A cool video about the reproduction of the iconic, perfectly designed 1960′s IBM wall clock. The lowdown: “Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. partnered with IBM to exclusively produce their iconic 1960s standard issue wall clock. The clock is a faithful reproduction of the classic IBM clocks found in offices, warehouses and schools during the mid-20th century. Hand assembled in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland, Oregon Factory, it is constructed with a USA made spun steel case, domed glass lens, and the original graphic hands and faceplate design. Operated by a Quartz movement with a red, continuous sweep second hand.”
A man in a black skinny suit skateboarding in Manhattan in the 1960s is just about the most perfect thing we can think of that has nothing to do with California or London. Or Tokyo. Or lots of places. But this is nearly perfect.
When you are an Italian, Dion is an institution. Not only did he do teen-pop gems like “Runaround Sue” he expanded into the 1960s with the trends, expanding his musical tastes along the way. But this is his classic. Doesn’t get much better than a #1 single in 1961…
There is a little gray area about what year this song is, but “California Soul” was written in the 1960s, and apparently the Marlena Shaw version is from 1969. So that is all you need to know at this point.
And we think that neither are as good as Revolver, but then again, Brian Wilson may be onto something in that Rubber Soul began the thread that led to the Beatles making some of the most experimental pop of the era, maybe ever. But, most people in the music critic sphere call Pet Sounds the grand statement of American music in the 1960s, maybe ever, so Brian doesn’t have to feel bad.
Have you ever heard of this 1960s popular band called The Beatles? Well if you haven’t, we really enjoy this early 60′s track, “Should Have Known Better,” from the Hard Days’ Night Film and album, and sung by John Lennon. Enjoy.
We really want to get our hands on a copy of the new book, The Lost Beatles Photographs, featuring never-before-seen shots of the band’s earliest American tours during the 1960s. There is just some nice candid moments with a band at the absolute height, right before they decided never to tour again, so you actually get to see real backstage moments as opposed to promotional or studio shots. A must.
One of the greatest songs we can think of from the 1960s, The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off of My Cloud” even today feels fresh and full of youth. Even though Keith Richards doesn’t like it. Released in November 1965, it topped the charts in both the US and UK.