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All Fine in 69 1 July, 2019

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What a glorious way to finish the 60s Marathons! Many first-timers were in attendance, along with some of our favorite regulars. Groovy were the tunes, far-out was the mood. Incense kept the mosquitoes at bay, and engaging frivolity chased away the blues. Thanks again to all who participated and contributed!

Here’s what we heard:

6907 Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance
6907 Archies – Sugar Sugar
6907 Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
6907 Crosby, Stills, Nash – Marrakesh Express
6907 Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Nitty Gritty
6907 Guess Who – Laughing
6907 Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
6907 Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town
6907 Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
6907 Shannon – Abergavenny
6907 The Who – I’m Free
6908 Billy Preston – That’s The Way God Planned It
6908 Chicago Transit Authority – Questions 67 and 68
6908 Donovan, Jeff Beck Group – Barabajagal
6908 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – This Girl is a Woman Now
6908 Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
6908 Joe South – Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home
6908 Judy Collins – Chelsea Morning
6908 Motherlode – When I Die
6908 Oliver – Jean
6908 Quicksilver Messenger Service – Who Do You Love
6908 Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summertime
6908 Temptations – Can’t Get Next To You
6908 Tim Hardin – Simple Song of Freedom
6909 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues
6909 Cuff Links – Tracy
6909 Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
6909 Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well
6909 Janis Joplin – Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
6909 Kenny Rogers & First Edition – Reuben James
6909 Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
6909 Piero Umiliani – Mah Na Mah Na
6909 Smith – Baby It’s You
6909 Thunderclap Newman – Something In the Air
6909 Winstons – Love of the Common People
6910 Beatles – Come Together
6910 Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park
6910 Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
6910 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down On The Corner
6910 CSN – Suite + Judy Blue Eyes
6910 Flying Machine – Smile a Little Smile for Me
6910 Guess Who – Undun
6910 Joe Cocker – Delta Lady
6910 Mama Cass Elliot – Make Your Own Kind of Music
6910 Peter, Paul and Mary – Leaving on a Jet Plane
6910 R.B. Greaves – Take A Letter Maria
6910 Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
6910 Three Dog Night – Eli’s Coming
6910 Beatles – Something
6911 B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
6911 Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You
6911 Byrds – Ballad of Easy Rider
6911 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
6911 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Someday We’ll Be Together
6911 Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
6911 Jay & The Americans – Walkin’ in the Rain
6911 Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
6911 Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
6911 Merle Haggard – Okie from Muskogee
6911 Neil Diamond – Holly Holy
6911 Original Caste – One Tin Soldier
6911 Plastic Ono Band – Cold Turkey
6911 The Band – Up On Cripple Creek
6911 Tommy Roe – Jam Up Jelly Tight
6911 Vanity Fare – Early In The Morning
6912 Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
6912 Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl
6912 Gene Pitney – She Let’s Her Hair Down ( Early In The Morning)
6912 Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
6912 Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
6912 Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
6912 Mark Lindsay – Arizona
6912 Sandpipers – Come Saturday Morning
6912 Shocking Blue – Venus
6912 Steppenwolf – Monster
6912 Tom Jones – Without Love (There is Nothing)
6912 Guess Who – No Time

 

60s Rock 25 June, 2012

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FriSat, June 2223:  Long live the longest party! To commemorate the year’s shortest nights, we threw the lengthiest celebration. Our 60s Marathon covered the entire decade of hit music—everything from pop, folk, instrumental, soul, garage, country crossover, novelty, and straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll. The Green Man itself was rearranged to form an intimate dance floor for the first episode the first evening. We then migrated across the street to the Kent Kompound’s spacious deck for more twirling, sliding, boogaloo, shing-a-ling, pony, monkey, and Watusi movin’ grooves.

Friday began with singles played in reverse chronological order, then 1960 through ‘62. Saturday’s installment covered songs from 1963 through the end in ‘69. During the event, participants feasted on smoked brisket, sausage, and snacks while guzzling beer, wine, and fizzy water and scrawling graffiti beneath the iconic black lights. Throughout the ordeal, we played “name it and win it” for each number: celebrants had until the end of the tune to name the artist and title plus a relevant factoid. As an obscure example, who’s this? For those born after 1970, the bash doubled as a symposium on the evolution of the genre.

Thanks are in order to the Kents (Carol, Liz, Zach, Genevieve, and Jay), who opened their private park facility and to all others—human and canine—who made the scene, contributing food, beverage, artistic talent, and (loco)motion.

Green Man Black-Lit

Green Man Black-Lit