(Manfred Mann - Not your average grab-bag of pretty faces)
During the first couple of years of the British invasion (1964-1966), one of the consistent hit makers were Manfred Mann. They turned out some memorable music and were one of the first British bands to record Dylan material "With God On Our Side", and it served them very well. Their second Dylan track, "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" (the one we've got here), did great in the UK - hitting at #2 before some of the lyrics and their implications were discovered and promptly banned from radio airplay. It was released here in the States, but as a B side so there was little, if any controversy because radio never played B-sides.
Despite that, Manfred Mann did very well and weathered some personnel changes before the band split up and resurfaced as Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
But this is 1965 and none of that has happened yet.
Nights at the Roundtable with Donovan and his Jazzier side with The Observation from the Mellow Yellow album, released in 1967. We're coming into the stretch and we're almost to our goal. Please kick in what you can and help us over the top. Help save Newstalgia and help keep us up and running. Read more...