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The music of the sixties and the seventies presented some real masterpieces by the artists of that period. If you have been a music fan for a very long period of time, you are very likely to find all your favorite music right here in this era.
Great stars like Elvis Presley, Cliff Richards, Jim Reeves, Martin Robbins, The Platters, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin ... just to name a few, had already established themselves in the sixties and were producing really great music.
These stars presented slow ballads, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and sentimental hits that were very attractive and made people notice the music of this period.
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Riding this very wave came along The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, Chicago, The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, and other similar bands presenting something a little different, with the accent on a much more vigorous form of music.
However this explosion caused by the Rolling Stones entering the scene created very strong currents towards this new trend and this also magnified the value of all the other bands that produced similar music.
There was a tendency to devalue all other styles of music which was dissimilar. This left many like me with no option than to "put on hold" some of the delightful tracks recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, and company. The fact is, it is impossible to put such music "on hold" for long.
They keep coming back. They belong to you and you belong to them. Be it rock, rhythm and blues, sentimental pop, or anything at all associated with the sixties and seventies can never fade away.
The best form of music was available to us in that era, although it was just via the radio and access to vinyl records.
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The music that you heard while growing up or while in the formative stages of your life will certainly have a great influence on whatever music you grow into.
In the sixties and the seventies there were various artists producing all types of music ranging from slow sentimental, semi classical right up to powerful rock!
The instruments that generated most of the power in much of the music of that era was the guitar. Classified as lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and bass guitar, many bands had members who simply specialized in these categories.
Here is a very brief history of the music scene starting from the late sixties up to the late nineties, which includes instrumentals as well.
Although I have not compiled it in any order, I hope you will find something of interest to you, something that you would identify as your favorite music ... or in your opinion, the best music for all time!
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The Bee Gees identified their brand of music with hits like Massachusetts, Don't Forget To Remember, and following the trend right up to the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever.
The album Spirits Having Flown was a real masterpiece with hits like Too Much Heaven and the title track itself.
Chicago has been a favorite of mine with almost every track of theirs being well above the mark. Saturday In The Park, New York City, and 25 or 6 to 4 being amongst their very best.
Elvis Presley can never ever be replaced, not even matched.
The tracks from the movie Blue Hawaii alone would suffice to identify him as the superstar for all time.
In addition, his tracks like Little Sister, She's Not You, A Fool Such As I, Lonesome Cowboy, His Latest Flame and many more will never find equivalents anywhere.
The Beach Boys recorded a masterpiece called I Can Hear Music, while The Monkees had a hit entitled Take The Last Train to Clarksville.
Out of the females Nana Mouskouri was another who will find it impossible to go unnoticed.
Even now, her track entitled Even Now is well worth listening to.
Cliff Richard started off with Living Doll and in his continuity created memorable tracks like Visions, Sunny Honey Girl, It's All In The Game, ... and some of the songs from his movies are also worthy of many a spin any day.
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Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, were more or less stars of the Rolling Stones, era.
Instrumental music was very popular at that time, with the Ventures and the Shadows dominating the guitar music scene.
The guitar wizard Chet Atkins was a solo artist with an identifiable style.
The orchestra of Billy Vaughn stood firmly as a unique outfit recording tracks of solid quality.
The track Chambala by Three Dog Nite was a hot favorite along with other interesting stuff like Mama Told Me.
Alan Price Set did not last for many years after releasing their hit, The House That Jack Built. Paul Williams broke away from them and formed his own band called Paul Williams' Set.
Mungo Jerry's qualifying hit, In The Summertime was followed by more tracks that kept them recognized for a while.
Eric Clapton initially was part of an outfit called Cream.
He went solo and continued to meet great success with tracks like I Shot The Sheriff, Layla, Wonderful Tonight, and Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
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Dave, Dee, Dozey, Beaky, Mick, and Tich holding on tightly to their hit track entitled Hold Tight, followed by many worthy hits like Don Juan.
Santana's popularity multiplied after music fans watched them perform Soul Sacrifice in the documentary film, Woodstock.
Much earlier, the Platters made their way into the scene with tracks that you will never get tired of. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Twilight Time, Harbor lights are just some of the many tracks.
Johny Preston's big hit Running Bear was popular almost in every country.
Something Good came from Herman's Hermits, with other tracks like There's a Kind of Hush.
Ha Ha Said the Clown by Manfred Mann, was followed by a fabulous hit, Mighty Quinn.
Lee Hazelwood teamed up with Nancy Sinatra to record an excellent track called Summer Wine.
Almost every track recorded by Bob Dylan was beyond comparison, with special emphasis on Lay Lady Lay, Blowing in the Wind, Don't Think Twice It's All Right, If Not For You ... well, I could go on and on!
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Marty Robbins, a star from the Elvis Presley era, was unique in every way. His popular tracks were El Paso, Big Iron, A White Sports Coat, and several others. He also recorded two albums containing Hawaiian Melodies.
Some of the very well known tracks from these albums are Aloha Oe, Now Is The Hour, Hula Hands, and Sweet Leilani.
