Hit Songs of 1969 – #7

“Dizzy” was a big hit song for Tommy Roe in 1969. It was the first big hit that he had had since 1962 when his song “Shiela” went to number one. Tommy kept on playing ’60s nostalgia concerts until 2018 when he announced that he was officially retiring. This was the era when “Bubblegum rock” …

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Hit Songs of 1969 – #6

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) had a hit in 1969 with “Proud Mary.” The song was written by John Fogerty about a Mary that leaves a good job and travels down a river in search of something better. The group had been together since 1959 under other names and became CCR in 1968. They had a …

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Hit Songs of 1969 – #5

The Foundations had their biggest hit in 1969 with “Build Me Up Buttercup.” The group had a worldwide membership with people from the West Indians, Britain, and Sri Lanka. They formed in 1967. The original lead singer, Clem Curtis, would leave in 1968 and was replaced with Colin Young who is the lead singer on …

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Hit Songs of 1969 – #4

Sly and the Family Stone had a real big hit in 1969 with “Everyday People.” The song is credited to just Sly Stone but other members of the group had input. The song was a plea for peace and equality between differing races and social groups. The group was formed in 1966 and was hitting …

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