FEATURE: 1967

FEATURE:

 

Image result for the who 1967 IN THIS PHOTO: The Who

 

1967

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IN past features, I have looked at various years in music…

Image may contain: 4 people, people sittingIN THIS PHOTO: The Beatles/PHOTO CREDIT: © Apple Corps Ltd

It may seem inconsequential and random selecting 1967 but that is not so. Not only is it fifty years since that great year of music unravelled – almost scary when you think about it – but it is the year the, debatably, greatest album of the 1960s arrived: the peerless, world-shaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I am so excited about the fifty anniversary of the album and what an event it was. Not only was it one of The Beatles’ finest creations but a record that changed the shape of music. In a couple of months, there will be a lot of celebration and commemoration around the album – radios and journalists all having their say on one of the most influential moments in music history.

Image may contain: 5 people, people standing, plant, flower, tree and outdoorIN THIS PHOTO: The Beatles/PHOTO CREDIT: © Apple Corps Ltd

Because of that, I was keen to see what was happening that year: the variety of sounds and type of record that were defining 1967. Not only was it the year of Summer of Love but one of the most productive and extraordinary of the 1960s. There are those, myself I must confess, who feels the 1960s was overrated: apart from legends like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan: how many wonderful artists were around? Well, it seems there was an exceptional wealth of music and brilliance during the decade. 1967 is one of the best years for music and one that led to the creation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

I look at the twenty albums that defined a fabulous year of music…

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Image result for the doors the doors album cover

The DoorsThe Doors (4th January)

Image result for Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Aretha FranklinI Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (10th March)

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The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico (12th March)

Image result for The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced (12th May)

Image result for love forever changes album cover

LoveForever Changes (November)

Image result for Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn album cover

Pink FloydThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn (5th August)

Image result for Captain Beefheart – Safe as Milk

Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (June)

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The DoorsStrange Days (25th September)

Image result for otis redding and carla thomas king and queen

Otis Redding and Carla ThomasKing & Queen (16th March)

Image result for The Kinks – Something Else

The KinksSomething Else by the Kinks (15th September)

Image result for The Who – The Who Sell Out

The WhoThe Who Sell Out (15th December)

Image result for Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow

Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow (1st February)

Image result for The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (27th November)

Image result for Smiley Smile – The Beach Boys album cover

Smiley SmileThe Beach Boys (18th September)

Image result for The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold as Love (1st December)

Image result for Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again album cover

Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield Again (18th November)

Image result for Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding album cover

Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding (27th December)

Image result for The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday album cover

The ByrdsYounger Than Yesterday (6th February)

Image result for Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard CohenSongs of Leonard Cohen (27th December)

Image result for The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1st June)

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