Vintage 1969 Medley / Part 2

In 1969, the Beach Boys turned a cover version of a Ronettes’ hit into one of their own; a band from California (but sounded like they hailed from Louisiana) had their breakthrough single; two songs from the Broadway musical Hair flew up the charts for both the 5th Dimension and Oliver; the Rolling Stones released a single that became (believe it or not) their last #1 song in England; the Zombies had a hit single in the U.S. two years after they recorded it and one year after they broke up!
I have added the highest Billboard chart position in parentheses beside their names below.

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Vintage 1969 Medley / Part 2

Beach Boys (#24) – CCR (#2) – 5th Dimension (#1)
Oliver (#3) – Rolling Stones (#1) – Zombies (#3)

Comments (14)

  1. Barbara

    As I listen to these I wonder what our parents thought of our music …. it was such a change …. makes me smile …
    Now I need to go listen to Part 1 as I missed that yesterday. Thanks Ray for keeping music in the air … Rock the Day!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara 🙂
      My mother liked our music more than my father did. She liked the Beatles a lot!
      Rock The Day! (and Beat The Heat!)

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  2. Fred

    I wouldn’t mind rollin it this am Ray!! I feel like I’m in the 5th dimension and if I see a Zombie it won’t surprise me!! Let the sunshine in is repeated at least 8 times what about the poor clouds!!! I may have to roll one after this one Ray!! Great tunes have a “Vintage Day”!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred 🙂
      So you’re back in the “connecting the dots” mode, too? Good, I love it!
      Rock On!

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  3. Pat Conant

    Listened to both medleys, today. Must say I like today’s better. Anyhow, I really enjoy having morning coffee, with your music. Thanks, Ray, for all you do, to brighten up our days with music.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Pat 🙂
      One out of two is better than none at all. 🙂

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  4. Penny

    Good Morning Sunshine .. I;m just singing a song … LOL I have already listened to a couple of times ….. TY Ray!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank YOU, Penny 🙂

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  5. Aleeta

    Great tunes for a summer day. Thanks Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank YOU, Aleeta 🙂
      I hope all is well.

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  6. Wendyl

    Someone recently asked me, “Who’s your Daddy? Has he taken any time to show you what you need to live?” I informed them how you planted the seed of music in my heart…a gift of harmony and understanding. Bet you gonna find some people who live for connecting with great music! Whether you gimme the honky tonk blues, any and all oldies music or any song that’s special to you which you share with me, you somehow just make me feel I’m alive. So yeah, happily and gratefully, I hear music all the time.

    XOXOXOXO

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Wow Wendyl!
      I
      Don’t
      Know
      What
      To
      Say
      <3
      XOXOXOXO

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  7. Don Doyle

    Ray, I’m way behind in both listening & commenting but happy to do both.
    I bought CCR’s first album at of all places the Singer Sewing Machine store in Times Square, NYC! Why were they selling records? I was on my honeymoon and of course my new bride had to go in to look for patterns & material. (now you know I’ve been married for 51 years). Still love both my wife & CCR!
    Colin Blunstone , what a voice! In addition to the Zombies I have his first, (only?) solo album. Saw him last year on CBS touring with the Zombies. Didn’t sound too bad for an old guy.
    Thanks for bringing back some old memories.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don 🙂
      First things first … Congratulations on 51 years!
      No matter where you bought it (and yes, a sewing machine store is VERY unique), CCR’s first album was but a small glimpse into what John Fogerty and all had in store for us.
      Odessey and Oracle was a brilliant album and should have put the Zombies into the rarified air of British music royalty.

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