Playlist: Where I Was In… 1968?

So I am going backward for today the last day of May, this Thursday is 1968! Is that too soon? You can let me know or just come back to it at another time, if you remember too? Anyway we are down to only 20 tracks today! But I didn’t realize I liked this much bloody hippie music! I got to think of other things to say but I don’t know what?

I don’t know what else to say? Should I just the music doing the talking (Edit 24/7/19) now 35 songs are…

  • Bee Gees – I Started A Joke
  • The Easybeats – Good Times
  • The Twilights – Always
  • Honey Ltd. – Louie Louie
  • Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Some Velvet Morning
  • The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
  • Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • The Small Faces – Lazy Sunday Afternoon
  • Pink Floyd – Jugband Blues
  • Merle Haggard – Today I Started Loving You Again
  • Townes Van Zandt – Waiting ‘Round To Die
  • Nazz – Open My Eyes
  • Kim Fowley – Bubble Gum
  • Spooky Tooth – Tobacco Road
  • Silver Apples – Oscillations
  • The Holy Modal Rounders – Half A Mind
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
  • Elvis Presley – Trouble / Guitar Man (Live)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put A Spell On You
  • The Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
  • Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes – Love Child
  • Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
  • Scott Walker – Black Sheep Boy
  • Laura Nyro – Sweet Blindness
  • Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
  • The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
  • The Kinks – Last Of The Steam Powered Trains
  • Noel Harrison – Dress Rehearsal Rag
  • Leonard Cohen – One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
  • The Beatles – Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • The Band – I Shall Be Released
  • Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie And Clyde
  • Muddy Waters – Tom Cat
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Well, do I even need to say? Marianne Faithfull as The Girl On A Motorcycle!

What would be your songs of 1968? Please do tell me?

Cheers 🙂

4 Comments

  1. Hi William.
    Another great list, full of little-known gems and classics. I’m glad you included Hendrix’s version of All Along The Watchtower, which is my favourite song of the 60s! And Revolution is a Beatles fav too.

    The Gainsbourg and Bardot version of Bonnie and Clyde, I didn’t know – hilariously stylish. I used to have several Iron Butterfly albums in the 70s and listened to the long version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida many times. Never heard the Honey Ltd version of Louie Louie – interesting but I can see why they never got too far.

    The only additions I could suggest would be Stoned Soul Picnic by Laura Nyro or say Suzanne off Leonard Cohen’s first album or Janis Joplin’s Summertime (although these are a bit obvious for your list) .

    Goodnight and good luck.
    Peter

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