60s British Pop

Tuesday is the day we play British hits from the 1960s and as we have done for the past two weeks, we’re pointing out the fact that the music from England was a lot more than The Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

While none of today’s artists had the incredible (and lasting) impact of the bands named above, each one of them gave us memories that remain tucked inside our heads nearly six decades later!

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

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1960s British Memories

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders – Yardbirds
Swinging Blue Jeans – Big Three
Troggs – Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas
Herman’s Hermits – Fortunes
Freddie & The Dreamers

Comments (6)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good Morning, Ray. When I saw the list of artists today I instantly remembered them. I must confess, that for some all I could remember was their names. I would be hard pressed to match them with their songs. Only one remains a mystery, Big Three. I don’t remember them or their song. As far as recognition goes, I would say that the Yardbirds & Herman’s Hermits stand out from the rest. The Yardbirds had so many members that passed through the group and went on to great success. All the while producing many hits, despite the churn. Herman and the crew, in my mind at least, outlasted almost all the others on this list. Freddie and the Dreamers had a few hits , all memorable but his crazy dance moves are what I remember best when I see his name. I often think about how the sudden success of a group that only had one or two big hits affected the band members. How the sudden fame and just as sudden fading into obscurity changed their lives. How did they cope? Were they able to deal and move on to a satisfying lives, or not? I sure hope they were able to make the transition. Another great set today Ray. Thank you and Rock on!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      Many (too many) of the British Invasion bands made next to nothing for their efforts. The Animals were screwed over by poor management. Members of The Dave Clark Five had to scramble to find “real jobs” despite selling millions of records (the blame for that falls on Clark, who made all the money). The same story goes for most of the guys in today’s medley. Obviously, Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) did fine financially, but most of the rest certainly did not. All they received was a brief moment or two in the spotlight.
      Make it a great day!
      ROCK ON, BRO!

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  2. Wendyl

    There’s nothing dodgy about this fab medley! All of these songs are so familiar to me….some of my very first faves!!! I hope you’re not too knackered from putting this together! I think you’re the bee’s knees!!! 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Wendyl. I LOVE your British accent! ❤️
      Heading outside to clean up yet another snowstorm … 25 days until Spring!
      Stay Safe, sweetheart
      ❤️XOXOXOXO❤️

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  3. Penny

    another great medley ……… amazing music came from across the pond back in the 60’s / 70’s. Be careful cleaning up from yet another storm, we may hit 60 today so hopefully will melt rest of the ice off my driveway ………. so ready for spring. Stay safe and warm my friend!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks so much, Penny. 🙂
      I loved the British Invasion music. Between 1964-1969, the music from Great Britain was so outstanding!
      If we’re lucky, the temperature in NH may hit 40 today but that’s a lot better than it has been. I just want to see green grass again!
      Stay safe and enjoy those warmer temps! ❤️

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