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An ongoing thread to make many of you (us) feel old. So many classic albums are turning 50 this year.

So far:
Little Feat (first album) - Jan ?
Chicago III - Jan 11
Janis Joplin - Pearl - Jan 11
Carole King - Tapestry - Feb 10
Yes - The Yes Album - Feb 19
Johnny Winter And Live - Mar 2

Coming up this month:
Uriah Heep - Salisbury - Mar 8
Alice Cooper - Love It To Death - Mar 9
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon - Mar 16
Jethro Tull - Aqualung - Mar 19

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@The Old Man posted:

Yes,  but the sixties had actual talent like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Cream…etc.  So it's still rules.

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - 1970
McCartney - 1970
RAM - 1971
All Things Must Pass - 1970
Imagine - 1971
Sticky Fingers - 1971
Exile On Main St. - 1972
Band On The Run - 1973
461 Ocean Blvd. - 1974
Slowhand - 1977

...and who is this “Jimmy” Hendrix of whom you speak?

@sunnylea57 posted:

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - 1970
McCartney - 1970
RAM - 1971
All Things Must Pass - 1970
Imagine - 1971
Sticky Fingers - 1971
Exile On Main St. - 1972
Band On The Run - 1973
461 Ocean Blvd. - 1974
Slowhand - 1977

I don't recall saying that there wasn't good music in the seventies. All the people you listed were major artists in the sixties. And I am afraid nothing Paul McCartney did after The Beatles is any good.

I didn't say there wasn't any good music in the 60's. There is "some" good music in every decade. I used to have quite the Motown collection, myself.

Last summer, Sirius XM put to a vote by listeners of the best songs of the 70's, for a Top 700 playlist. There were probably 1,500 songs to choose from, and it was VERY difficult to narrow it down to 700. (BTW, Hotel California made #1. Not my first pick, but still a great song thanks to outstanding guitar work by Joe Walsh and Don Felder.)

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Nov. 8 1971 - Led Zeppelin IV

July 12, 1971 - Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

and in regards to the 70's have a lack of talent, please consider a few albums by Neil Young, Bowie's Berlin years, the bulk of Pink Floyd's work, American Beauty/Workingman's Dead, a few Al Green albums, Headhunters and Keith Jarret's Koln Concert.  Off the top of my head. 

re: 1989 - Paul's Boutique. 

@sunnylea57 posted:

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - 1970
McCartney - 1970
RAM - 1971
All Things Must Pass - 1970
Imagine - 1971
Sticky Fingers - 1971
Exile On Main St. - 1972
Band On The Run - 1973
461 Ocean Blvd. - 1974
Slowhand - 1977

...and who is this “Jimmy” Hendrix of whom you speak?

Bitches Brew - 50 years old at the end of the month.

The Clash - The Clash 1977

The Clash - London Calling 1979

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks 1977

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust... 1972

And Sunnylea, 1989 had the Pixies - Doolittle, The Stone Roses, a great Beastie Boys album in Paul's Boutique and Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever.

Bitches Brew - 50 years old at the end of the month.

The Clash - The Clash 1977

The Clash - London Calling 1979

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks 1977

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust... 1972

And Sunnylea, 1989 had the Pixies - Doolittle, The Stone Roses, a great Beastie Boys album in Paul's Boutique and Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever.

Yeah, my 1989 comment was 100% facetious. Just being a dick.

And the list I posted in reply to TOM was the 1970s releases by the artists that he claimed made the 60s such a great decade. I think TOM missed my point that those artists didn't stop making great music on Dec 31st, 1969.

A more complete list of albums released in 1971.  For some releases, I couldn't find the exact date, only the month.


JANUARY
Little Feat: first album JAN
Chicago: Chicago III JAN 11
Janis Joplin: Pearl JAN 11

FEBRUARY
Faces: Long Player FEB
Carole King: Tapestry FEB 10
Yes: The Yes Album FEB 19

MARCH
Johnny Winter And: Live MAR 2
Uriah Heep: Salisbury MAR 8
Alice Cooper: Love it to Death MAR 9
James Taylor: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon MAR 16
Jethro Tull: Aqualung MAR 19

APRIL
James Gang: Thirds APRIL
Elton John: 11-17-70 APRIL 9
The Doors: L.A. Woman APRIL 19
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers APRIL 23
The Doobie Brothers: first album APRIL 30

MAY
Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life MAY
Paul McCartney: Ram MAY 17
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On MAY 21
Rory Gallagher: first album MAY 23
Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story MAY 28

JUNE
Blood, Sweat & Tears: BS&T4 JUNE
ELP: Tarkus JUNE 14
Bonnie Raitt: first album JUNE 15
Randy Newman: Live JUNE 20
Joni Mitchell: Blue JUNE 22
Todd Rundgren: Runt - The Ballad of Todd Rundgren JUNE 24

JULY
Allman Brothers: At the Fillmore East. JULY
The Guess Who: So Long Bannatyne JULY
Deep Purple: Fireball JULY 9
Procol Harum: Broken Barricades JULY 11
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain JULY 12
Black Sabbath: Masters of Reality JULY 21
Moody Blues: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour JULY 23

AUGUST
The Firesign Theatre: I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus AUG
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention: Fillmore East, June 1971 AUG 2
The Who: Who’s Next AUG 14 (UK) AUG 25 (US/CAN)

SEPTEMBER
Bee Gees: Trafalgar SEPT
James Gang: Live in Concert SEPT
Jefferson Airplane: Bark SEPT
Steve Miller Band: Rock Love SEPT
Savoy Brown: Street Corner Talking SEPT
Traffic: Welcome to the Canteen SEPT
Fleetwood Mac: Future Games SEPT 3
John Lennon: Imagine SEPT 9
The Band: Cahoots  SEPT 15
T. Rex: Electric Warrior SEPT 27
Three Dog Night: Harmony SEPT 30

OCTOBER
John Prine: first album OCT 1
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention: 200 Motels OCT 4
Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey OCT 15
Ten Years After: A Space in Time OCT 18

NOVEMBER
ELP: Pictures at an Exhibition NOV
Humble Pie: Performance - Rockin’ the Fillmore NOV
Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson NOV
Steppenwolf: For Ladies Only NOV
Traffic: The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys NOV
Billy Joel: Cold Spring Harbor NOV 1
Elton John: Madman Across the Water NOV 5
Led Zeppelin: IV NOV 8
Uriah Heep: Look at Yourself NOV 8
Genesis: Nursery Cryme NOV 12
Sly & The Family Stone: There’s a Riot Goin’ On NOV 20
Yes: Fragile NOV 26
Alice Cooper: Killer NOV 27
Rory Gallagher: Deuce NOV 28

DECEMBER
Electric Light Orchestra: first album DEC 3
King Crimson: Islands DEC 3
Paul McCartney: Wild Life DEC 7
David Bowie: Hunky Dory DEC 17

@sunnylea57 posted:

And the list I posted in reply to TOM was the 1970s releases by the artists that he claimed made the 60s such a great decade. I think TOM mR3issed my point that those artists didn't stop making great music on Dec 31st, 1969.

No, I got it. But the point was many those artists began in the sixties  And in many cases such as The Beatles versus Wings or whatever Ringo, George and Johndid, did their best work in the sixties. However I hope you aren't taking this to mean that there wasn't great music made in the seventies, of course there was. I just think the sixties were more significant.

And for what it's worth the reminder I believe the 1970s were the greatest decade in film history until Spielberg and Lucas ruined it.

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