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60s Girl Grooves (My Music)

Airs Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The legendary Supremes perform a medley of their greatest hits, including "I Hear A Symphony," in "60s Girl Grooves" (MY MUSIC), hosted by Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

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Late British pop-soul singer Dusty Springfield performs her classic hit "I Only Want to Be With You" on "60s Girl Grooves" (MY MUSIC).

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International singing star Petula Clark presents her #1 hit from 1965 "My Love" on "60s Girl Grooves" (MY MUSIC).

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For the first time ever, MY MUSIC spotlights the girl groups and solo singers from the early and mid-1960s in an all-archival celebration that features original performances.

Curating worldwide video archives with rare footage from the vaults, "60s Girl Grooves" (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 2013 (check local listings).

“This period in American pop music was very special,” says series creator TJ 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.

"60s Girl Grooves" (MY MUSIC) 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; and “Respect “– Aretha Franklin.

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Above: Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.

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