Tarantino Talks ‘Once Upon A Time…’ Soundtrack At Grammy Museum
Quentin Tarantino dropped by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA last night (October 2) to talk about his passion for music and the painstakingly-curated Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood soundtrack. The famed director revealed that he hunted down 14 hours of radio shows from 1969 to get an idea of what was actually being played on the AM airwaves at that time, and discovered a series of hidden gems in the process. A good example of which is Los Bravos’ “Bring A Little Lovin’.”
One act that Quentin already knew would be on the soundtrack was Paul Revere And The Raiders. He revealed that they were a favorite of his as a child, and explained the band’s connection to film. It turns out that lead singer Mark Lindsay lived in house where Sharon Tate was murdered. His piano can even be seen in the movie. As such, the ponytail-wearing rocker was the perfect special guest and he regaled the audience with amusing anecdotes from the era. Mark then called on some friends (and a children’s choir) to perform a selection of songs.
The ’60s hitmaker might have become a little frailer with age, but his voice has proved impervious to Father Time. Mark belted out “Hungry,” “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” and “Good Thing” with as much vigor and swagger as he did in 1969. With any luck, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood will finally deliver Tarantino a Grammy for best soundtrack. He deserves it for capturing the wildly eclectic sound of the era so faithfully.