Happy Together – The Turtles

Transistor Days: Winter of ’67 - Part 2

Episode 45

Episode date - October 30, 2020

How Music Changed

    By 1967, it seemed that a confluence of forces had somehow gathered to change the very nature of pop music.

    An unpopular war, a burgeoning drug culture, a series of civil rights travesties, and an extraordinarily nuanced generation gap all combined to influence the sound of the times, and it was remarkable. The change was strong enough to make the Rolling Stones abandon their strong tie to the blues, and to allow the Beatles to experiment in ways that were previously unheard of.

    American musicians also walked a line between tradition and experimentalism, with fascinating results. We were flying headlong into the future, but where were we headed? Quite simply, pop music was more ‘electric’ than ever, and all the while the cultural change was emanating from our portable transistor radios.

    Featured tracks include:

    Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

    For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

    It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

    Pretty Ballerina – The Left Banks

    Darling Be Home Soon – The Lovin’ Spoonful

    I’ve Been Lonely Too Long – The Young Rascals

    So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star – The Byrds

    Penny Lane – The Beatles

    Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles

    Somethin’ Stupid – Frank and Nancy Sinatra

    Happy Together – The Turtles

    Dedicated to the One I Love – The Mamas and the Papas

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