Soak Up These Memories!

This medley from 1965 is absolute proof that year was part of an era when music was really music! There’s no “filler music” or “deep cuts” in this medley. They were all certified hit songs!

Travel back in time … and Remember!

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The 1965 Medley
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Gerry & The Pacemakers
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Temptations – Animals
Beatles – Donovan – Herman’s Hermits
Rolling Stones – Bob Dylan – Them
Simon & Garfunkel – Sonny & Cher
Beach Boys – Byrds


Comments (14)

  1. fred

    Ray what a sham!!! Matty didn’t tell Hatti that after all these years you would still be spinning such memories!! When you love something you become so good at it that it looks so easy!! I am surprised you don’t have a pacemaker for all the hours you spend and the thought process is magical!! You must be looking my way Ray these songs bring back such found memories!! How can you not like a band with a Hermit in it!! Such a great distraction Ray!! I did pass my stress test!! My rehab is going well and I am working on maintaining what I have left for lung capacity!! I never thought at 40% you can still function!! I will win this battle Ray!! Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!! Such great tunes!!

    1. Barbara Havey Brill

      Oh Ray you are such a good person …. loving every one of these and it’s especially perfect on this sunny Thursday. Thanks for keeping us young …. memories do that you know.
      Rock this day and every day my dear friend … you’re the best!

      1. Ray (Post author)

        Thank you, Barbara. šŸ™‚
        It really is all about memories and you couldn’t be more correct. They DO keep us young!

    2. Ray (Post author)

      Dear Mr. G:
      This ain’t work, my friend. When you do something that (hopefully) brings a little joy into someone else’s life, it sure ain’t work! šŸ™‚
      Congrats on passing the stress test! Win this battle? My goodness, I have no doubt about that. You are much too strong for any other result!
      ROCK ON, BRO!

    3. Pat Conant

      Wow, Fred, up to your old form. Loved your comments almost as much as the music. Glad you are doing well.

  2. Penny

    What a great medley to end my week (today is my Friday, then off for the next four days .. yay me) Not sure which one I like the best as they all rock!! Have listened at least 3 times and counting, has helped get me thru the day! There is a video I have shared over the years of a handful of Vietnam vets who lip sync this at a place in SC (I think) at a camp made up to mimic Vietnam, so every time I hear this song that video plays in my mind. Have a safe and amazing week-end my friend!!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Penny! I’m always glad when I can make you smile. šŸ™‚
      Have a very safe weekend. ā¤ļø

  3. Don Doyle

    Hey Ray, what a nice surprise! So many different styles all coming together to remind us of our youth. 1965 was the year I graduated high school. It was a time in my life full of hope and uncertainty. Your whole life was in front of you, decisions that would chart the rest of your life. It was a powerful, confusing time. You could lay our your plans and proceed to make your dreams come true and all that could change by the afternoon visit from the mailman. The idea that you were charting your own destiny was just an illusion. Somehow, those of us who are listening to your melody were fortunate enough to make it through those crazy times. Their must be a reason why. I like to think it is because we have something to offer others, some gift we can share to help those who might need our love or expertise. You my friend offer your love of music to us to bring back the wonderful , crazy times of our youth. Thank you for your friendship and for sharing the tools to make our lives a little brighter. You are a true gem.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Wow! That is amazing, Don. You captured my thoughts and those times so eloquently (no surprise)!
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      1. Don Doyle

        Well, 2 brothers, 2 mothers. What can you expect? Iā€™m happy it resonates with you. You do the mix and I will articulate for you.

  4. Pat Conant

    Been busy with not so happy personal stuff, but finally listened to this medley. And, yes, I do believe in yesterday. The music always makes my day a little brighter & I am so thankful that you became my friend, Ray.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Pat, I am so sorry you have been dealing with unfortunate events. If the music gave you pause to smile, even briefly, I am very happy. ā¤ļø

  5. Penny

    Great medley and like Pat I am dealing with some crap that I evidently can NOT do anything about. After I spoke with yet another attorney yesterday on what I can do so I can sell my VT property, which at this point is pretty much nothing with out extensive legal expenses so have not been in a good place. Your music helps get me through it all. As I have said before, your medley’s have helped me through rough times! Thank you for being you and ROCK ON!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sorry, Penny šŸ™
      There are time when life seems to be so unfair.
      Thank you for the kind words. These medleys are my humble effort to put smiles on faces. ā¤ļø
      ROCK ON!

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