Mike Golch is today’s musicmeister, and he says he wants to hear some Sixties rock. Glad to oblige, Mike.
The Dave Clark Five, “Can’t You See That She’s Mine?” The DC5 were often seen as competition for The Beatles, but their sound was different: where The Beatles were an example of the Merseybeat sound, the DC5 were famous for the Tottenham sound. This was their fourth single in the US and it reached #4 in 1964.
The Beau Brummels, “Laugh Laugh” This was released in 1964 and rose to #15 on the Hot 100. The Beau Brummels were from San Francisco, and their producer was none other than Sylvester Stewart, later to find his own success as Sly Stone, frontman for Sly & The Family Stone.
Status Quo, “Pictures of Matchstick Men” Status Quo was a British band who released this in 1968. It reached #12 on the Hot 100 that year, and it was super-easy to play.
Amboy Dukes, “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” That’s Ted Nugent on guitar… but you knew that. Their one big single, it reached #16 in 1968.
The Electric Prunes, “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night” Recorded in late 1966 and released the following year as their second single, it reached #11 on the Hot 100 in 1967. I remember someone here thinking “The Electric Prunes” was a band I just made up.
That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for May 15, 2017.