1969: Armstrong, Biafra, ‘Hair’, Stonewall, ‘Tommy’ and Woodstock

I’ve been having fun pottering around in 1969 to put together the Spotify playlist below.

It’s the fourth in my ‘Back to Schooldays’ series and again a roughly chronological selection of singles that charted on Australian radio stations (in this case, 2UW Sydney, 3UZ Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, 4IP Ipswich and 6PR Perth) sprinkled with a smattering of significant album tracks. The soundtrack to my fourth year at Whyalla Technical High School.

It runs from the Peddlers ‘Birth’ to Blood Sweat and Tears’ ‘And When I Die’. From Jethro Tull’s ‘Living in the Past’ to Zager and Evans’ ‘In the Year 2525.’ From Lawrence Reynolds’ ‘Jesus is a Soul Man’ to The Radha Krsna Temple’s ‘Hare Krsna Mantra’. From John Stewart’s ‘Armstrong’ to David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. From The Plastic Ono Band’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to Leonard Cohen’s ‘The Partisan’. From Stevie Wonder’s ‘Yester-Me, Yester-You,Yesterday’ to The Bee Gees’ ‘Tomorrow, Tomorrow’. From Glen Campbell’s’ Galveston’ to Sir Douglas Quintet’s ‘Mendocino’. From Oliver’s ‘Good Morning Starshine’ to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’. From Ohio Express’s ‘Cowboy Convention’ to Electric Indian’s ‘Keem O Sabe’. From Fairport Convention’s ‘Fotheringay’ to The Band’s ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’. From Savoy Brown’s ‘Train to Nowhere’ to Roger Miller’s ‘Boeing Boeing 707’. From Joe South’s ‘Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home’ to Blind Faith’s ‘Can’t Find My Way Home’. From Peter Sarstedt’s ‘Frozen Orange Juice’ to Frank Zappa’s ‘Peaches En Regalia’.

And much more besides!

Back to Schooldays 1969


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