Music video roundup from the 1960s

Here are a few old songs I've come across and enjoyed lately on YouTube.

Picture 23 Small Faces -- Itchycoo Park (1967)

An innocent song about teenage drug use and truancy. Itchycoo is slang for stinging nettle, an herb I swear by for pollen allergies.

Picture 15-7 The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me (1968) This band's only huge hit was a remake of the The Outsiders' song from year before.

Picture 16-5 Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (1967)

Picture 17-6 Françoise Hardy -- Ce Petit coeur (1965)

Picture 18-7 The Osmonds -- Chilly Winds (1970) (No video, just this groovy pin-up.)

This song appeared in Pretty Maids All in a Row, an underrated creepy movie from 1970 written by Gene Roddenberry, directed by Roger Vadim, and starring Rock Hudson, who plays a high school football coach who rapes and murders the female students. If you want to watch it, you'll have to TiVo it, Torrent it, or buy a used VHS copy.

Previously on Boing Boing:
Sixties music videos
9 great old punk videos
8 punk and post-punk female singer videos


  1. with regards to the punk videos link under this — have you seen the Devo 2.0 version of Uncontrollable Urge — the urge is now about snacking!

  2. @#1 Kenny Jones was probably bored because “Itchycoo Park” is one of the slower, duller Small Faces songs. It’s not a scorcher like “Tin Soldier“. Also… he’s sort of a mellow guy on stage. What do you want, Keith Moon?

  3. Thanks for all these great links! I love the one for “Tin Soldier.”

    About stinging nettles — I take them in capsule form in the spring when I start sneezing from pollen. If I take them around the clock, I’m pretty-symptom free. If I forget to take them, then I need to use Claritin.

  4. The one for ‘7’ punk and post-punk female singer videos doesn’t work, because it should be /8/ punk and post-punk female singer videos. DUH! ;D

  5. Mark, I fell in love with Françoise Hardy last year and am still in a swoon. This decade’s releases show her still relevant in her 60s. Many of the YouTube videos are available on a PAL format DVD, which plays fine on my laptop, If only I could get it back from my daughter’s French teacher…

    A couple good fan resources are Alex Gerry’s francoisehardycompletely and Warren Gilbert’s Françoise Hardy All Over the World.

  6. I really, really like those movies of Françoise Hardy…

    France had a certain, irreplaceable aesthetic back then.

  7. OMG, is no one else completely freaked out by the Lemon Pipers clip? I think I started having a psychotic break when the elephant did that thing with its eyes…

  8. Awesome! My sister-in-law made me an odd mix disc a couple of months back and that Small Faces song ended up being one of my favorites on the disc yet I had no idea who they were or what the name of that track was until now. Thank you. I listen to the same four songs in a row while I’m driving. It goes George Harrison – “When We Was Fab,” Fugazi – “Waiting Room,” Small Faces and The Kinks – “Nothing To Say.” Another one of life’s small mysteries is solved for me.

  9. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, but I do remember that Rock Hudson’s character was not a rapist: He seduced hot young female students, and murdered them only after they began to threaten to Tell All.

    Pretty crappy movie, actually, but — oh my — Angie Dickinson’s nude scenes made it worthwhile.

  10. Also recommended: Truly, Madly, Deeply, which has Alan “Snape” Rickman singing on his own version of “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.” Great movie.

  11. In the American Breed video you can see the drummer fake playing the trumpet at 2 minutes 12 seconds.

  12. For me, Song of a Baker rocks even harder than Itchycoo Park or Tin Soldier.

    The bottom end on this track destroys just as much as anything the Who ever did.

    The Small Faces also did a fantastic cover of If I Were a Carpenter. Can’t find live video, though.

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