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View Poll Results: Which of these following hippie songs is your favourite one?
For What It's Worth-Buffalo Springfield 0 0%
Purple Haze-The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 11.76%
Light My Fire-The Doors 1 5.88%
Somebody To Love-Jefferson Airplane 3 17.65%
A Whiter Shade Of Pale-Procol Harum 0 0%
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Head)-Scott McKenzie 5 29.41%
Waterloo Sunset-The Kinks 0 0%
See Emily Play-Pink Floyd 0 0%
White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane 1 5.88%
All You Need Is Love-The Beatles 5 29.41%
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK, I'm not a hippie, I just tried to choose 10 iconic hippie songs, I had thought about including Give Peace A Chance and California Dreamin', but I forgot to add them.
It doesn’t matter. It just means out of these ten, which are all good choices, which one does it best. It kind of boils down to peace and love vs drugs and sex.
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I went with "Somebody to Love" but if "Fortunate Son" or "Time of the Season" was up there it would have been tougher.
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I went with "Somebody to Love" but if "Fortunate Son" or "Time of the Season" was up there it would have been tougher.
Fortunate Son is a great one I hadn't thought about, I wasn't sure whether to open a poll about hippie songs or anti-Vietnam war songs.
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Fortunate Son is a great one I hadn't thought about, I wasn't sure whether to open a poll about hippie songs or anti-Vietnam war songs.
Even in Europe the anti-war movement mobilized against The American War of Imperialist Aggression was synonymous with the core values of peace and love from hippyism.
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Fortunate Son is a great one I hadn't thought about, I wasn't sure whether to open a poll about hippie songs or anti-Vietnam war songs.
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Even in Europe the anti-war movement mobilized against The American War of Imperialist Aggression was synonymous with the core values of peace and love from hippyism.
Yeah, probably, I don't understand all these differences between movements from the 60s (mod, hippie, rocker, etc.)
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Voted for "All You Need Is Love".

I also love The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" and Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man".
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Yeah, probably, I don't understand all these differences between movements from the 60s (mod, hippie, rocker, etc.)
If you're curious about hippies
movies about hippies:
Taking Woodstock
Alice's Restaurant
And movies where parent(s) were hippies:
My Girl
Flirting with Disaster

The dividing line between them is mostly music and fashion at that particular period of time. Rockers were late 50s/early 60s, Mods mid 60s, and Hippies later 60s. Mods dressed up while Hippies dressed down. Mod and Rockers were mentioned in Hard Days Night, which was a Beatles' film released in '64. I'm guessing "Rockers" is more a British thing. In America Rockers would be called Greasers, but then that term probably came later -- (I'm guessing) the term was popularize by the movie Grease. An example Mod group would be early era The Who. In the 70s The Jam were Mod revival band. Rockers (I'm guessing) were into early Rock and Roll and Rockabilly wore leather and rode bikes. A good example of Rockabilly singer who wore leather jacket would be Gene Vincent.

The Hippies ethos was basically an extension of the Beat Generation from the 50s. The difference would be Hippies had long hair, dressed down and they favored Folksy music, and Psychedelia/Acid Rock.

The 5th Dimension - Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) a song about peace, love and harmony -- says it all. Plus the second part of the song where Joe Osborn tears it up on bass as Billy Davis Jr. goes to church.
The Cowsills - Hair song about the hallmark of hippieness: long hair.
Joni Mitchell - Woodstock song about the concert which was the pinnacle of hippiedom.
Canned Heat - Going up to the Country The song is laid back. It's yearning for a more peaceful rustic life. The singer is doing his best at imitating Skip James. I don't know how anthemic of hippies others would consider this song, but somehow it's the song I identify most with Woodstock, probably from clips about Woodstock.

Spoiler for videos:
The 5th Dimension - Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)


The Cowsills Hair


Joni Mitchell - Woodstock


"Going up the Country" - Canned Heat
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If you're curious about hippies
movies about hippies:
Taking Woodstock
Alice's Restaurant
And movies where parent(s) were hippies:
My Girl
Flirting with Disaster

The dividing line between them is mostly music and fashion at that particular period of time. Rockers were late 50s/early 60s, Mods mid 60s, and Hippies later 60s. Mods dressed up while Hippies dressed down. Mod and Rockers were mentioned in Hard Days Night, which was a Beatles' film released in '64. I'm guessing "Rockers" is more a British thing. In America Rockers would be called Greasers, but then that term probably came later -- (I'm guessing) the term was popularize by the movie Grease. An example Mod group would be early era The Who. In the 70s The Jam were Mod revival band. Rockers (I'm guessing) were into early Rock and Roll and Rockabilly wore leather and rode bikes. A good example of Rockabilly singer who wore leather jacket would be Gene Vincent.

The Hippies ethos was basically an extension of the Beat Generation from the 50s. The difference would be Hippies had long hair, dressed down and they favored Folksy music, and Psychedelia/Acid Rock.

The 5th Dimension - Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) a song about peace, love and harmony -- says it all. Plus the second part of the song where Joe Osborn tears it up on bass as Billy Davis Jr. goes to church.
The Cowsills - Hair song about the hallmark of hippieness: long hair.
Joni Mitchell - Woodstock song about the concert which was the pinnacle of hippiedom.
Canned Heat - Going up to the Country The song is laid back. It's yearning for a more peaceful rustic life. The singer is doing his best at imitating Skip James. I don't know how anthemic of hippies others would consider this song, but somehow it's the song I identify most with Woodstock, probably from clips about Woodstock.

Spoiler for videos:
The 5th Dimension - Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)


The Cowsills Hair


Joni Mitchell - Woodstock


"Going up the Country" - Canned Heat
Yeah, thanks for the explanation! I'll listen to the songs too, I've never heard them.
P.S. A Hard Day's Night is the best movie of all time. Ringo said the Beatles were "mockers" or something like that, and I didn't get it at first. And I answered you on another thread about the Rolling Stones

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