Playlists are often the first to guide my story’s direction, and I make them constantly. In the case of my current novel, my playlist really surprised me and landed me smack dab in the middle of the Summer of Love, alongside the Apollo lunar missions, the release of Sgt. Pepper’s, and the Vietnam War. Who knew this is where I would end up? But here it is.
Be warned though, I don’t always choose the biggest hits because I like to feel as if I’m hearing the songs for the first time, as someone who lived during that time would. And, though some songs on this list were released well into the 1970s, I like to think they were written in the 1960s and only released later.
I marvel at the power of these songs to hold me spellbound even after all these years. I hope they do the same for you.
To listen to this playlist on You Tube, click the linky, ‘Remember.’
Do you make playlists for your stories? And, what comes first: The story or the playlist? Or a little of both?