By: PGM in Chico
This is a collections of songs that helped create the shared sense of peace and love that permeated the Psychedelic Sixties, most notably springing forth from the San Francisco music scene. The list is therefore heavily populated by San Francisco Bay Area bands and singers, along with other groups and performers that regularly played at venues such as the Fillmore Auditorium, Carousel Ballroom, Longshoreman's Hall, and at the free Sunday afternoon concerts at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park.
The collection starts out with a traditional folk song sung by Joan Baez, All My Trials. It is a song that she sung for the Kennedy Family as they gathered together shortly after the assassination of JFK. As such, it is emblematic of the depth of despair that the new generation of folk rock, anti-war and psychedelic music arose to counter.