One song that sums up the 60's...

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    Altamont left 60s behind, but also left Stones mngr Sam Cutler behind to clean up the mess. Which led to him steering the Grateful Dead ship 70-75, arguably the best and most prolific era of their history. Sam was the man.
     
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    And the #1 song of July 1967....

     
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    Gotta go with Like A Rolling Stone. Runners-up: Born to be Wild, Woodstock, and Get Together. IMO
     
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    It took 6 pages to find the winner! I was going to pick this one, but Trip T beat me to it.

    My second choice would be this one, even though it’s at the tail end of the 60s.

     
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    I think Fortunate Son defines the Vietnam War part of the sixties and For What It’s Worth the US during that time. I also like Sympathy for the Devil.
     
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    Del Shannon might be a close second to Hendrix’s “Watchtower”. Came out in 1960. Still had slight elements of doo wop, and yet it rocked harder than anything up until that time. (Pop music wise). It had that primitive keyboard, and it had The A/Am switch.
     
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    I'm glad I lived the 60s in the S.F. Bay Area, but it was the scariest time of my life - facing the draft.

    You all came up with such great nominations. I think the lyrics and styles of music make most of these iconic 60s songs, but the single song to define the 60s is a tough one. I think I will go with @warrent selection of Jimi playing, "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock as the seminal piece. He geniously articulated the times with an old cover piece that said it all at the right time and at the right place. Timeless.
     
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    The 60's




    The End of the 60's

     
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    If nothing else, this song warrants a spot in the Top 10 Best Intros.
     
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    Probably been posted already but this is it for me.

     
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    I would just say that's folk rock, but there is that steel guitar there.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.

    It was probably the single greatest moment of the Sixties... You finally heard what that song was about, that you can love your country, but hate the government.” - Music critic Al Aronowitz on Hendrix’s Woodstock rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, recounted in Ian Port’s “The Birth of Loud

    And if you haven't read "The Birth of Loud" shame on you!
     
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    Er, I see this was released in ... 1984! Just how long did the '60s last?
     
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