and now for the songs . . . August 7, 2021

28) Paul McCartney, “Love In the Open Air” The lovely theme song for The Family Way, a ’66 UK comedy-drama about newlyweds. Paul and George (Martin) wrote the film’s score with time on their hands after the Beatles stopped touring and John went off to film How I Won the War.   29) John Lennon,Continue reading “and now for the songs . . . August 7, 2021”

and now for the songs . . . August 6, 2021

25) The Lollipops, “Naked When You Come” Brooding ’66 single by a Danish band led by two teenage brothers. Get your mind out of the gutter — “Stripped of all your wealth, stripped of all your fame, when your time will come, you won’t have a name, naked when you come, naked when you go.”Continue reading “and now for the songs . . . August 6, 2021”

and now for the songs . . . August 5, 2021

22) The 23rd Turnoff, “Michael Angelo” This was the B-side of the Liverpool band’s (named after an English highway exit to Liverpool) October ’67 single. One of the most gorgeous songs I have ever heard. “Why should it be that a man such as me, who cares not for money and fame,shouldn’t be rich withContinue reading “and now for the songs . . . August 5, 2021”

and now for the songs . . . August 4, 2021

19) Nick Garrie, “Deeper Tones of Blue” “I’d like to stroll along the seashore of your mind and whisper all my secrets to the breeze” 20) Tom Northcott, “Sunny Goodge Street” Northcott’s cover of Donovan’s song reached #20 on the Canadian charts. “On the firefly platform on Sunny Goodge Street, a violent hash-smoker shook aContinue reading “and now for the songs . . . August 4, 2021”

and now for the songs . . . August 3, 2021

16) The Aerovons, “World of You” A young band from St. Louis writes a wonderful and haunting song, gets signed by EMI and gets to record the song (and an entire album’s worth of material) in England at the Abbey Road studios . . . the single is released to little attention and the albumContinue reading “and now for the songs . . . August 3, 2021”