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Old 17-06-2013, 23:30
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"The Crystal Ship" -The Doors
A great example of the power of Jim Morrisons poetic verses from the Doors first album.

Today- Jefferson Airplane
Marty Balin shows how to write a powerful love song. The Airplane were not all about Grace Slick

I'm Waiting for the Man -The Velvet Underground
It is often said that only a handful of people heard this classic album but that handful went on to form great bands.

Foxy Lady-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hendrix transformed the guitar forever

Brown shoes dont make it-The Mothers of Invention
Zappa takes on the City Hall and conformity in this epic hilarious track

A Day in the Life-The Beatles
Final of Sgt. Pepper and one of Lennons biggest acheivements.

Ode to Billie Joe-Bobby Gentry
Still curious to know what was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Tin Soldier-The Small Faces
Massively soulful performance by Steve Marriot and P.P Arnold

First Girl I loved-Incredible String Band
Hauntingly beautiful folk ballad penned by Robin Williamson.

Magic Hollow-The Beau Brummels
Another folky track that just blends into pyschedelia

Armold Layne-Pink Floyd
Great Syd Barret track to kick off the Floyds run of classics. Rick Wrights organ playing is sublime.

Bye Bye Baby- Big Brother and the holding company
The great Janis Joplin. Who could criticise a voice so powerful?

Hallucinations- Tim Buckley
An acid trip in a song from an inder-rated singer-songwriter

Heroes and Villains-The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson again shows he is a perfectionist with this note perfect and addictive track.

Drop Out Boogie-Captain Beefheart
The good captain arrives with the first of many flawless and highly original performances.

San Franciscan Nights-Eric Burdon
A great commentary on a...well a San Franciscan night in the Summer of love.

Broken Arrow-Buffalo Springfield
Neil Young emerges as a songwriter to watch out for on this interesting tune.

These Days-Nico
Easy to overlook in the same year as her collaboration with the underground but this Jackson Brown track is pure beauty in a song

Look Out There's a Monster Coming- Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Does humour belong in music? Yes. As the Bonzos prove here.

Words-The Monkees
The only manufactured band who made some great tracks. This is one.

Alone Again or- Love
We know Arthur Lee is a genius so it is easy to overllok the fact that this was written by Bryan mc Clean. A great opener to one of my top ten best albums of all time.

Citadel-The Rolling Stones
Brian Jones came to the fore during this period playing a multitude of instruments. This is the most rocking track of "Their satanic majesties request".

You Cant do that- Harry Nillson
Very clever medley of Beatles tracks.

Suzanne-Leonard Cohen
Released in the last month of 1967. This is excellent as a song or a stand alone poem.

Reflections-The Supremes
The Supremes at their peak. Great track.
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Old 17-06-2013, 23:49
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Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Light My Fire - The Doors
Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
Seven and Seven Is - Love
She Comes In Colors - Love
My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
Stoney End - Laura Nyro
Wedding Bell Blues - Laura Nyro
Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hole In My Shoe - Traffic
Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas and the Papas
Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield

and loads of others.
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Old 18-06-2013, 03:10
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The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever.
The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Fairport Convention - I Don't Know Where I Stand
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Cat Stevens - Portobello Road
PP Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest
The Nice - Rondo
Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze
The Who - I Can See For Miles
The Byrds - My Back Pages
The Doors - The End
Traffic - Dealer
Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
William Bell/Judy Clay - Private Number
Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
Ten Years After - I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:12
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The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever.
The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Fairport Convention - I Don't Know Where I Stand
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Cat Stevens - Portobello Road
PP Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest
The Nice - Rondo
Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze
The Who - I Can See For Miles
The Byrds - My Back Pages
The Doors - The End
Traffic - Dealer
Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
William Bell/Judy Clay - Private Number
Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
Ten Years After - I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
Nice. All along the Watchtower was 1968 though.as was Fairport Convention.
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Old 18-06-2013, 17:22
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Nice. All along the Watchtower was 1968 though.as was Fairport Convention.
I think you're right about Fairport Convention being 1968, but Dylan's version of "All Along The Watchtower" is on his 1967 album "John Wesley Hardin". Jimi's version is from 1968.
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Old 18-06-2013, 18:06
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I think you're right about Fairport Convention being 1968, but Dylan's version of "All Along The Watchtower" is on his 1967 album "John Wesley Hardin". Jimi's version is from 1968.
Just checked. December 1967. Spot on.
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Old 18-06-2013, 19:02
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Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher , surprised it has not featured so far


Brenton Wood - Gimmie Little Sign

The Esquires - Get On Up

Tommy James & The Shondells - I Think We're Alone Now

Janis Ian - Society's Child her first record & best

The Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon
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Old 18-06-2013, 21:26
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Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher , surprised it has not featured so far
charted in 69... maybe on rerelease but it was my fav track of 69...
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Old 18-06-2013, 21:29
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my top 40 from 67...

