Marty Robbins = El Paso

American Hit Radio: Transistor Days - The Birth of the 60's

Episode 14

Episode date - March 27, 2020

How Music Changed

    From a cultural perspective, the 1960’s were certainly one of the most challenging and diverse decades in recorded history, and yet you could never have seen it coming.

    Indeed, as the decade began, you might have justifiably argued that rock and roll was indeed dead, and music was returning to the sound of the mid-50s, with major record labels once again seizing control of the pop charts.

    In this show, there’s hardly a single song that could be classified as ‘classic’ rock and roll, unless you are willing to expand the definition of the term to include hybrids. Nevertheless, it was an incredibly rich era for pop music, expanding to include all sorts of styles, most of which would eventually be absorbed into the broader definition of rock and roll.

    Featured songs include:

    El Paso – Marty Robbins

    Teen Angel – Mark Dinning

    Theme From “A Summer Place” – Percy Faith and his Orchestra

    Where or When – Dion and the Belmonts

    Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin

    Let It Be Me – The Everly Brothers

    Baby (You Got What It Takes) - Brook Benton and Dinah Washington

    Baby What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed

    Puppy Love – Paul Anka

    Swingin’ School – Bobby Rydell

    This Magic Moment – The Drifters

    Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong

    Doggin’ Around – Jackie Wilson

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