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the year British pop arrived


MUSIC OF 1964  

personal • 02.06.04  

•     A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles

•     You Really Got Me - The Kinks

•     Baby Love - The Supremes

•     Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong

•     Walk On By - Dionne Warwick

•     Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles

•     A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon

•     I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield

•     Do Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann

•     I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

•     Needles and Pins - The Searchers

•     House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

•     Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas

•     I’m Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits

•     Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick

•     You’re My World - Cilla Black

•     Remember (Walking in the Sand) - The Shangri-Las

•     From Me To You - The Beatles

•     My Guy - Mary Wells

•     She’s Not There - The Zombies

•     I Feel Fine - The Beatles

•     Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five

•     Have I The Right - The Honeycombs

•     Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes

•     Bits And Pieces - The Dave Clark Five

•     My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small

•     Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

•     Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las

A list here compiled from memory, in no particular order, of some hits from 1964 which captured my imagination then. I would've listened to them on pirate radio in bed at night, under the covers, with a mono earpiece plugged into a tiny transistor.

I was 7-8 years old and very taken with what I was hearing. We had our summer holiday in London when the Beatles were everywhere and British pop music was spreading across the world. I think of that year as a watershed.