yummy yummy yummy julie london’s got love in her tummy

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ANYTHING WITH “BEATLES” on it was hot prop­erty in the ’60s. Artists across the gamut of mu­sical genres and styles recorded songs bearing the Lennon-McCartney im­print. Along with the ex­pected rock and pop artists, the oc­ca­sional country and folk artist and even a jazz singer delved into the Fab Four’s song­book. Few of these non-rock artists en­joyed any no­table com­mer­cial suc­cess with these at­tempts. READ MORE

the day I uncovered the secret of the universe (and then forgot it)

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I CAN TRULY SAY that I knew it all—The Se­cret of the Uni­verse. Once. Briefly. I can also say that this essay has little to do with record col­lecting, but it does touch on psy­che­delic music of the ’60s, so here it is (in­stead of on my other, epony­mous blog). I wanted to pro­vide this memory about doing acid for the first time in the Fall of 1970. READ MORE