Sunny – Bobby Hebb

Transistor Days: Early Summer 1966

Episode 40

Episode date - September 24, 2020

How Music Changed

    The juggernaut that constituted pop music in 1966 continued unabated as Summer rolled around.

    Try to imagine hearing all of these songs for the first time in period of 30-40 days just boggles my mind. The inspiration caused by the British Invasion started to bear fruit here in America, causing one of the richest eras in pop music history. The best of the British groups were all peaking while experimenting with new sounds. At the same time, America had music coming out of garages and basements all over the country, and some of it was good enough to compete on a national level, while R&B slowly made its transition to ‘soul’ music.

    Featured tracks include:

    Paperback Writer – The Beatles

    Rain – The Beatles

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

    Little Girl – The Syndicate of Sound

    Dirty Water – The Standells

    Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals

    Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

    Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam and Dave

    Let’s Go Get Stoned – Ray Charles

    Dedicated Follower of Fashion – The Kinks

    Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful

    Wild Thing – The Troggs

    Sunny – Bobby Hebb

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