Because it's a rainy day here in California....
Bus Stop, Live 1966
British super-cuties The Hollies were groovy on so many levels. I have always loved that they somehow managed to maintain a certain wholesomeness in their music while at the same time staying at the creative edge of the day.
Bus Stop has always been one of my favorite songs of the era, maybe because it manages to capture the rainy day flavor through the melody while dealing with an essentially positive, romantic topic. Plus, it makes me smile that the hero in this song dreams of marrying the girl - heaven knows that doesn't happen in popular music these days.
Now, back to fashion. How groovy?
1.) Alan Clarke is a cutie.
2.) Side burns. Not that I'm advocating bringing back this trend, but these boys pull it off.
3.) White satin pirate shirts with gigantic black neck ruffles. Fierce!
4.) Clarke (again) in a black satin shirt and winkle pickers. Dancing.
5.) Drummer Bobby Elliot trying to bring Beatnik back with the black turtleneck, beret, and kerchief.
6.) A crowd of groovy groovesters. Being groovy.