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    And here were the top 3 songs, 50 years ago this week, according to the Billboard Top 40:

    1 Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
    2 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
    3 Sugar Sugar The Archies
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    And here were the top 3 songs, 50 years ago this week, according to the Billboard Top 40:
    1 Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
    2 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
    3 Sugar Sugar The Archies
    A perfect illustration of the times
    1 Classic Rock
    2 Country / novelty
    3 Bubble Gum Pop
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    On Sirius XM satellite radio currently listening to the 60s Satellite Survey, a weekly show in which they play the top 40 from some year/month/week in the 60s. Now playing - Get Together by the Youngbloods, which was #5 50 years ago this week.
    One of the songs Atticus mentioned on the thread that gave rise to this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    A perfect illustration of the times
    1 Classic Rock
    2 Country / novelty
    3 Bubble Gum Pop
    Bubble Gum Pop ... AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    And here were the top 3 songs, 50 years ago this week, according to the Billboard Top 40:

    1 Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
    2 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
    3 Sugar Sugar The Archies
    all three are great songs!.. The lyrics for 2. were written by Shel Silverstein. That story is for the ages and when Johnny Cash said he would sing it.. solid country gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    Of course we are all heavily biased toward music from our particular "coming of age" years.
    Age 14 (or perhaps age 13 for women) is the consensus of those who attempt to study this.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/10/o...ite-songs.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/opinion/24hajdu.html
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    Here's a pretty grim outlook vis-a-vis the aging music legends of 1969 and, by implication, their aging fans!!!
    https://theweek.com/articles/861750/...ry-rock-legend
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    Here's a pretty grim outlook vis-a-vis the aging music legends of 1969 and, by implication, their aging fans!!!
    https://theweek.com/articles/861750/...ry-rock-legend
    Good article. Partly grim, yes, but mostly a nostalgic look back at the musical artists who defined an amazing era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    Here's a pretty grim outlook vis-a-vis the aging music legends of 1969 and, by implication, their aging fans!!!
    https://theweek.com/articles/861750/...ry-rock-legend
    This is one impactful paragraph!!

    Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).
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    All this recollection got me to thinking about which 1969 legends I'd actually seen in person:
    Jefferson Airplane (with Signe Anderson and later with Grace Slick)
    Rolling Stones (from a distance at Altamont)
    Bo Diddly
    Ike & Tina Turner
    Cream
    Jimi Hendrix
    CSN&Y
    Donovan (sort of minor league compared to others on this list)
    Joni Mitchell
    Procol Harem (one hit wonders who sucked in person)
    The Band
    And just last week: ZZ Top (50th anniversary tour, put on a hell of a show!)
    Oh, and James Brown and the Famous Flames

    I'd note that none of these performers were superior to the wonderful but much lower profiled blues duo, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee
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