This Monday we are rockin' the house (and blog) with a Freebie - our choice of theme. I've chosen 60's Rock Songs as my theme for today.
I grew up in the 50's and 60's, so this is the music of my youth. During my childhood, I experienced all different styles, from doo-wop at the beginning to the British Invasion to psychedelic type music at the end.
I grew up in the Bronx, and when I think of the early 60's I think of none other than Dion DeMucci, better known as Dion. Dion originally ran with a gang called the Fordham Daggers. Fordham Road was (and still is) a major shopping avenue in the Bronx.
When hanging out in the "hood", Dion was exposed to the doo-wop style of music popular on Bronx street corners in the 1950's. Eventually, he joined up with several other street singers to form "Dion and the Belmonts" (named after Belmont Avenue in the Bronx.) Eventually, Dion broke up with the Belmonts and went out on his own.
One other "fun fact" was that Dion was offered a seat on the plane that Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens ended up boarding - and dying on. Music history may have been quite different had Dion been on that plane.
From 1961, Runaround Sue.
Then came the British Invasion.
The Beatles. The Who. The Rolling Stones (1965's (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
Meanwhile, back in America, The Byrds released Turn, Turn, Turn in December of 1965, as I entered my teenaged years.
I could write endless blog posts about the rest of the 1960's, but I don't want to be too long today. So, how about four more?
From 1967, the Bee Gees - New York Mining Disaster 1941. This was their debut song, and you find people who didn't like the Bee Gees loving this song.
From 1968, Hey Jude, by the Beatles (you knew I would include a Beatles song eventually, right?
From Cream in 1969, co-written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Badge.
But finally, how can I blog about songs of the 1960's without including one of my favorite songs of all time - Suspicious Minds, by the great Elvis Presley?
Come join this blog hop and have yourself a decade's worth of fun!
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X mas Dolly is the Conductor of this trip, and the other Conductors are her fellow bloggers Callie of JAmerican Spice, ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy !