Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Hillside Records

"Wish You Didn't Have to Go"

Purple Reign – from 1968!

One has to wonder whether the Columbus, Ohio combo – Purple Reign – sought legal counsel over the homophonic similarity of the band’s name with the title of Prince’s career-defining album (over 25 million sales worldwide to date) and movie from 1984, Purple Rain: “Wish You Didn’t Have to Go“

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"Come Back to Me"

Psych + Horns = The Gears

Doc Lehman‘s Bangagong! music blog has a poster for a “Festival of Bands” in Columbus, Ohio that took place in 1967 — 34 bands over the course of two evenings, admission just $1: Same Vox as in Vox Guitar-Organ & Vox Phantom guitars? Interesting to note that the first band

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