The sixties in concert, on stage and in documentary.
A decade of shift as musicians became pop culture icons and the self expression of 'teens' became a dynamic part of the music and the experience. As the postwar babyboomer generation grew in size and affluence, into a broad mainstream movment, they sought out new ways to 'be' in music and culture. This page follows some of those flavours.
Teen Town - The Motown Story 1965 58:09
A very special episode of this Detroit-based, 60s teen dance show that salutes the Motown Record Corporation through words, music and film! Musical performances by the Marvelettes, the Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Stevie Wonder. Host Robin Seymour interviews Berry Gordy about the history of Motown and shows fabulous film footage of behind the scenes at Hitsville U.S.A. A very historical document of Motown's glory days.
The Beatles Live in Melbourne 1964 29:49
First three minutes are with still images. One of their first concerts after their catapult to worldwide fame. I understand it was booked at their 'unfamous' price and honoured at that price, nice boys.
Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Excerpts 35:49
Dir D.A.Pennebaker. The Festival that marked the beginning of the summer of love and spurred one of musics most creative and influential era's. Featuring: Canned Heat ,Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Eric Burdon, The Who.
Motor Citys Burning: Detroit from Motown to The Stooges.
59:29 BBC documentary that tracks the influence of Detroit on the sound of American music. Detroit moved from the American drream of the 50s to the post apocalytic shell of today.
This is ska (1964) 1:34::30
Actually two doumentaries joined together. The first is about ska in England in 1964; filmed in small clubs it is a collection of performances by Jamaican artsists inc: Prince Buster and Jimmy Cliff. Shot in contrasty black and white the fashions, dance moves and style are worth a watch by themselves. Following this is Reggae: The Story Of Jamaican Music. It follows the musical flow from Ska to Rock steady to Reggae. It is about the importance of the Sound sytem, block parties and the social context in which the music was created and promoted. Together they showcase a fantastic and important stream of music and culture starting in the 60s.
The Doors - Live at the Bowl 1968 45:50
On Friday, August 2nd, 1968 the Singer Bowl in Hollywood hosted a concert headlined by The Doors with The Who as the opening act. The Doors were approaching the height of their popularity, they had begun their battles with drugs and each other and on stage with the police. In December 1967 Morrison became the first rock artist ever to be arrested onstage during a concert performance.