Friday, June 24, 2022

K's 60s Summer of Love SPECIAL , VA - 60s Summer of Love - 167 Iconic Hits that Defined the Summer of Love (55th Anniversary 1967-2022 Super Deluxe Edition) [2022] (7 x CD's)



K's  60s Summer of Love  SPECIAL  ,        VA - 60s Summer of Love - 167 Iconic Hits that Defined the Summer of Love (55th Anniversary 1967-2022 Super Deluxe Edition) [2022] (7 x CD's)

In celebration of 55 years since the Summer of Love in 1967, here is my own compilation of the 167 greatest songs which really define that moment and era.  On June 25, 1967, the BBC broadcast the Beatles singing “All You Need Is Love” to an estimated 400-700 million people around the globe. That song served as an anthem for the Summer of Love and love itself became the symbol of the burgeoning cultural movement in 1967.  While not every song featured here was released in 1967, a few certainly inspired the Summer of Love, while others were later inspired by it.  Although The Who performed 'My Generation' at the Monterey International Pop Festival in Monterey California in 1967, which was a career defining moment, the song was actually released in 1965.

The Summer of Love had at least two dry runs. In 1965, dozens of young revelers gathered in Virginia City, Nevada, to spend the summer tripping on LSD, designing psychedelic posters, and playing music in frontier drag at the Red Dog Saloon. When they returned to San Francisco, these early hippies - the word appeared in print for the first time in September 1965 - began hosting dances for up to 300 people.  The next summer, the Grateful Dead led a six-week amusement at Rancho Olompali, the rural property they rented in Marin County. Hundreds of visitors came to play music, swim in the large pool, and trip freely.  They had fashioned a small but active arts and music community whose members also liked to dance. In the years before and after the Summer of Love, this community essentially invented the modern rock concert - that familiar combination of light shows, extended sets, freestyle dancing, and psycho-activity that still exists today. For some of these hippies, 1966 was the peak summer.

Following weeks of extensive research reading through critics and experts' polls, scanning through Summer of Love playlists, plus fan polls, Summer of Love blogs, online discussion forums votes (Steve Hoffman), Wikipedia info, Billboard and UK Charts, my own recollections and favourites, I have finally settled upon my 167 greatest Summer of Love hits compilation.

These are the songs which feature most on the many many lists of the best and greatest Summer of Love songs ever released.

There has never been a really good official expansive Summer of Love compilation with an extensive overview and cross section of the amazing music released, and like my previous collections, my goal was to include the very very best of the genre, the cream of the crop, and to add a number of hard to find and often rare tracks you just never see on compilations due to licensing restrictions, music rights issues, etc.

Compiled as always using the very latest and highest quality digital remasters for superior sound quality and enjoyment. ALL tracks are the 100% 1960s original studio versions, NO later re-recordings or 'live in concert' releases only the original 7” 45 single mixes, with many in their original mono form and longer album versions are included in this 7CD set.

Also, check out the selection of PDF magazines and jpg posters related to the Summer of Love in the Artwork folder.

Hope you enjoy this far out and groovy selection of tunes this summer!



Pt.1   Pt.2   Pt.3   Pt.4 

Bonus track

Scott McKenzie - What's The Difference

Visitor Rowan suggested this track. After discussion with K it was agreed to include it here. As to not change the original post it is now a bonus trac. Enjoy.


Track lists


01 The Beatles All You Need Is Love 3:48

02 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:29

03 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower 3:58

04 Love Alone Again Or (Original 1968 7" Stereo Single Edit) 2:48

05 The Association Along Comes Mary 2:50

06 The Chocolate Watchband Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In) 2:25

07 Aretha Franklin Baby I Love You (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:44

08 Sonny & Cher The Beat Goes On 3:28

09 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me (Original 1967 Acta Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:13

10 Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild 3:29

11 The Doors Break On Through (To the Other Side) 2:29

12 Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl 3:05

13 Glen Campbell By the Time I Get to Phoenix 2:42

14 The Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin' 2:38

15 The Seeds Can't Seem to Make You Mine 2:33

16 The Hollies Carrie Anne 2:56

17 James Brown & the Famous Flames Cold Sweat, Pt. 1 (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:52

18 The Attack Colour of My Mind 2:30

19 Traffic Coloured Rain 2:42

20 The Mamas & the Papas Creeque Alley 3:48

21 The Lovin' Spoonful Darling Be Home Soon 3:34

22 The Monkees Daydream Believer 2:59

23 The Mamas & the Papas Dedicated to the One I Love 2:58

24 The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt Different Drum (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Version) 2:38

