It was 50 Years ago Today

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El Numero Uno LP of 1969

Beatles - Abbey Road
16
8%
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
13
7%
Led Zeppelin
5
3%
Led Zeppelin ll
4
2%
Who - Tommy
7
4%
Kinks - Arthur
4
2%
Crosby, Stills & Nash
7
4%
The Band
5
3%
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
7
4%
Flying Burrito Brothers - Guilded Palace of Sin
3
2%
Grateful Dead - Live Dead
3
2%
Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
1
1%
Blind Faith
2
1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy & The Poor Boys
3
2%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
5
3%
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
1
1%
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
1
1%
Jefferson Airplance - Bless its Pointed Little Head
1
1%
It's a Beautiful Day
0
No votes
Santana
4
2%
The Velvet Underground
13
7%
The Stooges
5
3%
MC5 - Kick out the Jams
1
1%
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
2
1%
Chicago Transit Authority
3
2%
The Rod Stewart Album
0
No votes
Jeff Beck - Beck Ola
1
1%
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
4
2%
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
3
2%
Jethro Tull - Stand Up
7
4%
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
1
1%
The Allman Brothers Band
2
1%
Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis
1
1%
Joe Cocker
0
No votes
Joe Cocker- With a Little Help From My Friends
0
No votes
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
6
3%
Can - Monster Movie
4
2%
Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room
0
No votes
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
1
1%
Fairport Convention - Liege and Leaf
5
3%
Fairport Convention - What We Did on our Holidays
2
1%
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
4
2%
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
4
2%
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
6
3%
Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat
1
1%
King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King
13
7%
Bee Gees - Odessa
2
1%
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
2
1%
Kevin Ayers - Joy of a Toy
1
1%
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
3
2%
 
Total votes: 189

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Matt Wilson
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Nov 2019, 15:05

Without naming names, I notice that not everyone who says they voted actually did. Please, if you comment on your top five - vote for them!

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Dokter Rokster » 03 Nov 2019, 14:48

GoogaMooga wrote:I wonder if it wasn't the last truly great year for rock. Is there a stand out year in the 70s that can compare? However, I am not as much in love with Abbey Road as most are, and I can only conclude that it benefited from the years that went before, the cumulative, aggregate effect of Beatles being the biggest band in the world.


I've never been a fan of Abbey Road either , weak material and horrible moog synth sounds. Give me Rubber Soul or A Hard Day's Night anyday.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Nov 2019, 17:17

Dokter Rokster wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:I wonder if it wasn't the last truly great year for rock. Is there a stand out year in the 70s that can compare? However, I am not as much in love with Abbey Road as most are, and I can only conclude that it benefited from the years that went before, the cumulative, aggregate effect of Beatles being the biggest band in the world.


I've never been a fan of Abbey Road either , weak material and horrible moog synth sounds. Give me Rubber Soul or A Hard Day's Night anyday.


Agreed! The two you mention are also my personal faves.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Muskrat » 03 Nov 2019, 19:27

iI found five easily (ee above post if you care), but several others might have made a longer cut with different albums -- It's a Beautiful Day's second, for instance, or The Who Sell Out. But that isn't the game.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 04 Nov 2019, 22:57

I voted for:

Neil - EKTIN
King Crimson - Court
CTA
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
Jethro Tull - Stand Up

Had they been available, Trout Mask Replica and Instant Replay (Monkees) would be in my 5. And on another day, Abbey Rd and Liege & Leaf may. make the list. Then there’s Green River and Bayou Country. And...

What a year.