36 Rock Albums That Turn 50 in 2021: Class of 1971

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It was a year for records that came off larger than life, with Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Who and John Lennon putting out LPs that would define the way rock would sound throughout the decade.

But it was also when the singer-songwriter movement began to fully take hold, thanks to works by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Carly Simon and the individual members of Crosby, Stills & Nash. And there was one album that single-handedly combined the autobiographical content of singer-songwriters with the monolithic nature of those rock classics: Carole King’s Tapestry. (Ultimateclassicrock)

Janis Joplin, ‘Pearl’ January 11, 1971 Pearl: Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin: Amazon.it: Musica

ZZ Top, ‘ZZ Top’s First Album’ – January 16   1971

Carole King, ‘Tapestry’ February 10   1971

Carly Simon, ‘Carly Simon’ February 9, 1971Carly Simon (album) - Wikipedia

Jimi Hendrix, ‘The Cry of Love’ – March 5  1971

Alice Cooper, ‘Love It to Death’ March 8   1971

Jethro Tull, ‘Aqualung’  March 19   1971Jethro Tull - Aqualung | Recensioni | SENTIREASCOLTARE

Leonard Cohen, ‘Songs of Love and Hate’  March 19 1971

Johnny Cash, ‘Man in Black’ Released: March 1971

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, ‘4 Way Street’ 7April  1971

The Rolling Stones, ‘Sticky Fingers’ 23 April  1971

23 aprile 1971: esce in Inghilterra "Sticky Fingers" degli Stones | Radio Città Aperta

 

 

The Doors, ‘L.A. Woman’ 19 April  1971

James Taylor, ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’April  1971

Rod Stewart, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ May 1971

Paul and Linda McCartney, ‘Ram’-  May 17   1971

Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On’ May 21  1971

Graham Nash, ‘Songs for Beginners’  May 28  1971

Supertramp, ‘Indelibly Stamped’ June 25 1971

Black Sabbath, ‘Master of Reality’ 21 Luly  1971

The Allman Brothers Band, ‘At Fillmore East’July 1971,

The Who, ‘Who’s Next’ 14 August 1971  1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year — Amazing full-color version of the Ethan Russell...

Fleetwood Mac, ‘Future Games’ 3 Septemberr 1971

John Lennon, ‘Imagine’  October 11  1971

Jeff Beck Group, ‘Rough and Ready’ October 25   1971

Pink Floyd, ‘Meddle’  October 31 1971

Van Morrison, ‘Tupelo Honey’ October  1971

Traffic, ‘The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys’ 1 novembre 1971

Elton John, ‘Madman Across the Water’ 5 novembre 1971

Led Zeppelin, ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ 8 November 1971

Frank Zappa, ‘200 Motels’ 10 November 1971

Genesis, ‘Nursery Cryme’ 12 November 1971

Faces, ‘A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse’ 17 November 1971

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ November 1971

Wings, ‘Wild Life’ 7 dicembre 1971

David Bowie, ‘Hunky Dory’ 17 dicembre 1971

George Harrison & Friends, ‘The Concert for Bangladesh’ 20 dicembre 1971

 

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