Spirit of the 60’s
“Spirit of the 60s” is a nostalgic journey along the highways and byways of the decade. Popular music developed enormously in those 10 years. In 1960 Italian-American teen idols were all the rage, people were twisting, Johnny O’Keefe was topping the Australian charts and the 7 inch 45 rpm single was the principal format. The decade saw the development of Motown, the British beat boom, flower power, prog rock and blues rock morphing into early heavy metal. By decade’s end the LP was overtaking the humble 45 as the preferred medium for an artist to make a statement and Australia was grooving to the Masters Apprentices. “Spirit of the 60s” is more than just another “golden oldies” show as the hits are interspersed with misses, B sides and album tracks.