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California Dreaming: Wichita Lineman

Glen Campbell had finally started having hits of his own. After Guess I’m Dumb flopped, he recorded Buffy St. Marie’s Universal Soldier — an odd choice for the conservative Campbell, but a commercial one, reaching number forty-five in the charts … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Guess I’m Dumb

It might have seemed in 1964 that Brian Wilson was on top of the world. Not only had the Beach Boys managed to withstand Beatlemania, despite the British band being on the same record label as them, but unlike almost … Continue reading

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Monkee Music 2: More Of The Monkees

A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book Monkee Music, available as paperback, hardback, PDF, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) and ePub (all DRM-free). With the huge success of The Monkees and Last Train To Clarksville, the … Continue reading

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Monkee Music 1: The Monkees

A revised and improved version of this essay appears in my book Monkee Music, available as paperback, hardback, PDF, Kindle (US), Kindle (UK) and ePub (all DRM-free). The Monkees’ first album was put together very quickly, in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Al Jardine: A Postcard From California

This isn’t a Proper Blog Post as such – I know I now owe people two Batman and two Doctor Who posts for next week. However, Manchester University’s computer science website is down, which means I can’t get any of … Continue reading

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This Week’s Spotify Playlist – The Beach Boys

Normally, when I do my spotify playlists, I put in a mix of tracks by different artists in different styles. Today’s playlist, on the other hand, is a little different, in that it’s entirely made up of the music of … Continue reading

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