I reckon easy-listening as we know it came into being in the 60s, and there are a few examples here, with the opening and closing tracks from Mrs Mills representing the good old-fashioned singalong which was very popular back then, but just seems to have vanished in the years since.
Another interesting development of the late 60s was how political consciousness was turned into entertainment, as illustrated by the Diana Ross & the Supremes track and the Three Degrees.
|1.||Mrs Mills - Winchester Cathedral||1967|
|2.||John Walker - Annabella||1966|
|3.||Matt Monro - On Days Like These||1969|
|4.||Madeline Bell - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me||1968|
|5.||Dusty Springfield - So Much Love||1968|
|6.||Diana Ross & the Supremes - Love Child||1968|
|7.||Three Degrees - I Like Being a Woman||1972|
|8.||Tony Christie - Avenues and Alleyways||1971|
|9.||Mrs Mills - Bye Bye Blackbird||1964|
Please note this mix is presented for information and demonstration only in a low bitrate mono stream