Sixties Music Secrets

” What’s it all about ” ?

Sixties Music Secrets, is an eclectic, entertaining and informative Audio/ Visual blog supported with insightful conversation between the knowledgeable, curious and nostalgic, regarding all things musical from the 1960’s… I’m Rick Shoemaker,Growing up and making a life on the West coast of Southern California, I have worked as a Singer/Songwriter, Drum Session Player, Music Teacher, Disc Jockey and Music Business Executive. Most importantly I ” came of age ” in what is arguably the greatest decade of music in all of history. The 1960’s. As a young musician working with several bands in Los Angeles, I shared a stage, a smoke, and a story with legends like The Doors, The Byrds, The Turtles, and The Buffalo Springfield. As I got older I put down my sticks and began my 40 year career as an executive in the music business, working at Universal music and Warner Brothers Music. Most recently I served as World Wide President. Of Warner/ Chappell Music Publishing. Through these years I have worked with and mentored countless great artists Including Greenday, Disturbed, Nickleback and Matchbox 20  as well as Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre and Katy  Perry. So, if you share my passion and curiosity for this incredibly prolific and creative period in the 1960’s, please join in the conversation and share your ideas, experiences and questions. Whether it was the emerging folk scene on the East Coast of America, the birth of Motown, the Surfin’ Sounds of the West Coast, or, the incredible British Invasion. You’ll experience it all here. At the very least, you’ll learn some awesome Sixties Music Secrets.

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4 comments on “” What’s it all about ” ?

  1. Jim Gorman says:

    A focus group weighing in on “60’s music” and its place in music history.

    1. Rick says:

      Whoa Jim, This is beyond precious! I think my favorite is 14 year old Seth who says “There’s just no way you can hate The Beatles….or else you’d get, KILLED!”…….You certainly would around here!
      Thanx Jim for a great link everyone should watch and enjoy!

  2. Mike Leggitt says:

    I saw Music Machine at Hullabaloo. Best song was “Hey Joe”. Danced like crazy to “Talk Talk”. I can still remember a drip of sweat running down the singers face, under the spotlight while singing Hey Joe.

    1. Rick says:

      Hey Mike, great to hear from a fellow Music Machine fan! It’s likely that I was at that Hullabaloo show as well. I tried not to miss any chance to see The Music Machine…..Also my band The Spydres were the opening act fo MM at The Hullabaloo club and a dozen other shows in the L.A. Area..
      By the way, if you haven’t already done so, go to our post titled “In L.A. You know where that’s at” and enjoy a great video of Sean Bonniwell and the band preforming “Talk Talk” on Dick Clarks “Where The Action Is”….
      Thanx Mike for joining in the conversation and sharing YOUR 60’s music experience!

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