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The Music and Events of 1966

Our favorite songs of 1966 included these:

Title Artist
 
19th Nervous Breakdown Rolling Stones
634-5789 Picket, Wilson
96 Tears Question Mark & the Mysterians
A Fistful of Dollars Morricone, Ennio
A Groovy Kind of Love Wayne Fontana & the Mindbender
A Must to Avoid Hermanís Hermits
A Place in the Sun Wonder, Stevie
Ainít too Proud to Beg Temptations
Along Comes Mary Association
And Your Bird Can Sing Beatles
Andrea Sunrays
As Tears Go By Rolling Stones
At the Scene Dave Clark Five
Ballad of the Green Beret Sadler, Sgt. Barry
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Cher
Barbara Ann Beach Boys
Barefootiní Parker, Robert
Beauty is only Skin Deep Temptations
Before You Accuse Me Diddley, Bo
Billy and Sue Thomas, B.J.
Black and Black Los Bravos
Black is Black Los Bravos
Born a Woman Posey, Sandy
Born Free Williams, Roger
Breakout Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Whee
Bus Stop Hollies
But Itís Alright Jackson, J. J.
California Dreaming Mamas & Papas
Candyman Orbison, Roy
Caroline No Beach Boys
Cherish Association
Cherry Cherry Diamond, Neil
Cool Jerk Capitols
Cotton Fields Highwaymen
Crying Time Charles, Ray
Cuddly Toy Monkees
Dandy Hermanís Hermits
Dangling Conversation Simon & Garfunkel
Day Tripper Beatles
Daydream Loviní Spoonful
Daytripper Beatles
Devil With the Blue Dress Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Whee
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Loviní Spoonful
Dirty Water Standells
Do What You Do Do Well Miller, Ned
Doctor Robert Beatles
Donít Bring Me Down Animals
Donít Mess with Bill Marvelettes
Double Shot (Of My Babyís Love) Dick Holler & the Holidays
Double Shot of My Babyís Love Swinginí Medallions
Drive My Car Beatles
Eleanor Rigby Beatles
Elusive Butterfly Lind, Bob
Everything Is Good About You Supremes
Five OíClock World Vogues
Flowers on the Wall Statler Brothers
For Loviní Me, (Thatís What You Get) Cash, Johnny
For No One Beatles
Get Ready Temptations
Girl Beatles
Gloria Shadows of Knight
Gloria Them
God Only Knows Beach Boys
Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Good Day Sunshine Beatles
Good Loviní Rascals
Good Vibrations Beach Boys
Got to Get You into My Life Beatles
Green Grass Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Groovy Kind of Love, a Mindbenders
Guantanamera Sandpipers
Hanky Panky Tommy James & the Shondells
Hazy Shade of Winter Simon & Garfunkel
He Was a Friend of Mine Byrds
Help Me Girl Outsiders
Here, There and Everywhere Beatles
Hey Gyp Animals
Hey Joe Leaves
Hold On, Iím Cominí Sam & Dave
Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
Honky Tonk Man Twitty, Conway
Hooray For Hazel Roe, Tommy
How Does that Grab You Darling Sinatra, Nancy
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You Junior Walker & the All Stars
Hungry Paul Revere & the Raiders
Husbands and Wives Miller, Roger
I Ainít Gonna Eat Out My Heart Rascals
I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
I Can Only Give You Everything Them
I Canít Give You Anything But Love Kaempfert, Bert
I Canít Help Falling in Love With You Presley, Elvis
I Confess New Colony Six
I Couldnít Live Without Your Love Clark, Petula
I Fought the Law Bobby Fuller Four
I Got You (I Feel Good) Brown, James
I Know Iím Losing You Temptations
I Need You Beatles
I Saw Her Again Mamas & Papas
I See the Light Five Americans
I Wanna Meet You Cryaní Shames
I Want to Tell You Beatles
If I Needed Someone Beatles
If I Were a Carpenter Darin, Bobby
If I Were a Carpenter Cash, Johnny
In My Life Beatles
It Was a Very Good Year Sinatra, Frank
Itís Good News Week Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Itís My Life Animals
Iím a Believer Monkees
Iím Only Sleeping Beatles
Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry Thomas, B.J.
Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry Williams, Hank
Iím Your Puppet Purify, James & Bobby
Iíve Got You Under My Skin Four Seasons
Iíve Got You Under My Skin Sinatra, Frank
Jenny Take a Ride Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Whee
Just Like Me, (Itís) Paul Revere & the Raiders
Kicks Paul Revere & the Raiders
Knock On Wood Floyd, Eddie
Lady Godiva Peter & Gordon
Land of 1,000 Dances Pickett, Wilson
Last Train to Clarksville Monkees
Leaning On the Lamp Post Hermanís Hermits
Lies Knickerbockers
Lightniní Strikes Christie, Lou
Like a Baby Barry, Len
Listen People Hermanís Hermits
Little Girl Syndicate of Sound
Little Girl I Once Knew Beach Boys
Little Latin Lupe Lu Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Whee
Little Man Sonny & Cher
