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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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 01 Nov 2019, 09:01

Free released their 2nd album 'Free'.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 01 Nov 2019, 09:23

robertff wrote:I wonder how many here actually have all of those?

I'm going to have to think this one over.

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You make a very good point and in these days of streaming, this is an opportunity to check out missed albums.

But there’s so much missed stuff for all of us throughout the years and even less time now.

It’s a worry ;). Lucky we have this obsession called music.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 01 Nov 2019, 09:27

I was going to call foul with the first Black Sabbath Album. Luckily, I went to Wiki first :oops:.

No, I know my stuff, honestly.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 01 Nov 2019, 09:34

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.


No, Googa, Abbey Road benefits because it is one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

After the misery and breakdown of the Let It Be sessions, Side 2 of Abbey Road is little short of a miracle.

Really looking forward to seeing what The Bootleg Beatles do with this on the next tour.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Nov 2019, 13:31

So, not a lot of surprises thus far. The Beatles are probably going to come out on top of an albums poll for any year from '63 - '69; the iconic first Crimson platter is doing well, and the near-perfect third Velvets LP is popular. Noteworthy that at present there's no love for Beck/Stewart, Joe Cocker, or MC5 though. And where is the Peter Green brigade? According to them that's Fleetwood Mac's best album. Of course, it could be that there were just so many great offerings in 1969 that there is an embarrassment of riches to choose from. I might do a 1979 poll next.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Nov 2019, 13:33

soundchaser 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.


No, Googa, Abbey Road benefits because it is one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

After the misery and breakdown of the Let It Be sessions, Side 2 of Abbey Road is little short of a miracle.

Really looking forward to seeing what The Bootleg Beatles do with this on the next tour.


I agree with side 2, McCartney's masterpiece. But really, being lumbered with the double downer of Maxwell and Octopus does Abbey Road no favors.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Nov 2019, 13:36

Yes, the anti-Abbey Road voices have always been loud, especially in terms of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." But apparently the silent majority have had their say.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Flower » 01 Nov 2019, 13:57

It was difficult to pick just five.

Hopefully, there are more votes to come .. soon.
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Hightea » 01 Nov 2019, 14:05

Flower wrote:
Hightea wrote:all of them
seriously is there a bad album even on the list?


I mainly agree. I'm still not a fan of ... but not the hater that "Rich" attacked me for but that's water under the original CRF. Okay forgive me for sort of a private reference. ;)


Yes I'm not a fan of LZ either but recognize those albums for what they are.
I saw Rich at a concert once luckily he didn't know who I was. :lol:

okay so top five
1, King Crimson - yes first toomanyhatz :D
2. Beatles - Abbey Road
3. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
4. Grateful Dead - Live Dead
5 Jefferson Airplance - Bless its Pointed Little Head

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby The Fish » 01 Nov 2019, 20:48

The Band
Then Play On
What We Did On Our Holidays
Live Dead
New York Tendaberry

but ask me tomorrow etc etc
We're way past rhubarb

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby WG Kaspar » 01 Nov 2019, 23:30

Let It Bleed
In A Silent Way
Green River
Then Play On
In The Court Of The Crimson King

maybe I should have ditched Green River for Tommy....
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Nov 2019, 01:15

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby slightbreeze » 02 Nov 2019, 08:40

Laura, Chicago, Fairport (Liege and Lief)), Crimson and CSN. I'm not debating whether or not they are the best, just personal faves.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 02 Nov 2019, 09:55

WG Kaspar wrote:
maybe I should have ditched Green River for Tommy....


I really wanted to include Tommy myself, but I couldn’t squeeze it in (that’s what she said).

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Jumper K » 02 Nov 2019, 10:22

Isaac and that’s it for me.

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Mike Boom » 02 Nov 2019, 13:11

Abbey Road
Stand Up
Velvet Underground
Five Leaves Left
Liege and Leaf

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby C » 02 Nov 2019, 13:41

very difficult - it was a great year and I remember it well

I could easily get down to 8-9 but in the end went for

Hot Rats
Stand Up
LZ II
Santana
Crimso

I didn't vote for Blind Faith but probably should have done but at the expense of what?





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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Still Baron » 02 Nov 2019, 14:12

MY FIVE FAVES

Stones Let It Bleed
LZI
Velvet Underground
Burrito Bros Gilded Palace
Miles Silent Way

Nick Drake bubbling under ...

With apologies to CCR, CSN, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Sly, and Fleetwood Mac. And a fair few others!
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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby Dokter Rokster » 02 Nov 2019, 14:15

Willy & The Poor Boys
Bayou Country
Green River
Let It Bleed
Allman Brothers

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Re: It was 50 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 02 Nov 2019, 14:25

C wrote:very difficult - it was a great year and I remember it well

I could easily get down to 8-9 but in the end went for

Hot Rats
Stand Up
LZ II
Santana
Crimso

I didn't vote for Blind Faith but probably should have done but at the expense of what?

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At the expense of nothing, I’d have thought. I don’t think Blind Faith would time have made my Top 10, even.