Times Of Our Lives: 1969

A brief post this evening as we reach 1969 in this series.

The Italian Job; a defining answer to the question, “Should Hollywood Be Banned From Remaking Classic Films?”

Of course, defining a classic film is hugely subjective but frankly, there are some which should remain untouchable. I honestly dread the remake of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, but in some grotty, squalid corner of Hollywood, someone is planning exactly that.

There are so many things which could go wrong with it that the very prospect makes me wince. Being the 21st Century, you’d probably find that Clint Eastwood’s cheroots would be replaced by e-cigarettes or vaping.

Anyway, this week’s playlist for your delight and delectation leads off with the title track of one of my favourite albums of all time: Young Mods Forgotten Story by The Impressions. Perhaps I’ll do something in the future on the site about that top ten list.

As usual, if the Spotify player doesn’t work below, you can open the playlist in your browser here.

Band Song
The Impressions The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story
Elvis Presley Stranger in My Own Home Town
Isaac Hayes Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic
Sly & The Family Stone Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey
The Stooges 1969
The Who Pinball Wizard
David Bowie Space Oddity
Roberta Flack Angelitos Negros
MC5 Kick out the Jams
Cream Badge
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell More, More, More
The Byrds King Apathy III
The Kinks Mr Churchill Says
Love August
James Brown Strangers In The Night
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
Archie Bell & The Drells Green Power
Cher For What It’s Worth
Diana Ross & The Supremes I’m Livin’ In Shame
Edwin Starr & Blinky Williams I’m Glad You Belong To Me
Jimmy Ruffin Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
The Seeds Bad Part of Town
The Temptations Slave
Traffic Something’s Got A Hold Of My Toe
The Ventures Hawaii Five-O


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