Aired on Treasure Island OldiesMar 17, 2024

Does the name Charles Fleischer ring a bell? Probably not. But if I told you that this American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, and writer, is best known as the voices of Roger Rabbit, Benny the Cab, Greasy, and Psycho in Who Framed Roger Rabbit then it’s probably a good bet that you can relate to who I am talking about.

Moreover, you may be able to relate to him further when I tell you that he is the originator of the quote “If you remember the 60s, you really weren’t there,” which has been widely misattributed to various other celebrities.

As to the quote itself, some feel it succinctly sums up the impact that the evolution of psychedelic music had in the mid-to-late 60s.

The arrangement and lyrics from a song released by a pioneering group of this genre further supports this.


Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, a local group quickly gained attention for their distinctive sound, which combined elements of rock, folk, and electronic music with a sense of experimentation and psychedelia. Their debut single, released in 1966, became an instant hit and remains one of the most iconic psychedelic rock songs of all time.

Their 1967 album further solidified their reputation as pioneers of psychedelic rock. The album showcased the band’s ability to create immersive sonic landscapes, blending traditional rock instrumentation with innovative studio techniques and electronic effects.

Despite their relatively short-lived career, the Electric Prunes left an indelible mark on the psychedelic rock genre, influencing countless musicians and bands in the decades that followed. Their willingness to embrace new technologies, unconventional song structures, and avant-garde aesthetics helped pave the way for the psychedelic movement of the late 60s and beyond.

Imagine being able to shape the psychedelic rock genre during the mid-60s by proclaiming, “I Had Too Much Too Dream (Last Night),” this week’s Tom Locke moment in time.

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This “Moments In Time” story is yet another example of a “golden oldie” or forgotten favorite that earned its place in the evolution of Rock & Roll.