#1
ok so my school's doing a play with a 60s theme and im music director. the music i have to implement needs to be something from the 60s obviously and i've checked out a few bands i'm thinking of using songs from. i've never listened to any of these bands a whole lot but i've heard a few. from anyone that listens to these bands a lot, i need to know 2 or 3 of their best songs so i can check them out cuz i dont wanna wade through tons of music to find them.
Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin
Santana
#2
I wouldn't recommend Zeppelin, just because they only had studio songs in 69.

Definately get The Doors(like "The End")
Jefferson Airplane("White Rabbit")
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#3
some late beatles stuff, velvet undergroud, and stuff like jefferson aireplan, also bob dylan is quite good
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#5
Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, and...I dunno, I Am The Walrus? They're both pretty 'groovy'

Led Zeppelin - They had more of a 70's sound, I'd say, even in '68.

The Who - My Generation

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart (with Big Brother And The Holding Company)
#6
Beatles - Help!
Beatles - Helter Skelter
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
The Doors - The End
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
The Who - My Generation
The Who - Baba O'Riley

You can't go wrong with anything from The Beatles though...so anything Beatles will work. I'm sure there's a tonne more Bob Dylan you could use, but I'm lazy and can't think of too much by him. The Grateful Dead would be a good choice (I think?) as would Creedence Clearwater Revival, though I don't know too much about either of them. There's much more Hendrix you could use and you could even throw in some Johnny Cash. Another group to add to your list would be The Rolling Stones, though I'm not quite a fan of them.
#7
These are great:


mr tambourin man-the byrds

twist and shout- the beatles

the beach boys-barbara ann (really ood for 60's california)

" - i get around

jefferson airplaine- volunteers

McCoys-hang on snoopy

simon and garfunkel - mrs. robinson

" - america

the byrds-wasn't born to follow

van morrison - brown eyed girl

velvet underground-there she goes again

" -sweet jane

yardbyrds-baby please don't go

the who-substitute


thoes should do it!

please let me know if i was usefull!
#8
The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
Mr Tambourine Man

The Who - My Generation
I Can't Explain

The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard

Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Get Off of my Cloud

The Yardbirds - Any song will do with them

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
All Along the Watchtower

Cream - White Room
Sunshine of Your Love

Them - Here Comes The Night

The Kinks - You Really Got me
Or any song by them from the 60's

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

Smal Faces - Tin Soldier

The Animals - House of The Rising Sun

My best advice would be to pick up a decent 60's compilation or watch a decent Vietnam film to get a feel for 60's music. Damn that war had a good soundtrack!!! I mean, it's far more fun destroying peasant villages listening to 'Paint it Black' than Korn or whatever it is you yanks listen to these days!
#9
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I wouldn't recommend Zeppelin, just because they only had studio songs in 69.

I wouldn't recommend them because they suck.

The 60's were the best decade, so there's tons of stuff to recommend.
The Yardbirds - "Train Kept a' Rollin'" "I'm a Man"
The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting for the Man" "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
Jimi Hendrix - "Red House" "Little Wing"
The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine" "Octopus's[sic] Garden"
Buddy Guy - "Damn Right I Got the Blues" "Sweet Home Chicago"
Donovan - "Season of the Witch" "Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
C.C.R. - "Up Around the Bend" "Bad Moon Rising"
The James Gang - "Funk #49" "The Bomber"
The Doors - "I'm Horny I'm Stoned" "Road House Blues"
The Guess Who - "No Time" "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"
Neil Young - "Ohio" "Down by the River"
Iggy Pop and the Stooges - "Gimme Danger" "The Passenger"
Black Sabbath - "Iron Man" "Sweet Leaf"
Frank Zappa - "Bobby Brown" "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama"
The Who - "Pinball Wizard" "Who Are You"
The Small Faces - "Itchycoo Park" "Tin Soldier"
Jeff Beck - "Going Down" "Hi-Ho Silver Lining"
The Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Steppenwolf - "Born to be Wild" "Magic Carpet Ride"
Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd - "Love You" "Bike"
The Band - "The Weight" "Up on Cripple Creek"
The Byrds - "Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Mr. Spaceman"
The Zombies - "She's Not There" "Time of the Season"
to name a few.
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#10
G. L. O. R. I. A. Gloria!!!!

by van morrison, im listening to it now, thats why i wrote it like that, but use it, its difinitive 60's

white rabbit by jeffreson airplane
turn turn turn by the byrds
happy together by the turtles
i feel free or sunshine of your love by cream
friday on my mind by the easybeats
A day in the life by the beatles
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Iggy Pop and the Stooges - "Gimme Danger" "The Passenger"


I wouldnt recomend them because there not from the 60s (among others.)
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#12
Play The Kinks, but stay away from the obvious ones "You Really Got Me", etc.

play something like Waterloo Sunset or Apeman.