all time favs

1. Stevie Wonder - I was made to love her
2. Young Rascals - How can i be sure
3. Tim Rose - Morning dew
4. Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazelwood - Some velvet morning
5. Simon dupree and the Big Sound - kites
6. Neil Diamond - Girl youll be a woman soon
7. Jimi Hendrix Experiance - the wind cries mary
8. Bar keys - Soul finger
9. Monkees - a little bit me, a little bit you
10. Jimi Hendrix Experiance - Hey joe
11. Four Tops - Bernadette

good

12. Monkees - Pleasant valley sunday
13. Monkees - Alternate title
14. Dave Davies - Death of a clown
15. Beach Boys - Wild honey
16. Bee Gees - Too love somebody
17. Kinks - Autumn almanac
18. Beach Boys - Heroes and villains
19. Monkees - Last train to clarkesville
20. Turtles - Happy together
21. PP Arnold - First cut is the deepest
22. Pink Floyd - See emily play
23. Herd - From the underworld
24. Hollies - King midas in reverse
25. Beatles - All you need is love
26. Arthur Conley - Sweet soul music
27. Dave dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich - Zabadack!
28. Jimi Hendrix Experiance - Purple haze
29. Rolling Stones - Lets spend the night together
30. Cat Stevens - Matthew and son
31. Wayne Fontana - Pamela pamela
32. Keith - 98.6
33. Smoke - My freind jack
34. Cream - Strange brew
35. Kinks - Waterloo sunset
36. Cat Stevens - Im gonna get me a gun
37. Lulu - The boat that i row
38. Pink Floyd - Arnold lane
39. Rolling Stones - We love you
40. Diana Ross and the Supremes - In and out of love
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Old 18-06-2013, 22:17
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charted in 69... maybe on rerelease but it was my fav track of 69...
According to Wikipedia it was released in August 1967 & reached number 6 on the US charts & 1 on the R & B charts . It was re-released in Britain in 69 & reached 11 in the charts
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Old 19-06-2013, 01:31
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The Beatles - Within You Without You
The Mamas and the Papas - Twelve Thirty
Jefferson Airplane - She Has Funny Cars
Jefferson Airplane - Martha
The Doors - Strange Days
The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May This Be Love
The Byrds - My Back Pages
Laura Nyro - He's a Runner
Tim Hardin - Black Sheep Boy
Big Brother and the Holding Company - Down on Me
Donovan - Sand and Foam
The Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
Tim Buckley - Pleasant Street
Tim Buckley - Phantasmagoria in Two
Stevie Wonder - Can I Get a Witness
Cat Stevens - I've Found a Love
Grateful Dead - The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Dionne Warwick - I Say a Little Prayer
Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love
Cream - Strange Brew
The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon (I wasn't sure whether or not to include this one as it was on the Days of Future Passed album in 1967 but wasn't released as a single until the beginning of 1968).
Nico - These Days
John Martyn - Back to Stay
Neil Diamond - Thank the Lord for the Night Time
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
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Old 19-06-2013, 07:03
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According to Wikipedia it was released in August 1967 & reached number 6 on the US charts & 1 on the R & B charts . It was re-released in Britain in 69 & reached 11 in the charts
yeah so i saw, but where did it chart here in 67? not that it matters much, but i usually take a tracks best chart run (or first big chart run) as its year. thats because thats when i associate the track, due to airplay etc.
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Old 21-06-2013, 07:28
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When Simon Mayo did a show on people's favourite years for music on Radio 2 one Bank Holiday around 8 years ago, 1967 came tops. It may well have been the most varied and eclectic year ever for music. When I did my top 100 from the 60s last year I was staggered that 22 songs came from 1967!

I shall list these and which songs already listed I agree with on Sunday.
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:21
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I looked at a list of UK songs from 1967 to remind myself, and, to be honest, there are far to many songs I liked to list!.
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Old 21-06-2013, 22:07
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`Ode To Billie Jo' is my favourite. Such a creepy yet intriguing story!
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Old 23-06-2013, 20:43
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Of the songs listed so far, I particularly like Tin Soldier, Arnold Layne, See Emily Play*, Heroes & Villains*, San Franciscan Nights, Alone Again Or*, Reflections*, Incence & Peppermints, Purple Haze, Hole in My Shoe*, Strawberry Fields Forever*, I Can Hear the Grass Grow, I Was Made to Love Her*, Alternate Title*, Death of a Clown*, Autumn Almanac, Happy Together**, Strange Brew* and Ruby Tuesday.

Songs with a * featured among my top 100 of the 60s, with a ** for my favourite song from the year.

The others to make my top 100 were:

Beatles:- Magical Mystery Tour
Boxtops:- The Letter
Donovan:- Mellow Yellow
Georgie Fame:- The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
Rolling Stones:- Let's Spend the Night Together
Nancy Sinatra:- Sugartown
Sonny & Cher:- The Beat Goes On
Supremes:- The Happening
Traffic:- Paper Sun
Tremeloes:- Here Comes My Baby
Turtles:- She'd Rather Be With Me
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