A tune to get you moving from 1967 1



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You may think this hit song was recorded by the Beatles, with its “jangly” guitar sound, chord structure and vocal harmonies, however think again!

The band was originally formed for an American hit television series however soon the actor-musicians became a real American pop/rock band in Los Angeles in 1966. This was their first release and it was a hit, sitting at number one on the Billboard 100 in 1967.

The plot of the song involves a man who phone calls his wife/girlfriend, requesting that she “take the last train to…” so that they might have one last night together before he has to leave for his deployment.

This song is sure to get you moving around! Can you guess what it is?


Listen below to Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees:


Were you a fan of The Monkees? If so, was this one of your favourites? 

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