Category Archives: 1960’s

Aynsley Lister.


Wednesday 18th April 2018

Aynsley Lister. website worth a visit for fans..



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: