1966 Vintage Medley / Part 2

This is going to be another memory-packed week of great music!
1966 had twenty-seven #1 hits and beginning today, we’re going to play them all … in chronological order.

By the way, the first #1 in this medley wasn’t exactly a new song for 1966. The original acoustic version of the song was recorded in March 1964 and made no impact when released. When producer Tom Wilson added electric instruments and drums to the mix, the single was released again in September 1965 and made it to #1 the first week of the new year (this is called a Rock Factoid, boys and girls). 🙂

Today’s medley starts with that #1 song on January 1 and takes us through April 29.
By the time we’re finished with the #1’s from 1966 on Thursday, we’ll still have time on Friday to play a long medley of songs that came close to the top but didn’t quite make it.
Yeah, it was another very fine year for music fans. I hope you enjoy the memories. 🙂

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

Vintage 1966 Medley / Part 2

Simon & Garfunkel – Beatles
Petula Clark – Lou Christie – Nancy Sinatra
SSgt Barry Sadler – Righteous Brothers

Comments (10)

  1. Wendyl

    As you know, I used my phone to listen yesterday…but today I had the bright idea to use my hubby’s computer. Since it’s early, I also used his headphones….WOW, what an amazing start to my day and week! The sixties are definitely where it’s at and you spoil us with these medleys! Thank you so much!!! XOXOXOXO

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ♥️
      Very clever of you to come up with that solution and I’m so glad you enjoyed the musical memories!
      Have a GREAT Day!

  2. Dale

    I’m late today but not forgotten … We Can Work It Out , correct Ray ?

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Dale. 🙂
      Forgotten? Never!
      Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.

  3. Barbara Brill

    All great songs Ray … loved Simon and Garfunkel and Lou Christie. Barry Sadler’s song brought well deserved honor to the Green Berets tho’ his life was very sad (I read about it after you had posted something on the History Lessons). The Righteous Brothers were simply the best. Starting with S&G and ending with the RB …. how much better could life be. How can the week possibly get better? Hope you Rocked this Day Ray — I’m late chiming in but must admit I peaked this morning and knew I had to get back to this one. Thanks!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara. 🙂

      Barry Sadler spent more time at #1 in 1966 (4 weeks) than any other artist.
      I’m glad you’re enjoying the tunes and the memories they bring.
      I’m thinking 1964 might be next 🙂

  4. Penny

    Thanks again Ray for a fantastic set (I think this is my 4th time listening to it) I think sounds of silence reflects so much today – people hearing without listening. I wonder how many of these people would realize decades later the continued impact of their music ….. one of the greatest era’s
    as always – You Rock, you sweet man!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny.
      Sound of Silence is as relevant today at it was all those years ago, maybe even more so.
      I’m always pleased to know you run through the medley multiple times. That makes me smile.
      Until tomorrow, my dear ♥️

  5. Donna

    Sound of Silence is such a great song and continues to be so relevant. I love the newest version the best, has such angst.
    Every song as always brings back memories. We have the best oldies ever!
    Green Beret stirred up patriotism when it wasn’t really a popular idea.
    Thank you for leading us down memory lane.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Donna.
      Thank you for continuing to listen 🙂


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