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'60s U.K. Faves Highlight Last Night in Soho, Sam and Dave, Ray Charles and Etta James Spread Some Jams on TV

Last Night in Soho, a time travel-horror-suspense film set mainly in Britain in the 1960s, stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy and '60s icon Diana Rigg in her final role (filmed before her passing in September 2020). Several select hits feature on the soundtrack, starting with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich's half-century-later title tune "Last Night in Soho" (top ten in the U.K. in '68) and ... MORE ››

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The Byrds

The Byrds are on the board with two major smashes among the list of the Top 100 Columbia-Epic Hits 1950-1969! Check out all the "eye label" classics ... MORE ››

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Henry Mancini

The Mancini Generation, a syndicated TV series that premiered in 1972, was hosted by none other than the man himself, award-winning composer Henry Mancini, and featured instrumental 40-man band versions of standards from pop hits to movie themes to classical overtures as well as originals composed by the series' star. After a brief run the show was canceled, perhaps having come a bit too late to appeal to the tastes of an audience that several years earlier would have more readily embraced a program perceived as cooler than The Lawrence Welk Show but not as cool as rock and roll. But there's a ring of truth to the short-lived series' title; the period from the late '50s through early '70s could easily be seen as an era defined by Mancini's music ... MORE ››

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While studying to be a nurse at City College in San Francisco during the mid-1950s, Revoyda Frierson joined the school's choral group. Any thoughts of permanent employment in the medical field went by the wayside; the singing voice she was born with couldn't be denied. Soon she was involved with a theatrical group at the University of California... MORE ››