The 1960s was time of social consciousness and activism. This appeared in music of all genres, including rock, folk , folk rock, country, R&B, and Broadway. It was a time of controversy, and these songs, which are merely a sampling, express feelings of nationalism during time of war, anti-war protests, those lonely in the military, those at home longing for those in the military, and pleas for peace.
Here are the selections:
- 500 Miles Away from Home by Bobby Bare
- A Letter from Viet Nam (To Mother) by Hank Snow
- Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie
- All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
- Ballad of the Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler.
- Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan.
- Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire.
- Give Peace a Chance by Plastic Ono Band.
- Handsome Johnny by Richie Havens.
- I Ain’t Marching Anymore by Phil Ochs.
- I-Feel-Like-I’m Fixin’-to-Die-Rag” by Country Joe and The Fish.
- Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees.
- Lonely by Bobby Vinton.
- My Son, John by Tom Paxton.
- Okie from Muskogee by Merle Haggard.
- Peace Train by Cat Stevens.
- Soldier Boy by The Shirelles.
- Three-Five-Zero-Zero from the musical Hair.
- Universal Soldier by Donovan.
- Unknown Soldier by The Doors.
- War by Edwin Starr.
- Sky Pilot by Eric Burdon and The Animals.
For another Pass the Paisley Playlist: Vol 1 of “Pass the Paisley British Invasion Playlist.”
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, with selections updated twice a week. 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’.