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August 17, 2017 

"If we could do it all again, would we?" 

The 60s Official Site is now celebrating Eleven years on the web.


Here is your Daily Oldies Fix 


A warm welcome to everyone to The 60s Official Site Newsletter.   Previously the newsletter  had been for subscribers only but now available to all visitors.  Enjoy and share with your friends.

Summer has arrived and for many of us, it is our favorite time of year plus for those of us that experienced growing up during the 60s, the music of summer had its particular meaning for all of us. Enjoy from The 60s Official Jukebox these songs of summer pasts. Listen Now

Neal Stevens

New Show -Join Neal  Stevens   on Soundtrack of the 60s  and listen in as Neal plays the hits of summer of the 60s decade. Memories galore as Neal spins the songs that were popular during the summer months of the 60s decade. Next month Neal spins the songs from the 20s and 30s. (definitely not from those decades) You want to check this one out beginning September 1st.


Follow me at Carl Hoffman on Facebook. I have a 60s Official Site Group on Facebook. You can check it out and join me for info on the site, update reminders and interact with other members . Here is the link:


Hint: You will find the music streams better with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. Firefox does not support HTML 5 format. 

Check out my other music website. All types of countless hours of great music for your listening pleasure. Here is the location: Hoffys Music This music is compatible with I-Phones and Androids enjoy it, hook it up to your sound system and listen to the great music of yesterday and today.




 Remembering Back When:


Eva Pasco

As we continue to celebrate summer, flashback time once again as I offer another 60s summer reflection from friend and author, Eva Pasco.    During those long hot summers of the Sixties, we'd pile up in the Plymouth Suburban station wagon or one of my dad's restored Bonnie & Clyde mobiles after dinner for a leisurely drive with no particular destination in mind. A prerequisite before takeoff: crank the windows all the way down so the breeze drafted by momentum plastered our hair back from our faces and made our eyes squint."  Enjoy "The Meltdown"

You are invited to pick up Eva's new novel " An Enlightening Quiche."



Quote for the Week: 

Quotes from Summer 

As of August 17 Summer has only 34 days left. Continue to enjoy it.

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? Robin Williams
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Hey gang I have added a new page to the site, It is about superstitions and old wives' tales we grew up with. Can you think of anymore to add to the list. Let me know. Here is the link. Click Here


Everybody is interested in saving money especially we seniors. I received a link from Linda Kowalski/Community Outreach you may want to check out. Many of these savings are not advertised and you may not know anything about them. Here is the link:


The transistor radio was invented in 1954 

The transistor radio became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. Their pocket size sparked a change in popular music listening habits, allowing people to listen to music anywhere they went.

Transistor radios were extremely successful because of three social forces — a large number of young people due to the post–World War II baby boom, (Yes, us) 




Which album released in 1967 would become the best-selling album of the 1960s? - See more at:
Which album released in 1967 would become the best-selling album of the 1960s? - See more at:
Which album released in 1967 would become the best-selling album of the 1960s? - See more at: 


Do you remember Saturday morning TV. "Sky King" was there from 1952-1959 (plus repeat episodes during the 60s)?  What was the name of his airplane?

The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter. 



Senior Moment 

Memorial Day Senior moment




  Sign of the Week

Funny Signs 


Reliving Old TV Commercials of the Baby Boomer Generation





To all you music lovers from the baby boomer generation. Every week you are invited to Solid Gold Memories where I play the music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, over two hours of non-stop music. A new show will be up each and every Thursday as long as you keep it popular. Try it, I know you'll like it. We include music that other oldie stations no longer play.


This week we look back to 1967 to the top ten songs as listed by Billboard Magazine for the week of August 13 -  August 19, 1967, What was the #1 song 50 years ago this week? Listen to the countdown as we spark your memory banks. Click Here.



A Sign of the Times for Baby Boomers - On this Day

Do You Remember When?

(August 17)

1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in New York. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

1960 - The Beatles began their first engagement away from England.

1961 - The Communist East German government completed the construction of the Berlin Wall.

1969 - After three days, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in New York came to an end.

Spotlight Artist

The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys  are our Spotlight Artist for the month.  The 60s music scene would have been incomplete if the Beach Boys had not have been. You mention summer or google summer you will get the Beach Boys.  Google surf music and you get the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys a definite icon of American Music and a favorite for most baby boomers.  Where would the 60s and especially the summers of the 60s be without the Beach Boys?  





ChickenmanDick Orkin's Chickenman has returned at the 60s Official Site Newsletter. Click Here to go to the Chickenman Episodes. 



Trivia Question Answer:  The Song Bird - Kirby Grant played Sky King and Gloria Winters played Penny King, Sky's niece.


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