Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Obscure 60s singles

45 sides +/- obscure tracks

1960s Musical Artists – We Hardly Knew Ye

In the course of compiling arresting ads from four of the major music industry trade publications — Billboard, Cash Box, Record World, and Beat Instrumental — I came across a number of artists from the mid-to-late 1960s who had announced themselves with great fanfare and youthful optimism, only to vanish

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"TV Commercials"

“TV Commercials”: ‘Mad Men’ Cautionary Tale

Don Bowman, in February 1961, presciently grasped the enormity of Madison Avenue and advertising’s outsized influence on American attitudes and marketplace behavior in his first single, “T.V. Commercials“: “T.V. Commercials” served as the B-side of “Coward at the Alamo” and, judging by its catalog number, appears to be among the last

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