Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1966

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Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1966

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The year 1966 was a good year — for some, as all years are good for some. President Lyndon Johnson said that the U.S. would remain in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there ended, and the number of U.S. troops increased. Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister of India. The TV sitcom Mister Ed premiered. The first artificial heart was installed in Marcel DeRudder in Houston, Texas. Haile Selassie visited Jamaica and met with Rasta leaders. Lunar Orbiter 1 is launched; it was the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit the moon. Orbiter 2 was launched as well. John Lennon has to explain his remark about The Beatles being more popular than Jesus. The Monkees premiered on TV. The Beatles began recording their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Barbados achieved independence and is admitted to the United Nations.

 Here are the selections for the Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1966:

  1. 96 Tears by ? and The Mysterians
  2. The Ballad of the Green Berets by Sgt. Barry Sadler
  3. California Dreamin’ by the Mamas & The Papas
  4. Cherish by The Association
  5. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
  6. Kicks by Paul Revere and The Raiders
  7. Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
  8. Lightnin’ Strikes by Lou Christie
  9. Lil’ Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs
  10. Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
  11. The Poor Side of Town by Johnny Rivers
  12. Shapes of Things by The Yardbirds
  13. Time Won’t Let Me by The Outsiders
  14. Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke
  15. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted by Jimmy Ruffin
  16. When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge
  17. Wild Thing by The Troggs
  18. You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes
  19. You’re My Soul and Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers

If you are interested in another playlist: Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1967.


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