And Jeff Beck Group-"You Shook Me"
#13
^Thats a good version but i cant stand that guitar solo
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#14
friday on my mind by the easybeats, you HVAE to use this song it goes down well anywere it is played
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#15
go with these instead of the bands you already have

The Zombies: "This Will Be Our Year"
The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"
The Kinks: "Waterloo Sunset" or "Victoria"
Donovan: "Season of the Witch"
The Stooges: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
MC5: "Kick Out the Jams" (might be a bit much for a school play though )
Bob Dylan: "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
13th Floor Elevators: "You're Gonna Miss Me"
Sly & The Family Stone: "I Want to Take You Higher"
The Band: "The Weight"
The Velvet Underground: "There She Goes Again"


Just curious, what's the play about?
#16
Yeah what is it about?

Hendrix-Bold as love
Bob Dlyan-Shelter from the storm
The Who-My generation
and then whatever you want from the Beatles.
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Frank Zappa - "Bobby Brown" "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama"



Don't get those Zappa songs if you planned on it. Neither of them are from the 60's
For Zappa, I would recommend something like Hungry Freaks, Daddy...Trouble Every Day (its a great 60's song, about the watts riots) or something like, Who Needs the Peace Corps? or Absolutely Free.
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#18
A lot of Beatles will work perfect.

The Kinks are a good choice as well. Go with You Really Got Me and Nothin in this World Can Stop Me Worryin about this Girl.
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#19
Here are some of the more famous songs from these bands.
The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud
Deep Purple - Hush
The Byrds - Eight Miles High
The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream - White Room
The Who - My Generation
The Who - I Can See For Miles
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused
Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me
Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Doors - Break On Through
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
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#20
i suggest the beatles, the rolling stones, jimi hendrix, the who, the doors, the kinks, grateful dead, jefferson airplane, and some other bands but take out led zeppelin even though they were a band in 68 they were really a 70s band and i suggest guess who for you and your canadian friends
#21
What about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Booker T & the MGs
Otis Redding
The Supremes
Aretha Frankiln

Basically any Motown & Stax Songs

What about Hermans Hermits - Into something good
Doo Wah Diddy or 5-4-3-2-1 by manfred mann
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#23
k i've got all the titles i need im gonna check em out and see whats appropriate for the occasion. thnx everyone im bound to find something in there, hell i've seen some i know will work, thnx.
#24
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The Who - "Who Are You"

The Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" .


who are you is a 70s song, and start me up came out in 1980

try some janice joplin, and maybe some pink floyd, im prety sure they released there first album in the 60s

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#25
Bands/artists you should include:
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Kinks
The Zombies
The Who
Fairport Convention (blow them away with a rare gem. haha)
The Band

I could go on and on....
#29
Get some songs from the Hair soundtrack. Hair is a musical that takes place in the 60's.
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I wouldnt recomend them because there not from the 60s (among others.)


to bad they are

MC5 - Kick out the Jams, Thunder Express
#31
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I wouldnt recomend them because there not from the 60s (among others.)

im pretty sure that at least gimme danger came out in 69...or is that Fun House?
#32
Led Zeppelin is more a 70s band, imo..

Beatles: A day in the life
The Who: Pinball Wizard, Overture (from Tommy)
The Doors: Break on Through, The End (to the other side)
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ok so my school's doing a play with a 60s theme and im music director. the music i have to implement needs to be something from the 60s obviously and i've checked out a few bands i'm thinking of using songs from. i've never listened to any of these bands a whole lot but i've heard a few. from anyone that listens to these bands a lot, i need to know 2 or 3 of their best songs so i can check them out cuz i dont wanna wade through tons of music to find them.
Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Jefferson Airplane
Janis Joplin
Santana


You are missing probably one of the top influences of the 60's. Bob Dylan.
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to bad they are

MC5 - Kick out the Jams, Thunder Express



The Passenger (off Lust For Life) -1977
Gimme Danger (off Raw Power)-1973
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