08 Oct

Lots of Seattle pop culture

While looking for more Frantics stuff I found this great list of Seattle pop icons — I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it before, maybe even linked it here, but it’s still neat. Check out this quote:

“While the rest of the country was listening to total pap such as Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell, kids in the Northwest were listening to the original hard-rocking ‘garage band’ sound. Apparently the Northwest Sound was also a hit in England, where some guys named John, Paul, and George picked up on many of its riffs (with Ringo mostly just grooving along for the ride).”

I like to imagine the Fab Four listening to scratchy 45s of my uncle playing drums. (You can hear some unscratchy mp3s at http://pnwbands.com/frantics.html, if you are curious.)

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