Aired Monday March 3rd, 2008 at 8:00 pm
The latest production in the My Music series focuses on the years 1965-1969 and includes hit-making artists from the second half of the 1960s. My Generation: The ‘60s will air on KUED-Channel 7 Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m., offering a treasure-trove of folk-rock, rhythm-and-blues and pop classics that continue to resonate with baby-boomers.
Leading off the celebration of the peace and protest decade are the New Rascals, who perform their chart-topping pair of smash hits, "People Got to Be Free" (1968) and "Groovin'" (1966). The dynamic Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams brings back another number-one rocker, "Kind of a Drag," and Rick Derrenger returns to the stage to perform his frat-rock anthem "Hang On, Sloopy," which features extended lyrics edited from the song's original 1965 release.
We Five of the folk music craze in the mid '60s reunite to sing "You Were on My Mind," while Roger McGuinn of the Byrds reprises his legendary folk-rock group's rendition of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," one of 1965's biggest hits.
From the softer side of the '60s, the Association reunites with two million-selling standards, "Cherish" and "Never My Love." Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of the original Fifth Dimension offer their top-of-the-chart take on the late Laura Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues."
For the first time on television, Jackie DeShannon revisits hthe Burt Bacharach-Hal David ballad "What the World Needs Now Is Love." The '60s "psychedelic sounds" are represented by Vanilla Fudge's "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and the infamous "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vidda" by metal pioneers Iron Butterfly. In a lighter vein, Ron Dante, voice of the Archies, closes with the bubblegum monster "Sugar, Sugar," 1969's top hit.
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