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Initial post: Feb 21, 2013 12:44:24 PM PST
They don't have to be the "greatest" or most innovative albums of the decade (though they might be). But simply the three that you've enjoyed the most over the years.

My three favorites would have to be:

1 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (1966)
A beautiful record that is so good and so longing it brings tears to the eyes. I never fail to get chills hearing the production on this album. And the brief yet bittersweet songs seamlessly glide from one to the next.

2 Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (1967)
This album is SUCH a landmark that it almost seems in vogue to dismiss it. I'll never understand why. To me, it remains the pinnacle of the Fab Four's fertile and expanding imaginations.

3 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)
It was a passing of the torch, of sorts, when the Beatles "Abbey Road" relinquished its #1 spot on the Billboard 200 to this amped up treasure. Led Zeppelin's debut set the course, but it was the Brown Bomber that remains my favorite of the two. From the ear-opening collage of "Whole Lotta Love" to the sweet delicacy of "Thank You", the next decade would belong to the mighty Zep. Their flight was ascending.

Feel free to pick your three favorites from the 60's.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 12:59:45 PM PST
Grandpa Tom says:
Hi, Jeff:

LOVE this discussion. Top-of-mind, I'm going with:

1-Sgt. Pepper-The Beatles
2-Tommy-The Who
3-Days of Future Passed-Moody Blues

Sooo many runners-up, I won't even start naming them.

All the best,

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:02:52 PM PST
Thanks for playing along Grandpa Tom. It's nice to see "Sgt Peppers" at the top of your list.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 1:10:17 PM PST
Grandpa Tom says:

I can't resist discussing LZ II. I was in 8th grade when it was released, my Middle School had a jukebox in the cafeteria, and Livin' Lovin Maid played constantly at a dime for 3-selections. I agree where it places in my favorites and also in the band's catalog. Not a weak track on it, and as I got older, I came to celebrate Bring It On Home as my favorite LZ song in total. Ramble On, Heartbreaker, What Is And ..., Thank You, still resonate with me 44 years on...

I do like LZ III, where many fans don't. They never had the heaviness I bought their albums for since Immigrant Song, though I do like their later work, just not the same dynamics as LZ II.

Hope you've been well this winter...


Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:23:41 PM PST
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zlh67 says:
In no order....

Beatles - White Album
I agree with Paul: it's the bloody Beatles White Album. It's fantastic!

The Who - Tommy
I own all The Who cd's, but amazingly, this was the last one I bought and really got into, so I'm a late comer in that regard, but once I dug into it, it crept up my list of favorite Who albums till it got where it sits today: at the TOP. Don't know WHAT the hell was wrong with me before....

Led Zeppelin I
After Physical Graffiti, probably my favorite Zep album and one of my favorites of all time by any artist, regardless of decade

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:28:39 PM PST
Thanks for sharing that GT. "Living Loving Maid" is one of my favorites off the album. I love its rollicking groove. And Bonzo's drums!

You're right, Led Zeppelin III often gets lost in the shuffle but I think it's a great album. Then again, I love all their albums. They were an amazing band!

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:36:18 PM PST
More lists, huh? This one's easy, as these are my three favorite albums of all time, all from the 60s:

"Revolver", The Beatles
"The Notorious Byrd Brothers", The Byrds
"After Bathing At Baxter's", Jefferson Airplane

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:49:13 PM PST
EvenSteven says:
Tough choice.....(could be different tomorrow)
1- "Something Else" - Kinks
2- "West Side Soul" - Magic Sam
3- "Buffalo Springfield Again" - B Springfield

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 1:54:46 PM PST
mac says:
Whipped Cream and Other Delights - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:01:40 PM PST
Strange Days - The Doors
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
In Search of the Lost Chord - The Moody Blues

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:10:16 PM PST
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Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells and Buddy Guy
Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
The Velvet Undergound And Nico - The Velvet Undergound

(Gone from the 70's, sorry about that, ....Twin Peaks - Mountain.....)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 2:13:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 2:14:04 PM PST
mac says:
Hi Anthony - What's "Twin Peaks - Mountain"

I just looked it up and its a live album from 1974.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:21:57 PM PST
B L T says:
"Magical Mystery Tour" - The Beatles
"Are You Experienced" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Cheap Thrills" - Big Brother and the Holding Company

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 2:26:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 2:28:05 PM PST
Sorry mac, i thought it was recorded in the 60's, my mistake. I'll fix it.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:30:51 PM PST
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Johnny Bee says:
Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:34:11 PM PST
Puffany says:
Too hard to narrow it down to 3. These 3 are as good as any other favourites I have from the 60s.

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
The Beatles - White
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:47:10 PM PST
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Sam Cooke - Night Beat
Magic Sam - West Side Soul
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 2:49:36 PM PST
Zaplightning says:
Led Zeppelin - I
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 3:00:23 PM PST
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ED S. says:
With only one Beatle Record allowed my choices would be.....

"Abby Road"-The Beatles
"The Soft Parade"-The Doors
"Up, Up And Away"-The 5th Dimension.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 11:35:26 PM PST
1. Are You Experienced?-Jimi Hendrix Experience
1. Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin

2. II-Led Zeppelin
2. Electric Ladyland-Jimi Hendrix Experience

3. Let It Bleed-Rolling Stones
3. In Court Of Crimson King-King Crimson

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 12:24:23 AM PST
I agree with so many of the great albums mentioned.

But if we're talking "absolute favorites", I have to go with:

"Rubber Soul" - Beatles
"Revolver" - Beatles
"Abbey Road" - Beatles

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 1:02:34 AM PST
spenst says:
WOW! so many great memories come to mind from the 60's, but I guess I would have to go with:
"Where Did Our Love Go"......The Supremes....1964
"House Of The Rising Sun".....The Animals......1964
"Come Back When You Grow Up"..Bobby Vee..1967

Ahh What Memories, What Memories


Posted on Feb 22, 2013 6:01:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2013 6:02:37 AM PST
The Beatles-Rubber Soul
The Monkees- Pisces,Aquarius,Capricorn and Jones
Chicago 2-Released 1-26-70,In my book close enough to the sixties.

I had all on vinyl and boy did I wear them all out.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 7:13:44 AM PST
Dee Zee says:
Magical Mystery Tour - The Fabs
5D - The Byrds

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 7:23:00 AM PST
vivazappa says:
1-Absolutley Free--Zappa
2-Willie and the Poor Boys--CCR
3-Highway 61 Revisited--Dylan
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