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1969 - Rock Was About to Change AGAIN


By 1969, soft rock and country rock had become popular.  That's not to say that "hard rock" was dead, but American attitudes had softened, and as always, music reflected the overall feel of the country.  Creedence Clearwater Revival was a household name.  The Jackson 5 was about to break out a new style of music.  Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Brown, Carly Simon, Carole King, James Taylor and many others hit the charts in a big way.  The Eagles and The Allman Brothers hit the charts,  and rock and roll of the sixties, as we know it, would soon be history.     

Important Fact:  Creedence Clearwater Revival cut six albums of roots-oriented rock and roll between 1968 and 1970.  "Creedence Clearwater Revival", "Bayou Country, "Green River", "Willie and the Poorboys", "Cosmo's Factory", and "Pendulum".

The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  25 songs made the cut in 1969! 

383         Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band

245         The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band

202         Come Together - The Beatles

273         Something - The Beatles

317         Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff

99           Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

355         Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

155         Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

418         Suite:  Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

260         Oh, What A Night - The Dells

420         It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers

120         I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

183         The Thrill Is Gone - B. B. King

75           Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

433         Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

320         Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

170         Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

91           Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

38           Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

116         Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

100         You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

105         The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel

241         Stand! - Sly and The Family Stone

247         Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and The Family Stone

438         I Want To Be Your Dog - The Stooges

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