I want to extend my thanks to James for taking his time(he gave me the list earlier on the day before going on the stage in Oslo.. By hearing him later that evening I can with certainty say that he didn't skip practice or the sound-check for this, as his guitar-work that created a wall of noise was definitively a Stooges guitarist worthy), and share with us his 5 all time favourite 60's songs. Actually James wanted to add another song in the mix -a song I agree is too good to ignore.. and who am I to deny people -including myself- to learn as much as possible about a favourite's favourites- so this time we'll make it a top 6.
6. The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
5. The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Right of passage song for 15 year old
4. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Perfect small band small club song
3. Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
Because it introduced me to Bob Dylan
2. The Ventures - Pipeline
Because it was the first song I was inspired to play on the electric guitar.
1. Martha and the Vandellas - Heatwave
Because it was the hit record in Detroit the Summer I moved there.