and help kids and flower children of this generation

As 1967 television (Star Trek) and movies (The Graduate) reflected a new
spirit of idealism (and a lot of questioning by young people), so did the music,
some of it coming from a folk tradition, some a harder rock edge with roots in
everything from blues to a new sound born of the Beach Boys Pet Sounds
the year before and continued by the Beatles with Sgt. Pepper.....

Music reflected the growing domestic conflict of the War in Vietnam,
experiments with drugs (particularly psychedelics), the continuing civil rights
struggle and its leaders like Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. , a maturing of the
British Sound (groups like The Who)and new regional sounds, notably from
LA (The Byrds, Steppenwolf) and San Francisco.

"Progressive" rock radio, playing album cuts, flourished in cities like New
York, Boston and San Francisco at the same time that "Top 40" or "hit radio"
continued playing pop singles from groups like The Monkees or The Mamas
and Papas.

The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" sparked a mystery when people
thought they heard the message, "I Buried Paul," when they played it backwards.
The Beatles said it was, instead, "Cranberry Sauce!"

Artists who had performed in the mid-June, 1967 Monterey International Pop
, just 2 hours south of San Francisco, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin,
The Dead and The Who (in their first ever U.S. appearance) helped orchestrate
the Summer of Love, too, as did Scott McKenzie's "San Francisco..." Eric Burdon's
"Down in Monterey" and "San Franciscan Nights," and The Jefferson Airplane's
"Somebody to Love."

1967 also saw the spectacular emergence of The Doors and their mega-hit, "Light
My Fire." (Jim Morrison founded the group with fellow UCLA graduates and got the
name from Aldoux Huxley's "The Doors of Percerption.)

Here are some of the Top 5 songs of the weekly Top 40 as well as the album artists of 1967:

The Monkees (Daydream Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
The Doors (The Doors, Light My Fire, Strange Days)
Aretha Franklin (Respect)
The Young Rascals (Groovin')
The Mamas & Papas (Creeque Alley, Words of Love, Dedicated To One I Love)
The Turtles (Happy Together)
The Byrds
The Association (Windy, Never My Love)
The Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, Somebody to Love, White Rabbit)
Peter, Paul and Mary (Album 1700)
Buckinghams (Kind of a Drag)
The Supremes (The Happening)
Scott McKenzie (San Francisco: Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
Rolling Stones (Ruby Tuesday)
Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermint)
The Cowsills (The Rain, The Park and Other Things)
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Buffalo Springfield (For What It's Worth)
The 5th. Dimension (Up, Up & Away)
Electric Prunes (I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night)
Bill Cosby (Revenge)
The Who (I Can See For Miles)
Laura Nyro
The Beatles (Sgt.Pepper, All You Need is Love, Penny Lane)
Frankie Valli and 4 Seasons (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
The Boxtops (The Letter)
To Sir With Love (Lulu)
Procol Harum (Whiter Shade of Pale)
Tommy James & The Shondells (I Think We're Alone Now)

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