60 Number Ones of the Sixties: the Ultimate Sixties Collection
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For too many people, the 1960s remain The Beatles and The Rolling Stones--and not a lot else. However, 60 Number Ones Of The Sixties goes some way to proving that there was far more to that most swinging of times than Mick and Keef and the sainted Lennon and McCartney. And to prove it, it draws on chart-toppers spanning the entire decade, from the primitive rumble of Del Shannon's "Runaway" through to Marvin Gaye's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", the untrammelled euphoria of "Everlasting Love" by The Love Affair through to the forgotten likes of The Young Rascals and--deep breath--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.
Tied in with the closure of Wembley Stadium--1966 and all that--where this selection really scores is in reflecting just how diverse Number Ones were back then; witness the Merseybeat chirrup of Gerry and the Pacemakers' "How Do You Do It" set beside the loose-limbed ska of Desmond Dekker's "The Israelites". Ultimately this is more than mere history; this is where so much of today's music draws its inspiration and is a truly inspired evocation of that period. --Billy Swift
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