I Was Made to Love Her – Stevie Wonder

Transistor Days: The Summer of Love - Part 1

Episode 47

Episode date - November 13, 2020

How Music Changed

    As Spring turned to Summer in 1967, there most definitely was something in the air.

    A lot has been made about the role that drug culture played in the societal shift that took place in that year, particularly in regard to pop music, but today’s show provides some pretty hard evidence to the contrary.

    While the cultural shift in style may be obvious on the West Coast of the US, the rest of the pop music universe sounds quite level-headed – straight, even. Regardless of the source, pop music was at its creative peak.

    Featured tracks include:

    My Back Pages – The Byrds

    Respect – Aretha Franklin

    Groovin’ – The Lovin’ Spoonful

    She’d Rather Be with Me – The Turtles

    Somebody to Love – The Jefferson Airplane

    Alfie – Dionne Warwick

    Ode to Billie Joe – Billy Gentry

    Light My Fire – The Doors

    Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli

    I Was Made to Love Her – Stevie Wonder

     Don’t Sleep in the Subway – Petula Clark

    Let’s Live for Today – The Grass Roots

    Sunday Will Never Be the Same – Spanky and Our Gang

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