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Songbob Best ten songs of the 60's (71* d) RE: Best ten songs of the 60's 12 Aug 09


Actually, the social events that mark '60s "Folk Music" mean that the 60s run from 1958 or so to about 1966, and the 70s take over by 1968. Think about it. Dylan going electric and the rise of folk-rock, which morphed into rock quickly means that what we think of as Folk Music (note the capitalization) only existed from the Kingston Trio till the Beatles hit it big. And the early Beatles were 1963-4 or so, right?

So let's divide it up.

Folk Era:

Tom Dooley (not Frank Proffit's version)
Don't Think Twice
Last Thing On My Mind
Blowin' in the Wind
Turn, Turn, Turn
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Suzanne
Catch the Wind
Thirsty Boots
Colors
Chimes of Freedom

And probably many others named above or hidden in my failing memory (it's no coincidence that Macca's latest(?) CD is called, "Memory Almost Full").

The other category is

Folk Rock / Rock

Hard Day's Night
Desolation Row
Like a Rolling Stone
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Satisfaction

and so forth. I'll come back to this later -- I have to attend to some other matters here at work.

Bob


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