Sometime between Beatlemania and the time we all started taking ourselves too seriously , there were some pretty strange acts and hits on the radio. The halcyon years of the novelty record which produced hits like, "Purple People Eater" and "With Doctor" were a few years in the past, but there was somewhat of a resurgence in the mid to late 60's. in my memory, it all started with Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In, and the classic appearance of one Herbert Khoury who strummed a ukulele and warbled "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" in a (somewhat disturbing) falsetto voice. There were others.
Some of the people had talent, some didn't and some didn't even exist.
It was fun. (as you can tell by the picture of me on the left) Nobody really cared that most of it was just plain silly. It was the 60's and we had not yet become so self absorbed. Here are five of those strange hits from that very fun, innocent era.