Which songs give you the strongest sense of the turbulent 60s/early 70s?

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  1. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Mr. You're A Better Man Than I (Yardbirds)
    For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
    Time Has Come Today (Chambers Brothers)
    My Back Pages (Byrds and Bob Dylan)
    The Times They Are A Changin (Bob Dylan)
    Revolution (Beatles)
    Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
    Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman)
    What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
    Fortunate Son (CCR)
    Heroin (Velvet Underground)
    Signs (5 Man Electrical Band)
    Trouble Every Day (Frank Zappa)
    Shapes Of Things (Yardbirds)
    You Can All Join In (Traffic)
    Dead End Street (Kinks)
    My Generation (The Who)
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  2. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Steppenwolf - Monster, the whole LP really.
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  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

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  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield is the numero uno, since I saw a 1960's Charles Braverman documentary in film studies in the late '70's.
    That, and Jefferson Airplane's "We Can Be Together"/"Volunteers".
  5. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Very interesting new cd from Ace


    1. Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - Elvis Presley
    2. Brand New Day - Della Reese
    3. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion
    4. The Train - Frank Sinatra
    5. Saturday's Father - the 4 Seasons
    6. 4th of July - the Beach Boys
    7. Wine in the Wind - Anita Kerr & the Anita Kerr Singers
    8. What Do We Do with the World? - Bing Crosby
    9. Lord of the Manor - the Everly Brothers
    10. Hitchhiker - the Four Preps
    11. Paint America Love - Lou Christie
    12. Mr Businessman - Ray Stevens
    13. Paint Me Black Angels - Eartha Kitt
    14. Southbound Jericho Parkway - Roy Orbison
    15. Questions - Bobby Darin
    16. This Crazy World - Paul Anka
    17. Take a Letter Maria - Mel Torme
    18. Cherrystones - Eugene McDaniels
    19. Some People Sleep - the Tokens
    20. Cardboard California - Buddy Greco
    21. Do You Believe This Town - Dean Martin
    22. Welfare Hero - Johnny Tillotson
    23. Save the Children - Teresa Brewer
    24. Revolution - the Brothers Four
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  6. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Turbulent? Compared to What!?

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  7. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    I think Five Years seemed doom laden

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  8. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    no songs,
    I didn't live feeling the turbulence then, I was way too young.
  9. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

    Mudwest, CA
    You know you live in turbulent times when.....

  10. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
    Ohio - CSNY
    Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
    We Gotta Get Outta This Place - The Animals
    The Times They Are A Changin' - Bob Dylan
  11. As someone who was born in 1978 - i.e. after all this happened - what made me realise the feeling of the time the most was "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, which I used to have on an old original New Zealand pressed 45 which sounded, to me, awesome, in spite of being rather beat up.

    On the a different note, though, a couple of years later I heard the Woodstock album for the first time and I have to say that "Fixin' To Die Rag" is an amazingly excellent song.
  12. rjp

    rjp Senior Member


    for what its worth

    i fell like i'm fixin to die

    fortunate son

    people, let's stop the war
  13. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

    Northbrook, IL
    This one more than any other. As it relates to the individual experience.

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  14. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
    Careful with that axe Eugene - Pink Floyd
  15. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    One of my personal favourites...
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  16. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    That's a hard list to top..
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  17. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Lillington NC
    Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town- Kenny Rogers and the First Edition,written by Mel Tillis

    Marks the tipping point as the silent majority turned against the war.
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  18. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Lillington NC
    Interestingly enough the BS song was actually about teens upset about a curfew being imposed along Sunset Strip, not civil rights, Vietnam or anything of any great importance (unless you were a teenager wanting to stay out late partying on the strip). Of course once an artist finishes a song it becomes whatever the listener interprets it as.
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  19. nstza

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  20. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    When I saw the title of the thread one track immediately came to mind, the much derided "It's Only a Northern Song" by the Beatles. This isn't another, lets crowbar "The Beatles" into any and every thread where they half fit, comment. I listened to it a lot when I discovered the Yellow Submarine album and it was this precise feeling of someone in his bed listening to radio with reports of chaos crowding in on him that I had.

    I think it's unsettling nature is part of the reason many don't like it but for me it evokes up the unsettling times extremely well. Of course there are many fine suggestions above, although some tracks, outstanding as they are, that have become a bit of a cliche by overuse.

    In addition I'd give a special mention to "Ohio" by Neil Young.
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  21. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Graham Nash "Chicago" from 1971

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  22. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    CSNY were really rolling with the protest songs in the early 70s, here's "Immigration Man" by David Crosby and Graham Nash...I purchased this 45 in 1972 but it seems even more timely today.

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  23. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Spanky and Our Gang "Give A Damn"-I heard this was banned in some markets, but it got a lot of play in Victorville CA where I was living in the late 60s.

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  24. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    That's why Braverman's filmmaking was so iconic to the era, not only taking recognizable, time-specific image out-of-context, along with the moving-camera pans and zooms over static images, for that vertigo-jolt photo motion becoming popular through Sesame Street, Laugh-In and ad agency commercials gunning for Clio's. Documentary makers didn't use all that supergraphicdynamismpixillatedediting up until that point for nonlinear momentum that would hit you over the head.
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  25. LouieG

    LouieG Forum Resident

    "Simple Song of Freedom" - Bobby Darin


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