Different Drum – The Stone Poneys 

Transistor Days: The Autumn of Love

Episode 50

Episode date - December 4, 2020

How Music Changed

    After the florid exceptional excess of the Summer of Love, it felt like rock and roll and pop music was starting to grow up a bit.

    By the Autumn of 1967, it was surprising to notice how so many great songs had developed serious themes, as though maturity started to play a role in what the radio played. I’m sure it was coincidence, but it was pleasant to hear artists getting thoughtful in their pop songs.

    Featured tracks include: 

    (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin 

    I Can See for Miles – The Who 

    Daydream Believer – The Monkees 

    I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight and the Pips 

    I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 

    An Open Letter to My Teenage Son – Victor Lundberg 

    (The Lights Went Out in) Massachusetts – The Bee Gees 

    By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell 

    Hello Goodbye – The Beatles 

    Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin 

    If I Could Build My Whole World Around You – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 

    Different Drum – The Stone Poneys 

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