Tales from the Atomic Age

Fly-By-Night Fun: Fashion
and Fads, Toys and Trends

The go-go dancers of the 1960s are etched in our minds as a visual icon of the decade (usually confined to a large version of a birdcage, the female gyrators typically wore miniskirts and brightly-colored "go-go boots"). Dobie Gray was a fan of the many nightclubs where the girls displayed their assets, saying "See You at the 'Go-Go'" in 1965, then The Miracles were "Going to a Go-Go" in '66 and Lee Dorsey went wild for a "Go-Go Girl" in '67. The boldest fashion yet ... MORE ››

Top 100 Lists

Iron Butterfly

Iron Butterfly's 17-minute classic, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," is #2 on the Top 100 Psychedelic Hits '66-'69! See the full list of rockin' singles and tracks ... MORE ››

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Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

The small city of Hibbing, Minnesota has produced more than its share of celebrities. Folk singer-songwriter and inspiration-to-up-and-coming rockers Bob Dylan grew up there. 61-homers-in-one-year major league baseball slugger Roger Maris was born there. It was also the city where promising, bright-future singer Gary Puckett was born, though his image is much more closely associated with Yakima, Washington (his family, headed by a piano-playing mom and sax-blasting dad, moved there when he was a youngster) and the small, adjacent city of Union Gap. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Yakima ... MORE ››

The 45 Archive

Classic Picture Sleeves
and Record Labels!

The 45 Archive
Vinyl Attack Bob Lind

♦ Elusive Butterfly ♦
by Bob Lind

"Elusive Butterfly" has a flowing lyric more poetic than musical, though it's set to a lovely melody. Bob Lind rejected the opinion of its being an abstract love song and said he wrote it about the thrill of the chase, relishing the process of working toward a goal, no matter how challenging: '...it's only me pursuing something I'm not sure of...across my dreams'... MORE ››