O is for... Organs
Organs were very big in the '60s. Er, maybe we should rephrase that. Ok, most garage bands had an organ player in their ranks. Some songs just wouldn’t work without one, 96 Tears by Question Mark & The Mysterians for example.
Popular organs used by garage groups included Vox Continentals, Farfisa Compacts and various Hammond and Lowrey models. The question of which band actually played what make and model of organ has been covered brilliantly at the keyboard-obsessed Combo Organ Discography website. Saves us trying to figure it out.
O is also for... Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah is a 1966 classic ditty released by Chicago garage royalty Shadows Of Knight. The song was written by Bo Diddley. Shadows of Knight also released a hit version of Van Morrison’s Gloria. The band are still going strong today. Check out their astonishing haircuts here.