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Rock Albums turning 50 in 2023

These are the rock albums I found that turn 50 in 2023. Feel free to comment or post any I missed.

Such a trip down memory lane for me……


Dark side of the moon, Pink Floyd

Aladdin Sane, David Bowie

Aerosmith, Aerosmith

Quadrophenia, The Who

Innervisions, Stevie Wonder

Selling England by the pound, Genesis

Houses of the holy, Led Zeppelin

Billion dollar babies, Alice Cooper

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Goats head soup, Rolling Stones

Goodbye yellow brick road, Elton John

Countdown to ecstasy, Steely Dan

Band on the run, Wings

Berlin, Lou Reed

In the right place, Dr. John 

Let’s get it on, Marvin Gaye

The Captain and me, Doobie Brothers

Red rose speedway, Wings

Brain salad surgery, Emerson,Lake&Palmer

Don’t shoot me I’m only the piano player,

Elton John

The wild,the innocent&the E street shuffle,

Bruce Springsteen

Sabbath bloody Sabbath, Black Sabbath

Tres Hombres, ZZ Top

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ,

Bruce Springsteen

Mind games, John Lennon

A wizard, a true star, Todd Rundgren

There goes rhymin’ Simon, Paul Simon

Burnin’, Bob Marley&the Wailers

For Everyman, Jackson Browne

Living in the material world, George Harrison

Tales from Topographic Oceans, Yes

Brothers and Sisters, Allman Brothers





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Shootout At The Fantasy Factory:  Traffic


Tyranny And Mutation:  Blue Oyster Cult


No Sweat: Blood, Sweat and Tears


V & VI:  Chicago


Hat Trick:  America


Wake Of The Flood:  Grateful Dead


The Marshall Tucker Band:  self-titled

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Short Stories:  Harry Chapin


Welcome:  Santana


Yeah:  Brownsville Station


ELO 2:   ELO


On The Third Day :  ELO


American Graffiti:  Various 


Not sure if mentioned but Roxy Music- For Your Pleasure

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Desperado:  Eagles


Byrds:  self-titled final album


The Joker:  Steve Miller


Piano Man:  Billy Joel


We're An American Band:  Grand Funk


A Passion Play:  Jethro Tull


Time Fades Away:  Neil Young


Abandoned Luncheonette:  Hall & Oates


Hard Nosed The Highway:  Van Morrison


Masterpiece:  Temptations


I watched a documentary about the making of Dark Side of the Moon a few months ago. One of my all time favorite albums. It is also one those rare instances where every song is great. Still remember the songs in their order. I no longer have the vinyl, but it's around here somewhere on cassette😁

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A great year for music! 😎

Here are a few more, not necessarily classics, but have songs or albums from my library …


  • Who Do We Think We Are - Deep Purple (the last by the Mk 2 lineup)
  • Tyranny and Mutation - Blue Oyster Cult (their second album)
  • Pat Garrett & Belly the Kid -  Bob Dylan (Soundtrack from which we get Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door)
  • Aloha From Hawaii Live Via Satelllite - Elvis
  • Don’t Cry Now - Linda  Ronstadt (Desparado, Love Has No Pride, Silver Threads & Golden Needles)
  • Queen - Queen (debut album)
  • Ringo -Ringo Starr (third album, went platinum, Photograph, It Don’t Come Easy)
  • Cyan - Three Dog Night (Shambala, Let Me Serenade You)


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Great thread @BeatleloverKT !

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