Rediscover 10 Classic Rock Songs from the 1960s You Forgot

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The 1960s was a golden era for rock ‘n roll, giving rise to iconic bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys. Amidst the Beatlemania and the British Invasion, the era also witnessed the emergence of lesser-known gems that, despite their brilliance, have faded into obscurity. In this journey through musical history, we bring you 10 forgotten classics from the ’60s that deserve a revisit.

1. Blues Magoos – “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (1966)

Capturing the essence of the ’60s sound, Blues Magoos’ “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” is a vibrant and trippy track that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the era. Despite its initial popularity, this gem has faded into relative obscurity, waiting for a new generation to appreciate its fun and infectious energy.

2. Blind Faith – “Had To Cry Today” (1969)

Featuring the talents of Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood, Blind Faith’s “Had To Cry Today” is an exceptional piece that, for some reason, remains underappreciated despite its musical brilliance. The combination of these legendary musicians creates a sonic masterpiece that deserves to be brought back into the spotlight.

3. Count Five – “Psychotic Reaction” (1966)

Defined as “acid rock,” Count Five’s “Psychotic Reaction” made waves in its time. Despite its impact, this psychedelic masterpiece has slipped from the airwaves, waiting to be rediscovered by those with a keen ear for authentic music. Its raw energy and unconventional sound make it a standout track in the landscape of ’60s rock.

4. Donovan – “Season Of The Witch” (1966)

Pioneering the psychedelic rock movement, Donovan’s “Season Of The Witch” remains a timeless piece, offering a sonic journey that transcends the boundaries of its era. With its mesmerizing blend of folk and psychedelic elements, this track stands as a testament to Donovan’s innovation and influence on the evolving sounds of the ’60s.

5. Sly And The Family Stone – “I Want To Take You Higher” (1969)

“I Want To Take You Higher” is a testament to the infectious energy of the late ’60s, a track that’ll have you moving to its irresistible beat. Despite its initial popularity, this funk-infused gem has somewhat faded into the background, ready to be rediscovered by those craving a taste of the era’s vibrant spirit.

6. Steppenwolf – “Monster” (1969)

Steppenwolf’s “Monster,” the epic title track from an album that received mixed reviews. Despite the critiques, this song alone is a testament to the band’s prowess and merits a fresh appreciation. The powerful and anthemic sound of “Monster” encapsulates the rebellious and free-spirited ethos of the ’60s, making it a fitting conclusion to our rediscovery of overlooked classics.

7. Ten Years After – “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” (1969)

Covering Sonny Boy Williamson I’s classic, Ten Years After delivered a pure rock ‘n roll rendition with “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” A forgotten gem that deserves a spot in the limelight once again. The band’s energy and enthusiasm shine through, creating a timeless piece that captures the essence of rock’s evolution during the ’60s.

8. The Hollies – “On A Carousel” (1967)

A true rock gem, “On A Carousel” by The Hollies is a brilliant composition that showcases the musical prowess of a band often overshadowed by their more popular counterparts. The intricate harmonies and melodic richness of this track make it a standout in the vast landscape of ’60s rock, waiting to be appreciated by those seeking hidden treasures.

9. The Moody Blues – “Legend Of A Mind” (1968)

A magnificent psychedelic tune, “Legend Of A Mind” by The Moody Blues stands tall among the more popular songs of the ’60s, waiting for listeners to immerse themselves in its timeless soundscape. The intricate instrumentation and poetic lyrics create a mesmerizing experience, marking it as a hidden gem that deserves a resurgence in recognition.

10. The Youngbloods – “Darkness, Darkness” (1969)

A criminally underrated band, The Youngbloods’ “Darkness, Darkness” showcases their musical depth and deserves recognition beyond the shadows of the ’60s. The hauntingly beautiful melody and poignant lyrics create a lasting impact, underscoring the band’s contribution to the diverse landscape of ’60s rock. It’s time to shine a light on this overlooked masterpiece.

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