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The Songs I Liked From The 60's ... What An Era!

Updated on October 3, 2014

The Era I Grew Up In ... We Rocked And We Rolled ... We Changed Our Style ... We Wore Flowers In Our Hair!

For some reason these songs have stayed with me over any others through my life. Maybe it's because they are the first Artists in Music I really listened to in my early teens and up. I've come to like many, many other songs and Artists through the years but for some strange reason when I hear these old songs I can't help but smile, sing along and remember those days as an impressionable teenager.

After looking though all the video's available I was reminded how diverse that musical era was, I didn't realize it at the time. We had light hearted music from the Beach Boys, The Supremes, Elvis, The Monkeys, and many more on into the anti-war Vietnam era demonstrations and the music that came from that. I can't forget 'Flower Power' either ... wonderful music from the Hippie cultures (remember "San Francisco ... Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Her Hair and "Cowsills ... The Rain, The Park & Other Things? You can hear them below ) Oh and I can't forget The Mama's & The Papa's either. What a time in music we had ... take your pick it was there. And the funny thing is I remember my parents saying, "You can't call that music and it will never last!" But it sure did and has always stayed with me.

I hope you enjoy them too!

Flower Power Was The Term We Used Back Then - Mellow & Gentle

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie.

I Love This Song, "The Rain, The Park & Other Things - By The Cowsils

Must from the 60's

Elvis and The Impossible Dream

The Supremes And You Can't Hurry Love

Beach Boys And California Girls - To Me It Seemed This Was The More Innocent Times Of The 60's

This Was A Happier Time

Music Was Lighter, Happier, More Care Free And Then It Changed With A More Serious Tone As The Vietnam War Took Lives And People Wanted It Over With.

The Beatles On The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 - Up Front And Personal!

I remember sitting in front of the TV watching the "Ed Sullivan" Show and the Beatles being introduced. My Dad sat there and said, "That's not music, they'll never go anywhere with that music!" Well I guess we were ready for a change weren't we? I personally owned several of their original albums.

Music Of The 60's And How It Impacted America

So Many Great Musicians to listen to!

The 60's Hippies

Some Say It Was This Way Some Say It Was Another...I Say It Met In The Middle Somewhere...

"Magic Carpet Ride" Steppenwolf

60's Rock & Roll Jukebox [Full DVD] - Big Variety Of 60's Hits

Vietnam War Music Era - Telling A Story About A Hard Time

White Rabbit by The Jefferson Airplane

Fortunate Son By Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Vietnam War brought out the rebellion side of a lot of us. I say us because I didn't like it either. I watched the young men from my school go off to war and watched "some" come back, some didn't make it back, bothered by what they saw and most unable to talk about their experience in Vietnam.

Whatever Taste In The 60's It Was There

We Can't Deny The 60's Was An Era Filled With So Many Kinds Of Music ... From Carefree Beach Music, Throaty Elvis Love Songs, To Anti War And The, So Called, Hippy Revolution ... What A Colorful Time It Was In Music And I Love Them All!

We All Wanted Peace - Peace signs were in

I'd like to see the Peace Sign come back!

If Inspired For New Music You'll Find It Here!

The 60 Era

What's On Your Mind?

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    • PBJasen profile image


      6 years ago

      All Along the Watchtower, my parents favorite, and passed to me as one of the best heritage gift from them to me...and all 60's and 70' R&R and blues music too... like your lens very much

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      7 years ago

      Quite excellent picks here - not even sure where to begin with my favorites! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

    • Art-Aspirations profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for creating this collection. It brought back so many memories. It was an amazing era to experience.

    • iWriteaLot profile image


      7 years ago

      CCR for the win, for sure! Your lens 'rocks'!

    • Anthony Altorenna profile image

      Anthony Altorenna 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Nicely done! Janice, Jimi, Jim Morrisson, the Who and the Beatles always come to mind when thinking about the music of the 60's.

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful Era and Beautiful Songs. Great lens.

    • ajgodinho profile image

      Anthony Godinho 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Though I didn't grow up in the 60's, I still like music from that era. I still listen to many of these songs every now and then. Nice collection.


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