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50 Years Later: The Albums of 1969

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by hekawi, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. kingofdogs1950

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    Yikes! What an array of great music, all from 1969.
    I graduated from high school and started college in '69. I was in a band that played tunes from many of the albums listed in this thread.
    As others have said, it was a magic time to live.

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    It really was an amazing year for music. Glad i lived through it.
     
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    Yes i see what you are saying dkmw but also i remember in the 1980s buying a Robert Johnson album which was recorded in the 1930s and that seemed so very old but i was hugely impressed by it. The difference? Well Robert was playing slide guitar so maybe it's not so much how old the music is but whether we can relate to it on some level as guitarists.
     
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    Mitchell's Hejira was released in 1976. In 1969 she released Clouds, also a great album.

    Cheap Thrills - a super album - was released in 1968. Am sure getting lots of play the following year.
     
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    Great thread. I was 2 in 1969 but it's amazing how much of the music I still love comes from around then.

    Quite a lot of it also comes from 1979.

    But from '89, '99, '09 . . . not so much.
     
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    What an amazing time it was. I turned 18 and graduated HS in 1968... living in the San Francisco Bay Area. WOW is all I can say. What a time to “come of age.”

    Oh... Steve Miller, Children of the Future, Sons of Champlain, Quicksilver, Jessie Colin Young, Bill Graham and his Fillmore Auditorium then Fillmore West, then Winterland. Chet Helms, Avalon Ballroom. The Dead, The Airplane, Chicago, Santana... Those WERE the days!
     
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    Those were the best days of my life

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    Miles Davis had a pretty good 1969...

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    First NRBQ album and Supersnazz by the Flamin Groovies also came out in 1969.
     
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    1969 marked the end of the fake peace love generation that the boomers were self-deluded into believing, laying bare the reality of it with the altamont murders, and the sterling hall bombings like 8 months later
     
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    Treasure trove of great music in that era.
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    The Masked Marauders – a band featuring Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and three Beatles – were the super-est of supergroups. Only one problem: They didn't exist. A tongue-in-cheek commentary about the rock supergroups that flooded the market in 1969 – Blind Faith, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Led Zeppelin, Moby Grape's Grape Jam, etc. – Greil Marcus manufactured his own. Inconspicuously sandwiched between reviews for Merryweather's Word of Mouth and Santana's debut, the Masked Marauders review (penned by "T.M. Christian," a nod to Terry Southern's The Magic Christian) generated so much interest that Rolling Stone editors sought out a random Berkeley-based band to record the songs mentioned in the review. The faux band even secured a major label deal before the hoax came apart, leaving some disappointed fans in its wake.

    What We Said Then: "They began months ago, the rumours of an event that at first seemed hardly believable but which in the end was accepted as all but inevitable… The unmistakable vocals make it clear that this is indeed what it appears to be: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan, backed by George Harrison and a drummer as yet unnamed – the 'Masked Marauders'… All the hassles of creating a special label, of re-arranging schedules, chartering plane, and minimizing the inevitable 'ego conflicts' were worth it. It can truly be said that this album is more than a way of life; it is life." By T.M. Christian, October 18, 1969
     
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    And there's also a bunch from 68 so much so that there's a pretty good debate of 68 vs 69...but we'll save that for another thread.
     
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    I was born in 1969 and consider myself lucky to have been surrounded in my earliest days and years by the amazing music of that era brought into my life by my much older brothers. It definitely had an influence.
     
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