1967: 20 songs released in 1967 you must hear




Our series of posts on the best music from specific years continues.. this is 1967.

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My rules:

  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed
  • Restricted to only 20 songs

A lot of wonderful music was released in 1967, here are my 20 chosen songs.

  • All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan

    Written and recorded by Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan’s subsequent greatest hits compilations. Since the late 1970s, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan’s live albums.

    There must be some kind of way outta here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion
    I can’t get no relief


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1966: 20 songs released in 1966 you must hear





The Year 1966 summary

  • France withdraws its forces from NATO. President De Gaulle visits the USSR (June 20).
  • Sukarno leaves office in Indonesia; Suharto assumes power.
  • Botswana, Lesotho, and Guyana become independent states within the British Commonwealth.
  • India suffers the worst famine in 20 years; Lyndon Johnson asks for $1 billion in aid to the country.
  • US: Medicare begins (July 1).
  • US: Supreme Court decides Miranda v. Arizona, protecting rights of the accused.
  • Movies: A Man for All Seasons, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Alfie

My rules:

  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed
  • Restricted to only 20 songs

Again a LOT of wonderful music was released in 1966 (actually 1966 might be my fav year in music), hard to pick only 20.

 

  • Visions of Johanna – Bob Dylan

    Written by Dylan & released on his album “Blonde On Blonde” ~May 16, 1966 (possibly as late as July 1966).

    Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?
    We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it
    And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin’ you to defy it
    Lights flicker from the opposite loft
    In this room the heat pipes just cough
    The country music station plays soft
    But there’s nothing, really nothing to turn off
    Just Louise and her lover so entwined
    And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind



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July 7: Great Concert by The Who @ Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, USA 1970 (video)

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Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
July 7, 1970

  • Roger Daltrey: Vocals, Harmonica
  • John Entwistle: Vocals, Bass
  • Keith Moon: Vocals, Drums
  • Pete Townshend : Vocals, Guitar

Setlist:

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June 29: The Who – Hyde Park, London 1996 (video)

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Sat, 29 June 1996
London, Hyde Park

  • Roger Daltrey: Vocals
  • John Entwistle: Vocals, Bass
  • Pete Townshend : Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guitar
  • John Bundrick: Piano, Keyboards
  • Jon Carin : Keyboards
  • Phil Daniels: Narrator
  • Dennis Farias: Brass Section
  • Simon Gardner: Brass Section
  • David Gilmore: Guitar
  • Gary Glitter: Vocals
  • Nick Lane: Brass Section
  • Jody Linscott: Percussion
  • Billy Nicholls: Backing Vocal
  • Neil Sidwell: Brass Section
  • Zak Starkey: Drums
  • Simon Townshend : Vocals, Guitar
  • Roy Wiegand: Brass Section
  • Geoff Whitehorn : Guitar

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June 12: The Who played Swansea, City Football Ground 1976

Famous bootleg .. great sound & concert.

3 songs were chosen for their 2010 album – Greatest Hits Live:

  • Pinball Wizard
  • I’m Free
  • Squeeze Box

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Sat, 12 June 1976:
Swansea, City Football Ground

Setlist:

  1. I Can’t Explain
  2. Substitute
  3. My Wife
  4. Baba O’Riley
  5. Squeeze Box
  6. Behind Blue Eyes
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May 23: “Tommy” by The Who was released in 1969

Ever since I was a young boy I’ve played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all.
But I ain’t seen nothing like him in any amusement hall.
That deaf, dumb and blind kid, Sure plays a mean pinball!

It is 46 years ago that the rock opera, Tommy was released, one of the first attempts at treating rock as an art form. The artists were The Who.

It’s a double album telling a loose story about a “deaf, dumb and blind kid”, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera. Released in 1969, the album was mostly composed by Pete Townshend. In 1998, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for historical, artistic and significant value.

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