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Even the Bad Times Are Good
by The Tremeloes
More good time fun music from the Sixties here, and with a very 'live' feel to it. The band members had begun to cultivate this rather ad hoc vocal sound in the studio by adding whoops, heys and random spoken phrases to the mix, making it sound almost as though everything was being made up as they went along. Coupled with the good-looking pin-up boy Chip Hawkes (father of future star Chesney), the guys just couldn't fail around that period of their careers.

'The Tremeloes':
:: The band got their name from the part of a guitar amplifier which created the vibrato sound for the guitar - it was called the "tremelo unit". ...
:: They only found their first flush of success after lead singer Brian Poole's mother told them they should change the name of the band to 'Brian Poole and the Tremeloes' - luckily, the record company also thought it was a good idea. ...
:: When 'The Tremeloes' finally split from Poole, he carried on singing solo for a couple of years, but eventually left the music business completely to work with his father as a butcher. (However, he would later return to perform on the Golden Oldies circuit in the UK.)

In #1967 :
:: On the busy January 14th of that year: 20,000 attended a social event called the "Human Be-In" in San Francisco, an earthquake in Sicily killed 231 people, and the New York Times reported that the US Army was conducting secret germ warfare experiments. ...
:: Construction of the San Francisco 'MUNI METRO' (Market Street subway) began on July 25th. ...
:: A memorial service was held at the New London Synagogue on October 17th for 'The Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein, who had died in August from an accidental drug overdose at his Sussex home.

US: No. 36 - UK: No. 4
1967 - CBS Records - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 16th August 2019
For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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