25 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Double Trouble 5:37

26 Big Brother and the Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin Down on Me 2:05


27 The Byrds Eight Miles High 3:34

28 Love Affair Everlasting Love 3:03

29 The Hollies Everything Is Sunshine (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 1:59

30 Keith West Excerpt from 'A Teenage Opera' 4:41

31 Soft Machine Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin' 2:50

32 Harpers Bizarre The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 2:37

33 P.P. Arnold The First Cut Is the Deepest 3:06

34 The Move Flowers in the Rain (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:26

35 The Monkees For Pete's Sake 2:11

36 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth 2:33

37 The Yardbirds For Your Love (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:29

38 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Foxy Lady 3:18

39 The Easybeats Friday on My Mind 2:43

40 The Herd From the Underworld 3:16

41 The Youngbloods Get Together 4:36

42 The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' (Original 1966 Fontana UK 7" Single Mix) 2:58

43 The Beach Boys God Only Knows (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:51

44 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:37

45 The Purple Gang Granny Takes a Trip 2:37

46 The Lemon Pipers Green Tamborine 2:28

47 The Young Rascals Groovin' 2:27

48 Manfred Mann Ha! Ha! Said the Clown (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:27

49 The Who Happy Jack (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:13

50 The Turtles Happy Together 2:54

51 The Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul 2:28

52 The Beatles Hello, Goodbye 3:28

53 The Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby 3:04


54 The Beach Boys Heroes and Villains (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:39

55 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe 3:29

56 Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining 2:53

57 Traffic Hole in My Shoe (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Edit) 2:49

58 Love A House Is Not a Motel (Original 1968 7" Stereo Single Version) 3:22

60 Tim Hardin How Can We Hang On To a Dream 2:03

61 Deep Purple Hush! (Original Parlophone 1968 7" Stereo Single Mix) 4:21

62 The Beatles I Am the Walrus 4:36

63 The Move I Can Hear the Grass Grow (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:05

64 The Who I Can See for Miles (Original 1967 Track Record UK 7" Mono Single Mix) 4:03

65 Cream I Feel Free 2:51

66 Country Joe and the Fish I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag 3:42

67 The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:59

69 Tommy James and the Shondells I Think We're Alone Now (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:08

70 Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:39

71 The Monkees I'm a Believer (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Version) 2:49

72 The Spencer Davis Group I'm a Man 2:56

73 Paul Revere & The Raiders I'm Not Your Stepping Stone 2:46

74 The 13th Floor Elevators I've Got Levitation 2:41

75 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints 2:48

76 Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive (Original 1967 Mono Mix) 9:40


