Saturday, May 16, 2009

Two major rock albums released on same day in '66

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1966 Two extremely influential rock albums were released on the same day: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.

Blonde on Blonde is a folk rock album, generally believed to be the rock and roll genre's first double album. Pet Sounds, long regarded as the masterpiece of composer-producer Brian Wilson, has been hailed as one of the best and most influential albums in popular music ...

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the top of head, the first MOTHERS lp, a double, pre-dates Blonde on Blonde.

7:51 PM  
Blogger HeyyyyyAbbott said...

Nope. Blonde on Blonde came out in May, Zappa in June. Amazing thing is that Dylan, in less than 18 months, released Bringin' it all Back Home, Hwy 61 and Blonde on Blonde. No one will ever top that

1:26 PM  
Blogger HeyyyyyAbbott said...

Nope. Dylan first, in May. Zappa in June. Consider that within 18 months Dylan released Bringing it all back home, Hwy 61 and Blonde on Blonde, and you have to see that a genius like his might not come around again in our lifetime.

1:28 PM  
Blogger keeps said...

No it does not.The Mothers didn't release that until June.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Peerke said...

From Wikipedia:
About Blonde On Blonde:
"Even the album's original release date remains in doubt; while Columbia reports an official date of May 16, 1966, several Dylan discographers have challenged the date, seeing as the album only charted on the Billboard 200 for the week ending July 23, a full two months after the May release date."

Freak Out was released on June 27, 1966

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Mike Can Sing said...

It's not strictly a music LP but "The Beatles Story" - a cheesy documentary was released by Capitol in 1965 at the latest/and was a double

5:09 AM  

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