In honour of hitting 71 followers - and the fact that that is my birth year - I figured I would celebrate the amazing albums of 1971.  I mean seriously, most of these are pure classics.  It was quite simply a great year for music.  I challenge any of you to have a better list from your birth year!

Led Zeppelin IV

The Who ~ Who's Next

Marvin Gaye ~ What's Going On

Joni Mitchell ~ Blue

John Lennon ~ Imagine

The Rolling Stones ~ Sticky Fingers

David Bowie ~ Hunky Dory

Carole King ~ Tapestry

Yes ~ Fragile; The Yes Album

I seriously could go on and on....  The Allman Brothers ~ At Fillmore East; The Doors ~ LA Woman; Pink Floyd ~ Meddle; Don McLean ~ American Pie.

Do a search and you will find 10-20 more beauties from this year.  What do you think?  Is your birth year better? 


Lana D said...

My birth year is 1970 and here's a few of my faves:

Tea For the Tillerman - Cat Stevens
Elton John - Elton John
Get Yer Ya Ya's Out - The Rolling Stones
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton
Close To You - The Carpenters
Chicago II - Chicago
American Woman - The Guess Who
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Supertramp - Supertramp
Time and A Word - Yes
Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
The J Giles Band - The J Giles Band
13 - The Doors
T. Rex - T. Rex

And like you said - there were LOTS more I could have listed. For more info and all the albums and hit songs go here:


Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Awesome post!

Trevor Peck said...

Thanks for dropping by Lana. And yes there are some gems there for sure.

Arlee Bird said...

That was a great year for albums. I've always maintained that the decade between 1965-1975 produced the most great albums over all than any other similar span. That music brings back great memories for me as 1971 was when I was in college.

My birth year was 1951. I don't think albums were prevalent then. I remember 78 single records in my childhood.

Interesting post with a great list. Congratulations on the 71 followers. You should be way past that by the end of April.

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Trevor Peck said...

I couldn't agree more Lee - that decade really was the decade for music.