Music Nostalgia – 5 Great Songs of ’63

So even though surf music is going to be hot and heavy for the rest of the decade…we now have the STONES!!  I still wanted to throw in a bit of Patsy since her reign as one of country’s top performers is sadly about to end.  And for all you die hard metal/rock fans out there…this is where we get it all from so don’t bitch too much if you don’t like it or it’s not your taste!  Music appreciation starts that way…when the bitchiness stops!

The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand

When I think of The Beatles…I really do think of this song!  It’s a poppy little tune about frivolity and it means so much when it was meant to mean next to nothing at all.  Funny thing about the Beatles is that they changed sooooo much in  a relatively short amount of time.  You know what I’m talking about. Or at least you will within the next five years!

The Rolling Stones – Come On

There’s a harmonica in this song!  This song is soooo far away from their later stuff, but I can dig it!  But since the 60’s are still young and musical tastes are changing rather gradually, it’s not too far fetched that this was a very popular Stones hit!

Jan And Dean – Surf City

Yet another surf band with another surf themed song!  There might not have been many but they sure knew how to have a party at the beach! hehe…Woody! I don’t think they would ever have guessed how language could screw that up!

Pasty Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight

Ah, yeah!  There’s Patsy!  This is one of my favorite Patsy songs.  You start singing this song, and every hard ass rock musician can sing along to it I bet!  To me, this is the best Patsy song even though it was recorded years earlier.  She dies early in March of this year from a car accident.

The Surfaris – Wipeout!

They still use this song at water parks across the nation!  What a quintessential surfer song!  And the only lyric in it is Wipeout!, the rest is guitar and drums!  That alone is amazing that a song with this much stamina doesn’t even need lyrics to make it good!


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