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1966: The Saturday Review Gives Thumbs Up To ‘Things Are Changing’

1966: The Saturday Review gives thumbs up to “Things Are Changing,” a multi-group recording project done in ’65 to help advertise Equal Opportunity Employment programs during the Johnson administration (a hold-over concept from Kennedy’s youth programs). Phil Spector records a version of “Things Are Changing” with The Blossoms, featuring Darlene Love doing a powerful lead vocal. The backing track had actually been recorded earlier for a Ronettes version of Brian Wilson’s “Don’t Hurt My Little Sister,” on which Brian Wilson substituted for Leon Russell at the piano bench.