God Only Knows

Starting and ending with ‘God Only Knows’ made famous by The Beach Boys, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Sam Cooke, Maria Joao And Mario Laginha, Buddy Holly, The Shangri-Las and many more.

IMAGE : Angel Thanking God for Everything Photo by jerihillary

Rolling Stone: “We kind of made it a religious ceremony,” Brian said of recording Pet Sounds. The only problem: The use of the word god in the title, controversial at the time, scared off some radio programmers.

Some Thoughts : I have this on repeat. I can’t stop listening to it. It’s this moment. When the gentle twinkling of the percussion gives way to a wall of voices. When this chorus of voices, all untrained trusting confidence, ask in all earnestness, ‘what good would living do me?’ and you feel like they mean it

ONC Produções Culturais : Mário Laginha is regarded as one of the most talented and innovative Portuguese musicians. Pianist and composer, he has been awarded several prizes and has been invited to many national and international festivals.

Norton Records, : The Shangri-Las played on bills with both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and even had a Shangri-Las Day declared during the NYC World’s Fair in 1964. Their groundbreaking Leader Of The Pack hit #1 in October 1964, and even broke the Top Ten in Britain twice in the 1970’s.

Freeborn County Historical Museum : Sheeley was seriously hurt but managed to recover fully, and Vincent sustained injuries that left him with a limp for the rest of his life. Eddie Cochran was killed. The single he’d released at the time of his death, eerily enough, was entitled “Three Steps to Heaven.”

Rock’n Roll Revue : Like Eddie Cochran in California, Buddy Holly enjoyed being a creative musician perhaps more than being a famous recording star, and much of his short life was spent in the recording studio not only rehearsing and recording his own tracks, but also providing accompaniment to the stream of vocalists that stepped through the sound-proofed doors. This three CD set (90 tracks!!) Provides a distillation of the high-points of the annus mirabilis which was

iCompositions : You can never go wrong with Little Red Rooster – especially with your guitar playing!

Rockhall : Though many of the Flamingos’ recordings did not make the pop charts or even get heard beyond a regional fan base, they have with hindsight acquired a reputation as vocal-group classics. In particular, their third single, “Golden Teardrops,” has been hailed as “the most perfect-sounding single of all time” and “a legendary masterpiece.”

PLAYLIST : Maria Joao And Mario Laginha – God Only Knows . The Shangri-Las – Heaven Only Knows . Eddie Cochran – Three Steps To Heaven . Eddie Cochran – Lovin’ Time . Buddy Holly – Send Me Some Lovin’ . Sam Cooke – You Send Me . Sam Cooke – Little Red Rooster . The Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe . The Beach Boys – God Only Knows . The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You . Gloria Gaynor – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You . Gloria Gaynor – He’s Out Of My Life . The Lettermen – Goin’ Out Of My Head, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You . The Animals – We Gotta Get Outa This Place . The Drifters – Come On Over My Place . Jack Scott – What In The World’s Come Over . ELO &Olivia Newton John – All Over The World . Olivia Newton John – God Only Knows .

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