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.”