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What are some of your favorite songs and/or albums from the 1960's?

Asked by Brian1946 (24880points) September 15th, 2010

Chronologically speaking from my memory, this would include songs such as “Handy Man” by Jimmy Jones, which I think was released in January, 1960, to albums such as “Led Zeppelin 2”, which I think was released in December, 1969.

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Brian1946's avatar


Thanks Jake.
That’s also one of my favorites. :)

Was George your favorite Beatle or did you have a favorite?

JilltheTooth's avatar

The Beatles Rubber Soul album.
Buffalo Springfield Again
Anything BB King from that time

There are lots, I’ll have to wrack my brain. Damn, that sounds painful!

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@Brian1946 : I was too little in the 60s to have a favorite. Having said that, I will tell you that I remember playing my sisters’ Barbra Streisand albums over and over again when I was very little. It seems I was in love with her even before I knew what being gay was. lol.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Song: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay -Otis Redding
Album-Velvet Underground’s debut

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Michael_Huntington ; Ooh, yeah, that’s a great one!
And I want to add anything MoTown to my list.

Austinlad's avatar

Beatles and Frank Sinatra. How’s that for a schizophrenic love of music? Sinatra was at his peak—actually, just a bit past it—and the Beatles were turning out, at least in my opinion, some of the best new music around.

amazingme's avatar

Pretty much every Beatles album. lol.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Beatles, Dylan, Motown (especially Marvin Gaye) are givens, so I won’t go there.

The Byrds. Awesome. I love So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n Roll Star, Mr. Tambourine Man, and especially Eight Miles High. Early Pink Floyd, like Bike and Astronomy Domine. Nina Simone at her peak! I missed Monterrey Pop! I missed Mike Nesmith! And on and on and on…

I feel like I missed out on all the great music because I was born shortly before Woodstock. The 60s are history, a different world to me. I was hardly there for it and not conscious of it at all. :(

Brian1946's avatar

Some of my favorite songs:

It’s Now or Never- Elvis
Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
Wait For Me- the Playmates
Poetry In Motion- Johnny Tillotson
A Thousand Stars- Kathy Young
Walk, Don’t Run – the Ventures
Alley-Oop – Hollywood Argyles
Can’t Help Falling In Lurve- Elvis
Duke of Earl- Gene Chandler
He’s a Rebel- The Crystals
Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto
I Will Follow Him- Piggy March
The One Who Really Loves You- Mary Wells
You Can’t Hurry Love- The Supremes
Cupid- Sam Cooke
She Loves You- The Beatles
All My Loving- ”
It’s All Over Now- The Stones
Heart of Stoned- ”
Get Off Of My Cloud- ”
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
My Girl – Temptations
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Go Now! – Moody Blues
Do You Believe In Magic – The Lovin Spoonful
Catch Us If You Can – Dave Clark Five
Everyone’s Gone To The Moon – Jonathan King
Blowing in the Wind- as performed by Peter, Paul, and Mary but with props to my favorite song writer, Robert Zimmerman
Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin
Dazed and Confused- ”

Some of my favorite albums:

Bringing It All Back Home- Bob Dylan
Blond on Blond- ”
Fresh Cream (the UK release)- The Cream
Disraeli Gears- ”
Are You Experienced (UK release)- Jimi Hendrix
Axis, Bold As Love- ”
Electric Ladyland- ”
The Doors- The Doors
Surrealistic Pillow- Jefferson Airplane
Strange Days- The Doors
Waiting For the Sun- ”
Aftermath- The Stones
Santana- Santana
Woodstock- Many artists.

Seek's avatar

There are so many… but the one I’ve loved the longest would be “Moving” by Peter Paul and Mary. Particularly for “Puff the Magic Dragon”, which was my lullaby when I was a little girl.

crazyivan's avatar

Dylan owned the sixties (wasn’t around… just going on rumor here. And the fact that his music kicks much ass and all his best stuff came out of the early to mid sixties)

Ben_Dover's avatar

Subterranean Homesick Blues…Dylan
The White Album…. The beatles
Dear mr. Fantasy… Traffic
Are You Experiencecd… Jimi Hendrix
Satisfaction… The Rolling Stones
The Doors… The Doors

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I’m pretty sure no one can argue that this Janis Joplin performance of Ball and Chain is the greatest musical moment of American history. Yes, it is that good.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I really can’t choose, that is probably my favorite decade in music.

Brian1946's avatar


“Dear mr. Fantasy‚Ķ Traffic”

That is such a b**n f**n album!
I can’t believe that I forgot it. :p

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto

Actually it’s “Ue o muite aruko”.

Deja_vu's avatar

@worriedguy I Have that in my iPod! :) Taste of Honey

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Deja_vu Have you heard the 4PM version ?.

The English words are not even close to the meaning of the original, but they do sound nice. (Yes. I speak Japanese.)

@TheOnlyNeffie It might be my favoritie too. Lots of things were going on in my life then. Good memories…

Brian1946's avatar


Great album!
If you be Nico, I’ll be your mirror. ;-)

jazmina88's avatar

During the 60s, I loved the Beatles white.
I love the Grateful Dead. Led. Janis.
Puff the Magic Dragon…especially when I was young…...

Deja_vu's avatar

@Brian1946 Chelsea Girl is one of my favorite albums!

Ben_Dover's avatar

@Brian1946 Traffic can sneak up on you, like 40,000 headsman

Brian1946's avatar


I don’t think that many headmen could sneak up on me, but I’m sure they could change my mind. :-0

Ben_Dover's avatar

“I turned around and knocked them down and walked across the sea…”

Brian1946's avatar


Hey, Stevie is the man, man!

ucme's avatar

Well although way before my time, I like this & also this. Must be a closet hippy :¬) Oh & not forgetting this classic!

Ben_Dover's avatar

And who could forget Jethro Tull? Benefit or Stand Up were albums in the 60’s.

Deja_vu's avatar

Bob Dylan Bringing it all back Home

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