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USA - The Early 1950s
- Six Instrumentals
- Six More Instrumentals
- Six Male Vocals
- Six Female Vocals
- Six Vocal Groups
USA - The 1960s
- California Dreamin'
USA - 1970-2012
- Popular Songs
- Nashville
England - The Early 1950s
- Six Popular Tunes
England - Skiffle, 1950s
- Lonnie Donegan & Vipers
England - The 1960s
- The "British Invasion"
- The Beatles
- The Moody Blues
England 1970-2012
- Popular Songs
Ireland 1970-2012
- Corrs, Westlife, Boyzone
France 1970 - 2012
- Popular Songs
Artist Song Links
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Beach Boys Good Vibrations
The_Beau_Brummels Laugh, Laugh
Blues Image Ride, Captain Ride
Bob Dylan A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan Ballad of a Thin Man
Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Dylan Desolation Row
Bob Dylan Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan The Times They Are a-Changin'
Bob Dylan When the Ship Comes In
The_Buckinghams Kind_of_a_Drag
Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth
Byrds Artificial Energy
Byrds Eight Miles High
Byrds Goin' Back
Byrds Natural Harmony
Byrds The Bells of Rhymney
Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!
Byrds Wasn't Born to Follow
The_Cowsills The Rain, the Park and Other Things
Canned Heat On the Road Again
Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary - Rollin' on a River
Critters Don't Let the Rain Fall Down on Me
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Guinnevere
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Marakesh Express
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children
Fever Tree San Francisco Girls
Fifth Dimension Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Young Girl
Gary Lewis and the Playboys This Diamond Ring
Guess Who These Eyes
Greatful Dead One More Saturday Night
It's a Beautiful Day White Bird
Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
Jimi Hendricks All Along The Watchtower
Joan Baez Love is Just a Four-Letter Word
Joan Baez Silver Dagger
Joan Baez I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Album
Jonathan King Everyone's Gone to the Moon
Joni Mitchell Woodstock
Joni Mitchell Both Sides, Now
Judy Collins Both Sides, Now
Judy Collins I Pity the poor Immigrant
Judy Collins Suzanne
Left Banke Walk Away Renée
Lemon Pipers Green Tambourine
Linda Ronstadt Blue Bayou Roy
Lou Christie Lightnin' Strikes
Love Alone Again Or
Loving Spoonful Daydream
Loving Spoonful You Didn't Have to Be So Nice
Loving Spoonful Did You Ever Have to Make Up You Mind?
Loving Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic?
Loving Spoonful Younger Girl
The Monkees Last_Train_to_Clarksville
The Monkees I'm A Believer
Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin'
Mamas & the Papas Monday, Monday
Mamas & the Papas Go Where You Wanna Go
Mamas & the Papas I Call Your Name
Mamas & the Papas Twelve-Thirty
Mamas & the Papas I Saw Her Again
Mamas & the Papas Creeque Alley
Mamas & the Papas Dedicated to the One I Love
Mamas & the Papas Dream a LIttle Dream of Me
Orpheus Can't Find the Time
Orpheus Congress Alley
Orpheus I've Never Seen Love Like This
Pearls Before Swine The Jeweller
Spanky_and_Our_Gang Sunday Will Never Be the Same
The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Movie
The Band The Weight
Thirteenth Floor Elevators Dust
Thirteenth Floor Elevators It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Thirteenth Floor Elevators The Slide Machine
Thirteenth Floor Elevators Slip Inside This House
Tim Hardin If I Were a Carpenter
Tommy James Crimson and Clover
The Turtles Happy Together
Tiny Tim The Other Side
We Five You Were On My Mind
Young Rascals Groovin'

Psychedelic music's LSD-inspired vibe began in the folk scene, with the New York-based Holy Modal Rounders using the term in their 1964 recording of "Hesitation Blues". The first group to advertise themselves as psychedelic rock were the 13th Floor Elevators from Texas, at the end of 1965; producing an album that made their direction clear, with The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators the following year.

Psychedelic rock particularly took off in California's emerging music scene as groups followed the Byrds from folk to folk rock from 1965. The Los Angeles-based group The Doors formed in 1965 after a chance meeting on Venice Beach. Although its charismatic lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971, the band's popularity has endured to this day. The psychedelic life style had already developed in San Francisco since about 1964, and particularly prominent products of the scene were The Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, The Great Society and Jefferson Airplane.] The Byrds rapidly progressed from purely folk rock in 1966 with their single "Eight Miles High", widely taken to be a reference to drug use.

Psychedelic rock reached its apogee in the last years of the decade. In America the Summer of Love was prefaced by the Human Be-In event and reached its peak at the Monterey Pop Festival, the later helping to make major American stars of Jimi Hendrix and The Who, whose single "I Can See for Miles" delved into psychedelic territory. Key recordings included Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow and The Doors' Strange Days. These trends climaxed in the 1969 Woodstock festival, which saw performances by most of the major psychedelic acts, but by the end of the decade psychedelic rock was in retreat. The Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up before the end of the decade and many surviving acts, moved away from psychedelia into more back-to-basics "roots rock", the wider experimentation of progressive rock, or riff laden heavy rock. (Wikipedia)