More classic rock n’ roll favorites

A column I wrote several weeks ago listing favorite classic rock songs generated interesting reader comments.

Consequently, they made yours truly realize there were omissions.

After some thought and research they are:

“Rock n’ Roll Hutchie Koo” – Covered by Edgar Winter and White Trash. Also by the late Johnny Winter

“All Along the Watchtower” – Covered by the late Jimi Hendrix

“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix

“Hurricane” – Bob Dylan

“Sultans of Swing” – Dire Straits

“Fight For Your Right (To Party)” – Beastie Boys

“Black Magic Woman” – Santana

“Old Man” – Neil Young

“Gimme Shelter” – Rolling Stones

“Amnesia” – Keith Richards

“We Just Disagree” – Dave Mason

“Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys” – Traffic

“Let It Be” – Beatles

“Lady Madonna” – Beatles

“Fame” – David Bowie

“Let’s Dance” – David Bowie

“Space Oddity” – David Bowie

“Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin

“Baba O’Riley” – The Who

“Won’t Get Fooled Again” – The Who

“Sundown” – Gordon LIghtfoot

“Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon LIghtfoot

Readers, I have not forgotten. A list of favorite jazz cuts and albums will be coming soon.


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