Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top 10 San Francisco Bands from the Sixties

San Francisco has been a winning combination for many trades from the Gold Rush in 1849 to the Summer of Love in the Sixties, just to name a few highlights in their winning streak history.

Here are Youtube links to the best songs from these bands.

Grateful Dead  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 Truckin.

710 Ashbury was the location of the Grateful Dead residence during the "Summr of Love"


Jefferson Airplane Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 san fran White Rabbit, they sang with Grace, nobody like her. Great Society Grace Slick) "Somebody to Love". Hot Tuna Members of Jefferson Airplane and later Jefferson Starship from members of Jefferson Airplane.

Quicksilver Messenger Service Fresh Air  Chet Powers aka Dino Valenti wrote Get Together.
He sold the rights to the song to the Kingston Trio.

County Joe and the Fish Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die (language warning)

Big Brother and the Holding Company  Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart

Santana Hall of Fame 1998 a newer song from a vintage band but I love this one Smooth, still HOT and cooking.

Sly and the Family Stone inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Thank You  I saw this band in Wildwood, New Jersey at the Convention Center in the 70's, they were two hours late and Sly was so rude to the crowd cruising them and telling them to shut up and sit down. We did and it still is the best jam band concert I have ever been to,

Moby Grape Omaha and 8 05 8 05 named by the toll taker on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco when asked by a band member, "what time is it?".

Beau Brummels Laugh Laugh

Count Five Psychotic Reaction








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