The Easybeats, 1968. "Good Times." The great Aussie band and the Vanda and Young songwriting team at their all-time peak.
Okay, you knew we were going to finish this little series with this one, right?
This is, of course, as perfect a rock 'n' roll record as has ever been heard by sentient mammalian ears.
There is a story -- perhaps apocryphal, but I suspect not -- that no less a worthy than Sir Paul McCartney, upon hearing this come over his car radio at the time of its original release, was so moved by it that he pulled his car to the side of the road till the tune's finale and then called the radio station demanding that it be played again.
Other fun facts: That's the great Steve Marriott assisting with the chorus vocals. Also, despite its awesomeness, the song has never really been a hit. That hasn't stopped it from being covered countless times -- top of my head, there are pretty good versions by The Move, Shocking Blue and INXS.
And with that, we bid a fond adieu to our Baby That is Rock n' Roll series. Regular whatever occurs to me at the time posting will resume on Monday.