Playlist: Where I Was In… 1969?

Right, it’s been just week off doing my yearly playlist but I’m back at it now! Surprise, surprise! So the verdict is, I can’t just miss out the 60’s! Well, you ask for it so you get the bloody sixties! Starting where it all ended in the very last year and maybe I might work backwards but who knows I might just change my mind again?

So here’s 1969 from me, who was not ever close to being alive (Edit 4/5/20) now 72 songs…

  • Sven Libaek – The Fate Of Life
  • Tamam Shud – Falling Up
  • Russell Morrris – The Real Thing
  • Bee Gees – I Laugh In Your Face
  • Os Mutantes – Caminhante Noturno
  • Isaac Hayes – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  • Amon Düül II – Phallus Dei
  • Moondog – Witch Of Endor
  • Townes Van Zandt – Snake Mountain Blues
  • Shocking Blue – Love Buzz
  • Warren Zevon – She Quit Me
  • Bobbie Gentry – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  • Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – Je T’aime… Moi Non
  • Booker T. & The MG’s – Time Is Tight
  • Pink Floyd – Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  • The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – China Pig
  • Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
  • Dusty Springfield – Breakfast In Bed
  • Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
  • Scott Walker – 30 Century Man
  • Frank Sinatra – My Way
  • Françoise Hardy – I Just Want To Be Alone (With You)
  • France Gall – Baci Baci Baci
  • Lee Hazlewood & Ann Margret – Dark End Of The Street
  • The Beatles – The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  • The Kinks – Victoria
  • Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away
  • Jimmy Cliff – Vietnam
  • Roberta Flack – Angelitos Negros
  • John Lee Hooker – Mini Skirts
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Evil
  • Marvin Gaye – This Magic Moment
  • Frank Zappa – Willie The Pimp
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
  • Neil Young – Down By The River
  • Nick Drake – River Man
  • Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes
  • Marianne Faithfull – Something Better
  • The Slickers – Johnny Too Bad
  • David Bowie – Space Oddity
  • White Noise – Here Come The Fleas
  • John Barry – Theme From “Midnight Cowboy”
  • Glen Campbell – Where’s The Playground Susie
  • Joni Mitchell – Roses Blue
  • Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance
  • The Shaggs – My Pal Foot Foot
  • Leonard Cohen – The Butcher
  • The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Graveyard Train
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wheels
  • The Beatles – Here Come The Sun
  • The Who – Pinball Wizard
  • Miles Davis – Shhh / Peaceful
  • The Pentangle – The Cuckoo
  • The Rolling Stones – Live With Me
  • Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service – Mona
  • Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused
  • The Band – Whispering Pines
  • MC5 – Motor City Is Burning
  • The Temptations – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  • Tim Buckley – Dream Letter
  • Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
  • The Youngbloods – Trillium
  • Grateful Dead – Feedback
  • King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man
  • Fairport Convention – Matty Groves
  • Scott Walker – Duchess
  • Alexander “Skip” Spence – Cripple Creek
  • Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker
Irene Papas in a film simply called Z from 1969.

I should have being asking anyone and everyone what did I miss? On all these yearly playlists but the 60’s might even a better because I don’t know much, this is what I’ve come up but what would you have? Off course please join in, if you’ll like too!

Cheers 🙂



      1. There’s some cool stuff here, I think I only knew half of them at the most! My question is, how the heck do you find this great stuff? I did like quite a few of the songs I didn’t know, esp. Witch Of Endor, Snake Mountain Blues, Love Buzz and She Quit Me. What’s coming next?! I don’t know what I’d add because I’m crap with the 60s! Cheers! =)

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      2. I just somehow remember all this music very well from all sorts of diff places i find it and like i’m just figuring out which year it was put out is the kind-of tricky bit but i’m finding the hardest tooo find a movie actress i know from each year in say the 60’s is very tricky, not the biggest movie fan, i don’t know why i am doing that as the feat image because most don’t have nothing to do with music! Oh yeah, i do know because i start all these posts as a very long-winded reply to a blogger who stopped talking to me, maybe she was piss off i was doing her idea or something? Or i was just annoying!
        i have done up to the year 1962, minus a few edits so far which i will post all up in the next few weeks or so? Do you mean what’s coming next blogging after this? i don’t know? I never finished doing that 1001 albums book even if i seem to have listen to almost all of them already, do you know that? it’s like a book list called 1001 albums you must hear before you die, a lot of bloggers do blog it and last year people seem to enjoy my posts about it, so i should just finish it, i guess? Maybe might link back to these yearly playlists i have been doing? Or was thinking about about to add more to that CA list too! Or did think about writing about just to do one song at a time but i don’t know? More of those top 10 tracks posts could be OK to do! So what do you think i should do, blog about next?
        That’s a very long rely! It’s finally started to rain here last weekend and cold as hell this week too!

