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The Joy and Heartache of Our 1960s Music

by Mark R. Millikin

List Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-937943-51-6
Category:  Hobbies & Collecting
Pub Date: April 15, 2019
Binding: Hardcover, 276 pages
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In this book, author Mark Millikin recounts how and why music made so many listeners feel joy and heartache during the 60s and why those songs still resonate with us today. Millikin tells this compelling story from the important, but seldom told non-musician’s point of view. A view that will resonate with the reader. From rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, country, doo wop and folk music came “soul,” psychedelic rock, garage rock, bubble gum, folk rock, psychedelic soul and hard rock. No wonder music lovers growing up in the 60s feel lucky that they developed their ears for music listening then. It was alternately high energy or relaxing, upbeat or thought provoking, and included some of popular music’s all-time favorite dance songs. Millikin makes the music come alive again and convinces readers to reconnect with old favorites and forgotten songs. iTune sales will spike when readers dig in.

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Johnny Holliday is currently the announcer for the University of Maryland’s football and basketball programs, a job he has held for over 40 years.

Prior to that job, he was a radio disc jockey for Top 40 Music in the 1960s working at stations in Cleveland, New York and San Francisco. He introduced The Beatles for their concert at Candlestick Park in 1965 and he was the emcee for the popular music TV show Hullabaloo.

He posted this review on Mark Millikin’s Amazon page on May 17, 2021:

Mark Millikin nails it big time with “The Joy and Heartache of Our 1960s Music:”

This book belongs on every bookshelf. Mark nails it with his recollections of what I believe to be the greatest generation of Top 40 music, the 1960s!! During my Disc jockey days at WHK in Cleveland back in the ‘60s, I played just about every song Mark included in his book. It brought back a ton of memories for me of the artist, the songs, the record hops, the TV shows like Hullabaloo which I had the pleasure of being the announcer for…Mark’s book is such an easy read. You will smile as you read it and suddenly it takes you back to the innocent days of the ‘60s. Enjoy it, I sure as heck did.

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Read Michael Olesker’s recent review of Milliken’s latest work: Mark Millikin’s New Book Captures a Watershed Moment in our Cultural History

 




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