Eight Miles High – The Byrds

Transistor Days: Spring 1966

Episode 39

Episode date - September 18, 2020

How Music Changed

    Technically, this is Spring ’66 part two, as last week’s show featured 13 songs that all charted in the month of March. The remarkable chronology continues with this show, covering the months April through June.

    Like the last month, the emphasis has shifted from the British Invasion to American variety, but it’s that variety that makes this such a remarkably interesting era.

    If you listened to pop on your transistor radio, you would hear all of these songs played in various rotations, mixing electric folk, R&B, California pop, British Invasion back to back, more or less the way that we present them here (except the dee-jays in those days were MUCH better than we are!).

    Featured tracks include:

    When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge

    Rainy Day Women #12 and #35 – Bob Dylan

    Sloop John B- The Beach Boys

    Gloria – The Shadows of Knight

    Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds

    Sun Ain't Gonna Shine - Walker Brothers

    Eight Miles High – The Byrds

    Caroline, No – The Beach Boys

    Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones

    It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World – James Brown

    Oh How Happy – Shades of Blue

    The ‘A’ Team – Ssgt. Barry Sadler


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