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Old 12-10-2015, 02:57 AM
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Well where should I start

The Easy Beats
The brilliant Bee Gees (sure born in England but grew up and hit fame un Aus), and to this day consider them selves Aussies even though they left in '67
Olivia another not born here but actually will tell you she's a Newie girl.
The Seekers
Peter Allen
Brian Cadd
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
I forgot the Easy Beats - one hit wonders, and the David Bowie version of Friday On My Mind was better....

I lived in the USA during the disco craze and you couldn't go anywhere without Staying Alive being blared at you. It drove me barmy. The Bee Gees' best stuff was and is hardly ever heard, but they seem to be remembered now only for friggin' disco.

Olivia Newton-Wotsit - hmmmm, yes.

I saw the Seekers in about 1968, in love with Judith ever since, not enjoyed the best of health in recent years I believe.

The others in your list I've never heard of. Or Daevid Allen (?)

AC/DC not a Sixties band.

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I hope nobody minds but I thought I would revive this thread as people seemed to enjoy it?

Del Shannon was in the charts with the hit below in 1961 and I have posted it for several reasons. Firstly, it's an excellent song in a pop-song sort of way. Secondly, it always seemed to be playing at the fairground, whether I visited in the 60s, 70s or 80s (I haven't been to a fairground since the 80s!). Thirdly, I believe Del was just about to join the truly excellent Travelling Wilburys when he sadly died. In his honour, they recorded Run Away.



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Hi Julie,

great to see you back! The older I get the more I recall the 1960's with fondness - mostly.

My wife and I sing around some of the local West Midlands music clubs, and there's recently been an upsurge in interest in (early) Sixties music. I've recently done 'Walk Away Renee' by The Four Tops and 'Don't Go' by The Cryin' Shames. Really sugary, sentimental, innocent stuff, but makes a change from the blues I usually croak out. The other week a girl was singing old Seekers numbers, songs I used to think were naff, but she came across really well. Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochrane were two of my schooldays favourites. The good old stuff never dies.

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Hi Graham,

Do you mean this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ2wXOgvdxc

If so, I really love that track. I believe it has been recorded in recent years by some of the so-called boy bands? I remember my sister buying the record and playing it in our shared bedroom when she was getting ready to go out for the evening. I was about 8 or so?

I believe The Crying Shames were signed and recorded by Joe Meek - genius but flawed record producer.

I think you are right about the 60s being popular again - and not just with us more mature folk. Some of the young people I teach ask me about bands such as the Stones, the Who, the Kinks and also 70s bands such as Pink Floyd. They think it's really 'cool' that I grew up with that music!

Also, vinyl is back on sale in the shops and my husband, as a semi-retirement project, collects and sells old vinyl at car boot sales. There is a very strong revival.

Good to be 'chatting' again. I don't have the energy for Hanratty debates these days but do look in on the threads now and then. Much safer to stick to music chat, I think!

Take care,

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That's the one, Julie. Also recorded by The Drifters. IIRC, Joe Meek killed himself after murdering his landlady...... Shame, as he apparently pioneered many of the recording techniques we now take for granted.

Amongst other places I used to go to the world-famous Mothers Club in Erdington, Birmingham - saw many of the really big 1960's names there, such as John Mayall, Cream, Muddy Waters, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Colosseum, Moody Blues, The Move, and many more. They don't make 'em now like back in those days, that's for sure.

We've still got loads of vinyl from the 1960's and 1970's, but at the moment nothing to play them on!

All the best,

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The original Drifters version was actually released in 1961.

Here's a 60s song I'd like to see you try and sing ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mx7vZDhStI
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I'm sure I remember some of the wrestlers miming this for a lark on Ready Steady Go, with Mick McManus miming the high-pitched part and having bread and butter forced into his mouth at the end.
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My small cousin drove me ****ing crazy with that song. Lots of 'novelty' records around in those days - remember 'Ahab The Ayrab' and 'Witch Doctor'? And 'Purple People Eater'?

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Hi Graham,

Do you mean this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ2wXOgvdxc

If so, I really love that track. I believe it has been recorded in recent years by some of the so-called boy bands? I remember my sister buying the record and playing it in our shared bedroom when she was getting ready to go out for the evening. I was about 8 or so?

I believe The Crying Shames were signed and recorded by Joe Meek - genius but flawed record producer.

I think you are right about the 60s being popular again - and not just with us more mature folk. Some of the young people I teach ask me about bands such as the Stones, the Who, the Kinks and also 70s bands such as Pink Floyd. They think it's really 'cool' that I grew up with that music!

Also, vinyl is back on sale in the shops and my husband, as a semi-retirement project, collects and sells old vinyl at car boot sales. There is a very strong revival.

Good to be 'chatting' again. I don't have the energy for Hanratty debates these days but do look in on the threads now and then. Much safer to stick to music chat, I think!

Take care,

Julie
Hi Julie, Graham and all - thanks for reviving this thread, Julie. Some excellent music being recalled.

Although I grew up in the '60s, I don't remember the Cryin' Shames. I accessed the link and played the song before reading the rest of Julie's post. The opening made me think immediately of Telstar, another and probably the standout of Meek's productions.

Two artists from this era I've been listening to recently and really like are Pete Smith and Chris Farlowe. Smith recorded mainly under the name of Crispian St. Peters and whilst his best known hit is 'Pied Piper', my favourite by some way is 'On My Mind'. He sadly died young in 2010 after prolonged ill health although Farlowe is still with us and sometimes belting out his classic 'Out Of Time'. Very different artists but both imo deserved a lot more success than they enjoyed.

Unfortunately, I can't supply attachments from here but I reckon you could do worse than finding them through a quick google search.

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Hi OR,

The Crying Shames were a one-hit wonder (there used to be lots of them), but The Drifters lasted for years. Their version was IMHO the better of the two.

I remember Crispian St Peters and the two songs you mention, and also Chris Farlowe. Saw Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds at Birmingham University, if I recall correctly. Big sounding band. He's still going, as you say.

One of the best nights out I ever had in my mis-spent youth was going to see Screaming Lord Sutch - what an entertainer!

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