Pass The Paisley

A time machine to the 1960s – the music, the culture, the TV shows, the love-ins – the whole thing.

We are an environment devoted to the diverse and changing music as well as the pop culture of the 1960s. Join us in The Groove Pad, your resting stop, a place to chill and listen to the featured song on the stereo whenever you click it. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to hear and remember 40+ songs there. Your TV has several channels. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’.

"Help Me Rhonda" by The Beach Boys

Sixties music was so diverse — from sunshine pop to Motown to soul to many flavors of rock. Let’s see, there was folk rock, surf rock, acid rock, psychedelic rock, Baroque rock, and much more. Read about the bands and the songs.

Don Herbert as Mr. Wizard taught science to generations of children. Sixties TV had spies, witches, martians, astronauts, and plenty of variety shows.

Not everything was about the Vietnam War, the silent majority, and Woodstock. There was also the Freddie from Freddie and the Dreamers.

Quotes from the Gurus
Keith Richards
Keith RichardsGuitarist. Founding member of The Rolling Stones.
"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police."
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam War
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam WarAnonymous
Mr. Natural
Mr. NaturalMystical guru created by R. Crumb.
"The whole universe is insane. Yep."
Grace Slcik
Grace SlcikSinger, songwriter, visual artist
"I'm very fond of drugs."
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixGuitarist extraordinaire.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
John Lennon
John LennonBeatle, eccentric, activist, musician.
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
CaptainCool Hand Luke (1967)
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Indira Ghandi
Indira GhandiPrime Minister of India
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
Ken Kesey
Ken KeseyWriter. Beat. Hippie. Merry Prankster.
"Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus."
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad AliThe Greatest
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
The Kingsmen Louie Louie

The Kingsmen Louie Louie

R&B A little bit of Sixties music trivia: The 1963 version of "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmem, a Sixties garage band from Portland, Oregon, was not only banned by many U.S. radio stations but was also investigated by the F.B.I. because of obscenity in the lyrics. The song "Louie, Louie" was written by musician and composer Richard Berry in 1955 and recorded by him in 1957. It has become a pop and
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The Rolling Stones Mother's Little Helper

The Rolling Stones Mothers Little Helper

Psychedelic Pop It seems that legal prescription drugs for questionable purposes (e.g., boredom with life) were part of the scene in the mid-Sixties as well as the illegal substances. About this time, Valium became popular as a tranquilizer to treat a range of conditions, from anxiety to insomnia to muscle spasms. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote the song about the medication with a warning about using it for frivolous reasons
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Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Roots Rock The song "Bad Moon Rising" was written by Creedence Clearwater Revival member John Fogerty. It was released as a single in April, 1969, and then on their album Green River. The song rose to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart. It sold more than one million copies and earned them an RIAA Gold Record. Fogerty said he was inspired by a
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Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay

Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay

Country Rock The song "Lay, lady Lay" was written by Bob Dylan. It was intended for the soundtrack of the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. However, it missed the submission deadline and was not included. Dylan released it on his 1969 album Nashville Skyline and as a single backed with "Peggy Day." In 1969, the song went to #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
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The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

The Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’

Blue Eyed Soul Music The song "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers is a good example of Sixties blue-eyed soul music. When love eludes us, it's time to sing about it. "You've Lost tht Lovin' Feelin'" was written by music business heavyweights Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil. Spector also produced the track. He used  his infamous "wall of sound," which is a dense recording and layering  of
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The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over

Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

British Invasion Rock The song "Glad All Over" was written by The Dave Clark Five group members Dave Clark and Mike Smith. Clark produced it as well. It became an international hit by 1964. It rose to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.K. and Ireland Charts, #2 in Canada, #3 in Australia, #4 in the Netherlands, and #16 in Germany. The Dave Clark Five consisted of Dave
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Santana Evil Ways

Santana Evil Ways

Psychedelic Rock This song about a woman who is not respectful of her man and is making him feel like a fool was first recorded by Latin jazz percussionist Willie Bobo and released on his 1967 album Bobo Motion. It was written by Bob's guitarist Clarence "Sonny" Henry. Santana recorded it in 1969 for their first album titled Santana, and it did well for them, particularly after their performance at the
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I Fought the Law by The Bobby Fuller Four

Bobby Fuller Four I Fought the Law

Rock and Roll The song "I Fought the Law" was written in 1959 by singer-songwriter Sonny Curtis, who was with The Crickets. (Curtis played the guitar with The Crickets after Buddy Holly's death). The song was on their 1960 album In Style with the Crickets and was released as a single, but it did not chart successfully. Others covered it, but the version by the Sixties rock music band Bobby Fuller
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