Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday morning music


How many of you remember a British pop/rock group with the unlikely name of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich?  They were never as popular in the USA as other British invasion bands such as their contemporaries the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, but did very well in the British, European and colonial markets.  A couple of their songs made it onto US charts as well.

Here's their best-known song, from 1968:  "Xanadu", complete with electronic whip-cracking.

From 1966, here's "Hold Tight".

From the same year, "Bend It".

And perhaps their most quirky hit, with incomprehensible, nonsensical lyrics:  1967's "Zabadak!".

You'll find more of their music on their YouTube channel.  The "Swingin' '60's" indeed!



Anonymous said...

I remember hearing Bend It on a Hallicrafters shortwave receiver radio around 1968, didn't know what the name of the group was. Now I know why, I'd forget the beginning before I reached the end. Remember "Hold Tight" too, it's a good song.
Spinning Mike Oldfield tubular bells today.
isn't the US also a "colonial" market?
Hope you are feeling better

Bob G said...

Hope you're feeling better today, Peter. You've been in my prayers. I first heard of the group in the Quentin Tarantino movie "Deathproof," mentioned by a character who's a radio DJ, and one of their songs plays during a scene of a horrific crash.