Long time lurker, first time poster. I don't know if this is just me, but it seems that ever since Jann Wenner launched the mammoth ship we all know as Rolling Stone, there has been an overall attitude that absolutely nothing of note happened between Buddy Holly's plane crashing & that of the Beatles' arriving five years later. Oh, some rock histories cite the craze we all know as the twist and all its related movements , but it seems they don't want to make any effort to try to dig deep into the stars & trends of the era. And while some might just think of Fabian & wave their hand in dismissal, a lot of real talent got thrown out with the bathwater.......The Kingston Trio, Shirelles, Freddy Cannon, Hank Ballard, Lee Dorsey, Dee Clark, Del Shannon, Dion & the Belmonts, Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, Dick Dale & countless others. Not to mention the Brill Building which gave us Goffin & King, Barry & Greenwich & Mann & Weill, not to mention Neil Sedaka, Don Kirshner, Neil Diamond & Paul Simon.....all seemingly overshadowed by one man named Spector. I know that many on this board overall prefer the post-Pet Sounds Classic Rock era, but is there anyone else that treasures the so-called "JFK years" that seem to get such short shrift in the books & documentaries?