Ten essential albums of the 1960s


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Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones on Grooveshark

4. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
After nearly a decade of arousing girls, inspiring boys and frightening parents, The Rolling Stones released (arguably) the greatest album of their career 26 days before the decade's end. Featuring the introduction of guitarist Mick Taylor, as well as the farewell of Brian Jones (who would be dead before the LP was released), the album is a testament to the ghosts of the past and the cautious optimism of 1970s future -- as seen in the bracketing songs "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want." In the former, we have quite possibly the greatest guest vocalist in the history of rock: Merry Clayton. When her voice cracks on the word "murder!" toward the song's end (a mistake she was initially humiliated by), it was enough to inspire gooseflesh across a listeners body, as well as cause the miscarriage of her unborn child.

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Simone-Elise Charles
Simone-Elise Charles

jesus christ superstar, with deep purple and cream. aqualung, jethro tull...oh that's the 70's never mind.

Kyle Hartman
Kyle Hartman

I could go on and on but to name a few.... The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King

Drew Schaefer
Drew Schaefer

In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson: 1969)

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Oh wait, you did mean essential albums for people in their 60's, right?

a94buff
a94buff

The Doors seems like an oversight.

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