A Day in the Life

A Hot August Night

Didja ever see Them?… Well, Didja?, We did! On a very warm So Calif. evening. August 30 1965. Myself, my best buddy, Gary and 17,000 other devotees had hiked up the steep hill and in to […]

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When Quincy met Lesley

The 1960’s were  so rich with innovation, creativity and originality, we all have our personal “Top 10 “lists of the Greatest records ever” However, there are a rare few that transcend the rest, are loved […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Misunderstood and misinterpreted lyrics have been the subject of  laughter, conversation, many books, films  and T.V! Take a look at a few hugely popular songs from the 60’s that YOU THINK YOU KNOW! However, after […]

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When Wendy Was Walter

You, of course remember and loved “The First Movement of The Brandenburg concerto number three in G major” Dintja? You should, it’s been a huge hit TWICE, although initially it was a regional hit breaking […]

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“Quite Rightly”

You, of course recall Donovan’s retro ( trumpets, trombones and a tuba ) trippy and beautiful ballad from 1966, “Mellow Yellow” …..And you likely remember a couple of the rumors that circulated around the records […]

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Metal Madness

This week’s “Quick One” will focus on “Heavy Metal” and it’s origin! It’s widely believed that “Heavy Metal” entered our musical conscious and nomenclature in the 1970’s when from outta nowhere our speakers were rattling […]

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“Poor Jenny”

As a regular reader of Sixties Music Secret’s you’re probably aware that many of our posts are inspired after hearing a rare piece of music from the 60’s, which is the inspiration behind this post. […]

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Days Of Future Passed

You, of course remember, loved and likely played ’til the grooves turned grey The Moody Blues Iconic ambitious and beautiful “concept album” “Days’ of Future Passed” This was only the bands second L.P. Following their […]

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Liverpool Sunset

It was 50 years ago today, May 5th 1967 that The Kinks released their staggeringly beautiful “Waterloo Sunset”. Acclaimed by many as The Kinks single best piece of work, it was solely written and produced […]

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Car Tunes

A wise man once said “Everything I know about life, I learned from Rock and Roll” We won’t go that far but we will add “Everything we know about cars we learned from Brian Wilson” […]

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“96 Tears”

You, of course remember and likely loved the “cheesy” garage band classic “96 Tears” by  ? And the Mysterians in 1966.  But, did you know that the original title of the song ( written in […]

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Herman’s Hermits

Didn’t you love Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone as “Herman”? Although considered a singles artist and never critical darlings, they had over a half dozen huge and very diverse hits “Something Good” “Mrs Brown You’ve […]

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The Righteous Bros.

We’ve all heard plenty of insane stories about the legendary and notorious record producer Phil Specter! Our favorite, however, occurred during the production of what many believe was Specters signature “Wall Of Sound” recording. “You’ve […]

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What’s the Point?

We’ll get to the point dear reader, but first we want to talk about our favorite singer/songwriter from The 60’s Harry Nilsson! Unassuming, soft spoken, timid, tremendously talented and criminally unrecognized. In our book, Harry […]

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TUNING IN

Musical diversity exploded on the radio in the 60’s. In fact, 1960 ushered in a new programming format called ” Top 40 radio.” Quite simply, it was a format that featured the 40 most popular […]