A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
The 10 Best Tunes Turning 50 This Year
When The Beatlesfirst celebrated the founding of their fictional Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band “20 years ago today,” little did they know that the world would still be celebrating that milestone half a century later.
It’s little surprise, though. The year of that album’s birth, 1967, still resonates as one of the most significant twelve months in music history. In fact, it’s a renaissance period that resonates even today, for the innovation, invention and exploration that rock music experienced that year has rarely been duplicated, before or since.
For many bands, including Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Buffalo Springfieldand the Jefferson Airplane, it meant the first breakout from the underground to the mainstream, with significant songs that defined them and a new era changed rock from pop to progressive. Psychedelic sounds came to the fore, as new arrangements, instrumentation and attitudes inspired changes in underground radio, popular culture and political opinion.
Indeed, 1967 was a year that changed everything and made rock an art form all its own. Here are the 10 best songsturning 50 this year.