The Turtles


The Turtles are an American rock band that scored their biggest and best-known hit in 1967 with the song “Happy Together”.

Turtles

Side One

You Baby

Side Two

Wanderin’ Kind

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Side One

 You Showed Me

Side Two

Buzz Saw

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Side One

 You Know What I Mean

Side Two

Rugs of Woods & Flowers

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Side One

Happy Together

Side Two

The Walking Song

Vanilla Fudge


Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their psychedelic renditions of popular songs. The band’s original lineup recorded five albums during the years 1966–69, before disbanding in 1970. The band has reunited in various configurations over the years, and is currently operating with three of the four original members. The band has been cited as “one of the few American links between psychedelia and what soon became heavy metal”.

VanillaFudge

Side One

Take Me for a Little While

Side Two

Thoughts

Vangelis


Hmmm. Did my dad get this because of my mom? My mom’s father was Greek (please don’t ask me to spell her maiden name, she yells when I call to make sure I got the Os and Us in the correct order) and so that side of the family is like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Well, minus the Windex.

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου; born 29 March 1943), professionally known as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Antarctica, Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Vangelis began his professional musical career working with several popular bands of the 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and the duo went on to release several albums together as Jon & Vangelis. His work has continued through to this day, working on music for events like the 2001 Mars Odessey and the 2002 World Cup.

In 1981, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. The soundtrack’s single, Titles, also reached the top of the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and was used as the background music at the London 2012 Olympics winners’ medal presentation ceremonies. In 2012, Vangelis re-tooled and added new pieces to the Chariots of Fire soundtrack, for use in Chariots of Fire, the 2012 stage adaptation of the 1981 film of the same title.

Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 52 albums, Vangelis is the world’s most celebrated creator of electronic music.

 Vangelis

Side One

Chariots of Fire – Titles

Side Two

Eric’s Theme

Van the Man


Okay, come on now, who HASN’T sung along to Brown Eyed Girl in a drunken stupor?! That song isn’t actually on either of these two singles, but I really couldn’t help myself.

With you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
We used to sing?
Sha la la, la la, la la, la la, l-la te da
Just like that
Sha la la, la la, la la, la la, l-la te da
La te da

Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, are critically acclaimed and appear at the top of many greatest album lists.

His solo career began with the release of the hit single “Brown Eyed Girl” in 1967. His second album, Moondance, established Morrison as a major artist, and throughout the 1970s he built on his reputation with a series of critically acclaimed albums and live performances.

Morrison has received considerable acclaim, including six Grammy Awards, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, being inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and appearing on several “Greatest Artists” lists.

VanMor

Side One

Blue Money

Side Two

Sweet Thing

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Side One

Moondance

Side Two

Cold Wind in August

The Velvets


The Velvets were an American doo wop group from Odessa, Texas. Roy Orbison heard the group and signed them to Monument Records in 1960. Their first release was a tune called “That Lucky Old Sun”. Their biggest hit single was “Tonight (Could Be the Night)”, which hit #26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961.

Velvets

Side One

Tonight (Could Be the Night)

Side Two

Spring Fever