Tag: 1960s

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Sun Machine, “Turn on to Evil”

The Sun Machine certainly has its musical reference points down pat. On its evocative Turn On To Evil LP, which was released two days ago...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Premiere: Electric Parlor, “Last Battle”

Los Angeles-based rockers Electric Parlor promise a deviation from the norm and a trip back in time. “We feel like one of Electric...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: MonaLisa Twins, “When We’re Together”

Though the MonaLisa Twins proclaim themselves carriers of the ’60s torch for a new generation, don’t expect them to hearken...

Beatles Licorice Box

Consumerism, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Wherein we look at ten of the weirdest and most random products to be marketed using the Beatles name and image....

Phil Phillips

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Phil Phillips, “Weeping Willow”

Let's listen to an excellent, previously unreleased song by Phil Phillips called "Weeping Willow."...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: The Zombies, Central Park SummerStage, New York City, 6/15/13

Must resist making a corny pun… must resist. Oh, what the hell. It’s the “Time of the Season” – the summer...

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Ronnie Spector, City Winery, New York City, 5/6/13

Ronnie Spector is more than her powerhouse voice, more than her tumultuous marriage to one of the most notorious...

Fleetwood Mac, "Black Magic Woman" single

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Fleetwood Mac Songs (Pre-Buckingham/Nicks)

Let's count down the 10 best pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac songs, shall we?...

Alpha, Asia (1983)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Roger Dean Album Covers

Expand your mind and gaze upon this gallery showcasing ten of the best album covers ever drawn by the great Roger Dean....

The Stereos, "I Really Love You" vinyl single (Cub Records 1961)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Stereos, “I Really Love You”

In the late summer of 1961, a doo-wop group out of Steubenville, Ohio released one of the unheralded gems of group vocal harmony - "I...

Johnny Cymbal, "Mr. Bass Man"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man”

In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with "Mr. Bass Man."...

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, "Percolator (Twist)"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, “Percolator (Twist)”

This week's column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial....

Chicago (1970s)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks....

Bobby Vinton - "There! I've Said It Again"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Bobby Vinton, “There! I’ve Said It Again”

There was musical life before the Beatles, and Before We Was Fab has the proof....

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 23

This week's look at AM Gold (1967) showcases the man, the myth, the mole -- Aaron Neville....

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 22

We’ve got some familiar names to review this week. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles return, as of course we’ve got another...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 21

As we kick off our look at AM Gold: 1967, we begin with a discussion on the merits of Time-Life's track selection for the series....

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 20

Our look at Time-Life's "AM Gold" series chugs on with the final installment from 1966, featuring cuts from The Lovin' Spoonful and The...

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 18

All of this week's AM Gold tunes but one were Top 10 hits in 1966. But only one of them was covered and surpassed by one Mr. Phil Collins....

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Sam Cooke Edition

America's first soul singer was lost in 1964 before his abilities as a writer, arranger and defacto producer could become more widely...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Isley Brothers Edition

In a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career dating back to the early 1950s, the Isley Brothers stayed on the move — transforming...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “We Demand!”

I would venture to guess that most of the Popdose audience wasn’t even born when the radicalism of the 1960s bubbled up — yet...