I am old enough to remember the 60's and some of the 50's.
Music has always been central in my life; I play the piano by ear, taught myself after someone showed me the three basic chords. I also read music, took lessons for that from age 9 until age 13. Best of both worlds. My father taught me simple harmonizing, singing to the car radio. I memorized a lot of those 40's and 50's songs.
I love Donovan's music, all of it, saw him perform twice in the late 60's. I also saw Bob Dylan when he opened for Joan Baez. Dylan's music held us spellbound, we had no idea who he was, but the music spoke to us as poetry written for our ears. Of course I love all his early stuff.
Carole King, Joni Mitchel, inspiration for me on the piano. Paul Simon, James Taylor, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones. So much music to choose from, I could play most of it. Took years to learn the more complicated songs. But such fun in learning how those chords fit together! Elvis of course, but also Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Little Richard, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Tracy Chapman. Could I be a racist for loving all those people? No, I think music is color blind, ask Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder.