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Past Shows: May 2012 Archives

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1967: Day Four

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Fresh from his success with the Walker Brothers, 1967 saw the release of the debut solo album by Scott Walker...

And The Kinks followed up their 1966 Face to Face album with another classic Something Else, featuring a great song I have to play - Ray Davies is playing in Vancouver in July as well.

Scott McKenzie had the song of the summer, especially if you liked to put flowers in your hair and lived in...say, San Francisco.

Something completely different from The Scaffold, an outfit that had Paul McCartney's brother Mike McGear as a member, and for Roland in Courtenay... very early David Bowie.

And Ron in Vancouver sent me a link to this documentary "Smile 'Til It Hurts" that I really want to see - as he was a touring member of Up With People in 1967:


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1967: Day Three

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It's interesting to focus on just one year, so much diversity in genres that were all popular in their own way...

Gordon Lightfoot released his second album The Way I Feel in 1967, and I have a tune from that, plus Cilla Black, who didn't release any albums that year but some great singles - and Aretha Franklin released what is regarded as one of her best I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You.

Sad news as we lost Doc Watson yesterday - keeping with the theme, a cut from his 1967 album Ballads From Deep Gap (his hometown), and since we got the blues... why not a little Albert King?

And here's what Stan Freberg was up to in '67:


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1967: Day Two

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1967 saunters on with the smooth soft sounds of the psychedelic ... sandbox?  Looking for too much alliteration.

The Free Design, Anita Kerr Singers, Don Costa's singers, and looking at some of the top television shows and movies of 1967... like Mr. Dressup and a tune from Lulu.

And a little bit of Beatles, don't worry I'm saving the big stuff for Friday.