Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This is our fourth annual Xmas podcast. On earlier editions, show #25 told “The Little-Known Stories Of The Biggest Christmas Hits."#51 showcased "The Top 40 Lost Hits Of Christmas." And #75 presented "The Beatles & Elvis Presley For Christmas."

Now, on this episode #101, it’s the yuletide tunes of a specific decade. We’ll remember “45 Lost 1960s Xmas 45s.” Most were played on one or more radio stations somewhere, but with just a few exceptions, they went nowhere on the hit music charts.

These include platters by then-established or emerging artists, such as Aretha Franklin, Gary U.S. Bonds, Solomon Burke, Jack Scott, Dodie Stevens, Charles Brown, and Ike & Tina Turner, among others.


We’ll also unwrap some singles worth hearing by artists who were hardly ever if ever heard from again. And we’ve got some 45s that appeared on the rock charts back then, but seem to have disappeared from radio station playlists today.

They’re all part of the greatest rock and roll stories on record. And you’ll hear them all right here.