Favourite Album For Each Year Of The 60s

Because there are never enough music threads I thought I’d start another series with the theme being favourite album per year of various decades.

First one is the 60s…if you’re not sure or don’t have one for a particular year, just leave it blank.

And no fence sitting allowed…no double/triple entries…make a decision!!! :wink:

So here’s my effort:




1963 Please Please Me - The Beatles

1964 A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles

1965 Rubber Soul - The Beatles

1966 Revolver - The Beatles

1967 The Doors - The Doors

1968 Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience

1969 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

This seems waaaaay too hard.
I also feel like I have to be a jazz or blues fan for the first three years, which I’m not, really.

Wow - fancy not nominating Sgt Peppers and Abbey Road, probably the best two albums of the Beatles.

Sgt Peppers could be considered as THE album of the '60s. (If not the century).

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Well I would be putting Astral Weeks in for 1968.


The theme is not “The Best” but “Your Favourite” and those two are not my favourite releases from the years in question.

yeah, I thought that after I posted. Carry on.

Just do what I did and leave those years empty

1969 - From Genesis To Revelation

Am I very wrong?

OK, I doubt this is what you want but rules are meant to be broken, so…
59 Kind of Blue - always lead with the Joker! Yeah… but there’s no point in the 60s without this.

60 Art Pepper +11 Have to get Art in there and this is a great Big Band

61 Bill Evans Live Sunday at Village Vanguard. The last of the great trio performances as LaFaro died tragically soon after

62 Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard. Depending on the Critic, the most innovative or ugliest jazz going

63 Mingus Black Saint and Sinner Lady

64 Coltrane A Love Supreme. Dwarfs every thing in 64, and possibly in the whole decade

65 Wayne Shorter All Seeing Eye

66 Dream Weaver Charles Lloyd featuring a very young Jarrett

67 Nina Simone Sings the Blues

68 Peter Brotzmann Machine Gun - heavy metal jazz

69 Miles Davis ■■■■■■■ Brew - Nothing is the same after this


Damn this is hard. You can’t ignore Beatles and Bob Dylan from 63-69. Astral weeks, pet sounds, the doors and let it bleed were all great too.

1960 Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
1961 Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
1962 John Lee Hooker - Burnin’
1963 Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
1964 The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night
1965 Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank / The Beatles - Help!
1966 Mississippi John Hurt - Today!
1967 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico / The Doors - The Doors
1968 The Beatles - The White Album
1969 The Beatles - Abbey Road / Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

This way very hard and progressively got worse as you got later in the 60’s with 1969 probably being one the best years for music in history.
The early 60’s is very much Jazz (Which I don’t have a large discography of) and Blues for me.

Look forward to seeing some more lists for any albums i’m yet to listen to.

PS: Sorry about the fence-sitting. :sweat_smile:

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1960 Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

1961 Etta James - At Last

1962 Howlin’ Wolf - Howlin’ Wolf

1963 James Brown - Live at the Apollo

1964 Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica

1965 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

1966 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

1967 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

1968 Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

1969 The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed


Can we consolidate this thread and pretty much all the other music threads into one ‘Old dudes talking about old stuff’ thread?


Is 27 old now :sob:

yes, yes it is :slight_smile:

If you’re an AFL footballer.

However in this thread not so much…

Anyway I have no idea on this thread, but GRRs list is great.

1966 - Tie Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys & Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan. Both ground breaking albums that still sound good today.
1967 – Disraeli Gears (first album l ever owned). Runner up Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic. Winwood at his most whimsical, and still a teenager.
1968 – Music From Big Pink – The Band. This one has grown on me more and more over the years, as the quality of the song writing shines through. This album more than any other heralded the introduction of a genre; Roots Rock. Runners up Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix – if this had been released as a single album, it would be my # 1 for 1968, but the longer tracks spoil it. Led Zeppelin 1 / Led Zeppelin 2, both released in the same year, but l go for the debut effort.
1969 – A Salty Dog – Procol Harum. I got into album after first listening to the follow up release, the guitar laden Home. Dog is a more melodic effort, the title track sets the scene and is counter balanced on side 2 by the Wreck of The Hesperus. Runner up Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones. Gimme Shelter indeed.

Back later with more.

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1960 John Coltrane , Giant Steps

1961 John Coltrane, My Favorite Things

1962 Howlin’ Wolf, Holwing Wolf

1963 James Brown, Live at the Apollo

1964 Jerry Lee Lewis, Live in Hamburg

1965 Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited

1966 The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds

1967 The Doors, The Doors
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ( Too hard to seperate)

1968 The Zombies, Odessey & Oracle

1969 The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed

1972 Deep Purple, Machinehead. - Greatest Album ever

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Robert Johnson recorded and died in the 1930s?

Yeah but that album was released in that year. The recordings are from earlier.

A compilation. Sorry if that was not allowed, he never released a proper album (all singles).