Tagged: sixties

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Stand By Me

by Ben E. King

Stand by Me” is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King. It was written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, inspired by the spiritual “Lord Stand by Me”, plus two...

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by Jefferson Airplane

Lather” is a song by the American rock band Jefferson Airplane. It is the opening track on the 1968 album Crown of Creation and was the B-Side for the single of the same name....

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Coming into Los Angeles

by Arlo Guthrie

It was the most inspiring voyage of Arlo Guthrie’s itinerant music career, but a lot of the details are a bit of a blur now, like so much of the late 1960s. “I was...

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People are Strange

by The Doors

People Are Strange” is a single released by The Doors in September 1967 from their second album Strange Days which was also released in September 1967. The single peaked at the number 12 position...

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by The Young Rascals

Groovin’” is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group’s signature songs. Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with...

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Get Together

by The Youngbloods

Get Together”, also known as “Let’s Get Together”, is a song written in the early 1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers (aka Dino Valenti). The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting...

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Space Oddity

by David Bowie

“Space Oddity” is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a music single in 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; its title alludes to...

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by Desmond Dekker and The Aces

Israelites” is a song written by Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong that became a hit for Dekker’s group, Desmond Dekker & The Aces. Although few could understand all the lyrics, the single was the...

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The Boxer

by Simon and Garfunkel

The Boxer” is a folk rock ballad written by Paul Simon in 1968 and first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. It was released as the follow-up single to their number one hit “Mrs. Robinson”,...

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