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What song do you think is the ultimate 1960’s song?

Written by on 29 January 2022

Ringo Starr said years ago in a Rolling Stone magazine interview that he felt that the song “A Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum is the “ultimate ‘60s record.” 
By Walden Miller:-

Note. I just edited this because a comment really made me think. So I added one more song.

I am going to throw out a few because the 60s encompassed a lot of ground.

Born to be Wild – this is the 60s anthem. Youth, freedom, and heavy metal thunder.

My Generation- people always put us down. Nuff said.

Gimme Shelter – This song encapsulated the riots, the violence, the hard edge, and ended with its just a kiss away.. hope.

White Rabbit – the hypocrisy of drugs and our generations embracing them.

Revolution – the Beatles is odd but a spot-on commentary on the political unrest. It’s an odd juxtaposition with Gimme Shelter.

RESPECT – Aretha Franklin – queen of soul. This song represents so much of the rise in Motown, women singers and well. She is the diva.

All you need is love – while many Beatles songs might fit the bill, this little ditty sums up most of the 60s. All you need is love. Repeat until you believe it.

Did John Lennon get into a brawl with Tom Jones?

 


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