1965

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1965-part 1

50 years ago was the height of pop music.

dozens of artists, whose names we still revere, were at the top of their game.

james brownthis weeks will be the beginning of a 5-week review of the best music released in 1965. i'll go alphabetically, beginning with the animals, the beach boys, the beatles, the byrds, the dave clark five, donovan, bob dylan, tom jones, the kinks, the lovin' spoonful, manfred mann, roger miller, otis redding, the righteous brothers, the rolling stones, sonny & cher, the temptations, the who, the yardbirds, and the zombies.

these won't be the elevator musak tunes you've heard 1000 times, but songs that'll be playing in your head til next week when i'll continue with my review of 1965.

the songs.

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    Jun 09
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    Jun 12
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1965

The best of 1965 is pretty damn good: marvin gayealphabetically, you'll hear: The Adlibs, the Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jackie DeShannon, the Dave Clark Five, Donovan, Freddy & the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Tom Jones, The Kinks, Billy J. Kramer, Barry McGuire, Johnny Rivers, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon, Sonny & Cher, and the Who.

Why alphabetically you ask? Why not? Listen, and you'll notice it works perfectly.

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    Apr 03
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1965 part 2

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I'm still reviewing the music of 1965, alphabetically, from Alpert, Herb [pictured] to Walker, Junior [not pictured].

So many artists were at their peak, and didn't know it: The Animals' "Don't bring me down" (which introduced a fuzz guitar), Roger Miller's "Kansas City Star" (almost excessively funny), The Kinks' "Tired of waiting" (a brilliant song that every guy can relate to). Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a thin man" (which could've been written today), and Otis Redding's "I can't turn you loose" (which was the definition of soul).

All 20 songs are here: http://kruufm.com/node/10086

 

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    Mar 17
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    Mar 20
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1965

I absolutely swore to all that is holy and otherwise that I would not let my show be a classic rock or [cringe] oldiesbob dylan show. And it hasn't. But it's hard to survey the most creative and successful year in pop music without beginning to sound like a 200-playlist classic rock station--at least for the hour. So without apology, I present some of the most revolutionary, listenable, and likeable music you will ever hear.

Some of the world's best groups and artists were at the top of their game in 1965: James Brown, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Otis Redding, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rolling Stones, Donovan, and of course The Beatles. Well, the list goes on and on.

Sit and enjoy.

The playlist is: http://kruufm.com/node/10012