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VARIOUS ARTISTS - " Take What You Need " U.K Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs 1964-69

In February of 1965, Melody Maker asked John Lennon about his enthusiasm for Bob Dylan material and Dylan interpretations. “I just felt like going that way,” he said about the new acoustic guitar-based material… 756 more words


Top 21 of 1964 - #3

#3 – Manfred Mann – “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” – (1964)

Manfred Mann’s cover of this song was a #1 hit in the U.S. Songs with nonsensical lyrics (or titles) don’t always get the best reviews, but this one is so catchy and its famous appearance in the Bill Murray comedy Stripes has helped it endure.


Various Artists: Take What You Need: UK Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs 1964-69 (Ace Records)


While the United States—the rest of the world, really—was going bananas for all things British and Beatles-related, Bob Dylan was forging his own career path in England, and oddly found himself as influential to new bands and artists across the pond as… 383 more words

Album Reviews

The Songwriters - Burt Bacharach and Hal David

We’ve looked at such behemoths of songwriting as Lennon/McCartney, Leiber and Stoller and Holland/Dozier/Holand, but there is another partnership that served up an incredible menu of pop songs during that golden era that was the 1960s: Burt Bacharach and Hal David. 930 more words

The Arts

Blinded By The Light

HI Bloggers,

Blinded by the Light, as recorded by English band Manfred Mann, is a rock work of art. I grew up with it on the radio. 363 more words

Beat music pt 2

As I mentioned last year one of my favourite magazines was Beat monthly which had morphed into Beat Instrumental monthly by issue 18 in a slightly larger format and a price increase up to 2/- old money (i.e. 845 more words