Friday, April 22, 2022

VA - Those Were The Days... 60's Greatest Rock & Pop (A Butterboy Compilation) (4 x CD's)


60's ROCK & POP

VA - Those Were The Days... 60's Greatest Rock & Pop (A Butterboy Compilation) (4 x CD's)

The sixties offers one of the richest times in the history of Pop and Rock music. It was a time of creativity and innovation and many new styles of popular music developed. So many wonderful and memorable songs, as well as songs we have forgotten and are often surprised by when we hear them again.

If I have listened to these each of these tracks a hundred times I would gladly listen to them hundreds of times more. I never tire of these songs. Of course these are not the only tracks of the 60's but they are the ones that I like. There are many more songs that provide joy and memories when I listen to them, but, these 100 tracks get to me every time. Each of these tracks resonate with me in some personal way. I think its attributed to the song existing at a time in my life when my little world was evolving...

This is not a track list of the best songs of the 60's (although some may well be) nor is it a list of songs that represents the whole of the 60's. These are essentially songs that I call my greatest Rock and Pop songs. Those songs that made my ear prick up the first time I heard them. Ahh... those were the days. 

I hope you will enjoy the selections chosen for this first volume.



Pt.1     Pt.2 


Track lists


01 Lemon Pipers Green Tambourine (Mono) 2:22

02 Kinks Waterloo Sunset 3:18

03 Tommy James & the Shondells Crimson and Clover (Mono) 3:22

04 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son (Mono Single) 2:21

05 Beach Boys Good Vibrations 3:37

06 Donovan Sunshine Superman 4:32

07 Desmond Dekker & the Aces Israelites 2:36

08 Small Faces Tin Soldier 3:26

09 Bobby Goldsboro Honey 4:00

10 Animals House of the Rising Sun 4:28

11 Tommy James & the Shondells Crystal Blue Persuation 4:04

12 Zombies She's Not There 2:25

13 Fleetwood Mac Albatross 3:12

14 Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:44

15 Bee Gees (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts 2:22

16 Box Tops The Letter 1:59

17 Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air 3:54

18 Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 2:34

19 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth 2:32

20 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride (Mono Single) 2:55

21 Tee Set Ma Belle Amie 3:14

22 Tin Tin Toast and Marmalade for Tea 2:24

23 Harry Nilsson One 2:55

24 Cowsills The Rain, the Park and Other Things 3:02

25 Glen Campbell Where's the Playground Susie 2:55


26 Atlantics Come On 2:52

27 Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower (Mono Single Version) [Oct 2, 1968] 3:58

28 Del Shannon Runaway 2:21

29 Eric Burdon & the Animals San Francisco Nights 3:19

30 Beatles Norwegian Wood 1:58

31 Easybeats Friday on My Mind 2:42

32 Troggs Wild Thing (Mono Single) 2:35

33 Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man 3:17

34 Elvis Presley In the Ghetto 2:55

35 Beach Boys God Only Knows 2:46

36 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints 2:48

37 Bobby Hebb Sunny 2:42

38 Doug Parkinson     Dear Prudence 4:23

39 Rolling Stones Paint it Black 3:45

40 Who Substitute (Mono) 3:47

41 My White Bicycle My White Bicycle 3:13

42 Guess Who These Eyes 3:44

43 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich The Legend of Xanadu 3:34

44 Grass Roots Let's Live for Today 2:49

45 Sandie Shaw (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me 2:43

46 Dave Clark Five Glad All Over (Mono) 2:44

47 Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild [Mono) 3:04

48 Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin' 2:38

49 Move Blackberry Way 3:36

50 Moody Blues Nights in White Satin 4:23


51 Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe 3:28

52 Small Faces Itchycoo Park 2:51

53 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints 2:49

54 Zager & Evans In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) 3:20

55 Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) 3:00

56 Gerry and the Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey 2:22

57 Young Rascals Groovin' 2:28

58 Turtles Happy Together 2:54

59 Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo 2:28

60 Spanky & Our Gang Lazy Day 3:06

61 Searchers Sugar and Spice 2:15

62 Seekers The Carnival is Over 3:08

64 Shadows The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt 2:46

65 Monkees Daydream Believer 2:54

66 Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn 2:50

66 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman 2:59

67 Classics IV Spooky 2:45

68 Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go to (My Lovely) 4:44

69 Simon & Garfunkel The Sounds of Silence 3:09

70 Doors Light My Fire (Mono) 2:54

71 Aztecs Blue Day 2:47

72 Peter and Gordon Without Love 2:40

73 Association Windy 2:55

74 Shocking Blue Shocking Blue 3:01

75 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Green Onions 2:56


76 Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hangin' On 2:56

77 Kinks You Really Got Me 2:14

78 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 4:00

79 Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul 2:30

79 Leonard Cohen So Long, Marianne 5:42

80 Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) 3:03

81 Spanky & Our Gang Yesterday's Rain 3:25

83 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles The Tracks of My Tears 3:01

