MUSIC

HITS OF THE DECADE

1960

1. POETRY IN MOTION. Johnny 
   Tillotson
2. VENUS. Frankie Avalon
3. WALK DON'T RUN. The Venture
4. CORINA CORINA. The Drifters
5. THE TWIST. Chubby Checker
6. TEQUILA. The Champs
7. ITS NOW OR NEVER. Elvis Presley
8. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.        The Drifters
9. RED RIVER ROCK. Johnny & the
    Hurricanes
10.KIDDIO. Brock Benton


At the begginig of the sixties, the rock had a stop. Many events happened during the late fifties/eraly sixties made us think rock and roll was over: Elvis was listed in the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 14 year old cousin (What a scandal!), Chuck Berry is in jail, Buddy Holly died in a plane accident in 1959...What would happen to Rock and Roll?...It was just a temporal fever and the new are this soft ballad teen singers?

Folk is a genre whose best representant is Bob Dylan. Anothers are Joan Baez and Jerry Mc Guire. They sing about people problems, urban life, routine,the injustice of goverment. They sing our protest song. They're the population voice.

1961

1. STAND BY ME. Ben E. King
2. RUNAWAY. Del Shannon
3. BLUE MOON. The Marcels
4. ROSES ARE RED. Ronnie Carroll
5. LET'S TWIST AGAIN. Chubby Checker
6. MOODY RIVER. Pat Bone
7. APACHE. Jorgen Ingmann and his guitar 
8. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE.
    The Shirelles
9. WOODEN HEART. Joe Dowell
10. HEART AND SOUL. Jan & Dean

The Motown  offers very interesting options: Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Drifters,etc.
The female black girls groups are very famous and have really good music: The Shirelles, The Chiffons and the Supremes are the most popular.
But some people don't like black people, and they are discriminated constantly.

1962

1. DUKE OF EARL. Gene Chandler
2. LIMBO ROCK. Chubby Checker
3. SURFIN' SAFARI. The Beach Boys
4. TELSTAR. The Tornadoes
5. LOCOMOTION. Little Eva
6, UPTOWN. The Crystals
7. TWIST AND SHOUT. The Isley
    Brothers
8. SOLDIER BOY. The Shirelles
9. PEPPERMINT TWIST. Joey Dee &
    The Starlighters
10.HE'S A REBEL. The Crystals

1963

1. SURFIN' U.S.A. The Beach Boys
2. HE'S SO FINE. The Chiffons
3. IF I HAD A HAMMER. Triny Lopez
4. BLOWIN' IN THE WIND. Peter,Paul
    and Mary
5. SURF CITY. Jan Dean
6. IT'S MY PARTY. Lesley Gore
7. LOUIE,LOUIE. The Kingsmen
8. RHYTHM OF THE RAIN.
   The Cascades
9. ONE FINE DAY. The Chiffons
10.WIPEOUT. The Surfaris

We are very dissapointed...,President Kennedy was shot in Dallas. They say it was  a solo murderer. Oh please!!
You better ignore them and turn the radio on.
You better relax, Let's go to the beach to SURF!
"Surfin' USA" of the Beach boys and all the surf music give us a gate to escape and enjoy.

1964

1. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. The
    Beatles
2.YOU REALLY GOT ME. The Kinks
3.THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.
   The Animals
4. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE. The Beatles
5. MY GUY. Mary Wells
6. I FEEL FINE. The Beatles
7. I GET AROUND. The Beach Boys
8. UNDER THE BOARDWALK. The
    Drifters
9. DANCIN' IN THE STREETS. Martha
    Reeves
10.WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO?
    The Supremes

The Beatles?? ...Oh!, Those lads of the Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!. Yes, I have heard them. They are amazing!!!!  Everybody's talking about them. It's the Beatlemania!!
Hey, don't you think their hair is too long??

WELCOME TO ENGLAND LITTLE FELLOWS!

