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2013-03-21 01:25:40 AM  
4 votes:
I don't care what anyone says, the moody blues were awesome. saw them with my mom on a whim about 10 years ago and they were still kicking it
2013-03-21 04:58:19 AM  
3 votes:

GAT_00: #1 Beach Boys

*closes list mind*

2013-03-21 12:19:07 AM  
3 votes:
Good to see the Kinks getting more and more recognition. The deserve every bit of it.
2013-03-21 09:55:15 AM  
2 votes:

RoyHobbs22: Interesting to look back at a particular year and discover some influential stuff all sharing the same date.  With film I look back at 1976 as the year that changed everything.  Aside from Rocky inventing the Summer blockbuster 1976 gave us Taxi Driver, Marathon Man, Carrie, Logan's Run, Network, Car Wash, The Bad News Bears, and M,J, and S just to name a few.

You're not wrong, but I'd say that ROCKY was simply cementing a trend pioneered by JAWS the year before.  Critical, yes, but not seminal.
2013-03-21 09:42:52 AM  
2 votes:

karmaceutical: The effing Beach Boys??  Pass.

GAT_00: #1 Beach Boys *closes list*

the beach boys - especially their 1966 release "pet sounds" - were every bit as important, musically speaking, as the beatles.
2013-03-21 02:03:07 AM  
2 votes:
Sgt Pepper was released in 1967. I think A Day In The Life is as progressive as almost anything on this list. But overall, the list is pretty good.

Oh, and Alone Again Or is Love's best song. Maybe not its most "progressive". But god I love that tune.
2013-03-21 01:30:12 AM  
2 votes:
The Doors but no Velvet Underground?  The effing Beach Boys??  Pass.
2013-03-21 11:01:44 PM  
1 vote:
DjangoStonereaver: And I also truly believe that there has not been a musical prodigy of
Brian Wilson's calibre since Mozart, and that we will not see his like again for at least another century.

Oh please, Brian Wilson wrote pleasant pop music and for about 18 months while making Pet Sounds and SMiLE he had *IT*. You want a real prodigy, here's your kid:

media.web.britannica.comView Full Size

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born in 1897, and by the time he was 13, he had already written the music, in a lush late-romantic style, for a theater piece that was produced in Vienna. He was so talented so young that Mahler, Strauss, Puccini and others were amazed at what he was doing. He ended up writing a great opera, Die Tote Stadt, when he was 19-21 and some great orchestral pieces. He fled the Nazis and ended up helping invent film music after he settled in Hollywood (Toluca Lake, actually). His film scores are incredible, I especially love The Sea Wolf.

Brian Wilson, please.

/Love Pet Sounds and Good Vibrations and some of the BB's singles
2013-03-21 08:54:22 AM  
1 vote:
The real watershed moment came two years later
2013-03-21 03:58:33 AM  
1 vote:
Wut, no Hendrix? Article writer has no experience.
2013-03-21 01:35:10 AM  
1 vote:
List fails. Where's The Nice? Or Zappa's King Kong? Or the Soft Machine?
2013-03-21 01:32:38 AM  
1 vote:
Throw this link into the Featured Partner black hole.
2013-03-21 01:32:26 AM  
1 vote:
Gordon Bennett:

And thanks for the link!
2013-03-21 12:02:29 AM  
1 vote:
I never heard of The Red Telephone, and I was 9 years old in 1967.   But yeah, as one who's first memories of music are Stairway to Heaven and School's Out, I'm ok with this list.

/ except I'd call it "songs that made music better"
2013-03-20 11:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
#1 Beach Boys

*closes list*
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