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FlinterFile: The Beatles- Yesterday

This Beatles song actually is a solo song from Paul McCartney. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman’s Hermits- Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter

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This song started as a song in the TV-series The Lads. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Tops- It’s The Same Old Song

The Four Tops had a number 1 hit in 1965 and so a follow-up single had to be written quickly. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

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The Who came with their second single in 1965, their first being I Can’t Explain. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Get Off Of My Cloud

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In 1965, the Rolling Stones had to come up with a follow up hit for Satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Ad Libs- The Boy From New York City

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In 1965, the Ad Libs released the soul song The Boy From New York City. John T. Taylor, a saxophone player, wrote the song to get them a record deal on the label of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They succeeded and got to record the song. It would be their only hit: number 8 in the US. It did not mean that they stopped producing records: it just meant they never got the success anymore. Enjoy

The Ad Libs- The Boy From New York City

Song of the day: Lee Dorsey- Working In The Coal Mine

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In 1965, Allen Toussaint formed the production compagny Sansu. For this compagny, he needed to have several songs. For this purpose, he wrote Working In The Coal Mine. Lee Dorsey came to record this and made it a number 8 hit in the US. The song is about the bad conditions a coal mine worker lives in, because he has to get up at five in the morning and the work is hard. Enjoy

Lee Dorsey- Working In The Coal Mine

Song of the day: Jay & The Americans- Cara Mia

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In 1954, the song Cara Mia was written. It was recorded by David Whitfield, who had a hit with it in the same year. In 1965, Jay & The Americans took the song and recorded it. It then was a hit again, charting on number 4 in the US. In the eighties, it charted again in the Netherlands due to a re-release. Enjoy

Jay & the Americans- Cara Mia

Song of the day: Dave Berry- This Strange Effect

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In 1965, the Belgians held a festival in Knokke. One of the songs performed on this festival was This Strange Effect. The song was written by Ray Davies (known from the Kinks) and hit the charts in September 1965, peaking at number one in the Netherlands and Belgium (where the festival was held). The song reached number 37 in the UK. The Kinks never really recorded the song, though they played it live a few times (mind you: Dave Berry never was member of the Kinks!). Later the song was recorded by Bill Wyman, who was the bassist of the Stones, and Hooverphonic, a (great) Belgian band. Enjoy the original:

Dave Berry- This Strange Effect

Song of the day: James Brown- I Got You (I Feel Good)

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Again a sixties song, one which can be danced to (I warn you: I move very strange when I start dancing on this one)! It was released in 1965 and was the biggest hit for James Brown, who also is known by the name of Mister Dynamite, the Godfather of Soul and Soul Brother no. 1. The lyrics are basic: James explains how good he feels since he is in love. And that’s probably all there is to know about the song (apart from the fact that it features a real nice saxophone solo!). Enjoy and dance to

James Brown- I Got You (I Feel Good)

Song of the day: Barry McGuire- Eve Of Destruction

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We’re on the half of 1965! And today, we’ve got a song with a nice story behind it. I’ve got to be a bit careful, since the story differs from time to time, but I will do my best. The song was recorded for a B-side, since the song was very critical towards the American government. It became popular when a radio station run out of singles to play, and chose a single to play the B-side. It was Eve of Destruction, and the telephone didn’t stop ringing. It were people who wanted to know which song it was. It became a hit, but there was no happy ending for Barry McGuire. Although the single was a success, his career had come to an end, since nobody wanted him anymore to make songs. The title became a line about his life. A hit and no success after that. Sad, but unfortunately true.

However, it’s a great song, especially about Vietnam:

Barry McGuire- Eve Of Destruction

(If the story is not completely accurate, I’m sorry. It was put together from various scraps of information, but I have no idea what’s true)