Let's get off to a rousing start with The Who's famous generational anthem, aptly entitled My Generation. "Things they say seem so cold, I hope I die before I get old." Rather on the sweeter side, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys wonder what it'll be like when I Grow Up to be a Man. The same wonderful harmonies are also in evidence in this great Beach Boys cover of I'm So Young.
Ricky Nelson, Young World. Sonny James, Young Love. Lovin Spoonful, Younger Girl. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Young Girl. Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Little Children. Janis Ian, Society's Child. Social commentary from a precocious 16 year old in '67. Joan Baez sings Bob Dylan's, Forever Young.
But the young become old . . .
Bob Seger, Old Time Rock and Roll. "Call me a relic, call me what you will/Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill/Today's music ain't got the same soul/ I like that that old time Rock and Roll." Neil Young, Old Man. Howlin' Wolf, Goin' Down Slow. "I've had my fun, if I don't get well no more." Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet (but it's gettin' there). George Harrison, All Things Must Pass. Bob Dylan, See that My Grave is Kept Clean.