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60s Girl Grooves

9 pm Saturday, March 8, on WILL-TV: It was a time of innocence, angst, puppy love and heartbreak. Girl groups sang about all of it. Watch a preview.

The Supremes

The Supremes

PBS spotlights the girl groups and solo singers from the early and mid-1960s in an all-archival celebration that features original performances. 60s Girl Grooves (My Music) curates worldwide video archives with rare footage from the vaults.

“This period in American pop music was very special,” says series creator T.J. Lubinsky. “It was a time of innocence, angst, puppy love, heartbreak and, most of all, great memories of carefree youth — like the feeling of that one memorable summer we all had in our teens — wherever we were hearing these songs on the radio.” It’s early rock and pop at its best on PBS, hosted by the always vivacious and “Supreme” Mary Wilson.

Watch a preview:

 

The program features these performances:

• “Please, Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
• “My Boyfriend’s Back” – The Angels
• “Heatwave” – Martha & the Vandellas
• “Remember, Walking in the Sand” – The Shangri-Las
• “Give Him a Great Big Kiss” – The Shangri-Las
• “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – The Shirelles
• “Da Doo Ron Ron” – The Crystals
• “Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
• “Gee Whiz” – Carla Thomas
• “A Lovers Concerto” – The Toys
• “I Will Follow Him” – Little Peggy March
• Hits Medley: “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “I Hear A Symphony” – The Supremes
• “The Loco-Motion” – Little Eva
• “Mashed Potato Time” – Dee Dee Sharp
• “My Guy” – Mary Wells
• “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” – Barbara Lynn
• “I Only Want to Be With You” – Dusty Springfield
• “What the World Needs Now Is Love” – Jackie DeShannon
• “The End of the World” – Skeeter Davis
• “It’s My Party” – Lesley Gore
• “Johnny Angel” – Shelley Fabares
• “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” – Betty Everett
• “Yes, I’m Ready” – Barbara Mason
• “My Love “– Petula Clark
• “Rescue Me” – Fontella Bass
• “Respect “– Aretha Franklin