Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Juke Box Play for Me"
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The Cook Brothers on (indie) Island Records

I stumbled upon a pretty snappy A-side that is virtually unknown, and what a shame, given the sibling harmonizing and wonderfully oddball percussion sounds during the instrumental section that would be nearly impossible to produce with our current technology.  Song clocks in at 103 seconds — and not a single

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"Beatle Crazy"
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“Beatle Crazy”: Will Somebody Pass the DDT?

Thanks to the research staff at Ace UK for the great story behind Bill Clifton‘s attempt to cash-in on the initial Beatles hysteria, 1963’s “Beatle Crazy” — probably the only Beatle tribute song done in a talking blues style. Clifton, who was born into a wealthy family in Baltimore County,

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