mi0000030065#21 – The New Vaudeville Band – “Winchester Cathedral” – (1966)

1966 was the year that things really started to get groovy. And the song we’re kicking off this year with makes it pretty clear. This was a novelty song recorded by Geoff Stephens and some session musicians. When it became an unexpected hit (#1 in the U.S.) he had to assemble a band to tour. This one hit-wonder has a really funky sound and is the perfect gateway to a year that would define the sound of the 60s.