Bygone Sixties

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Dec 28, 2016

Take me back to the sixties,
They were the years for me
The Beatles in their hay day
Sang in perfect harmony.
Simon and Garfunkel
Went heading homeward bound,
Gaining fans around the world
With their special, folky sound.
Let us not forget Sinatra
A class, there of his own
A crooners voice and bright blue eyes
For which he is better known.
Sam Cook got lost with rock and roll,
He never felt at home,
But he found his way with his life of soul
With sly and the family stone.
The Mamas and The Papas, 
The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who.
Those fantastic bands of yesterday,
To mention but a few.
So take me back to the sixties,
They were the years for me.
The music world has changed so much
Now I am left with memories.
 

 

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
Totally agree, and who could forget Connie Francis, tragic life but a great talent, well done.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment.you are right she did have a tragic like. I was was thinking of Johnny Ray he lost all his wealth through drink He sang for free in his latter life so I am told.
Patrick Lean commented:
Well written poem, having lived through and survived that decade. Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Arlo Guthrie a few I liked.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you very much Patrick for your comment. Clifford T Ward was a hero of mine although he was more the seventy.s era.
Martyn Grindrod commented:
Loved 'your' era but I'm a 70's student of life Loved the poem BTW. Peter Starstad** ahem RIP
Christopher Russon commented:
Yes one of the all time greats in my opinion. He kept his distance from fame out of choice I was told Lived in Milton Keynes.near London.continued to be popular with fans.
Christopher Russon commented:
Yes one of the all time greats in my opinion. He kept his distance from fame out of choice I was told Lived in Milton Keynes.near London.continued to be popular with fans.
Q. Ramirez commented:
As usual, you take me through memory lane. Your latest posts of poems are very good. I have dreamed of being in a deserted island. The house that I live in, like any house, has a story. The girl that gives you a whirl most definitely enjoyed the beauty you see. I am getting close to my last chapter, not there yet, but I'm ready to have more leisure time so I can focus on my music. You are talented.
Christopher Russon commented:
Wow what can I say such a lovely comment.
Mingoáo Bą commented:
The sixties were the best music ever . . I love this poem.. Good work.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you so much for your comment .Aaron Neville was a big hero of mine although he was More eighties.Very underated
Steven Godfrey commented:
My kind of poem I love the 60's music and this strikes a chord ( pardon the pun ) 👍
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Seven.Such a nice Era.
Maria Williams commented:
This poem of yours brings back such good memories. Well written
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you so much for your comment Maria.
Frank byrne commented:
Loved the '60s, ..........I'm building a time machine.....I'll pick you up on the way to the '60s.......first stop is Birmingham....don't miss it!.......loved the poem Chris........I've written a few poems about "going back in time ".....I'll share them one day.....
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Frank .I used to go to the Eddington beat club called the peppers.Jeffe Lyn was the residential singer great bloke to speak too. I also met Clifford T ward before he passed on. No ego lovely bloke great song writer and a gentle sounding voice.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Frank .I used to go to the Eddington beat club called the peppers.Jeffe Lyn was the residential singer great bloke to speak too. I also met Clifford T ward before he passed on. No ego lovely bloke great song writer and a gentle sounding voice.
Wendy Phelan commented:
What an era and you captured it in this poem, great
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Wendy for your comment .they were great years.
Arch Angel commented:
I'm not from the sixties, but I can imagine immense nostalgia from people well-influenced by the style of the sixties resding this.
Arch Angel commented:
I meant reading.
Piya Paul Mudgal commented:
Nice one

 

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