Sunshine Superman – Donovan

The British Invasion: Summer of 1966

Episode 13

Episode date - October 22, 2010

How Music Changed

    By the Summer of 1966, the British Invasion was perhaps as strong as it could ever be. Judging by the quality of the material, there are few times in the history of pop music when so much innovation was packed into such a tight time frame.

    For instance, this show features ONLY the British music from the Summer of 1966. From a musical perspective, it was an enormously amazing Summer, perhaps even more interesting than next year’s “Summer of Love”.

    A brief glance at the song titles says all you need to know, so here’s what we cover today;

    1) You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

    2) Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals

    3) Rain – The Beatles

    4) Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stones

    5) I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love- Petula Clark

    6) This Door Swings Both Ways – Herman’s Hermits

    7) Over, Under, Sideways, Down – The Yardbirds

    8) Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones

    9) Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

    10) Sunshine Superman – Donovan

    11) Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

    12) Bus Stop – The Hollies

    13) Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

    Channel 139 - The British Invasion