Tag Archives: 1969

Rock Chronology #151: Venus

“Venus”, Shocking Blue, 1969. I’m just about ready to start into the 70’s, but I realized I left out a pretty significant song from 1969. Shocking Blue was a Dutch band that managed to have a few hits that broke … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #150: The Star Spangled Banner

“The Star Spangled Banner”, Jimi Hendrix, 1969. That’s it. The 60’s are over. Nothing left to do now but have Jimi Hendrix close us out with The Star Spangled Banner. This concludes our 60’s broadcast. (Also, just giving a little … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #149: Golden Slumbers, Etc.

“Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End/Her Majesty”, The Beatles, 1969. The Beatles usually like to leave a special treat at the end of their albums. Songs like “A Day In the Life” or “Tomorrow Never Knows” are two of The Beatles’ … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #147: Ramble On

“Ramble On”, Led Zeppelin, 1969. We’re finally down to the last few songs of the 60’s, and it’s been a hell of a ride. We started out seeing how Rock was just this music that a few fringe British groups … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #146: These Eyes

“These Eyes”, The Guess Who, 1969. The Guess Who were a band that had been successful in Canada for several years, but before this song they had only minor success in other countries. One of their earliest Canadian hits was … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #145: Down on the Corner

“Down on the Corner”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969. This song comes from the Willie and the Poor Boys album, the third hit album CCR released in 1969! Because they released so much great music in 1969, they were the hottest … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #144: See Me, Feel Me

“See Me, Feel Me/Listening To You”, The Who, 1969. “Hey you’ve got your Tommy in my Woodstock!” “No you’ve got your Woodstock all over my Tommy!” It’s two great tastes that taste great together. The Who gave this fantastic performance … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #143: Get Together

“Get Together”, The Youngbloods, 1969. This song has been around longer than 1969. The first version was performed by the Kingston Trio back in 1964, and it has been covered by a ton of people since then. The Youngbloods themselves … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #142: One

“One”, Three Dog Night, 1969. I’ve posted over 40 songs that were significant to 1969. You might think at this point I’ve run out. Nope, there’s still several more songs to go. 🙂 This song was the first Top 10 … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #141: Something in the Air

“Something in the Air”, Thunderclap Newman, 1969. So back in the late 60’s Pete Townsend found some really talented musicians, and decided to help them get their careers going. The big talents of the band were Thunderclap Newman (the piano … Continue reading

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