on, and dropped out, of course, like those in the counterculture. Plenty of us just watched The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and did our High School math homework. Some were fighting for us in Vietnam. The blogs talk about the music as well as the pop culture happening at the time. Peace out, amigo.

April 27, 2018
The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women

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December 16, 2017
Elvis Presley If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley If I Can Dream

November 8, 2017
The Beatles And I Love Her

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July 11, 2017
Green Hornet Theme by Al Hirt

Green Hornet Theme by Al Hirt

The selection for this week’s Instrumentals Tuesday is the “Green Hornet Theme” by Al Hirt. It was released on his 1966 album The Horn Meets “The […]
June 13, 2017
Classical Gas by Mason Williams

Classical Gas by Mason Williams

Today’s selection for Instrumentals Tuesday is “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams. The instrumental was written and performed by Mason Williams, with backing from the Los Angeles […]
May 5, 2016
Paul Kantner

A Chat with Paul Kantner

The statement “If you remember anything about the Sixties, you weren’t really there is attributed to guitarist, singer, songwriter, counterculture maven, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and […]
April 5, 2016

Sixties TV Trivia Q and A

The 1960s provided us with lots of fun shows from spies to kooks to people with magical powers. Test your knowledge of Sixties TV trivia. Q: […]
March 10, 2016

Sixties Music Trivia Q and A

The popular music of the 1960s was diverse. It began with doo wop, a folk music revival, lots of rock n roll, and surf rock. It […]
December 23, 2015
Peter Paul and Mary A' Soalin'

Peter Paul and Mary A Soalin

Some very beautiful Sixties Christmas music comes from traditional folk tunes, and Peter Paul and Mary do a beautiful job of combining several in “A Soalin’.” In […]
November 4, 2015

The Green Hornet

Here’s some trivia for the classic TV series The Green Hornet: The show aired on ABC on Friday nights from 1966 to 1967. It was the […]
November 2, 2015

Snoopy v Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen

Charles Schultz based Snoopy after one of his childhood dogs, named Spike, and the character appeared in the comic strip on October 4, 1950. Snoopy was […]
October 12, 2015

Shindig

In the beginning… The ABC network broadcast American Bandstand, which begat Hootenanny, which begat Shindig! And Hootenanny was good, as it brought folk music to prime […]
October 5, 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

An American astronaut is stranded on Mars, forced to use his wits to survive the bleak Martian environment.  He needs to find oxygen, water, and food. […]
July 7, 2015

The Second Wave of Beach Music

Many thanks to Stewart Tick, who is our guest blogger today. Stewart has been a DJ for several stations on the East Cost, including one in Virginia, where […]