Great Hits from the 1967 Era (3)

Here it is... this is what helped shape our culture into what it is today. It was history in the making, back in the day.

Use the song titles on the left to navigate to more info, then click on the photos to get to the videos. It's been organized into multiple pages for ease of use.

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Oldies But Goodies

Rolling Stones: Get Off of My Cloud

"Get Off of My Cloud" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as single to follow the successful "I can't get no satisfaction". Recorded in early September 1965 and released that November, the song topped the charts in the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, reaching ?No.?2 in Australia and Ireland.

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964, and identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960's.

The Rolling Stones signed manager Andrew Loog Oldham, a publicist who was directed to the band by previous clients, The Beatles. Because Oldham had not reached maturity — he was nineteen and younger than any member of the band—he could not get an agent's licence nor sign any contracts without his mother also signing. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. The Rolling Stones are the oldest Rock and Roll band to continuously perform and have played together for over 50 years.

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Buffalo Springfield: For What It's Worth

Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Neil Young (guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals). Pioneering the folk rock genre, Buffalo Springfield, along with the Byrds, combined elements of folk and country music with British invasion influences into their early works.

In January 1967, the group released the protest song they were most prominently known for, "For What It's Worth". Neil Young had launched his successful solo career and reunited with Stills in Crosby Stills Nash and Young in 1969. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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The Cowsills: Reach Out

The Cowsills is an American singing group from Newport, Rhode Island. They specialized in harmonies and the ability to sing and play music at an early age. The band was formed in the spring of 1965 by brothers Bill, Bob, and Barry Cowsill; they shortly thereafter added their brother John. Originally Bill and Bob played guitar and Barry was on drums. When John learned how to play drums and joined the band, Barry went to bass.

After their initial success, the brothers were joined by their siblings Susan and Paul and their mother Barbara. Bob's twin brother Richard was the road manager. When the group expanded to its full family membership by 1967, the six siblings ranged in age from 8 to 19. Joined by their mother, Barbara Cowsill (née Russell), the group was the inspiration for the 1970s television show The Partridge Family.

Currently, Bob, Paul and Susan perform several shows per month as The Cowsills while still maintaining their separate lives and careers and have been joined occasionally by their brother, John. In 2007 they toured as part of a package called "The Original Idols Live!", hosted by Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch.

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Sam & Dave: Soul Man

"Soul Man" is a 1967 song written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, first successful as a number 2 hit single by Atlantic REcords soul duo Sam and Dave. Issued on the Atlantic-distributed Stax label for which Hayes and Porter worked, Sam and Dave's "Soul Man" was the most successful Stax single to date upon its release.

The single peaked at number one on the Illboard Hot Black Singles chart, number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States during the autumn of 1967.

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Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels: Devil with a Blue Dress On

Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels had a batch of hits in the mid-60's. C.C. Rider getting the bulk of air time in 66 and 67. Another hit for Mitch was Devil With a Blue Dress On.

"Devil with a Blue Dress On" is a song first performed by Shorty Long and released as a single in 1964. A later version recorded by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels in 1966 peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The Duke Blue Devils use "Devil with a Blue Dress On" as a victory song.

Mitch Ryder has influenced the music of such blue collar rock music artists as Bob Seger, John Melloncamp, and also Bruce Springstein, whose version of the song "Devil With a Blue Dress" was part of the No Nukes concert album in the early 1980s. He has also been cited as a primary musical influence by Ted Nugent.

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Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep Mountain High

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939), is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Turner obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and relinquished her American citizenship.

One of the world's best selling artists of all times, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock and Roll. Turner has been termed the most successful female Rock 'n' Roll artist, receiving eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.

"River Deep – Mountain High" is a 1966 single performed by Tina Turner. Considered by producer Phil Spector to be his best work. Did well overseas, but it flopped on its original release in the United States.

After Eric Burdon and The Animals covered the song in 1968, the original version was re-released a year later, and has since become one of Tina Turner's signature songs, though it charted even lower, "bubbling under" at number 112. In 1999, "River Deep – Mountain High" was inducted in the Grammy hall of Fame.

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Bee Gees: New York Mining Disaster 1941

The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

The Bee Gees were proclaimed "The Most Significant New Talent of 1967", thus initiating the comparison of the Bee Gees to the Beatles. New York Mining Disaster 1941", their second British single (their first-issued UK 45 rpm was "Spicks and Specks"), was issued to radio stations with a blank white label listing only the song title. Some DJs immediately assumed this was a new single by the Beatles and started playing the song in heavy rotation.

This helped the song climb into the top 20 in both the UK and US. On 14 February 2013, Barry Gibb unveiled a statue of the Bee Gees, as well as unveiling "Bee Gees Way" (a walkway filled with photos of the Bee Gees), in honour of the Bee Gees in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia.

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Nancy Sinatra: These Boots are Made for Walking

Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the eldest daughter of FRank Sinatra and is widely known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots are Made for Walking".

Other defining recordings include "Sugar Town", the 1967 number one "Somethin Stupid" (a duet with her father), the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, several collaborations with Lee Hazelwood such as "Jackson", and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang". Nancy Sinatra began her career as a singer and actress in November 1957 with an appearance on her father's ABC-TV variety series, but initially achieved success only in Europe and Japan.

In early 1966 she had a transatlantic number-one hit with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". She appeared on TV in high boots, and with colorfully dressed go-go dancers, creating a popular and enduring image of the Swinging Sixties.

The song was written by Lee Hazelwood, who wrote and produced most of her hits and sang with her on several duets, including the critical and cult favorite "Some Velvet Morning". In 1966 and 1967, Sinatra charted with 13 titles.

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Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit

Jefferson Airplane (with Grace Slick) was a rock band based in San Francisco, California, who pioneered psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success.

They were headliners at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) — and the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968) in England. Their 1967 break-out album Surrealistic Pillow ranks on the short list of most significant recordings of the "Summer of Love". Two songs from that album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Grace Slick, vocalist for Jefferson Airplane was ranked number 20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll in 1999.

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Kenny Rogers: To See What Condition My Condition Was In

For all you Kenny Rogers Fans.... This is KR in 1972 singing "I Just Dropped In" from 1967 and 1968.

Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, previously named The First Edition, was a rock and roll-based band, who also performed R & B, folk music and country music. Its stalwart members were Kenny Rogers (lead vocals and bass guitar), Mickey Jones (drums and percussion) and Terry Williams (guitar and vocals). The band formed in 1967 as the 1960's counterculture was heating up.

The First Edition signed with Reprise Records in the summer of 1967 and had its first big hit in early 1968 with the pop-psychedelic single "Just Dropped In (to see what condition my condition was in)" (US No. 5). After only one more chart hit, "But You Know I love You" (US No. 19), the group, newly billed as "Kenny Rogers and the First Edition", once again hit the top ten, this time in the summer of 1969 with the topical "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (US No. 6, UK No.2).

For the next six years, First Edition bounced between country rock, pop and mild psychedelia, enjoying worldwide success.

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