Little Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham & the Pharohs
Look Before You Leap Dave Clark Five
Look Through Any Window Hollies
Love is a Hurtiní Thing Rawls, Lou
Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart Supremes
Loviní You (Sittiní Back...) Loviní Spoonful
Mama Thomas, B.J.
Mary Mary Monkees
Mellow Yellow Donovan
Message to Michael Warwick, Dionne
Michelle Beatles
Monday, Monday Mamas & Papas
Monkeeís Theme Monkees
Motherís Little Helper Rolling Stones
Mr. Dieingly Sad Critters
Mr. Spaceman Byrds
Mustang Sally Pickett, Wilson
Mustang Sally Rascals
My Love Clark, Petula
My World is Empty without You Supremes
Night Time Strangeloves
Nikki Hokey P. J. Proby
Nineteenth (19th) Nervous Breakdown Rolling Stones
No Matter What Shape T-Bones
Nowhere Man Beatles
Oh How Happy Shades of Blue
Opus 17 (Donít You Worry íBout Me) Four Seasons
Pack Up Your Sorrows Peter Paul & Mary
Paint it Black Rolling Stones
Paperback Writer Beatles
Pied Piper St. Peters, Crispian
Plain Jane Thomas, B.J.
Poor Side of Town Rivers, Johnny
Psychotic Reaction Count Five
Pushin Too Hard Seeds
Rain Beatles
Rain on the Roof Loviní Spoonful
Reach Out Iíll Be There Four Tops
Red Rubber Ball Cyrkle
Red, Red Wine Diamond, Neil
Rhapsody in the Rain Christie, Lou
Road Runner Junior Walker & the All Stars
Secret Agent Man Rivers, Johnny
See You in September Happenings
Shake a Tailfeather Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Whee
Shake Me, Wake Me (When itís Over) Four Tops
She Monkees
Sheís Just My Style Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Sign of the Times Clark, Petula
Single Girl Posey, Sandy
Sloop John B Beach Boys
Snoopy vs the Red Baron Royal Guardsmen
So Lonesome I Could Cry Thomas, B.J.
Solitary Man Diamond, Neil
Somewhere, My Love Ray Conniff Singers
Soul & Inspiration Righteous Brothers
Spanish Eyes Martino, Al
Stop, Stop, Stop Hollies
Strangers in the Night Sinatra, Frank
Sugar and Spice Cryaní Shames
Sugartown Sinatra, Nancy
Summer in the City Loviní Spoonful
Summer Wind Sinatra, Frank
Summertime Stewart, Billy
Sunny Hebb, Bobby
Sunny Afternoon Kinks
Sunshine Superman Donovan
Sure Gonna Miss Her Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Sweet Pea Roe, Tommy
Sweet Talkiní Guy Chiffons
Thatís Life Sinatra, Frank
The Cheater Bob Kuban & the In-Men
The Men in My Little Girlís Life Douglas, Mike
The More I See You Montez, Chris
The Sun Ainít Gonna Shine Any Walker Brothers
These Boots Are Made For Walking Sinatra, Nancy
Theyíre Coming to Take Me Away Napoleon XIV
This Door Swings Both Ways Hermanís Hermits
This Old Heart of Mine Isley Brothers
Thunderball Jones, Tom
Tijuana Taxi Herb Alpert & the TJB
Till the End of the Day Kinks
Time Wonít Let Me Outsiders
Trains and Boats and Planes Warwick, Dionne
Try Too Hard Dave Clark Five
Turn Down Day Cyrkle
Turn On Your Lovelight Them
Uptight Wonder, Stevie
Walk Away Renee Left Banke
Well Respected Man, a Kinks
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? Ruffin, Jimmy
What Goes On Beatles
What Now My Love Sonny & Cher
When a Man Loves a Woman Sledge, Percy
When I Get Home Beatles
Where Were You When I Needed You Grassroots
Who Am I Clark, Petula
Wild Thing Troggs
Winchester Cathedral New Vauderville Band
With a Girl Like You Troggs
Without a Word of Warning Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Woman Peter & Gordon
Working My Way Back to You Four Seasons
Workiní in a Coal Mine Dorsey, Lee
Wouldnít It Be Nice Beach Boys
Yellow Submarine Beatles
You Baby Turtles
You Better Run Rascals
You Canít Hurry Love Supremes
You Canít Rollerskate Miller, Roger
You Didnít Have to Be So Nice Loviní Spoonful
You Donít Have to Say You Love Springfield, Dusty
You Keep Me Hanginí On Supremes
Younger Girl Critters
Younger Girl Loviní Spoonful
Zorba the Greek Herb Alpert & the TJB


Meanwhile, in 1966...

August: Comedian Lenny Bruce dies of a drug overdose.

The Atlanta Hyatt Regency opens; it boasts the largest lobby in the world and a rotating, glass-covered restaurant mounted above the roof of the hotel.

Proctor & Gamble markets Pampers, albeit too late for the boomer generation.

Summer race riots break out in Atlanta and Cleveland.

The Supreme Court issues its "Miranda" ruling, which dictates that suspects must be told that they have a right to legal counsel and that they do not have to answer police questions.

The Vatican rescinds the rule forbidding U.S. Catholics to eat meat on Friday. Fish heave a sigh of relief, but fish sales drop only briefly.

The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "A Man for All Seasons."


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