More 1960s British Hits

Every week on Tuesday, we travel back in time (and across the pond) to recall memories of British rock and roll in the 1960s.

Last week, we played what Don Doyle accurately described as the “usual suspects” so this week we’re going with different โ€“ but still familiar โ€“ artists. Well, yeah, there is a Beatles song in the medley but that’s because Marty M. loves the song and I like Marty. ๐Ÿ™‚

There should be no surprises here. These songs were all played (a lot) on the radio “back in the day.” I hope the memories flow back at you in waves.

Your Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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

1960s British Hits

Hollies – Honeycombs – Spencer Davis Group
Status Quo – Lulu – Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Moody Blues – Traffic – Manfred Mann
The Beatles

Comments (4)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good Morning, Ray. What better way to start the British tribute than with the Hollies. Their bright, cheerful sound was welcome anytime on my radio or record player. They were able take an everyday occurrence and turn it into a hit. They even made waiting for the bus a fun adventure. Spencer Davis Group was ready race through your brain by assaulting your eardtums with their loud bluesy sound. Just the way Rock & Roll should. How did I know you would sneak in Statusโ€™ Quo? Well, fair enough, they belong her and I for one am happy to hear them. Next Lulu is a bit of a surprise. Sweet, dreamy Lulu is rocking out here. I think of her with the softer, mellow sound that she usually offers. Well rock on Lulu! The Moody Blues, at last and on a Tuesday of all days! Who could better use an entire orchestra on a Rock song. If this is Prog give me more. Is Stevie Winwood over represented today? Hey thatโ€™s OK with me I love his sound. Never enough Stevie. Manfred Mann, I can only name two or three of their songs but I like all I am familiar with, although I truly donโ€™t remember them singing this classic. Nice find Ray. Another great group of tunes today. I am ready to face the slippery world of ice & snow with these cool songs. Thank you Ray you did it again. Rock on my Brother.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      To be honest, the Quo song is not my favorite by them, not by a long shot, but it was their only hit song in America.
      I love the Lulu song. She showed her vocal range with that song!
      I added Traffic because it was Dave Mason on lead vocal (although Winwood can be heard on the piano) ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad you enjoyed the medley. ๐Ÿ™‚
      ROCK ON, BRO!

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  2. Wendyl

    Well, this is bloody fantastic, Chap! I tried to sleep in this morning but my internal alarm and my dog had me up early. The bright side was tuning in to this terrific medley! Stay warm and cozy today! Thanks for starting yet another day with a big smile. Pip, pip, cheerio my fine fellow! ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXOXOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      That was such a FAB commentary โค๏ธ
      Your British accent is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Stay Safe (and Warm)
      โค๏ธXOXOXOXOโค๏ธ

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