84 Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends 5:09

85 Cream White Room 4:53

86 Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe 4:12

87 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire 2:35

88 Who Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Mono) 2:41

89 Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour 2:32

90 Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons Silence is Golden 3:08

91 Sandie Shaw Puppet on a String 2:21

92 Temptations My Girl 2:56

93 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 5:35

94 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 6:58

95  John Fred & His Playboy Band        Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) 2:52

96 ? & the Mysterians 96 Tears 2:58

97 Bob Dylan A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 6:54

98 Jane Birkin Et Serge Gainsbourg Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus 4:22

99 Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World 2:16

100 Beatles A Day in the Life 4:59

101 Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days 5:10




  1. Out. Of. The. Park! A great compilation, BB!

    1. Thank you jwittkamp.
      Enjoy this and future volumes.


  2. Thanks BB
    We may come from different ends of the world, but music like this brings us all together.

    1. Hi lemonflag
      The universal language is music and it makes the world a smaller place while making us all smile.


  3. Thanks BB, this should make pleasant driving music. I've a motoring trip coming up in a couple of weeks time, so this lot will be going on a flash drive for the car stereo.

  4. Great assortment - Sounds like we were listening to the same stations at the same time!

    Mike M

  5. dam 60's am radio, when i starting buying 45's , listening to these wonderful hits on a transistor radio , picking beans and working in the hay fields during the summer. thanks much bb

    1. Thanks doors97426.
      The music that simply took you away to a better place.


  6. What more can I say, I agree with everything that has been said... What wonderful compilations! Thanks BB.

    1. Thanks Patrick.
      I hope you can put them to good use.


  7. makes me want to share my all top 100 songs of the sixties with you.

    1. Please do, doors97426
      Maybe you can place them in the MY COMPILATION Series.


  8. Thank you for this collection, without a doubt the best era in music. I've made my own compilations of sixties songs covered by other artists compiled from various albums and they make for really good listening.

    1. Thanks Canny Lad.
      We all have our favorites. I hope some of yours are in this set.


  9. Fantastic compilation. I also have that personal connection to these songs from my formative years. Thanks so much

    1. Hi Steve.
      I hope you much enjoyment and memories from this set.


  10. Ah, Butterboy, you've collected my childhood! A beautiful collection, I know what I'll be listening to while I work today! Thanks so much!

  11. BB, thanks! Another comp I can't resist from my teenage years - aaah, the memories! (and the beter quality than my old 45s)

    1. Hi adhock,
      Always good to have transportable versions of your favorites. It a great car companion.


  12. Ohhhh!!! Thanks a lot Butterboy for this nice collection!
    I'll put it to my daughter as an introduction to the sixties! Sure she'll love it too.

    1. Great to hear Il Commendatore
      Your daughter eyes will be opened if she is not already familiar with these sounds.


  13. A question; the average age of the readers is 75 years?

    1. I don't really know Doc, but the demographic will surely lean towards the older side of time.


  14. "There are many more songs that provide joy and memories when I listen to them, but, these 100 tracks get to me every time. Each of these tracks resonate with me in some personal way. I think its attributed to the song existing at a time in my life when my little world was evolving..."

    The sights, sounds, smells that each song brings back. Equating the song to what you were doing when you were hearing it. And then, MTV. I remember hearing that song for the first time sitting on the couch watching the boob tube. Video really did kill the radio star. Sad.

    1. Hi ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ,
      Music gives us so much...whatever the format. The visual seems to be just as important as the music these dys but when I started to listen to music it was that sound that grabbed be.You can imagine your own stories when listening.


  15. These are awesome. Thanks so much.

    1. Thanks heartofstone.
      Hope you will enjoy these over and over.


  16. You have struck gold BB - thanks so much

    1. Thank you Phillip.
      I could listen to this set all day... if only i made more time.


  17. Hi BB - #95 in list above needs a title fix .. John Fred & His Playboy Band

    My father wanted "It's A Wonderful World" played at his memorial... we did.
    Nice collection of mainstream 60's. I really like the peace symbol cover art!

    1. Hi mrRadio,
      I truly thought I had fixed that. Thanks for the prompt. I appreciate the kind words.
      "It's A Wonderful World" is a beautiful song that chokes me up all the time.