THE BRITISH INVASION
1964

1965

1. SATISFACTION. The Rolling Stones
2. HELP!. The Beatles
3. DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU     
    CRYING. Gerry and the Pacemakers
4. WOOLY BULLY. Sam the Sham & the          Pharaoes
5. CAN'T EXPLAIN. The Who
6. DOWNTOWN. Petula Clark
7. YESTERDAY. The Beatles
8. TURN,TURN,TURN. The Byrds
9. I GOT YOU BABE. Sonny and Cher
10.MY GENERATION. The Who


Folk rock is a new musical genre created by the Byrds with Roger Mc Guinn leading.
They're adapted the Dylan's folk lyrics with the 4/4 beat of the Beatles
One of their biggest hits is Hey Mr. tambourine man
Some say they're the American answer to the Beatles

The Beach boys is not just a surf period musical group. Their compositions are amazing with beautiful voices harmonizations.
Brian Wilson is one of the most experimental composers that has crated such songs as the wonderful "Good Vibrations" which is an smashing hit.

1966

1. WILD THING. The Troggs
2. MICHELLE. The Beatles
3. I'M A BELIEVER. The Monkees
4. SWEET TALKIN' GUY. The Chiffons
5. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN.         Percy Sledge
6. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR
    WALKING. Nancy Sinatra
7. WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL. The
    New Vaudeville Band
8. ALL OR NOTHING. The Small Faces
9. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'. The Mamas
    and the Papas
10.STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT. Frank
    Sinatra

Hey, hey We're the Monkees!
Yes, they're a group from a TV sitcom, that became real !! and I just love them!
Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith,Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones get the whole world into the Monkeesteria!!

Times are certainly changing... Amazing groups like the Beatles had evolutionated everything.  We though the Beatles  would break up this year, when they stop touring. But fortunalety they didn't! The came to shut up critics mouths with the  release of their wonderful and surrealistic  album
"Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band""

1967

1. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. The Beatles
2. LIGHT MY FIRE. The Doors
3. THE LETTER. The Box tops
4. HAPPY JACK. The Who
5. WATERLOO SUNSET. The Kinks
6. LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT
    TOGETHER. The Rolling Stones
7. RESPECT. Aretha Franklin
8. HAPPY TOGETHER. The Turtles
9. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE. Procol
    Harum
10.HEY JOE. Jimi Hendrix experience

1968
1. HEY JUDE. The Beatles
2. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. Mary      
    Hopkins
3. BABY,COME BACK. The Equals
4. MAGIC BUS. The Who
5. THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE.
    Cream
6. MRS ROBINSON. Simon and
    Garfunkel
7. THE DOCK OF THE BAY. Ottis  
    Redding
8. JUMPIN' JACK FLASH. The Rolling
    Stones
9. MONY MONY. Tomy James and the
    Shondells
10.PIECE OF MY HEART. Janis Joplin

Now the tendency is all around California. The Mamas and the Papas talk about the "Califonia Dreamin'" and Scott Mc Kenzie tells that we must be sure to wear some flowers in our hair if we go to "San Francisco"
The Monterrey Pop festival features some of the greatest bands of both sides of the Atlantic all in the middle of a hippie, peace and love atmosphere
It's so sad that at this point, Vietnam War continues

Janis... She has an awesome style of singing and such a feeling. She's a hippie girl outstanding!

1969

1. GET BACK. The Beatles 
2. SUGAR,SUGAR.The Archies                  3. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT            YOU WANT. The Rolling Stones
4.  PINBALL WIZARD. The Who
5.  CRIMSON AND CLOVER. Tommy             James and the Shondells
6.  AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN
     The 5th dimension
7.  COME BACK AND SHAKE ME
     Clodah Rogders                               
8.  RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY
     HEAD
     B.J Thomas
9.  HONKEY TONK WOMEN
    The Rolling Stones
10.IN THE YEAR 2525
    Zagger and Evans

The Doors. They are such a great band, his leader singer Jim Morrison is very attractive but quite rude. "Light my fire" is one of the greatests hits of the year.
The Doors with their lyrics remind us the Apocalipsis

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