I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four

Transistor Days: March 1966

Episode 38

Episode date - September 11, 2020

How Music Changed

    Imagine a time when pop music was so good that new releases from one single month would prove to become perennial classics for the ages.

    March 1966 was such a month. If you were alive and listening to your transistor radio that month, you would have heard all of these songs for the very first time. One of the main drivers of this remarkable uptick in great music was that America was finally up to the task of meeting the British Invasion head on, adding a homegrown diversity to the sound of classic pop music. Undoubtedly, you then would have gone to the five-and-dime to buy your favorites for about 70 cents a pop. To be sure, this was a remarkable time for pop music.

    Featured tracks include:

    ​I Fought the Law – Bobby Fuller Four

    ​Working My Way Back to You – The Four Seasons

    ​You’re My Soul and Inspiration – The Righteous Brothers

    ​Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals

    ​Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful

    ​19th Nervous Breakdown- The Rolling Stones

    ​Nowhere Man – The Beatles

    ​Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

    ​Kicks – Paul Revere and the Raiders

    ​Time Won’t Let Me – The Outsiders

    ​This Old Heart of Mine – The Isley Brothers

    ​Get Ready – The Temptations

    ​Monday, Monday – The Mamas and the Papas


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