So i have a lit project that i have to make a power point for. i decided to make it a little different i would record myself playing covers of influential and well known songs of the 60's. problem is that i don't listen to alot of music from the era so what i need is for you guys to give me the names of some songs that are really recognizable. a release date is very helpful so i can put them in chronological order.

and if your really daring, help me out and give me your reasons why you think the song is influential.
didnt even think of woodstock, haha. ive got voodoo child up there as one of the most recognizable. what song from the 60s do you instantly recognize when you hear certain chords or riffs?
Sunshine of Your Love, Day Tripper, Light My Fire, there are tons. What about some old R&B, like In the Midnight Hour, Knock On Wood, Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, Money, I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

Those are some very popular tunes that most people should recognise.
Fire by Jimi Hendrix, any of the Abbey Road album and Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones.
Some Famous 60s songs
1. Day Tripper - The Beatles
2. Sympathy For the Devil - The Rolling Stones
3. Good Times, Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
4. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
5. Break On Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors
6. Fortunate Son - Creedance Clearwater Revival
7. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan
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Some bands to look up:

The Beach Boys
The Kinks
The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Who
The Rolling Stones
The Doors

Near every band in the world is influenced by at least one of the above bands.

Now go and do your own research.
No music was made in the 60's, there was a ban
i am the moonstar
Bob Dylan's early work.
Miles Davis (particularly, Bitches Brew)
The Butterfield Blues Band
The Allman Brothers Band
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
The Yardbirds
The Byrds
The Beatles & The Rolling Stones
John Coltrane
The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and all things Haight - Ashbury
Otis Redding
Sly and the Family Stone

A bit of reading for any of these will tell you exactly why they are relevant. Happy hunting...

EDIT: Ugh, don't bump threads that are no longer pertinent to anything...
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The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand, 1963
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter, 1969
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused, 1969
The Who - My Generation, 1965
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone, 1965
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze, 1967
Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love, 1968
The Kinks - You Really Got Me, 1964
The Yardbirds - Heard Full Of Soul, 1965
Simon And Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence, 1965
Other Artists:
Beach Boys
Grateful Dead
Pink Floyd
The Doors
The Byrds