It was the decade when teenagers came of age, when The Bay Boomers finally had a bit of brass in pocket and when Scotland emerged from the long shadow cast by the Second World War.
Liverpool may have had the Cavern Club, and London its Carnaby Street, but in Scotland too a generation joined the party with dance halls across the country reverberating to 45s or cover versions of the hits of the day by local bands .
With the advent of the Dansette record player and TV shows like Ready, Steady, Go the sounds emanating from Motown and Britain’s own burgeoning music scene spread like wildfire.
We have created a small and totally free Youtube playlist of just a selection of some of the favourite floorfillers of the day to help you turn back the clock, get you in the mood, and maybe even take to the floor (again?) yourself.
As a taster why no watch Scotlan;d very own Lulu with her breakthrough single Shout
You can watch and listen to 24 of the finest songs of the 60s simply by clicking right here.
If you would prefer to listen to the list on music streaming service Spotify you can listen to it free (to registered users) here
Here is the tracklisting to whet your appetite:
Chubby Checker – The Twist
Dion – Runaround Sue
The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman
Del Shannon – Runaway
The Beatles – Hard Day’s Night
Little Eva - Loco-Motion
Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Isley Brothers – Twist and Shout
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh
Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy
James & Bobby Purfiy – Shake a Tail Feather
James Brown – I Feel Good
Them – Gloria
The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Lulu – Shout
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
Wilson Pickett – Land of 1,000 Dances
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run
Booker T and the M.Gs – Green Onions
Stevie Wonder – Uptight
Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin
Love Affair – Everlasting Love
Englebert Humperdink – The Last Waltz