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Marty Robbins -- Big Iron -- 1960

About fifty years ago, this song became just about the first big country/pop crossover hit. I think its unique blend of Western storytelling, Freudian imagery and TexMex seasoning still make it something special today. And the animation brings it into a whole new century (not this one).

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electric:
ha! werre all fools. and i didnt write the yoga sutras. this dude named patanjali did several thousand years before christ or buddha even..
elvera:
omg you guessed it!! haha
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The Byrds -- Eight Miles High -- 1966

The Byrds again. This particular song might be about culture shock on a trip to London, or it might be about an acid trip. Either way, it pretty much finished them as a conventional band and established them as the grandfathers of alternative rock. This clip is from a home movie the guys filmed on an actual trip to...
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fruits:
Yeah, maybe you're right. Somrtimes one can get the feeling that MR doesn't really work for the not so popular girls. But on the other hand it twice the chance if you put it in StaffReview and MR. I think I'll do that smile So you can see another set!
bird:
thanks so much good sir!

i always love your comments! love
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The Hollies -- Look Through Any Window -- 1965

The Hollies were a pretty good band from Lancashire; relatively clean-living guys who specialized in happy little slice-of-life songs, written both by themselves and by the great Graham Gouldman. One of them went on to become reallly famous in another group.

This particular appearance was on an American variety show called Hullalaboo. This show ewas notorious for making...
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niobe:
Yes
cosette:
Thank you for the comment n my new set! kiss
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The Byrds -- Feel A Whole Lot Better -- 1965

The Byrds were really the first American band to make a real impact after the British invasion. Their trick was to combine the folk music that had been popular before with the new English sound. At the beginning the key members of the group were the likable Gene Clark on vocals, the crafty Roger McGuinn on lead...
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fruits:
In Germany we have grades from 1 (A) to 6 (F). At school they mostly add + or- to it, if there is a tendency to better or worse. But later you get numbers after the point. A 1,7 for example tends more to a 2 but still you have the 1 in front of the point!

xo
niobe:
Happy Holidays! kiss
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The Who -- I Can't Explain -- 1965

The Who's very first video for their very first hit song, from 1965. Part One of my Cool Sounds of the Sixties series. Time will tell if a Part Two is called for.

The Who started out sort of as spokesmen for the "Mods", who were a bit like the Beatniks in their intellectual aspirations and love...
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