1966 Vintage Medley / Part 3

The memories from 1966 keep on coming at ya! There were twenty-seven #1 hits that year and we’re in the process of playing them all … in chronological order. We’ll finish on Thursday and then play a long medley of 1966 hits that may not have hit #1 but are still unforgettable!

Today’s medley starts with the #1 song on April 30 and takes us through July 29.

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Vintage 1966 Medley / Part 3

Young Rascals – Mamas & Papas – Percy Sledge
Rolling Stones – Beatles – Frank Sinatra
Tommy James & The Shondells

Comments (17)

  1. Penny

    another great set of songs .. no surprise! Will help me get thru this very long day 🙂 Thank you again Ray!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Rock On, Penny! 🙂

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  2. Dale

    Chairman of the Board … Classic

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Dale.
      Classic indeed 🙂

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  3. Pat Conant

    Monday, Monday, one of my favorite Mamas and Papas songs. Surprised to see Frank Sinatra on the list-thought we were back in the 50’s for a moment. And from Strangers in the Night to Hanky Panky, what a change. Waiting to hear what Fred has to say about this medley!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Pat. 🙂
      I think Frank was more surprised than anyone in finding himself at the top of the Billboard charts! And to think it happened with a song he absolutely detested.

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  4. fred

    Ray can you imagine if the Mama and the Papas didn’t have the Young Rascals? What a Monday morning that would be!! I was feeling real bad but I was wondering if I could trust this day! Every other day I wonder what would have happened if a man loved a women!! Ray what would happen if all we saw was black? No red dress just black!! I’m wondering what happened to the paperback writer? So much to think about..It is as if we were just strangers in the night! Then I wonder if Pat Conant is doing the Hanky Panky?? Or is she just walking down the line!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred!
      I like the way you think, Mr. G 🙂
      You are pleasing a lot of people with your commentaries … although I can’t picture Pat doing the Hanky Panky. 😉
      ROCK ON!

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      1. Pat Conant

        Fred, you didn’t disappoint today. However I’m way too old to do the Hanky Panky.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          LOL, Pat! You will NEVER be too old!

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        2. Freddie

          Never to old Pat!!

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  5. Lou Young

    Graduated from high school in 1966. So this brings back lots of memories. Thanks Ray

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank YOU, Lou 🙂
      I’m glad you found some memories in this medley. God knows you left me with enough of them through the years.

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  6. Wendyl

    So I wasn’t born yet in 1966. Somehow it seems as though this medley was made for me because I love all of these songs! Great music is destined to live on forever!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Very well said, Wendyl!
      XOXOXOXO

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  7. Barbara Brill

    So glad I found this set – loved the Mama’s & Papa’s — all of their songs. Percy Sledge — now that song was another favorite ..don’t remember him having any other hits but that just may be a memory thing ….just read your note that Frank Sinatra didn’t like Strangers in the Night – well it made him a bit of $$$! I didn’t care for the Rolling Stones but remember how popular that song was – I was working at the A&W at the time — love these trips down Memory Lane Ray – thanks for Rocking the Day for so many others! and Fred is really good at putting this all into “perspective”

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara 🙂
      Percy had 3 or 4 other songs that hit the Top 40 but by 1969, his run was over.
      I was “sort” of a Stones fan in the 60s and early 70s but I detested Paint It Black. It just never seemed to end.
      I’m doing my best to rock today but I think it may be time to step outside and do a rain dance. We need it much!
      ROCK THE DAY!

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