Slow Dancing in The 60’s (Part 2)

Two of the greatest vocal groups of all time – Little Anthony and the Imperials and The Righteous Brothers had hits in 1965. I can remember sitting in Penn’s Restaurant (the only place still open) late on Friday nights playing the Righteous Brothers on the jukebox. I think it was 1 song for 10 cents and 3 for a quarter. What a great lost pleasure – going up to the jukebox and flipping through all the music and then selecting the perfect song for the moment.

The British Invasion, Psychedelic Rock, and Bubblegum helped push slow dancing songs off the charts.  Doo wop died and we are all the worse for it.

1965

Little Anthony & The Imperials – Hurts So Bad

Little Anthony & The Imperials – Hurts So Bad

The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

1966

Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is

Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman

1967

The Casinos – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

The Tremeloes – Silence is Golden

1968

Otis Redding – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

The Vogues – Turn Around Look at Me

1969

Classics IV – Traces

Agree?  Disagree?  Any others you think I should add?

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