MUSIC – POP: “Music To Watch Girls By” / The Bob Crewe Generation / Andy Williams / Released December 1966 ☮

Released in December 1966, the song peaked at #15 on Billboard on February 11, 1967 and at #9 on Cash Box on February 18, 1967. Due to the popularity of the song’s title theme, it remained a radio favorite throughout the spring and summer, especially for the beach crowd.

Music to Watch Girls By(1967) sung by Andy Williams. Video includes scenes from several 1960’s movies. Actresses include Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Sue Ane Langdon, Sharon Tate, Lee Meredith, Annette Funicello and Diana Rigg.

MUSIC – GLAM ROCK: David Bowie / “Life on Mars?” / 1971 ☮


It’s a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling “No”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on Amerikas tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
‘Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

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MUSIC – BLUES: Keb´ Mo´ / “Imagine” / Video by Marie Maurice ☮

___ “Kevin Roosevelt Moore (born October 3, 1951), known as Keb’ Mo’, is an American blues musician and three-time Grammy Award winner. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America”. His post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz and pop. The moniker “Keb Mo” was coined by his original drummer, Quentin Dennard, and picked up by his record label as a “street talk” abbreviation of his given name. …” Wikipedia

___ “Imagine” is a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live unattached to material possessions. …” Wikipedia