These words were lifted up in the air on a huge sign, in the middle of the concert, by some fans in the first row. From the third row, I agreed: breathtaking music, miraculous sounds and stunning atmosphere, reviving the joy of the first Beach Boys years. Definitely, the beach, the car radio and the   Read More …

“You’re Sixteen” is a song written by the Sherman Brothers, firstly performed by the American singer Johnny Burnette, whose version peaked at no 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the U.K. in 1961. In January 1974, a cover version by British musician Ringo Starr hit number one.   Read More …

From May 1-12, over 250,000 votes were cast from fans in over twenty countries to compile the first-ever U.S. fan-voted album by Elvis Presley. The voting was part of the “I AM AN ELVIS FAN” campaign launched by Legacy Recordings in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE). The top-voted songs will now comprise the tracklist   Read More …

“(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” is a 1963 hit single made popular by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. It was originally released in July 1963, on the Motown subsidiary label Gordy, peaking at no 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. Produced and composed   Read More …

“Be My Baby” is a 1963 single written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Ronettes and produced by Spector. When released as a single, the song reached no 2 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Singles Chart and  no 4 on the UK’s Record Retailer. “Be My Baby” is one of   Read More …

In 2010, Rolling Stone updated the list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It seems that almost 40% of the songs belong to the ’60s decade 🙂 Here is the top: 1960s: 39% (195 songs) 1970s: 26.2% (131 songs) 1950s: 13.8% (69 songs) 1980s: 11% (55 songs) 2000s: 5.2% (26 songs) 1990s: 4.4% (22   Read More …

Go-go dancers were employed to entertain crowds at a discotheque. Go-go dancing originated in the early 1960s when women at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City began to get up on tables and dance the twist. There were many 1960s-era miniskirted clubgoers who wore what came to be called go-go boots to night clubs,   Read More …