Monday, August 7, 2017

Music Moves Me - 60's Rock Songs

It's time once again for a Music Blog Hop called "Music Moves Me", run by X-Mas Dolly and other music rocker's (see below).

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!

Join this #MusicMovesMe blog hop every Monday - here are the people responsible for it:
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 !


  1. Alana,

    The oldies are some kind of excellent mewsic. The artists from yesterday not only have talent but they do not sound alike. BTW, the Bee Gees video won't play and since I couldn't place it I found it on YouTube. I always associate them with the 70s since that's when I came to know the group with the rise of John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever. I don't remember the song "Badge". I think it's cool to learn how many of the older talents like Eric Clapton and George Harrison did a lot of collaboration. I always like Elvis Presley in my younger years but by the end of his career I lost interest but I was sad nonetheless when he passed. It was a tragedy as it is with many of the celebrity deaths but loss of life regardless of fame is always a waste to mankind. Every soul has a purpose in this world. Thanks for sharing some mewsical magic with the 4M gang!

  2. Well this is my favorite...cause there is nothing like the 60's music in my humble it!

  3. I never listened to Elvis as a kid. One of my favs is Suspicious! Great Monday listening.

  4. Yes, this is a great way to kick off the week. I grew up in New Rochelle in the 60s, so we were neighbors!

  5. Very classic songs. Thanks for sharing them and getting my Monday off to a great start.

  6. Although I certainly like (appreciate) the music of Elvis and the Beatles, I was never a fan of either. Do like all of your choices though, a fun bit of nostalgia.

  7. Runaraound Sue and Turn (Better known as Kohelet 3 [Ecclesiastes?]) are among my all-time faves!

  8. I love the music from this era. I was born in the mid 60's but I've always been drawn to the 60's and 70's music. Great choices today, and I agree, sometimes we can go on and on with these themes.


  9. All good ones here! Love the goofing around at the beginning of the "Hey Jude" video better than I like the song (really, I think they could cut all the na-na's at the end). I always found it interesting that, despite Eric Clapton basically stealing George Harrison's wife, the two of them stayed friends. Guess Patty Boyd wasn't all that important to either of them (or maybe it's them that weren't all that important to her).

    The Bee Gees did some tremendous harmonies in their pre-disco days.

  10. Great oldies! Thanks for the retro dance! :)

  11. Wow, I love hey Jude! Thanks for rocking!


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