My love of 60's music and fashion started young - waaay back when I discovered my mom's record collection at the age of 5- It was full of pop gems from around Europe and they all had these amazing covers with guys and girls in far-out outfits and hair. I loved the music and spent many of my days dancing around singing along with Francoise Hardy and the Beatles. I know so many songs by heart from the Kinks, to Martha and the Vandellas. And, while I went through a mod-phase in high school, I really only really began to learn about the pervasiveness of 60's pop rock in a class I took in college with the fantastic musician Fred Frith. It was a class on cross-currents in music with a focus on western pop- and rock music and it's influences of music in Eastern countries.
I loved this class. I mean where else could I have studied about the music of Bollywood movies?
And, where else could I have learned in depth about the compositions of R.D. Burman ?
These are two of my favorite 'Bollywood' film music compositions, though I've yet to see the films!
I also discovered that some amazing pop groups came out of Singapore in the 60's.
Check out The Crescendos, Naomi & The Boys, The Quests, Ernie Djohan the list goes on and on!
Fashion News #116
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