60's Music Recommendations
Posted 2/3/16
I started listening to 60's songs and was wondering if anyone could recommend some to me.

The songs I like so far are:

The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Time of the Season - The Zombies
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
and Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells

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Also from The Animals - We've gotta get out of this place and Don't Let me be Misunderstood
The Zombies - She's not there and Tell her no
The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville and I'm a Believer
Tommy James and the Shondells- I think we're alone now (Tiffany did a popular remake of this in the 80s) and Crystal Blue Persuasion

Creedence Clearwater Revival is great, they're a bit more 70s cusp than the above list

Not sure if you're into this sort of thing, but Boyfriend's Back/Judy's Turn to Cry/Happy Birthday Sweet 16/Love Potion No. 9/These Boots Were Made for Walking?

I'm a pre-acid Beatles kinda gal, so And I Love Her, Love Me Do, I wanna hold your hand, she loves you yeah yeah yeah, Drive My Car, like, 50 other songs, theyre the damned Beatles after all lol

Roy Orbison Only the Lonely, Crying, It's over, Blue Angel

Otis Redding, Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh what a Night), Elvis, Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World and La Vie en Rose, In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry, Mama Told Me - Three Dog Night, Summer in the City and Do you Believe in Magic - The Loving Spoonful, Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds,

A Rose in Spanish Harlem, Stand By Me - Ben E. King

The Drifters- Under the Boardwalk, Save the Last Dance for Me, Up on the Roof

The Mamas and the Papas - Creeque Alley, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Monday, Monday, California Dreamin, Dedicated to the One I Love

The moment I hit send, 50 more songs will come to mind. This "short" list will have to do for now.
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Thanks I'll check those out!
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I'm sorry, it had to be done.
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Posted 2/4/16
Motown especially the Supremes
Sam Cook
Stones
Booker T and the MCs
Ike and Tina
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From 1963 - the only time a Japanese language song hit the American Top 40: https://youtu.be/C35DrtPlUbc
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Posted 2/5/16
Some great albums and artists from the '60s:

Beach Boys Pet Sounds often tops lists of "best/most influential albums of all time", this is when they move past surfer music. "Caroline, No", "Still Believe in Me?", "Wouldn't it Be Nice?", "Sloop John B", and it all flows together beautifully.

Led Zeppelin I, II, III, IV (okay, so that goes to '71, but close enough): the blues origins of hard rock, as it evolves. "Dazed and Confused" from 1, and then "Battle of Evermore" from IV are my favorites; "Stairway to Heaven" from IV is their most famous.

Beatles : Basically any of their albums after "Hard Days Night" are good; I will leave it to others to debate which is their best. My personal favorite song is "Hide Your Love Away", which is John Lennon doing a Bob Dylon impersonation.

Peter, Paul, & Mary: Just get their Best of, 10 years Together album. This is what good harmony is supposed to sound like. And what great singers can do with Bob Dylan tunes. Every song on there is great, particularly "Don't Think Twice", "Stewball", and "Early Morning Rain".

A few other songs that haven't been mentioned yet:

Jimi Hendrix: "Hey Joe" (Blues with a rock n' roll guitar as only Jimi could play it)
We Five: "You Were On My Mind" (a feel good song if there ever was one)
Bee Gees: "To Love Somebody" (before they got into disco, the Bee Gees could do pop like no one else)
Cream: "Sunshine of Your Love" (Eric Clapton's greatest band, but it just couldn't last, and this is there best song)
Janis Joplin: "Piece of My Heart" (This is what it means to sing your heart out.)
Nina Simone: "Sinnerman" (A Gospel/Blues tune with a jazz piano background; just a great song.)
Simon and Garfunkle: "Sound of Silence" (S&G is poetry set to simple melodies and sung beautifully.)
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Seacactus wrote:

I started listening to 60's songs and was wondering if anyone could recommend some to me.

The songs I like so far are:

The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Time of the Season - The Zombies
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
and Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells



Hmmmm, let's see...

If You like The Monkees you'll probably like Boyce and Hart (who wrote a large number the Monkees tunes), The Yardbirds, Paul Revere and the Raiders/Mark Lindsey, the Moody Blues/Justin Heyward.and possibly Lesley Gore.

If you like the Zombies you may like The Association, Herman's Hermits, The Velvet Underground, Cream and Jefferson Airplane.

If you like Iron Butterfly and the Animals you may like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, While both bands are still around now their lead vocalists and bandmembers have changed over the years. Their early titles are often overlooked.

If you like Tommy James and the Shondells you may like Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Jerry Lewis' son's band), Procol Harum, Them!, Trapeze, The Hollies, The Turtles, The Mamas and the Papas and Traffic.

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Posted 2/5/16
Buddy Holly and the Crickets- died very young

Jan and Dean

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