Category Archives: 1960’s

Julie Driscoll


Friday 6th January 2017




Gerry A 2017.


David Bowie [1947-2016]


Monday 11th January 2016

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Bowie during the Heathen Tour in August 2002
Born David Robert Jones
8 January 1947
Brixton, London, United Kingdom
Died 10 January 2016 (aged 69)
Cause of death Cancer
Nationality British
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • actor
  • artist
Years active 1962–2016
  • Duncan Jones (born 1971)
  • Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones (born 2000)
Musical career
Associated acts

Maddy Prior.


Tuesday 18th February 2014.

Maddy+Prior Maddy Prior.

Born in Blackpool, Prior moved in her teens to St Albans, where she befriended the young Donovan Leitch and Mac MacLeod in The Cock pub. She later formed a duo with MacLeod called ‘Mac & Maddy’. She became a roadie for visiting American musicians, including Reverend Gary Davis. They gave her useful advice about singing British folk songs instead of American songs.

Maddy’s father, Allan Prior, was co-creator of the police drama Z-Cars, and wrote Stookie, a 6-part series for television, about a boy with his arm in a sling. Maddy sang the title song, which was released as a single in 1985. It reappeared on the Steeleye Span album A Rare Collection 1972 – 1996

Background information
Born 14 August 1947 (age 66)
Origin BlackpoolLancashire, England
Genres Folk rockElectric folkFolk
Occupations Singer, Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1967–present
Labels Park
Associated acts Steeleye Span
Maddy Prior and Tim Hart
Brass Monkey
Silly Sisters
The Carnival Band
June Tabor
Abbie Lathe
Rose Kemp (Prior’s daughter)

The song below was a big hit for them at the time [1976]

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New Widget – Added Approach


4th February 2013 Monday

We here at cyklopps12.jpg have just designed a new Widget Icon, to advertise the era of which we are promoting in music, and stories from that period. This era was also known as love decade and peace marches and many songs of peace and anti-war were a very popular topic for this period.

We are wanting and promoting people’s music and memories,, so if any of you would like to tell us about a story or incident, whatever you wish and relate it to music. Particular artist or song. We will be happy to make a post out of it for you, and publicise your own Blog at the same time. Also the other part of our service we are offering to you our loyal followers or new followers. We will always welcome new followers. Is if you are struggling on a particular song or artist and want to find out info on them, song or artist, with your info that you give us we will research it for you and see if we reach a suitable conclusion to your memory or request. We all have some hidden or forgotten memory that just needs a prompt to bring it to the front of your memory banks. Tell us what you know and we will endeavor to find for you.


Above is our new widget which can be found in out sidebar or in the page titled Widgets and Icons. You can if you wish use them, take them and help us promote this feel good factor.. So come on guys you must have some story to tell, and relate a beautiful music to it. Let us know and we will promote here for you..


I hope the  music on here has given you an insight to our intentions good old-fashioned quality music. No matter to styles genre,, ranging from pop to blues, to Jazz to Rock and Roll.. it is your choice my friends so please support and send us your requests or stories.

Hippie G

Retired Ruth’s 5 O’ Clock World


“When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. ~ David Weatherford             

This song request came about quite differently then most others have. Our follower, Ruth from “retiredruth Life in the 50’s and beyond” has  asked about a tune she recalled from a brief visit in Monterey, California USA.  She only recalls liking the song quite enough to listen to it over and over again on a local radio station while visiting California in 1966. That she heard the song repeatedly  on the radio is telling that it appeared to be getting a lot of air time. The hints Ruth can recall are astonishing really, since when she returned back to the Mid West where she is from she never heard this tune again,  despite trying to find it,   Thus song  has remained with her to this day.  Don’t you just love that about music when it affects you like that?

{ To Ruth, this is the song  we talked about that popped into my head at the first reading of your hints. There was no happy results from a search using the hints as tag search words. It became immediately obvious none of the results were the song you are looking for. If this  song  5  O : Clock World is not you song know only that we tried and hope you enjoy this tune anyway in its place. }

Ruth’s hints;  a clock,  passing of time, the year was 1966 that the song was popular and receiving a lot of radio air time, and she was in Monterey California. She also added that it is a light pop/rock tune. So it is with this that we are posting 5 O Clock World.  It is a great song that will move your toes in time ti the music. One that we thought worth posting and taking the chance we could be giving Ruth her song. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions about this search for Ruth’s song we would love to hear from you. We are open to them always.