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      3. Oh yeah, I know that book (1001 albums), I actually have a copy and I’ve put it down on Goodreads on my to-read list. I need help with earlier stuff, lol! (Yes, I finally managed to record some books on there, unlike you by the sounds of it I have a terrible memory for names of books, songs, etc, so will slowly keep adding to it! I’ve added you as a friend on Goodreads btw!) I think I have much more of a mainstream 60s taste compared to you, eg. The Doors, Beatles, Beach Boys, Supremes, Elvis, Mamas & Papas, Bee Gees, etc, which is why your lists are so good for me to see and listen to! Speaking of, I think what you do is great, you try lots of different things which I think you should keep doing, you know? No rules, just do what you feel like on the particular day/week! Your Top 10 are great, it’s manageable listening, you always pick a great selection (eg. Sun Kil Moon, Radiohead, Mark Kozelek, Dylan) that often I haven’t heard all of before. And also some more classic albums, yes pleeease..and I’m stoked about the 60s playlists (like I said, my 60s knowledge is quite mainstream)…listening to your 1969 playlist on the beach yesterday was cool! But really you should do what you want! I like your live gigs too. Well, I like it all, really! So that’s probably not very helpful, sorry! Aah rain, sometimes it’s needed! Cheers! =) ps- Oh yeah, and definitely keep the new releases coming as well, for hopeless peeps like me… =)

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  1. I think 1969 was the year that ‘Sons of the Vegetal Mother’ got together. To be honest, I am not sure if they ever recorded anything but they were significant nonetheless, featuring (amongst others) Mike Rudd, Ross Hannaford and Ross Wilson …. all of whom have been hugely influential in Oz music.

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      i did write something about them, if you wanna have a look? off course was the most well known song which then did pop-up again in my 1971 playlist too!
      I pretty sure Mr. Ross Wilson was the producer for a few or more albums/songs I did included along the way in these yearly playlists too!
      Sons of the Vegetal Mother did only one thing, Garden Party EP in 1970 as far as i can tell, i might be wrong? I’ll have to check it out more, OK?
      You are so very right to say hugely influential in Oz music too, i couldn’t agree more with you!


  2. And, hey William, here’s a challenge for you. What ever happened to Norm Roue who played slide guitar with ‘Band of Light’ maybe very late 60s or early 70s? He does not seem to get much credit but it was a very distinctive (and Australian) sound. Worth some research.

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      1. Hey man, how’s your Sunday night going?
        I’ve dug around a little bit, i have found him in things like Encyclopedia of Australian Heavy Metal, Who’s Who of Australian Rock etc. mainly because of the two bands he was in back then “Band Of Light”, the one you were saying the other day plus he was also in another act called “Buffalo” do you remember them too? Another 70’s band, he played on the album “Mother’s Choice” as far as I can tell but maybe more? Both band’s albums were reissue on new label in the mid-2000’s and they’re still for sale today! The name of the record label is Aztec Music/Sandman Records which as far as I known do CD reissues, I have got some of other acts but not the bands we are talking about right now, the liner notes or booklets with the albums I’ve got from them the label are pretty epic and huge and i would image they might have more info about Norm Roue but i don’t know really? Both bands do have Wikipedia pages etc. but you’ve most likely seen them? If you wanted to buy these new reissues here are the links:
        But you might still have your old records? I did find both bands again on a 2015 release called “Boogie! Australian Blues, R&B And Heavy Rock From The ’70’s” compilation album this time by Festival Records, the song by Buffalo “Lucky” is even songwriter credit to him too! But where is he now? I’ve come up blank on that, sorry! But hope he still plays guitar! ‎Both bands seem really cool and I’m going to be checking them more so thanks anyway!
        Cheers 🙂


      2. Great research! Thanks for that. Clearly my musical tastes are glued in the past. Am planning to catch up with an old pal later this month who is playing in ‘the Sandy Shores’

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  3. Hi William, Here I am, late as usual. I listened to this today – some great choices and I lot of things I didn’t know – you always manage to unearth rare gems – I hadn’t heard that BG’s song – they were pretty good then. And I like the long version of The Real Thing with Brian Henderson looking the full dork and the go-go dancers going the full mod! Os Mutantes are hilarious and Isaac Hayes is always so cool – I hadn’t heard his Tulsa before either.

    All the rest are fab too. You managed to avoid most of the obvious Hits of 1969, though I see you couldn’t quite leave out Dylan and the Beatles. Though I’m tempted to suggest something off Velvet Underground 1969 Live album or Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival , I’ll just add a couple of 1969 lesser-known favourites from my folky side:

    Buzzing Fly by Tim Buckley and

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes by Fairport Convention

    I’m going to enjoy the rest of your 60s but probably won’t catch up in time. But I’ll get there eventually

    Cheers and Thanks. Peter

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    1. Oh yeah, just take your time Peter! I should spread it out more or something? I seem to be in a total mad rush to finish it! I will check out those couple of songs, cheers man!


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