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1967 - THE Queen Rocks

1967 has been deemed "The Summer of Love" by many rock historians.  Rock 'n' roll continued to influence pop culture in 1967!  The "hippie" look was in style, and the  success of the Beatle's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album was seen as a new direction for pop music because of its psychedelic elements. Motown groups such as the Supremes had hit after hit.  Aretha Franklin, THE Queen of Soul, had 3 classic hits in 1967:  "Respect," "Chain of Fools," and "A Natural Woman".  American views were changing, and the artists had to adjust their music.  Many groups adjusted, but some just went away. 




Important Fact:  Rolling Stone magazine was founded in 1967.  It was devoted to "rock journalism", which indicated that rock and roll wasn't just about playing drums in the garage but was a serious business.  Many say, this changed rock and roll forever! 

The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  27 songs made the cut in 1967!


362         All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

449         Penny Lane - The Beatles

26           A Day In The Life - The Beatles

304         With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

76           Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

363         The Letter - The Box Tops

63           For What It Is Worth - Buffalo Springfield

450         By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell

328         The End - The Doors

35           Light My Fire - The Doors

186         I Never Loved A Man Like I Love You - Aretha Franklin

5             Respect - Aretha Franklin

249         Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin

473         Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin

412         Ode to Billy Joe - Bobby Gentry

370         The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix

17           Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

274         Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane

478         White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

109          Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

57           A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

303         Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones

458         Soul Man - Sam and Dave

159         I'm Waiting For The Man - The Velvet Underground

448         Heroin - The Velvet Underground

258         I Can See For Miles - The Who

246         (Your Love Keeps Listing Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson

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