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Ex-Bangle Susanna Hoffs dips into sounds of her past

When Susanna Hoffs talks about her love of 1960s pop music, you have to wonder what she even remembers about that era. She was barely knee-high when the Mamas and the Papas, Petula Clark, the Beach Boys, and the Velvet Underground — all of whom inspired the melodious spirit of her new solo album, “Someday” — were making their marks.

“I was born in 1959, so at the very beginning of the ’60s I was a baby, but by the time the Beatles hit America in 1964, I was about 5,” says Hoffs, who plays a rare solo show at the Center for Arts in Natick on Friday. “I was very tuned in, and my mom claims that I was rocking and rolling in my crib — literally. It was on a wooden floor and I would roll this thing as she played music.”

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