Paul Hardcastle made a brief stay in the scene with a fantastic hit entitled Nineteen.
The Pet Shop Boys' made several albums, out of which the track I like most is Suburbia.
Madonna, the more recent of these stars never has to make way for anybody.
Just two of her tracks, Frozen, and Say Goodbye say everything you need to know. Like the other superstars, all her tracks are smashers.
Nikita, Cant You Feel The Love Tonight, Daniel, Sacrifice, and a Three Dog Nite hit called Your Song, are my favorite tracks of Elton John.
All these stars I am sure will live on and on and on.
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My Kind Of Music - How About Yours?
I have listed some tracks below along with the names of the artists and I am sure if you ever liked any form of music, whatever your tastes have been, you, the reader of this article would find at least one, or at most 5 of your favorites tracks in the list below, which happen to be my favorites in no order of preference.
Although there are many more in my list, I just picked these at random from a large list of my all time favorites.
However, if you don't find a single track here which is, or has been a favorite of yours, I would appreciate if you could scroll right down and kindly leave a short remark naming at least one of your favorite tracks, and the name of the artist.
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The bands of the sixties, seventies and even the eighties and nineties are featured here with their brilliant music.
Every single track on the list below is attractive in some way or the other such that you would want to hear them over and over again.
Madonna's presence is in the form of a track released in the nineties. Some of the artists here occupied the scene for just a very brief period of time.
Here they are!
- spirits having flown - bee gees
- saturday in the park - chicago
- lonesome cowboy - elvis presley
- 25 or 6 to 4 - chicago
- I can hear music - beach boys
- visions - cliff richards
- even now - nana mouskouri
- sunny honey girl - cliff richards
- one - bee gees
- fireball - deep purple
- swedish rhapsody - chet atkins
- his latest flame - elvis presley
- watchdogs of the night - ub 40
- chambala - three dog nite
- get back - beatles
- wooden heart - elvis presley
- hitching a ride - vanity fare
- raunchy - billy vaughn
- the ballad of john and yoko - beatles
- stairway to heaven - led zeppelin
- jumping jack flash - rolling stones
- pipeline - ventures
- el matador - kingston trio
- mr tambourine man - bob dylan
- harbour lights - platters
- obladi oblada - marmalade
- blowing in the wind - stevie wonder
- running bear - johnny preston
- suburbia - pet shop boys
- cant you feel the love tonight - elton john
- aloha oe - marty robbins
- as long as I have you - elvis presley
- summer breeze - seals and crofts
- everybody's everything - santana
- summer wine - lee hazelwood and nancy sinatra
- wonderful world - louis armstrong
- 19 - paul hardcastle
- hawaiian sunset - elvis presley
- la bamba - trini lopez
- my way - frank sinatra
- penny lane - the beatles
- who's leaving who - hazell dean
- letter from america - the proclaimers
- no other love - earn grant
- we're the bunburys - bee gees
- jailhouse rock - elvis presley
- color my world - chicago
- lily marlene - hank snow
- sukiaki - blue diamonds
- cafe - engelbert humperdink
- mistletoe and wine - cliff richards
- she's not you - elvis presley
- gypsy queen - santana
- lay lady lay - bob dylan
- I just wanna be your everything - andy gibb
- judy - johny lion
- living in the past - jethro tull
- zimmeroni - nana mouskouri
- memories are made of this - dean martin
- my cherie - bill forbes
- on an evening in roma - dean martin
- come prima - mario lanzo
- don't forget to remember - bee gees
- something good - hermans hermits
- don juan - dave dee dozey beaky mick and tich
- mighty quinn - manfred mann
- big iron - marty robbins
- massachusetts - bee gees
- frozen - madonna
- claudette - roy orbison
- down the bay of mexico - harry belafonte
- through the eyes of love - engelbert humperdink
- street fighting man - rolling stones
- too much heaven - bee gees
- I don't wanna dance - eddie grant
- blue christmas - elvis presley
- somewhere over the rainbow - judy garland
- locomotive breath - jethro tull
- honky tonk woman - rolling stones
- little arrows - leapy lee
- unforgettable - nat king cole
- patricia - perez prado
- in an eighteenth century drawing room - ken griffin
- paint it black - rolling stones
- won't you wer my ring around your neck - elvis presley
- if I had a hammer - trini lopez
- purple haze - jimi hendrix
- satisfaction - rolling stones
- here comes the sun - beatles
- cant help fallng in love - elvis presley
- skye boat song - tom jones
- wonderland by night - engelbert humperdink
- somewhere in my heart - aztec camera
- layla - eric clapton
- ape man - kinks
- winchester cathedral - new vaudeville band
- born to be wild - steppenwolf
- love letters - elvis presley
- everlasting love - love affair
- I just want to be your everything - andy gibb
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Thanks for checking out my list. A list of great music. They are my favorite tracks and hopefully you would like them too.
Awaiting confirmation from you that there's nothing to beat the music of the sixties and the seventies.
I would like to hear your opinion and would be grateful if you could care to leave a comment below.
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