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As unpolished as they were popstrologically Fresh, bands like the Troggs and ? and the Mysterians made 1966 quite possibly the most thrilling of all four Years of the Beatles. And yet a star that was not Fresh but profoundly, uncannily, disturbingly Familiar also appeared in the popstrological firmament of 1966. They were the Monkees, the Opposing Star of 1966, but soon to be the Dominant Star of 1967 in an act of patricide unparalleled in popstrological history. Freshness is indeed a powerful force in defining the generation born in the Third Year of the Beatles, but the countervailing influence of this most Familiar of all stars indicates that the children of 1966 will fulfill the unlikely dual destiny of being known for their ability to recycle just as much as for their marked ability to create. And as for the influence of their birth year's Wildcard star -- well, one can only hope that the scary militarism of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler will influence the children on 1966 in some indirect and unexpected way.

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1Simon and Garfunkel Sounds Of Silence
Jan 2-Jan 15The Beatles We Can Work It Out
Jan 16-Jan 22Simon and Garfunkel Sounds Of Silence
Jan 23-Jan 29The Beatles We Can Work It Out
Jan 30-Feb 12Petula Clark My Love
Feb 13-Feb 19Lou Christie Lightnin' Strikes
Feb 20-Feb 26Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walking
Feb 27-Apr 2Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler The Ballad Of The Green Berets
Apr 3-Apr 23The Righteous Brothers (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
Apr 24-Apr 30The Young Rascals Good Lovin'
May 1-May 21The Mamas and the Papas Monday, Monday
May 22-Jun 4Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman
Jun 5-Jun 18The Rolling Stones Paint It Black
Jun 19-Jun 25The Beatles Paperback Writer
Jun 26-Jul 2Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night
Jul 3-Jul 9The Beatles Paperback Writer
Jul 10-Jul 23Tommy James and the Shondells Hanky Panky
Jul 24-Aug 6The Troggs Wild Thing
Aug 7-Aug 27The Lovin' Spoonful Summer In The City
Aug 28-Sep 3Donovan Sunshine Superman
Sep 4-Sep 17The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love
Sep 18-Oct 8The Association Cherish
Oct 9-Oct 22The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
Oct 23-Oct 29? and the Mysterians 96 Tears
Oct 30-Nov 5The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville
Nov 6-Nov 12Johnny Rivers Poor Side Of Town
Nov 13-Nov 26The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On
Nov 27-Dec 3The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral
Dec 4-Dec 10The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Dec 11-Dec 24The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral
Dec 25-Dec 31The Monkees I'm A Believer



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