It’s time for another semester of History class. Hopefully, you have taken the prerequisite – Songs from Your Parents’ or Grandparents’ Generation That Still Rock – ‘50s Version so you will fully benefit from this course.  Just like last time, this is not the boring school textbook History consisting of dry, lifeless dates and distant places you learn about in a classroom and will probably never use again outside of answering trivia questions to impress your friends. This is the more useful and entertaining musical history that will have a more lasting impression on your life.

This is our opportunity to do what Bruce Springsteen said two decades after the ‘60s – “We learned more from a three minute record Baby, than we ever learned in school.”  So sit back, turn up the volume, and let’s start learning.

Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Gloria – Them
Oh Darling – The Beatles
96 Tears – ? & the Mysterians
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
All Along the Watch Tower – Jimi Hendrix
Light My Fire – The Doors
Runaway  – Del Shannon
Twist and Shout – Beatles version
Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Louie Louie -The Kingsmen
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
House of the Rising Sun – Bob Dylan version
Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
I Want You – The Beatles
Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
Kozmic Blues – Janis Joplin
Time Has Come Today – Chambers Brothers
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam and Dave
Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
Baby Please Don’t Go – Them
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Gimme  Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group

*These songs are for educational and reference purposes only are performed and written by the credited artists.

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