What's your favorite 60's Peace-and-Love anthem?

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  1. HoratioH

    HoratioH Talk Sparks to me

    Something in the Air by Thunderclap Newman. Hardly pacifist, but very hippie and laid back. The only UK No. 1 with Who involvement too.
  2. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    It's a real shame there wasn't a song "Wool, Wool, Wool, Wool, Wool" by Love. I'd pay to hear that.
  3. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    I know it's from 1971, but this entire album calls for peace and love.
  4. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    We starve-look At one another Short of breath Walking proudly in our winter coats Wearing smells from laboratories Facing a dying nation of moving paper fantasy Listening for the new told lies With supreme visions of lonely tunes Somewhere Inside something there is a rush of Greatness Who knows what stands in front of Our lives I fashion my future on films in space Silence Tells me secretly Everything Everything.......Let the sunshine Let the sunshine in The sunshine in Let the sunshine Let the sunshine in The sunshine in Let the sunshine Let the sunshine in The sun shine in...
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    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    Abraham, Martin & John - Dion
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  6. musicnut72

    musicnut72 Member

    Either the Youngbloods "Get Together" or Scott Mckenzie's "San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair)".
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  7. stanlove

    stanlove Forum Resident

    The who hippie love thing was fake and ridiculous but at least it gave us some great music.

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  8. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    I thought "What's Going In" by Marvin Gaye was a more of an angry record. A bit like "Time has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers. Which I'm starting to feel is becoming relevant again.

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  9. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills and Nash, and John Sebastian, live, Get Together

    Best ever.
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  10. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Pete was involved w/"Fire" by Arthur Brown. I presume that hit #1
  11. HoratioH

    HoratioH Talk Sparks to me

    Oh, forgot that one. And I believe it did.
  12. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    tGOAT Pet Sounds cop

  13. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    because doi, it's an anthem! and I love it
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  14. angelo73

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    Michigan, USA
    .. and moral support for the civil rights movement.
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  15. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    Oradell NJ
    San Francisco; Scott McKenzie
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  16. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Livingston NJ
    Me too hehe
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  18. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Livingston NJ
    Just thought of another great peace/love song, "Stoned Love" from the Supremes, I think in 1970. Amazing how much the new lead singer at the time sounded just like Diana Ross

  19. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    Absolutely The Youngbloods' Get Together for me.
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  20. "Across The Universe"
    "It's All Too Much"
    "All You Need Is Love"
    "Let It Be"
    "Here Comes The Sun"
    "The Inner Light"
    "The Word"
    "Within You Without You"
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  21. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    Not sure. I was going to post Peace Will Come by Melanie. When I noticed Get Together mentioned repeatedly, probably enough to win a poll if there were one, I decided to post the Three's a Crowd cover, which is vastly superior IMHO:

    Starts 0:17, runs about four minutes. The next rack Coat of Colours is worth a listen too. An excellent one-two punch to kick off an LP.
  22. Safeway 1

    Safeway 1 "mad, bad, and dangerous to know"

    Manzanillo, Mexico
    In case you didn't know the entire story:
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Get Together"
    Format 7"
    Recorded 1966
    Genre Folk rock, psychedelic rock[1]
    Length 4:37
    Label RCA Victor
    Songwriter(s) Chet Powers
    Producer(s) Felix Pappalardi
    The Youngbloods singles chronology
    "Darkness, Darkness"
    (1969) "Get Together"
    (1969) "Sunlight"
    "Get Together", also known as "Let's Get Together", is a song written in the mid-1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers, also known as Dino Valenti.

    The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting the polarity of love versus fear, and the choice to be made between them. It is best remembered for the impassioned plea in the lines of its refrain, which is repeated several times in succession to bring the song to its conclusion.
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  23. MikeM

    MikeM Forum Resident

    Youngstown, Ohio
    I never miss an opportunity to sing the praises of The Youngbloods' "Get Together."

    It would seem easy to view it as a cliché that has long worn out its welcome. But in fact, it's an absolutely beautiful arrangement in every regard: the chiming 12-string, the electric piano, Jesse Colin Young's plaintive vocal, and the amazing harmonies on the chorus. Absolutely perfect. No other version of this song compares.

    The single edit prepared for AM radio is an abomination, and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't know the entire original track in all its glory. One more thing I particularly love about it is the way the drums lead into the solo. There's just something so right about the pick-up notes and then the new drum pattern than comes in.

    No matter how overplayed it may be, I absolutely never tire of listening to this track.
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  24. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    Mudwest, CA
    “It’s so fine, it’s sunshine...”
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  25. keyse1

    keyse1 Forum Resident

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