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What songs from the 1960's are still on your playlist?
The 1960's boasts a vast array of music styles and genres throughout the decade. Many genres crossed and blurred lines, and new sub-genres or were created.
Throughout the 60's, we had a variety of pop, rock, Motown / R&B and soul. There were all of those tragedy songs, muscle car songs, and surf songs playing on the radio. Then came The Beatles and the British invasion. Folk music evolved into folk-rock, and Bob Dylan became one of the most influential songwriters of the decade and beyond. Folk music became a popular genre for the counterculture and protest songs (anti-war, civil rights). Folk-rock segued into psychedelic rock and songs of the drug culture. Elvis made a comeback in '68. Later in the decade, progressive rock began to merge various genres and styles, including classical music. And by the end of the decade, blues rock was moving to hard rock and heavy rock territory.
So much happened? What did I miss?
Here's an article that I found for a memory refresher.
So, what songs from the 1960's are still on your playlist today?
@DMAFl - Don't worry about duplicates if it's on your playlist and you want to include it. Sometimes I will just ditto someone else's list if it matches up closely to my own. It's all about sharing our favorite music, and just having fun.
Can't believe I missed this one:
Concerto for Group & Orchestra - Deep Purple & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1969)
This was the first live performance of original music for a rock band with orchestra. It wasn't easy, and all of the band were not comfortable with the idea. But Jon Lord had put so much effort into the project, the band agreed to do it, and then moved quickly to release their first hard rock album, Deep Purple in Rock. The professional musicians of the orchestra found it frustrating, but in the end, the conductor pulled them together. The performance was a success and really put Deep Purple on the musical radar. What was considered a novelty at the time, is now mainstream. Everybody does it.
Didn't see them mentioned yet but might have missed - decent music, a fair number of hits, Badfinger. Come and Get It, No Matter What, Day After Day, Baby Blue, more. Did see the group mentioned, but not the song, might have missed: The Tremeloes, Even the Bad Times are Good,. Still puts me in a good mood when I hear it
Fantastic topic, love all the posts, most of mine are covered. Great decade for music memories, and what changes! In what got airplay - from Little Brenda Lee to Janis Joplin. So my answers will be short, I will start with two of my Beatles faves that don't get as much mention as some of their other legendary music. (1) For You Blue, classic George writing style, and "go, Johnny, go" on that steel guitar and (2) Act Naturally, it was an old,old cover but young Ringo nailed it.
One of my favorite solo artists was Ricky Nelson. Used to watch the TV show "The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet" in the early 50's and 60's starring his mother and father, Harriet and Ozzie, and his brother David. Unfortunately, Ricky passed away at the age of 45 in an airplane accident on New Years Eve, December 31, 1985. Ricky was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1987.
His 60's hits included:
Down Home 1963
Fools Rush In 1963
For You 1963
Gypsy Woman 1963
Hello Mary Lou 1961 (one of my favorites)
I Can't Help It 1960
I'm A Truck Drivin' Man 1966
I'm In Love Again 1963
I'm Not Afraid 1960
I Will Follow You 1963
It's Up To You 1962
Legend In My Time1963
My Blue Heaven 1965
Mystery Train 1967
Nearness Og You 1964
Stop Sneakin' 'Round 1962
String Along 1963
Teenage Idol 1962
Thank You Darlin' 1962
That's All She Wrote 1963
Todays Teardrops 1962
Traveling Man 1961 (another of my favorites)
Very Thought Of You 1964
Wonder Like You 1961
Yes Sir That's My Baby 1963
You Are The Only One 1960
Young Emotions 1960
Young World 1962
Got all of these off my ipod which I listen to every day. Never listen to the radio as the songs they
play today can't compare to the songs of the 50's, 60's and early 70's. Bought my first 45 in 1954,
"Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets. Great times, Great Music.
You talk too much- Joe Jones 1960
Mother-in-law- Ernie K. Doe 1961
Green Onions- Booker T&the MG's 1962
Denise- Randy&the Rainbows 1963
Time of the season- Zombies 1964
Heart full of soul- Yardbirds 1965
Gimme some lovin'- Spencer Davis Group 1966
Apple, peaches, pumpkin pie- Jay&the Techniques 1967
Tighten up- Archie Bell&the Drells 1968
Hey there lonely girl- Eddie Holman 1969
Two classic songs from the 1960’s come to mind that make me smile every time I hear them. The first one “Save the Last Dance for Me” makes me think of my husband who had absolutely no rhythm although he never hesitated to get out on the dance floor. I finally suggested that we take Ballroom Dancing. We had so much fun and he actually made some progress, but whenever we were at a venue where others were dancing, he’d resort to his usual stomping like a farmer trying to put out a grass fire. The other song that reminds me of him is ”Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” that we frequently sang as a duet, especially in the car, and to the top of our lungs. My sweet husband loved, loved, loved to sing, but he couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. Sadly, he passed away prematurely at age 55. I miss my dancing partner and songbird, but I also know that he would say to me: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it (we) happened." -- Dr. Seuss
I was and am a huge fan of Elvis. My absolute favorite is "Welcome to My World.". Also on my daily list are
"Suspicious Minds" and "How Great Thou Art.". Unbelievably, his only Grammys were for gospel. I believe Elvis was recognized for "Are You Lonesome Tonight" this year. I feel he was and is the greatest singer of all time. I watch the Hallmark movies made at Graceland, but they can't hold a candle to him even though Priscilla makes a cameo appearance.
I also listen daily to the Beatles, especially "Yesterday" and love the history as Paul McCartney tells it.
Also listen daily to Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin as well as the Beach Boys.
What a great time to grow up. The kids today should have been so blessed.
These are only some of my favorites:
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson
Oye Como Va - Santana
96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians
Good Lovin' - The Rascals
Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan
Love Her Madly - The Doors
Time of the Season - The Zombies
This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
Bang a Gong - T-Rex
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