Poetry – Keep on Rockin’ – A piece of doggerel for the Sixties rock scene.

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Keep on Rockin’

For me there were a number of eras of rock excellence. The thirties acoustic blues, the fifties rock n roll or Chicago blues, the early sixties Greenwich Village folk, British beat and r&b, then the late sixties underground and the seventies punk. But if I have to pick an era it has to be the late sixties. That was when music exploded and anything was possible. It was when the world was flooded with a wave of optimism and possibility, an age of experimentation and fusion. That was an age that suited my personality. It was a revolution that threw out old values and sought to create some better ones.  It certainly allowed me to explore, think and expand my mind.

Back then I was out three nights a week rockin’ to Jimi, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Harper Traffic, Tomorrow, Free, Edgar Broughton, Nice, Chicken Shack, Tomorrow…

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2 thoughts on “Poetry – Keep on Rockin’ – A piece of doggerel for the Sixties rock scene.

  1. Yo, me again.
    Gotta be 1964 for that ExplOsiOn. That whole scene got seriously crazy `64, not just with the Brit Boom, but the tons of Garage bands all over the States coast to coast.
    I used to DJ at KLOS and have lists of lists of rotation lists.
    These are some I have a green marker on – so I must have liked `em!
    The Animals
    The Artesians
    The Beach Boys
    The Beau Brummels
    Bo Street Runners
    The Graham Bond Organisation
    Carter-Lewis & The Southerners
    The Centurions
    Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
    The First Gear
    The Gestures
    The Kinks
    The Mighty Avengers
    The Mojos
    The Nashville Teens
    The Poets
    The Premiers
    The Pretty Things
    The Ready Men
    Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
    The Sonics
    Them
    The Trashmen
    Yardbirds
    The Zombies
    Plus the obvious The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Hollies & The Searchers and too many US already established acts like Roy O. But these above were all kinds brand new.
    & these are just the white guys – the black music scene was a whole other deal in the States compared to England. Took a bit longer to happen over your way. That’s another list entirely and would take a day to type them out.

    1. Hi Bob – thanks for that – very enlightening. Those were the days. That Beat Music boom was an amazing time. All those bands coming out of the woodwork with all that energy and creativity. Great times.
      I love your list.
      Yes we were starved of all that great Black R&B. We only got to hear the tip of that iceberg.

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