Pass the Paisley Playlist of 18 Songs for 1969

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Pass the Paisley Playlist of 18 Songs for 1969

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The year was 1969, and it began on Wednesday, and like Wednesday’s child, had its share of woe. Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States. The Beatles gave their last public performance. Sirhan Sirhan admits to killing Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and later retracted his guilty plea. Charles Manson defends himself at his trial. There was the My Lai Massacre. One of the great joys, though, it was the year of the first manned landing on the Moon with Apollo 11. The Boeing 747 made its maiden flight, and in France the first Concorde test flight is conducted. Golda Meir became the first female prime minister of Israel. There was The Woodstock Festival (we’ll say no more). The films Midnight Cowboy and  Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid were releasedAnd the music was diverse in genres: rock, pop, country, R&B, soul, and bubblegum, to name a few. Here’s just a small sampling…

  1. Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells
  2. Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash
  3. Dizzy by Tommy Roe
  4. Everybody’s Talkin’ by Harry Nilsson
  5. Good Morning, Starshine by Oliver
  6. Hawaii Five-O by The Ventures
  7. Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones
  8. I Can’t Get Next to You by The Temptations
  9. I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
  10. In the Year 2525 by Zager & Evans
  11. Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan
  12. More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase
  13. My Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder
  14. This Girl Is a Woman Now by Gary Puckett The Union Gap
  15. Time of the Seasons by The Zombies
  16. Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension
  17. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) by Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  18. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy by Blood Sweat & Tears

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed ” Pass the Paisley Playlist of 19 Songs for 1969.”

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Jane Minogue


  1. Rockey says:

    All classics. Can still sing the words to all. Thanks for the memories. Your site is the best.

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