I am sure many have a favorite year for Music...mine is 1967.
I noted the 50th Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and June 2nd was the 50th for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Let's call this series 1967 AND The Summer Of Love for ITS 50th Anniversary so as not to limit only songs that were out that Summer, but anything released throughout that year.
The Music was changing, no longer limited to less than 3 minute singles but songs that could stretch and jam- and the lyrics were becoming more socially relevant, these songs were saying something!
But you also still had the catchy, good-time feeling tunes co-existing side by side.
I'll begin with a Music Montage and a song of reminiscence for that Summer Of Love.
Then I'll take it from there, with Music you have heard, Music you have never heard, and Music you forgot existed!
Here are the beginning links to a Distant Summer, at Mike Pell Rockollections: