Sunday, September 10, 2006


1960s Music Videos

You can find almost anything on YouTube! I've enjoyed watching hundreds of music videos on YouTube and my favorite ones are from the 1960s. Look around YT and you'll find clips from Shindig, Hullabaloo, The Ed Sullivan Show, Where the Action is, Old Grey Whistle Stop, Ready Steady Go! and more. Here's 4 great 60s classics; groovy, baby!

The Beatles - Please Please Me

This clip shows The Beatles performing their first number one hit on the Ed Sullivan show in February of 1964. The band doesn't sound quite the same as they did in the studio recording, but look at the enthusiasm and listen to the girls! If you love The Beatles, there are many more of their videos to see on YouTube!

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

Castaways - Liar Liar
After The Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan show, every guy in America wanted to be in a band! "Liar Liar, pants on fire! Your nose is longer than a telephone wire!" Some say this is the best "Garage Rock" song every made. I love it! I've probably watched this clip a hundred times. It's grainy, probably made from a videotape from the TV. Check out the go-go dancer, as we watch this 60s classic by The Castaways (they are still together and playing!), from the movie, "It's a Bikini World":

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Here are The Rolling Stones singing Satisfaction on Shindig in 1965. Mick Jagger, age 22 at the time, gets a long close-up during the final half-minute of the performance. Check out the boys when they were still young and Brian Jones was still alive:

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

Herman's Hermits - Henry The VIII
We're back on the Ed Sullivan show again, watching a teenaged Peter Noone, "Herman" of Herman's Hermits, singing "I'm en-er-y the Eighth, I em, en-er-y the eighth I em I em". Did you know that this song was originally recorded in 1911? The Herman's Hermits actually just sing the chorus, 3 times. This version features a slightly different guitar break. Check it out!

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.


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