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Chapter 67: Spirit of '67

Psychedelic pop & rock

1967 is the most represented recording year in the Anthology, with 64 tracks from the year of the Summer Of Love. God knows the boomers don’t need any more praise, but this really was the pivot point for an outburst of musical creativity that’s never been equaled. Here are ten songs from 1967, from the traditional (Louis Armstrong at his most tender) to the innovative (The Beatles’ prismatic pop Frankenstein “Strawberry Fields”), all swirled together like a tie-dye shirt.
1. Strawberry Alarm Clock

Incense and Peppermints

2. The Doors

Light My Fire

3. The Box Tops

The Letter

4. The Chambers Brothers

Time Has Come Today

5. Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood

Some Velvet Morning

6. The Beatles

Strawberry Fields Forever

7. Traffic

Paper Sun

8. The Moody Blues

The Night: Nights In White Satin

9. Louis Armstrong

What a Wonderful World

10. The Kinks

Waterloo Sunset