The Blacklist


This is a preliminary list of performers that I will never include in my pop selections, though many of them had big hits in the 50s, 60s and 70s. I will add names as I think of them.

The Mamas and Papas

Peter Paul and Mary

Harpers Bizarre

Frank Ifield

Van Doonican

The Bachelors

Ken Dodd

Jim Reeves

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Peters & Lee

Petula Clark

Roger Miller

The Seekers

The New Seekers

Bert Kaempfert

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

Acker Bilk

Horst Jankowski

Tom Jones


The Rooftop Singers

Los Bravos

5th Dimension

Stevie Wonder

Peter Sarstedt

Burl Ives


The Singing Nun

Ray Stevens

Pinky and Perky

The Chipmunks

Big Dee Irwin

Tommy James and the Shondells

Kyu Sakamoto

Al Martino

Trini Lopez

The Kingston Trio

The New Christy Minstrels

The Newbeats

The Serendipity Singers

B J Thomas

Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto

Nancy Sinatra


One Reply to “The Blacklist”

  1. When it comes to the Sixties I don’t rule anything out; I love even the corniest, most uncool records from that era, although I do draw the line at “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” by Peter Sarstedt.

    (Sarstedt’s brother Eden Kane made some good singles though).

    To Seventies music I have more objections. I hope I never hear “American Pie” ever again, although I probably will! Things turned sour at the end of that decade and from then on pop has been dominated by disco-based music. The turn of the 70s/80s was such a bleak time, although looking back some of the classic disco records were great. “Contact” by Edwin Starr for instance.

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