77 The Peanut Butter Conspiracy It's a Happening Thing 2:25

78 Small Faces Itchycoo Park (Original 1967 Immediate Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:46

79 The Spencer Davis Group Keep on Running 2:45

80 The Buckinghams Kind of a Drag 2:06

81 The Hollies King Midas in Reverse (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:09

82 Peter, Paul & Mary Leaving on a Jet Plane 3:25

83 The Flowerpot Men Let's Go to San Francisco 3:38

84 The Grass Roots Let's Live for Today 2:48

85 The Rolling Stones Let's Spend the Night Together 3:35

86 The Box Tops The Letter (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 1:58

87 The Doors Light My Fire 7:07

88 The Monkees A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You 2:45

89 The Music Explosion Little Bit o' Soul 2:21

90 The Troggs Love Is All Around 2:59

91 The Beatles Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 3:29

92 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 2:54

93 The Butterfield Blues Band Mary, Mary 2:53

94 Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 2:40

95 Donovan Mellow Yellow (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:43

96 Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 2:53

97 The Mamas & the Papas Monday, Monday 3:27

98 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 2:21

99 The Smoke My Friend Jack (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 3:05

100 The Who My Generation (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 3:20

101 Tomorrow My White Bicycle 3:18


102 Sagittarius My World Fell Down (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 2:53

103 The Association Never My Love (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:55

104 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 4:24

105 The Moving Sidewalks 99th Floor (Original 1967 Tantara 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

106 Country Joe and the Fish Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 4:23

107 Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe 4:13

108 Moby Grape Omaha 2:22

109 Traffic Paper Sun (Original 1967 United Artists US 7" Mono Single Version) 3:23

110 The Hollies Pay You Back with Interest (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:42

111 The Beatles Penny Lane 3:01

112 The Doors People Are Strange 2:12

113 The Who Pictures of Lily 2:45

114 Big Brother and the Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart 4:13

115 The Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:06

116 The Count Five Psychotic Reaction 3:07

117 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze 2:51

118 The Seeds Pushin' Too Hard 2:36

119 The Cowsills The Rain, The Park and Other Things 3:02

120 Fifty Foot Hose Red the Sign Post (Original 1968 Stereo Mix) 2:57

121 Diana Ross & The Supremes Reflections (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:52

122 Aretha Franklin Respect (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:21

123 Tomorrow Revolution 3:50

124 Canned Heat Rollin' and Tumblin' (Original 1967 Liberty 7" Mono Single Version) 2:08

125 The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday 3:15

126 Eric Burdon & The Animals San Franciscan Nights 3:21


127 Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) 2:58

128 Pink Floyd See Emily Play (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:54

129 The Turtles She'd Rather Be with Me (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:10

130 The Rolling Stones She's a Rainbow 4:13

131 The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden 3:07

132 The Byrds So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star 2:06

133 Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love 2:58

134 Sam & Dave Soul Man (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:38

135 Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence (Original 1965 Tom Wilson Remixed 7" Single Version) 3:05

136 Cream Strange Brew 2:48

137 The Mamas & the Papas Strange Young Girls 2:56

138 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever 4:08

139 The Who Substitute (Original 1966 UK 7" Single Version) 3:48

140 The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City 2:40

141 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:36

142 Cream Sunshine of Your Love 4:12

143 Donovan Sunshine Superman (Original 1966 7" Single Version) 3:16

144 The Zombies Time of the Season (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 3:30

145 The Spencer Davis Group Time Seller (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:50

146 Small Faces Tin Soldier (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:21

147 Bee Gees To Love Somebody (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:04

148 Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:21


150 The Mamas & the Papas Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) 3:26

151 Sly & the Family Stone Underdog 3:57

152 The 5th Dimension Up, Up and Away 2:38

153 Grateful Dead Viola Lee Blues 10:13

154 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:12

155 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Version) 3:18

156 Blues Magoos (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet 2:17

157 The Rolling Stones We Love You 4:25

158 Donovan Wear Your Love Like Heaven 2:25

159 The Band The Weight 4:34

160 Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit 2:33

161 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 4:08

162 Fairport Convention Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 5:10

163 The Troggs Wild Thing (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:35

164 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Wind Cries Mary 3:20

165 The Association Windy 2:56

166 Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hangin' On (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Version) 2:59

167 The Beatles A Day in the Life 5:07




  1. Oh my gosh, the summer I turned 11 - now you're talking! Thanks so much!

  2. I was 18 in '67 but the music I experienced in 66-67 has been with me ever since. Lots of great and some bad memories but a pretty full life back then. Thanks for putting this compilation together ButterBoy!

    1. Hi hotrodmike,
      When we were young, we often thought life was boring. Looking back life was great when we were young and free. Enjoy the memories.

  3. Many many thanks for the wonderfull songs of my youth. I was 16 that year and have a wonderfull time.

    1. Hi dirk,
      It's great fun looking back, so many great songs to remind us of the good old days..

  4. I was in the military and overseas during this period, and may have missed a few of these first time around. It is a great selection, however, and must have taken a long time to research and put together. Thanks very much!
    Mike M

    1. Hi Mike
      Now you can sit back and listen to these through new ears. It was a labour of love for K and we are lucky to have these is such great quality. Stay safe Mike. Its great to see you around again.

  5. Thanks K and thanks BB
    @Mike M Glad you are still with us, thanks for your service.

  6. No words to say how incredible is this compilation. Thanks a lot and congratulations.

    1. Hi VILASMORA.
      Very kind of you to say so. I hope you will continue to enjoy it.

    2. Hi Butterboy. Wonderful job, thank you. I have added just one song to my copy as I think it's the perfect Summer Of Love piece. Scott McKenzie's What's The Difference. He ended up doing a trilogy of the song over the years and really, it should have been put out as a double A side.

    3. Thanks Rowan,
      A great tune, agreed.

  7. Just on first glance I see a couple of chronological boners: "I'm A Believer" was from1966, Spencer Davis's "Keep On Running" actually came out in 1965! It either is or isn't a comprehensive record of 1967, and on its face it definitely isn't.

    1. Hi Johnathan F. King.
      As I stated, a few songs were recorded and released before 1967, but many of those were performed at festivals and concerts in 1967.

      "I'm a Believer" is a song written by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz.
      The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966, and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last No. 1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling single for all of 1967.
      Billboard ranked the record as the No. 5 song for 1967.
      The song was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in January and February 1967 and reached the top spot in numerous countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland.