Category: 1960s

Music from the 1960s

The Rolling Stones – 12×5

12×5 Reasons ..to like early Rolling Stones.  This band requires no introduction. This is their second album (US) but as it turns out, also their second album in Australia. The Release This album, much like their debut, is mostly a collection of covers from contemporary artists.  My two favourite tracks would likely have to be […]

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Tamam Shud – Evolution

Newcastle Heroes Tamam Shud is an Australian psychedelic, progressive and surf rock band, which formed in Newcastle in 1964. The initial line-up were known as Four Strangers with Eric Connell on bass guitar, Dannie Davidson on drums, Gary Johns on rhythm guitar and Alex “Zac” Zytnik on lead guitar. At the end of that year […]

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Bob Dylan ‎– Highway 61 Revisited [Export]

Export Vinyl Back in the 1970s in Australia, parallel importation of vinyl records created arguably a very niche collectable – the redacted or “donut” labels and sleeves of Columbia Records pressings. Some background: This arrangement ended in 1961 when Columbia formed its own international organization, CBS Records, in 1962, which released Columbia recordings outside the […]

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A “Grail Find”

Last month, I casually browsed an Australian site called Gumtree.  It’s a classifieds site which allows people to place free ads online, and I tend to check for listings relating to vinyl records on an ad-hoc basis. I was just relaxing, browsing on my phone, when I came across a new listing which featured five […]

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The Beatles – Please Please Me

Classic ‘60s – Please Please Me No matter how old you are, there’s a very decent chance you’ve heard of The Beatles.  At one time, the most popular band in the world, they have chalked up more hits and sold more albums than I can name. Yet, like everyone, they had to start somewhere. The […]

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