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Wayne's Music 13/14 November 2010. more 60s memories.

Care Of cell 44 The Zombies, the schoolboys from St Albans, who started out making music at the Old Verulamians Rugby Club, and Rod Argent was a boy chorister in The St Alban's Cathedral Choir.

Blow Me A Kiss Mama Cass, born Ellen Naomi Cohen, in Baltimore, Maryland. She took on the name Cass when she was at High School, and assumed the name Elliott in memory of a friend who died.

Bonanza Al Caiola, the New jersey jazz guitarist who featured on the Bonanza and Magnificent Seven themes.

Do You believe In Magic Lovin Spoonful, known for their "goodtime" music; Do You believe In Magic was the first release in 1965.

If he Tells You Adam Faith, over six decades, enjoyed different, successful careers, from messenger boy to film editor in the 50s, pop star in the 60s, TV star, artist manager and record producer in the 70s, financial investments guru and journalist in the 80s, TV actor and financial entrepreneur in the 90s, and in the 21st century he continued his financial dealings and starred in more TV programmes.

Suzanne Neil Diamond with his best album I think - Stones, the songs that he had been waiting a long time to sing.

Shapes Of Things Yardbirds, often cited as the band where Eric Clapton, Jeff beck and Jimmy Page started their careers, but the Yardbirds was much more than that …the group created hard rock and heavy metal, as well as being the crucible for "guitar heroes'.

Homberg Procol Harum with the follow up to "Whiter Shade Of Pale.

The Bilbao Song Andy Williams, what a wonderful career, which started out with his Brothers in Iowa when he was eight!

Sugar Shack Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs formed up in new Mexico and recorded at Norm Petty's recording studio where Buddy Holly launched his short-lived career.

Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett with his style of singing developed in the Churches and Streets of Detroit under the influence of the one who calls himself the "architect of rock and roll", Little Richard.

Scarlett Ray Coniff, trombonist, arranger, bandleader who worked with the swing bands, berigan, Shaw, Crosby and all.

Mama B J Thomas, Billy Joe was at a low ebb, both personally and professionally … in the 70s when management ripped him off, his addictions cost him millions, and discovering religion turned his life around.

A taste Of Honey Herb Alpert, the former manager of the surf song duo Jan and Dean, he set up A & M Records with Jerry Moss, and introduced the world to what became known as "Ameriachi Music".

The Debutante's Ball Harpers Bizarre started out in San Francisco, billed as a "whitebread quartet who performed Beatles songs in Bermuda Shorts and madras Jackets, trying to touch all the bases of sophistication and drug culture chic, but the albums were not strong sellers and by 1970 the group had broken up.

Marie Bachelors, from Dublin, Con and Dec Clusky and John Stokes started out as the Harmonichords, but changed in 1962 to the Bachelors, because that's the kind of boy girl's like?

Look Who It is Helen Shapiro - the one they called "Foghorn" at school because of her masculine voice - but what a voice, it made her the bouffant-haired teen queen of British pop.

Wayne's Music Sunday 14 November 2010 PART ONE

No regrets Walker Brothers, the American trio who tried their luck in the UK, and finished up with two top 20 singles in the USA and were seen as a British import.

If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot, the pianist and arranger of commercial jingles in Ontario who started writing his own songs for some of the best folk-singers of the 60s.

If You Love Me Really Love me Vikki Carr - real name Florencia Bisenta de Cassillas Martinez Cardona from El Paso Texas, who played the Clubs in las vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.

Our Day Will Come Ruby And The Romantics - epitomized the black pop sound of the 60s


The Shoop Shoop Song Betty Everett - the soul singer, one of the best in my book! It was in her blood from the age of 9 when she sang and played the piano in Church .
Poor Man's Son Rockin Berries, the second Brumbeat band to have a hit in The british Beat Boom

Tar And Cement Verdelle Smith with the follow up to her first hit "In My Room".

Tomorrow Sandie Shaw, a big Adam Faith fan, kicked off her shoes and sang for him, and he helped her become one of the UK's leading female pop singers from about 1964 to 66, epitomizing the cool London "swinging 60s Girl".
Hitchin A Ride Vanity fare, the school friends in Rochester, kent who formed the band in 1966 and are still together today, give or take one or two personel changes.

Gonna Get Along Without You Skeeter Davis, one of the original great ladies of country music, continued to perform right up until ten years ago when she was incapacitated by breast cancer that would claim her life. She was 72 when she died in 2004.

sweet City Woman Stampeders, the Canadian Rock Trio from Calgary (where else?)

That's Old Fashioned Everly Brothers

Well Alright Bobby Vee. With his band The Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly at the dance in Mason City Iowa, in 1959 when he was spotted by producer Snuff garrett who groomed Vee for stardom in the Holly vein;

Find Me A Golden Street Shadows from the first instrumental LP by a British group to reach number one in the UK charts.

Time Is Tight Booker T Jones, and guitarist Steve Cropper emerged from the Mar-Keys (The Stax records House Band).

The French Song Sandpipers, three boys who got together when they were with The Mitchell Boys Choir.

Just One Look Doris Troy, Mama Soul, worked with them all, as a back up singer, and a star in her own right.

jesamine casuals, Lincolnshire's contribution to the British sound of the late 60s.

Norman Sue Thompson (Eva Sue Mckee) was in her late 30s when she had all her big hits like this one.

perfidia Ventures came out of Seattle with their infectious guitar instrumentals

A Girl Like You Troggs - formed by the Bricklayer Reg Ball (who renamed himself Reg Presley).

Can't You See That She's Mine Dave Clark Five - hard to believe now that the DC5 was considered equal to The Beatles.

You belong To My Heart Timi Yuro - used to belt out songs in the family Italian restaurant in Chicago