We start today with a groovy 60s hit. Friend and Lover were an American folk-singing duo composed of then husband-and-wife team, Jim Post and Cathy Post. They are best known for their hit single "Reach Out of the Darkness", which reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1968. And here it is, Reach Out Of The Darkness (Verve Forecast 7” 1967)
Next up, something modern. Michael Nau (website) with Good Thing, from his second LP Some Twist (Full Time Hobby 2017). Buy here.
The Palace Guard. Formed in 1964 in Los Angeles, CA suburb Hawthorne. Initially called the Emerals. they changed their name to The Palace Guard when they signed with Orange-Empire Records in 1965. Were the house band at the Hullabaloo Club. Disbanded in 1967. This is their third of six singles, A Girl You Can Depend On (Orange-Empire Records 7” 1975).
Cliff Wade’s sole release here was Sister, B-side of You've Never Been To My House (Morgan Blue Town 7” 1969)
We conclude with a couple of classics from Irish rock band The Cranberries, with the official videos for singles Dreams (Island Records all formats 1992) and then Zombie (Island Records all formats 1994). Until next week ...