Vocal Groups

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Argent – Live At Paris Theatre, London – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Early 70s favorites tonight, Argent. Assembled by former Zombies founding member Rod Argent (hence, the name) in 1969 at the demise of his former band, they were an instant hit, almost from the starting gate. With a number of hits during their somewhat short tenure, Argent was a very successful...

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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Live At The Boarding House 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A concert by the venerable Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, recorded live at The Boarding House in San Francisco on May 1971 by the late-great KMPX-FM. Always one to defy labels, Dan Hicks’ infectious mix of Western Swing, Good-timey, Country-Rock, Folk-Swing and genres as yet un-classified, has made for...

The Delfonics

The Delfonics – In Session 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Something different this weekend – a rare appearance from the pre-PBS NET series Soul! hosted by Poet/Author Nikki Giovanni and featuring The Delfonics in a live set, as re-broadcast on April 21, 1972 (it originally aired on January 5th). Live Soul sessions, or even concerts by prominent Soul acts are...

Heart – In Concert From Passaic, New Jersey – 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Back to some basic, no-frills American Rock n’ Roll this weekend. In 1977, Mushroom Records ran a full-page advertisement showing the bare-shouldered Wilson sisters (as on the Dreamboat Annie album cover) with the suggestive caption, “It was only our first time!” In an interview that appeared in the July 28,...

Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas

Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas – 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sadly, only two numbers from this overlooked group, who were one of the mainstays of the British Invasion of 1964, are available tonight. Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas had several huge hits during this time. But like many bands from this era, the changes in society and music in...

The Searchers

The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A session from The Searchers, one of the more popular of the British Invasion acts from the first wave in 1964. With a string of hits, The Searchers were frequently in the top 10 of most singles charts. They were the second group, after The Beatles, to secure a hit...

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The Kinks – In Session – August, 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks in 1965, were one of the truly influential and pivotal bands in what became known as The British Invasion which began in earnest in 1964. They were a cut above many of the bands hitting the charts at the time. The songwriting of Ray Davies was poles apart...

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry & The Pacemakers – Live At The 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Nights At The Roundtable

If you like what we do and you want to help keep it going . . . .Become a Patron! I originally posted this in 2015 – much has changed since then, and Gerry is no more. I have to keep reminding myself the British Invasion (as it was known)...

Little Feat In Concert – The Santa Monica Civic – 1973- Past Daily Backstage Pass

Looking for samples of Iconic Americana this weekend, I ran across this concert by the legendary Little Feat, recorded by KMET-FM in Los Angeles on March 20, 1973. Having been a fan of this group since their early days, I always enjoyed their live gigs equally as much as their...