Playlist: Where I Was In… 1962?

Amazing if I just two more posts/years that’s all of the 60’s done running backwards, off course but it’s still in some kind-of order! I don’t know why I didn’t do them all like this it’s much easy keeping a track of things really! Still having a clue what say about it?

So here’s (Edit 24/7/19) now updated to 42 songs, I’ve picked out for 1962 which you can listen too:

  • Bo Diddley – You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover\
  • Vicky Simms – Yo Yo Heart
  • Chad Morgan – No Night Out At The Jail
  • Bob Dylan – Song To Woody
  • Cannonball Adderley Sextet – Scotch And Water
  • Roy Orbison – Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  • Duane Eddy – (Dance With The) Guitar Man
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Green Onions
  • Grant Green – Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
  • Nina Simone – The House Of The Rising Sun (Live)
  • The Surfaris – Wipe Out
  • Brigitte Bardot – Je Me Donne à Qui Me Plaît
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Intoxicated Man
  • Bonnie Dobson – Morning Dew
  • Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
  • Odetta – Another Man Done Gone (Live)
  • Wes Montgomery – Full House
  • Etta James – Pushover
  • LaVern Baker – See See Rider
  • Joan Baez – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Live)
  • John Lee Hooker – Drug Store Woman
  • The Tornados – Telstar
  • Ray Charles – You Win Again
  • Jet Harris – Main Title Theme From The Man With The Golden Arm
  • Johnny Cash – Delia’s Gone
  • Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’amour
  • Peter, Paul & Mary – 500 Miles
  • Harry Belafonte – Did You Hear About Jerry?
  • Dick Dale – Misirlou
  • The Contours – Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
  • Link Wray – Jack The Ripper
  • James Brown – Night Train
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins – Coffee House Blues
  • Bobby Martell aka Bob Marley – One Cup Of Coffee
  • The John Coltrane Quartet – Out Of This World
  • Wanda Jackson – Whirlpool
  • Little Eva – The Locomotion
  • The Crystals – He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
  • Marty Robbins – Devil Woman
  • Nelson Riddle – Lolita Ya Ya
  • Patsy Cline – Back In Baby’s Arms
  • Memphis Slim – Grinder Man Blues
  • Ketty Lester – Love Letters
Candace Hilligoss in Carnival Of Souls, you know?

Got fave song or two you want to share with me from 1962, please?

Cheers 🙂


  1. Hi William, A nice list of mainly unknown songs – I felt like I should put on a suit and a narrow tie, mix myself a martini and get back to the suburbs. Very Mad Men back then – waiting for the Beatles to happen.

    That said, I really enjoyed the Chad Morgan and Vicky Simms (what a story he had), as well as the Francoise Hardy (who reminded me of High School French lessons). It’s all v. 50s-sounding with the jazz, blues, and 50s rock sounds.

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