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The Gift

The Velvet Underground πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

30th January 1968

The first of two "spoken word" songs, this is the tale of Waldo Jeffers, who misses his girlfriend Marsha after she returns home when school ends. He decides to post himself in a box to see her. It doesn't end well for Waldo. "That schmuck."

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We Can Work It Out

The Beatles πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

3rd December 1965

This song (approximately, at least) marked the transition from the old twee pop Beatles to the much more interesting act that they became.

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7 O'Clock News/Silent Night

Simon and Garfunkel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

10th October 1966

This version of the early-19th Century Christmas carol is mixed with a simulated news bulletin based on events of 3rd August 1966.

No mention, however, of England's World Cup win only five days previous.

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