Five best songs from the Summer of Love

Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick.
Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick.

Forty five years ago, the western world was forever changed by an overwhelming groundswell of youth rebellion known to history as the Summer of Love. There are countless factors that caused this tsunami of bohemia to sweep the globe -- everything from economics and the end of World War II to LSD and groundbreaking fashion designers -- but, more than anything, the counter-culture of the hippies was fueled by music -- far and away the thing that most baffled the straights and illuminated the believers. And in honor of the first day of the summer of 2012, we give you the five best songs from the Summer of Love, the singles and album cuts that could be heard squealing out windows from Hashbury lofts and bouncing out of radios in Carnaby Street clothing shops back in 1967.

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