Pop Machine

May 30, 2015

gould

Once upon a time I made a comment that if you were teaching a Pop Hits of the Sixties 101 course it’d be a good idea to focus on “Look Through Any Window” by The Hollies. The song was written by Charles Silverman and Graham Gouldman, the latter a writer of many songs that did well on pop charts of the era.

I think some took my comment as one which inferred that it was an easy song to write. But what I meant was this song captured the era in a way that few can or did. It has a catchy beat, riffs, harmonies, and tempo & key changes all packaged into a neat little hit for The Hollies. You might say….solid Gould.

Here they are on Hullabaloo introduced by Frankie Avalon in a very strange, uniquely American manner. (Graham Nash at 133 lbs?)

post by ianabroad

Look Through Any Window – The Hollies – 1965

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