Episode 31

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Episode 31

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Revival with Michael Atchison, your weekly alternate history of music, airs Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. This week brings the second installment of our special three-part series leading up to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' White Album on Nov. 22. We’re moving chronologically through the years 1963 to 1968, a period that transformed the sound of popular music and set the stage for the next three decades. Last week, we explored 1963 and 1964, a time when The Beatles, Beach Boys and Motown’s amazing roster of artists ignited a dramatic shift in the sounds being heard on American radio.

In this week’s first hour, we move through the year 1965 — the absolute apex of the modern history of top 40 radio — and in the second hour, we experience 1966 — a time when traditional musical values struck back, and when a divide between the art and commerce of modern music began to emerge.