FriYay Rock Party!

TGIF (Thank God It’s FriYay!) As promised, we’re turning up the energy level today and we’re doing it by playing nothing but British Invasion songs from 1964-1965.

It was a magical era, marking the end of teen icons dominating the Billboard charts. Truth be told, I could have played nothing but The Beatles due to the fact they absolutely controlled the charts in 1964, but there were so many other British acts who changed our music.

So get ready to rock and roll for 38 minutes on another fantabulous FriYay! πŸ™‚

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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British Invasion Medley

Beatles – The Who
Zombies – Swinging Blue Jeans
Billy J Kramer – Dave Clark Five
Rolling Stones – Yardbirds
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Herman’s Hermits – Searchers
Manfred Mann – Hollies
Kinks – Animals

Comments (14)

  1. Jim Waters

    I loved this rock-n-roll mix of memories and you finished up with one of my all-time favorites! Used to sit in my room and scream those lyrics out! Thank you for helping me start out the last work-day of the week and I am sure I will play it a few more times this weekend.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Jim! Hard to believe the Animals song was recorded in just ONE take!
      I’m glad the medley got your day started on the right … note!

  2. Sandra Gaither

    Ray this was fabulous I loved every one of these artist back in the day and still do! And having read Jimβ€˜s comment, makes me feel not completely alone. I used to play house of the rising Sun in my car with the sound system turned up so loud I am sure that the people sitting in traffic next to me could hear it!! And of course I sang along with the animals! Oh this was such a great medley. Course I had to play the last song three times. As always you do such a fine job, unsurpassed I guess I’d say! Remember Ray, you’re the best! Hope your weekend is everything you wish for! πŸ₯°

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, it looks like Jim and you have the same good taste in music! Then again, how could anyone not love that Animals song?
      I’m very happy you enjoyed the medley and I hope you a wonderful weekend! πŸ₯°

  3. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    You really got me with this one
    Thought I was a middle school teeny bopper listening to my transistor radio or my vinyl
    Loved it

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Mary Helen. your reaction to this medley is exactly what I was going for! It certainly was a magical time! πŸ₯°

  4. Nancy A Garbati

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! But so glad I had 3 cups of coffee first so I was wide awake to be able to rock on with this one. Also, Jojo has a friend Pepper staying with us for a week and she rocked on too!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Nancy ❀️
      I’m glad you made the decision to have 3 cups before you listened. 🀣
      I’m very happy Jojo and Pepper enjoyed it, too! 🦜 🦜

  5. Pat Conant

    From the Beatles to the Animals great music. Except for the Rolling Stones,LOL(I think you probably remember; I have issues with that song).

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Pat. πŸ₯°
      It’s funny about that Stones song. I get more requests for that one than I do any other song of theirs. I hope you skipped over it!
      Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Rosa-Lee Gould

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 2 smiles from Ted & I

    1. Ray (Post author)

      And a smile back from me πŸ™‚
      Thank you.

  7. Fred

    I missed two days and just getting caught up!! As always fantastic song choices!! Lot going on right now and so enjoy this and I am so glad you added all these other songs!! I love the Beatles but I also love hearing all these other groups!! To coin a phrase I like it!! Ray you really got me and Nancy as well!! You really got me!! And what a perfect ending!! Have a great weekend
    Love ya

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred (and Nancy) πŸ₯°
      This was one of my all-time favorite medleys. I was smiling with every song I added. πŸ™‚
      I am so pleased you both enjoyed it, but I am particularly happy Nancy liked it because She Loves You!
      Love Ya Both!


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