Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

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Song of the Year 1966

Good Vibrations
by the Beach Boys has been given the #6 song of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine


Billboard Top 40 of 1966


1. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
2. I'm A Believer - the Monkees
3. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
4. Wild Thing - The Troggs
5. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
6. This Old Heart Of Mine - Isley Brothers
7. Devil With The Blue Dress - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
8. Yellow Submarine - the Beatles
9. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
10. Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
11. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
12. Get Ready - Temptations
13. Born Free - Roger Williams
14. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
15. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
16. You Can't Hurry Love - Supremes
17. Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) - The 4 Seasons
18. Good Lovin' - Rascals
19. Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkle
20. Paperback Writer - the Beatles
21. Hold On! I'm a Coming - Sam and Dave
22. It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
23. That's Life - Frank Sinatra
24. Hanky Panky - Tommy James
25. Shake Me Wake Me (When It's Over) - Four Tops
26. Time Won't Let Me - Outsiders
27. Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles
28. Crying Time - Ray Charles
29. Oh How Happy - Shades Of Blue
30. Barbara Ann - Beach Boys
31. But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson
32. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
33. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes
34. Rainy Day Woman 12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
35. Along Comes Mary - The Association
36. Cool Jerk - the Capitols
37. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
38. Land of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
39. My Generation - The Who
40. I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
41. Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan
42. Mellow Yellow - Donovan
43. Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones
44. You Keep Me Hanging On - Supremes
45. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons
46. Monday Monday - Mamas and the Papas
47. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
48. Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
49. Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
50. California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas

Top Albums of 1966


1. WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M

2. SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack RCA Victor

3. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M

4. RUBBER SOUL Beatles Capitol

5. WHAT NOW MY LOVE Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M


The Grammy's 1966



Record of the Year: Frank Sinatra for Strangers in the Night


Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music - Frank Sinatra

Song of the Year: Michelle - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Best Vocal Performance, Male: Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

Best Vocal Performance, Female: If He Walked Into My Life - Eydie Gormé


Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Single: Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording: Crying Time - Ray Charles

Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large Group: Goin' Out of My Head - Wes Montgomery

Best Country and Western Recording: Almost Persuaded - David Houston

Best Folk Recording: Blues in the Street - Cortelia Clark

Best Album Cover, Photography: Revolver - Klaus Voormann, graphic artist


revlover beatles



The Tony's (Musicals) 1966


man of la mancha

Musical: Man of La Mancha
Actor Musical:
Richard Kiley, Man of La Mancha
Actress Musical:
Angela Lansbury, Mame
Supporting or Featured Actor Musical:
Frankie Michaels, Mame
Supporting or Featured Actress Musical:
Beatrice Arthur, Mame
Director Musical:
Albert Marre, Man of La Mancha


Top 10 Songs of 1966


1964 car radio


Music News 1966


beatles album burningThe Beatles release Rubber Soul followed by Revolver, play their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California and John Lennon comments "We're more popular than Jesus now." Beatles albums are smashed and burned throughout the intolerant zones of America.



neil cassidy acid testThe largest to date Acid Test is conducted by the Merry Pranksters at the Filmore, San Francisco. Organized by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters (Neil Cassidy pictured) the Filmore was wired up with amps and lights. On one end the Pranksters pranked, on the other the Greatful Dead rocked and in between sat a bathtub full of LSD laced Kool Aid. Nothing bad happened! Acid test files.




george Harrison marries patti boyd





George Harrison marries Patti Boyd much to the pain of odd man out Eric Clapton.









The Mamas and the Papas - Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, John Phillips
and Michelle Phillips hit big by adding female voices to the popular vocal harmonies used by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The pop sound at the right time gave them more radio play than most.



Rock & Roll 1966


blonde on blonde bob dylanBob Dylan's seminal album, Blonde on Blonde increases the rock venue of Highway 61 revisited. It is the first album with studio musicains Robbie Robertson and Devon Helm later to become The Band. It is the first double rock album and is given the #9 album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Shortly after it was released Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York and not seen in public for most of two years.




pet sounds beach boysPet Sounds - A solo project of Brian Wilson after he had quit touring with the Beach Boys. Inspired by Rubber Soul by the Beatles, Wilson wove layers of vocal harmonies, sound effects and unconventional instruments into an album where the songs were lightly interconnected. The number #2 album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.




Rhythm & Blues 1966




The Temptations
insure their top R & B credintials with the hit Ain't Too Proud To Beg which was later successfully covered by the Rolling Stones.



Jazz 1966



herb albert whipped creamIn 1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass outsold The Beatles two to one and the Guinness Book of World Records listed Alpert setting a new record by having five albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart at the same time. Herb Albert was also the "A" of A&M Records with business partner Jerry Moss. Albert was Jewish and had no Hispanics in the band.



Country & Western 1966



buck owens


Buck Owens and the Buckaroos release three albums, Carnegie Hall Concert is a block buster.

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