Tagged: The Beatles

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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...

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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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Pop Goes The Beatles 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

While we’re on the subject of The British Invasion this week . . . I have rarely run Beatles material on Past Daily. No good reason – other than, the subject is covered so thoroughly by so many other sites, that I don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t...

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)...

John Lennon - vigil

December 8, 1980 – Dream Is Over – The Death Of John Lennon

Stunned incomprehensible silence. That was a reaction many people had when they first heard the news that John Lennon was dead, gunned down as he stepped out of a car, on his way home from a recording session. And as the news reports came in – and as word repeated...

Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

The Beatles - Top Of The Pops

The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, The Migil 5, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, Marc Wynter – Top Of The Pops – 1964 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, The Migil 5, Marc Wynter – Top Of The Pops – Preview Show #00 – Aug-Sept. 1964 – BBC Transcription Service – The very first Top Of The Pops from the BBC Transcription Service. Actually, it was the pilot show before...

Listening for the KHJ Exclusive

You’re A Teenager – You Live in L.A. – It’s 1967 – KHJ Is Going To Play The New Monkees Record Before Anybody Else – You Are Stoked

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – circa Feb. 22, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were growing up in L.A. in the 1960s, one of the great rituals of listening to Top-40 radio was being the first kid on your block to hear the latest single...

Garage band '66

You’re In High School – You Live In L.A. – It’s December 1966 And You Know 7 and 7 Is By Heart.

KBLA – Harvey Miller – December 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s December 1966. You have a band; The Bow-Tiks. You’ve been practicing ever since you got your bass last Christmas. There’s six of you. You have three Rhythm Guitarists and nobody can quite sing. You’re all in...