Welcome to these lost songs of the 60s on the acoustic section. Below are several great songs you won't find covered anywhere else as many of these classics came from customers of mine.
Some classics from Chubby Checker, Gene Pitney and Norman Greenbaum. Some of these groups and others have left us with some groovy one hit wonders. Help yourself to the sample video, several demos and free chord sheets. Enjoy!
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A You're Adorable a.k.a the Alphabet song was first made popular in 1949 by Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters.
Brian Hyland recorded this song for his debut album "The Bashful Blonde" in 1960 but never released his version as a single.
California Dreaming written by both members of The Mama's and The Papa's Michelle and John Phillips. Barry McGuire recorded the song first but the group decided to record it and released it in 1965.
This song is on the album "If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears". The song was played by a Boston DJ and picked up steam, eventually peaking at #4 in 1966.
Creeque Alley was a single from The Mama's and The Papa's back in 1967 from the album Deliver.
The song peaked at #4 in Australia, #5 in the US and #9 in the UK.
Hey Joe was copyrighted by Billy Roberts in 1962. Later the song was covered by many artists and groups including The Leaves in 1965 and Jimi Hendrix in 1966.
To my knowledge this song was a single release and never appeared on a Billy Roberts album.
It Hurts To Be In Love was released as a single by Gene Pitney in 1964 and became a top 10 hit song.
It's found on the album of the same name.
Let's Twist Again was released in 1961 and probably his best know song, reaching #8 on Billboard and #3 on the Cash Box charts. The song won a Grammy in 1962. He also recorded the song in German and Italian.
The song was #1 in the UK, Holland and Belgium. The song is found on the album of the same name.
Monday Monday is also a song from the same album "If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears", but this track went to #1 in the US and was a huge top 10 in several other countries, reaching #2 in several countries.
This was the first song of a mixed gender of male and female, to reach #1 in the US. The song also won a Grammy Award. John Phillips said he wrote the song in 20 minutes.
Niki Hokey is a song from PJ Proby but to my knowledge the song was never a single release.
The track is on the 2011 compilation album "Greatest Hits From The Sixties.
San Francisco was a #4 in the US but hit #1 in Germany, New Zealand and the UK when it hit the airwaves in 1967.
The song hails from the album "The Voice Of Scott McKenzie".
Sealed With A Kiss was a #3 hit in both the US and UK in 1962 and the song was written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell.
The track is from his 1962 album of the same name.
Spirit In The Sky was written by Greenbaum and released late in 1969. It was #3 in the US and hit #1 in Canada, the UK and Australia. The song is the 2nd most requested song at funerals, behind Danny Boy and is the most famous one hit wonder songs.
Found on the album "Spirit In The Sky".
Take Good Care Of My Baby was co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin but made famous by Bobby Vee in 1961. Vee had a #1 hit with this song.
It can be found on the album of the same name.
This Little Girl is a Bruce Springsteen song from 1978. Gary US Bonds covered the song in 1981 and took the song to #11 in the US.
The song can be found on his "Dedication" album.
True Love Never Runs Smooth was a single in the summer of 1963 for Gene Pitney. The track is from his album Only Love Can Break A Heart.
This song reached #17 in Canada, #18 in Australia and #21 in the US.
Unchained Melody was a song in a 1955 film of the same name. The Righteous Brothers recorded their version in 1965. Of course these two lads were not actually brothers at all. Bobby Hatfield won a coin toss with his duet partner Bill Medley and took the lead vocals on this song as both wanted to sing the lead.
Phil Spector put this "throw away" song on a B-side assuming it would not get played but the DJ's proved him wrong and the song went to #4. It can be found on the album "Just One In My life.
Whiter Shade Of Pale is of course an old 60's number from Procol Harum. Dave Matthews played an acoustic version on Howard Stern's radio show, but was never released as a single.
In fact it isn't on any Dave Matthews album I could find.
You've Lost That Lovin Feeling was a huge #1 hit in both the UK and the US when it was released in 1964.
The song can be found on the album of the same name.
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