SG in Top 40, 1966

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  1. Neil from Ottawa Canada

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    cool guitar. hard to believe that song made the top 100.
     
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    Jon Savage's 1966 devotes a section to this song.
     
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    He’s got more patience than me.
     
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    I graduated High School in 1966 and I remember that song.
    Other sixties music was equally dorky, except for the Doors.
    If you look closely, you'll see that she's not plugged in to anything.
    She's lip synching, which is what TV producers insisted that performers
    must do if they wanted their songs to be on TV.

    She's nailing it, like a pro. If you go back that far, you can see videos where
    the Roling Stones were made to lip synch their songs...
    TV producers didn't want the clutter of cables, and didn't want the hassle
    of sound checks and multiple instruments, drum mikes, mixing vocals...
    all that stuff that we take for granite now.

    So they told the performers, you'll practice lip synching to the produced
    version of your hit song, and you'll NAIL IT, or we'll present someone else
    who will do what we require. Your decision.

    For some reason, the Beatles were able to tell the TV producers to get a
    proper sound crew, and do a proper sound check and mix the band so
    they could play live and be plugged in not do any fake lip synching.
    But they had no monitors. Neither did anyone else. Maybe some side fills,
    that's about it. Look at the old videos, and see. No monitors.

    She's playing her SG Junior with a thumb pick. So she knows how to play
    all right, and she has her own style. But she's not plugged in.
    In spite of this, I never liked this song.

    In '66, if you wanted to play a Gibson Solid body guitar, there was only
    the SG. Les Pauls were discontinued in 1960 due to lack of interest.
    It wasn't until '68 that Gibson was forced by sales demand to start making
    the Les Paul again. Clapton got that demand going.
     
  6. Neil from Ottawa Canada

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    As a 12-year old in 1965, with parents into country, older siblings into The Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys etc, I realized how important music was. Remember trying to make makeshift guitars out of oval ham cans. I remember too, surprising the big family at the dinner table by belting out The Beatles "Do You Want To Know A Secret", especially the looks of approval. Guitar was way more important to me then and now. Never did become a real singer but the voice did develop thankks to Kareoke. 1960s music be it rock or country or metal, made me with God's help, a musician.
     

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