Monday, February 13, 2006

YouTubes: 1960s

As promised, some personal pHavourites of pHinn found from the amazing YouTube video archives. We'll start from the 1960s... Enjoy!

Music (promo clips -- which were still relatively rare in the 60s -- and live cuts):

Amboy Dukes: 'Journey to the Center of the Mind'

The Animals: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Brigitte Bardot: 'Harley Davidson' (1968). Hmmm... And here's more BB.

Syd Barrett / early Pink Floyd:

'Astronomy Domine' (live at Beat Club)

'Arnold Layne'


'Jugband Blues'


Syd Barrett/The Pink Floyd: London '66-'67. A 31:30 clip taken from Peter Whitehead's film Tonight Let's All Make Love In London: Syd and Floyd in studio, performing 'Interstellar Overdrive', some peeks into the Swinging London with mod/hippie underground action....

The Beatles:

'Strawberry Fields Forever'

'Penny Lane'

'A Day in the Life'

'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'

clips from Yellow Submarine

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg: 'Je t'aime... moi non plus'. Gainsbourg was the enfant terrible of French pop (a pity this promo clip is quite not as hot as the often-banned song on it).

Blue Cheer: 'Summertime Blues' (live on Beat Club, 1968)

James Brown

Buffalo Springfield: 'For What It's Worth'

The Byrds

Johnny Cash

Count Five: Psychotic Reaction

The Creation: live 1966

Deep Purple: 'Hush' (live on Playboy After Dark, 1969, hosted by Hugh Hefner!)

The Doors:

'Not To Touch The Earth'

'Unknown Soldier'

Bob Dylan: 'Like A Rolling Stone'. A 1966 live rendition of the classic tune from Dylan's "Judas" period. Plus John Lennon & Bob Dylan in a taxi in '66

The Electric Prunes


Jimi Hendrix

Jefferson Airplane: 'White Rabbit' ("Go ask Alice)

The Kinks:

'Dead End Street'

'Sunny Afternoon'

Love live on American Bandstand, 1967, featuring the songs 'Message To Pretty' and 'My Little Black Book'.

MC5: 'Kick Out The Jams' (live 1969).

The Monks:

'Cuckoo' and
'Boys Are Boys'. Live on Beat Club, 1966.


Nico: 'I'm Not Saying'

The Pretty Things: 'Midnight To Six Man' (on BBC, featuring a funny teen advice segment + 'Midnight To Six Man' @ Beat Club

Procol Harum: 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'

Question Mark & The Mysterians: '96 Tears' (live on Where The Action Is, 1965).

Otis Redding

The Rolling Stones:

'Jumping Jack Flash' (1968 promo clip)

Os Mutantes. The Brazilian "Tropicalia" band.

Nancy Sinatra: 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'

Sly and the Family Stone

The Small Faces:

'Green Circles' (Beat Club)

'Tin Soldier' (Beat Club)

'Whatcha Gonna Do About It'

The Smoke: 'My Friend Jack'. A notorious freakbeat song ("My friend Jack eats sugarlumps") on West German Beat Club TV show.

Soft Machine: 'We Know What You Mean'

Dusty Springfield

The Temptations:

'Ain't Too Proud To Beg'

'Cloud Nine'

'My Girl'

'Psychedelic Shack'

The 13th Floor Elevators: 'You're Gonna Miss Me'. Live on American Bandstand, 1966.

Velvet Underground: 'Sunday Morning'

The Who:


The Yardbirds:

'I'm A Man'

'Train' Kept A-Rollin''. A version of a Johnny Burnette song.

'Stroll On'. This clip is taken from Michelangelo Antonioni's seminal "Swinging London" film Blow-Up (1966), with a rare line-up of Yardbirds featuring both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. 'Stroll On' was basically a version 'Train Kept A-Rollin' with new lyrics. Note how bar the lonely dancing couple, the crowd is strangely apathetic here (as if they are all stoned), only getting active when Jeff Beck wrecks his guitar, and throws its neck to the audience. Michelangelo Antonioni originally wanted to have The Who here, but they weren't available.

On French TV, 1967: setlist includes 'Train Kept A Rollin'', 'Dazed And Confused' (which Jimmy Page's later band Led Zeppelin would make their own), and 'Goodnight Sweet Josephine'.

'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago'. My favourite Yardbirds song.

Walker Brothers / Scott Walker. One of my all-time favourites.

Finally, some film and TV stuff from the 60s:

Barbarella trailer

Band of Outsiders by Jean-Luc Godard: a clip.

Batman: The Movie (1966). A clip from the movie made simultaneously with the popular TV show.

Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard. Scenes from the film accompanied by Stereolab's 'Miss Modular'.

Bullitt: the famous car chase scene.

Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey: outtakes.

Ciao! Manhattan. Lost footage of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick.

Jan Svankmajer: The Flat. A 1968 short film from the Czech master of surreal animation.

J.S. Bach, Fantasia In G Minor. More Svankmajer from 1965.

Easy Rider (1969): a clip.

Fahrenheit 451. A short clip from Francois Truffaut's 1966 film version of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel.

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, a trailer of Russ Meyer's 1966 cult flick.

Get Smart: the agent parody show; some episodes in their entirety.

Green Hornet: opening credits from the TV series featuring Bruce Lee.

Hammer Horror: the famous British studio specialising in horror flicks.

Journey to the Far Side of The Sun trailer, from Gerry Anderson-produced 1969 film.

Lampa. A diversion to the 1950s, with this 1959 short film by Roman Polanski.

Man From U.N.C.L.E.: a clip and opening credits.

The Monkees. Thought this was more appropriate in the TV category than in music... (The Monkees were a "manufactured" band created for the TV show, who were supposed to be hated by any "serious" rock fan, but I have to confess I've got a soft spot for them and their slapstick antics.)

Morderstwo. Another Roman Polanski short, from 1957.

Outer Limits: TV promo for the pilot episode "The Galaxy Being" of the horror/sci-fi anthology series.

Perversion For Profit. A classic 1964 anti-porn rant, starring George Putnam and financially backed by Charles Keating. Featuring some juicy magazine covers of the era.

The Planet of the Apes (1968): a clip.

Thunderbirds Are Go. Trailer from the 1966 Thunderbirds film produced by Gerry Anderson who later made Space: 1999.

Towers Open Fire. The 1963 short film by William S. Burroughs and Anthony Balch.

Twilight Zone - "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet": one of the best-known episodes (1963) of Rod Serling's classic horror anthology TV series in its entirety, starring pre-Captain Kirk William Shatner!

Twilight Zone - "Eye of the Beholder". Another classic episode from 1960.

Vivre sa vie by Jean-Luc Godard: a clip of Nana's dance.

And some psychedelic history for you:

Getting High: a documentary on LSD, a bit about Timothy Leary, and an LSD test on British soldiers (shiny happy fellows). See also Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb (1969) (a hilarious education film) and Sex, Drugs and the Cold War (1959-1972). And you must also see Pink Panther: "Psychedelic Pink" (1968), where everyone's favourite feline enters a psychedelic bookstore...

And another bit from 1950s: the infamous pin-up queen Betty Page!

Next: 1970s to 1980s


Juri said...

Emm... er... I may be a fascist pig here, but have they cleared the rights for these?

pHinn said...

Well, I'd say I've got a strong feeling you'd just better enjoy these before the corporate powers that be cut in...

Jan said...

These are super! Mind if I take a little bit of your code for


pHinn said...

Sure, go ahead Jan!

Jan said...

sorry to bother you again. May I reproduce your entire post?

pHinn said...

Yep, of course, Jan. I hope to add the 1970s to the present day entries soon...