dancing to some of the most memorable
secular sounds of the season, records
that reached their peak of popularity
around Christmas time in the
mid 60s to early 70s.
to intro this rockin' relic!
pop/rock band the Knickerbockers successfully
imitated the sound of the Beatles.
earlier. By late 65 and early 1966 when
"Lies" was on the chart, the Beatles'
"cute period" was coming to an end.
The Fab Four were transitioning away
from standard boy-girl love songs and
dance tunes and producing music with
greater depth, maturity and complexity.
that released records in the mid to late 60s.
during the month of December - one at
Christmas '66, one in '67 and one in '68.
ear pleasing blend of pop rock and
garage and achieved a string of hits
in their home market of Chicago.
reached the top 50 nationally with a cover
of the Searchers hit "Sugar and Spice."
During the Christmas season that year
the Shames released the follow-up,
"I Wanna Meet You."
on WSBA radio in York, yet it lasted
only 4 weeks on the chart and stalled
at #85. That's a cryan' shame!