About Music of
the Sixties: Things You Need To Know
1960, New Orleans was the place to be apparently. Hits included
Johnny Horton's The Battle of New Orleans, Freddy Cannon's
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Gary US Bond's New Orleans
and Walking To New Orleans by Fats Domino scored in Billboard's
Checker's The Twist hit number one on Billboard's charts in 1960
and influenced quite a few "Twist" songs over the next
few years, including: Let's Twist Again, Peppermint Twist, Twist
and Shout, Twistin The Night Away, Slow Twistin', Twistin' Postman
and Twistin' matilda, to name a few.
epic Teenage Death song theme went into full gear in 1961 with
Teen Angel by Mark Dinning.
Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel was made popular again in 1987's
hit film Dirty Dancing, and was popular again thanks to DJ Otzi's
2001 remix, a 39 year span. Tiny Tim's Tiptoe Thru The Tulips
'hit' in 1968 was written in 1929, another 39 year stretch.
Beatles had 12 songs in the Top 100 for the week April 4, 1964.
Stone named 1965's Blowin In The Wind by Bob Dylan and
I Can't get No Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones as the
two Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of all Time in 2004 respectively.
Most music fans, while admitting the Blowin In The Wind
was significant, wouldn't say the song 'rocks'.
... Just sayin'.
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