A different focus; this post will feature information on the venue of Monetery California USA.

Monterrey, California, the city itself known for its superb venue for live music performances is as well  known for its historic influence on America’s Rock, Pop, & Jazz Industry. The San Francisco music scene, with bands like Quick Silver Messenger Service, It’s  a Beautiful Day, Santana,  & The Grateful Dead became a genre of their own to their fans. Using Ruth’s memory which stems from her c visit to this southern California  city in 1966 is a perfect segue into  this post about this multifaceted Music City venue.

The Monterey, California (USA)  Music Venue:

What has now become known as The Monterey Jazz Festival The Monterey Pop Festival‘s beginnings go back to 1958, with performing artists  like  Louie Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday.

The festival  now claims to be “the longest running jazz festival in the world” ( as reported since the Newport Jazz Festival moved locations). This original three-day concert was held the 16th-18th of June 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The “Summer of Love’s” peak as it is thought of today. It was the first of its kind to be-a promoted and heavily attended rock festival,  The concert reportedly had an estimated 200,000 total attendees with 55,000 to 90,000 people present at the event’s peak at midnight on Sunday. This was the  first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and blues artist Otis Redding.

The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place September 20-22, 2013 at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California

For , more info about the 2013 jazz Festival Season:

For More information about The Monterey Pop Festival:

Hippies the Real Deal.


Tuesday 27th November 2012

CyKlopps req

Just for the music..

This news of Mathew Southern Comfort is what inspired this simple piece of memory blasting. I am not going to do any info on any because we have already used CSN, and there is no need for anything on the other Video. Just asking you all to enjoy them for their  part in the history of music and the hippy era.

I heard on our news today that Mathews Southern Comfort are reforming or have just reformed.

Mathews Southern Comfort..

Woodstock Hippies...

Crosby,Stills and Nash...

The Incredible String Band.(Request)


22nd November 2012. Thursday

For Steve at Bumba,,,  Bumba   A worth while visit for another very knowledgeable and interesting music site.

Steve please enjoy and thank you for joining in this fun project.   I think their Album art alone is worth the visit.

Ducks on a Pond.

Track 3 from the Incredible String Band’s BBC Radio Night Ride Session 6th March 1968

The Incredible String Band 

(sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture, before splitting up in 1974. The group’s members are musical pioneers in psych folk and, by integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music. The group reformed in 1999 and continued to perform until 2006.

Background information
Origin Edinburgh / Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Psychedelic folk
World music
Years active 1966–1974
Labels Elektra Records (1966–70)
Island Records (1971–74)
Associated acts Robin Williamson
Mike Heron
Clive Palmer
Past members
Robin Williamson
Mike Heron
Clive Palmer
Christina “Licorice” McKechnie
Rose Simpson
Malcolm Le Maistre
Gerard Dott
Stan Schnier
Jack Ingram
Graham Forbes
John Gilston
Bina Williamson
Lawson Dando
Claire “Fluff” Smith

The Story of the Incredible String Band.. The following excerpt from the web site please click link for more.

The short biography taken from Making Time. A longer version will be added in due course.

One of the more unusual groups to come out of Britain in the 1960’s, the Incredible String Band were highly influential in their day with the likes of Robert Plant and the Rolling Stones citing them as references. The String Band is one of those groups that are very difficult to categorize   sometimes described as psychedelic folk music, they were certainly an early exponent of World Music in the UK. 

The group came together in the mid-1960’s. Clive and Robin had been playing together at Clive’s Incredible Folk Club, a small folk club in Saucihall Street in Glasgow. They built up quite a following including Billy Connolly and Mike Heron, who later joined on guitar. They were a trio when Joe Boyd visited the club having heard about the band. He signed them to Elektra and they completed their first album, The Incredible String Band released in 1966. This showcased the fine writing talents of the three members and already showed, to a small extent, that they were moving beyond the usual folk style. Robin’s October Song from this album has become a classic and is highly rated by Bob Dylan.  

(For more info click link to the web site and enjoy)  This is a specialist web site to ISB and related artists. Well worth a visit.