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"Baby Can It Be True"
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“Baby Can It Be True”: Early Mellotron

“Strawberry Fields Forever” would take the music world by storm in February 1967, in no small part, due to the opening flute sounds produced by a tape-driven sampling keyboard known as a Mellotron [link to “Top 10 Mellotron Songs” from Ultimate Classic Rock]. Two years earlier, however, Graham Bond had

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"Hit the Surf"
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“Hit the Surf”: Sunset on Surf Era?

Sonically speaking, “Hit the Surf” by The Sea Shells is one of the more interesting productions from the original surf era: From Rhino’s surf music box set, one learns that this tune was recorded very late in the game for surf’s first wave – June 1967 – the musical landscape

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