A 60s Summer Party!

It’s Friday and I’m throwing a rock and roll party with an encore presentation of a medley of hits from the Sixties!

In some cases, I’m playing signature songs by a few artists but I’m also playing some of the lesser known – but still great – charting songs by other legendary performers.

There’s a Forgotten 45 (there might actually be a few of them), and there’s two songs by the same singer but under different names (Hint: songs 8 and 9)

By the way, if you’re looking for slow songs, this ain’t the place to be today. πŸ™‚

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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

60s Music Party

Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Bob Dylan
Monkees – Joe Jeffrey Group – Lemon Pipers
Jay & The Techniques – Kinks – Johnny Cymbal
Derek – Mamas & Papas – Manfred Mann

Comments (12)

  1. Donald Doyle

    Gary Lewis always brought a lot of happy energy to his songs. What can I say about Bob Dylan? Thank you Bob for being you. You are truly one of a kind. The Monkees had their ups and downs with the public. Big splash, shamed for being a β€œ packaged β€œ group and now being recognized as a group of fine, talented musicians. The Lemon Pipers reflect all that was current at the time. Instruments, recording techniques, theme it’s all there. Nice job, a mini time capsule. Jay and the Techniques, back to the happy, infectious style of song that everyone loved to sing a long to. The Kinks rock out as usual, I can’t help but wonder how their career would have been without the immigration troubles and the sibling difficulties. I never waivered in my support for them over the years. I was sure worth it. They are a musical treasure and are in constant rotation on my listening devices. Thank you for including them Ray. The Mamas and Popas are truly in a class of their own. Everything they did was wonderful and a hit. I wish there was more to like. Manfred Mann just kept keeping on. Different styles, different lead singers they never stopped making good music.
    Well Ray, another Friday and another surprise. Thank you for bringing back good music and great memories. As by I always say, Rock on my Brother!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don! I had nothing better to do at 2:45 in the morning so I made an executive decision to crank the memory machine into gear. Based on your response, it looks like it was worth it. πŸ™‚
      Rock On, Bro!

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      1. Sandy Gaither

        Wow Ray! You did it again. What a great way to start off the weekend. I just loved all of it, including a couple that I was not real familiar with. Always love the mamas and the Papas,, the Monkees and Gary Lewis and the playboys, and the Kinks! This was special, and unexpected, and a fantastic trip back through time. Thank you thank you! I admire the fact Ray that at 2:30 in the morning, we’re not sleeping you get up and do something so fantastic. Meanwhile the rest of us are just tossing and turning. Oops I think that’s a song! Have a great weekend

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          Thank you, Sandy πŸ™‚
          Comments like yours always make my day! I can almost feel your enthusiasm!
          Maybe I should get up at 2:30 more often. πŸ˜‰
          No tossing and turning … And yes, that is a song! πŸ™‚
          Have a fantastic weekend!

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  2. Fred

    Ray thank you I was having a bad morning and this pick me up I trust all is well with you and I will keep in touch love you my friend rock on

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred. I’m sorry to hear you were having a bad morning but I hope this put a smile on your face. Every day we wake up means it is a good day, another day to fight.
      Love you, my friend.
      ROCK ON, BROTHER!

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  3. Debbie Griswold

    hey Ray, good to see you! always loved your music. you are the best!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Debbie. It’s always good to be seen. )

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  4. Lee/Rosa-Lee Gould

    Monday, Monday, missed the party Friday but had something to look forward to today. Loved the music & the mini history lesson. Your unexpected posts are almost as wonderful as you. I am glad I had such awesome classmates.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Lee. I enjoy keeping people guessing. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Pat Conant

    Woke up this morning to rain & fog, but lo & behold, the sun is now out, & I got to listen to some great music. Always a pleasure to see a surprise medley & a mini history lesson. Thanks, Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat. I’m glad I delivered a happy surprise! πŸ™‚

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