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Did I watch that show? You bet!! I graduated in 1965. A verry good year! I loved the Beatles. I followed them for years. I know what John Lennon said, and I was old enough to know that it was the cocky statement of a guy whose fame had over-inflated his ego. Thre were still many songs that the group did together that I loved over the years. Then, I became a follower of Paul McCartney. Decidedly different from John, he had a family sense of ethic and he wrote gentler music.
But, teh Beatles were not all the only big influence in musiic in the 60's. The Beach Boys brought harmonies to R&R, and there are many groups who owe their sound to that beautiful harmony. Just listen to Chicogo, for instance.
And, what about the Stones? Wow! I will never foget "Satidfaction" and "19th Nervous Breakdown." Earlier in the 60's the girl groups you have mentioned in another topic, gave us some great tunes that are still some of the best ever. "My Boyfriend's Back," "Leader of the Pack," "Foolish Little Girl," and, my own personal favorite to this day: "Sweet Talkin Guy!" These were all out before The Supremes hit it really big.
Wenever my kids talk about "oldies, but goodies" they are talking about MY music. And, I tell them (with very little exaggeration, I might add) that, if it was not for the music of the late 50's and the entire 60's decade, their music would be lame. :O)
Hope you are all able to listen to some oldies whenever you get the urge! Tell me your faves!
Yes, I was six in 1964 and I remember that classic Ed Sullivan Show. I also remember "Satisfaction" when I started the second grade in the fall of 1965 at age seven. Some trivia about that song: Some stations refused to play it because of the line: "I'm trying to make some girl." That song and "Honky Tonk Women" in 1969 are tied as The Rolling Stones top songs, both being at # 1 for four weeks.
Yes, I also liked The Beach Boys. My two favorite songs of their were "Do It Again" and "When I Grow Up To Be A Man."
Oh, yes, the Girl Groups. "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels was the first # 1 song recorded by a white Girl Group. "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las also hit # 1. When I was five in 1963, I liked "It's My Party" by Leslie Gore. My mom would say that the Girl Groups recorded "silly teenage songs."
Yes, in 1966 John Lennon made his infamous remark "The Beatles are bigger than Jesus Christ." In the U.S. "Bible Belt" bonfires were held where people would bring their Beatle records and souvenirs and burn them. It just turned out to be a protest. Their actions didn't harm The Fab Four financially. They had already bought and paid for the records and the souvenirs to which they torched.
Yes, memories of the tumultuous 1960s!