I just love this blog, it has some stunning music and writing. I’ve discovered music I never knew about here. Give the man a gong!
‘One day Frank started playing a little organ riff and we all really liked it a lot. I kinda came up with the chord riff … then Question Mark said he had words for it … I thought he was just singing off the top of his head.’ (Bobby Balderrama)
The 1960s, as any Baby Boomer will tell you, was the decade when Rock and Pop music peaked.
A tidal wave of creative energy was unleashed which is never likely to be matched.
Pick any week from the Billboard Hot 100 chart from the 1960s and you’ll be near overwhelmed by the number of truly great records you’ll find (and the memories they’ll generate).
Competition was fierce.
So, to ascend to the coveted Number One spot was a real achievement.
Take the top 5 for the last week in October 1966.
Pure Pop for Now people from The Monkees with…
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