There will be a lot of special 50th anniversaries in music this year



We’ve already had one notable 50th anniversary this year with the celebration of The Doors’ debut, but that’s just the start of what will be a year full of notable 50-year commemorations in 2017.

1967 was quite a year for music, as we know. Here’s a list of just some of the albums and songs turning 50 this year:

Albums:
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles
The Who Sell Out – The Who
John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan
Disraeli Gears – Cream
Strange Days – The Doors
Something Else by The Kinks – The Kinks
Alice’s Restaurant – Arlo Guthrie
Axis: Bold as Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Safe as Milk – Captain Beefheart
Buffalo Springfield Again – Buffalo Springfield
Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
Between the Buttons – The Rolling Stones
Forever Changes – Love

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Debuts:
Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead
The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground, Nico
The Doors – The Doors
Songs of Leonard Cohen – Leonard Cohen
David Bowie – David Bowie
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn – Pink Floyd
Blowin’ Your Mind! – Van Morrison (Solo debut)

Songs

The Beatles – “All You Need Is Love”
The Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
“Hello, Goodbye” – The Beatles
The Doors – “Light My Fire”
“Let’s Spend the Night Together”/”Ruby Tuesday” – The Rolling Stones
“Mellow Yellow” – Donovan
“Gimme Some Lovin'” – The Spencer Davis Group
“For What It’s Worth” – Buffalo Springfield
“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” – Scott McKenzie
“Somebody to Love” – Jefferson Airplane
“White Rabbit” – Jefferson Airplane
“Respect” – Aretha Franklin
“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
“I Can See for Miles” – The Who
“Daydream Believer” – The Monkees
“A Whiter Shade of Pale” – Procol Harum
“I’m a Believer” – The Monkees
“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” – Nancy Sinatra
“Itchycoo Park” – Small Faces
“Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
“Soul Finger” – The Bar-Kays
“Waterloo Sunset” – The Kinks
“Try a Little Tenderness” – Otis Redding

Again, that’s just scratching the surface. In short, we’ll be talking a lot about anniversaries this year on Rocknuts, and based on the lists above, it’s something to look forward to!

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