This is one of the songs The Beatles played in their audition for Decca Records, on January 1st, 1962. Though the performance by Paul is extraordinary, The Beatles were rejected and another band now forgotten received the contract. Source: Youtube.com

I got a kiss from you and it’s my lucky day Soap and water in it gonna wash it away I’m gonna keep your lipstick on my cheek And I ain’t gonna wash for a week, a-no no!

“Good Vibrations” (The Beach Boys), was composed and produced by Brian Wilson, the song’s lyrics were written by Wilson and Mike Love. Released as a single on October 10, 1966, it was The Beach Boys’ third U.S. number-one hit after “I Get Around” and “Help Me, Rhonda”, and their first British chart-topper. Wilson’s publicist Derek   Read More …

“A Lover’s Concerto” is a pop song written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys (photo). Their version of the song was a major hit in both the United States and the UK during 1965. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #2. Linzer and   Read More …

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 …