If pressed on it, I am sure everyone has a favorite year.
Mine is 1967...and I am calling the series 1967 AND The Summer Of Love so as not to limit myself to only songs that were out in that Summer, but anything released throughout that year.
It is my favorite year because I was just the right impressionable age, and I had not a care in the world...my parents did, lol!
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.
And this was the year I finally got an FM Radio...a Clock Radio of all things!
I had been listening to FM Free-Form Radio for about a year at other people's houses or wherever else I could.
Now I had the FM Clock Radio, and I would bring it to my friends' houses so they could listen too.
You must try to understand, as strange as this may seem, in 1967 most people did NOT have FM.
I remember in 1968, WNEW-FM was giving away FM Clock Radios in contests!
FM Radios were virtually non-existent in CARS!
So, as I have been all my life, I was a trendsetter, ahead of my time, lol!
Just a little background to how things actually were in 1967.
I'll begin this opening salvo 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!
It was a truly exciting time to be young, and this series will run intermittently throughout the Summer.