Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another Blast From The Past

This week we have a couple of artists from the mid to late 60s, whose songs remind me of listening to the old stereo console and the transistor radio I carried while walking around the neighborhood, in San Bernardino. These tunes were just two of the many staples heard frequently on the old KFXM 59 and KMEN 129, on your AM dial.

Needless to say, these bring back some memories for me. I hope they will with you too.

Here is one from 1969:

This 1965 song was the man's only #1 hit. I liked it, but I thought it sounded a little too much like Frankie Valli. See what you think:

This was a British act that had some soul in them. Great lyrics and catchy melodies made both of these run through my head - when I couldn't listen. This one is from 1967 and reached #1 in both the UK and US.

This one only reached #2 here in the US, but I happen to like it a smidgen better that the previous tune. Not a whole lot, but a little. It's from 1968:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember these songs well. I agree with you assessments … I think Christi intended his 1965 hit to mimic Frankie Valli; emulation is the greatest form of flattery particularly when it helps to propel your music up the charts. Here’s one of my all time favorites from this era. Weren’t we all looking for Brandy back then?

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