In my humble opinion, when I grew into a man.
Hotel California wins…for the song not for real life
That’s a heck of a time period. It’s also the largest and best list that defines the greatest genre of music!
Very hard to pick three, so I’m adding a 4th.
Can’t believe this was 1975! Almost 50 years! OH, that hurts!
Will the next generations think of them as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach?
Led Zeppelin, Eagles and Pink Floyd
Tough list to argue against, that’s for sure.
Dark Side of The Moon?
All 3 are great. Always had one of the albums going.
One of the best albums out there.
The Knack-My Sharona (or Good Girls Don’t)
Blondie-Dreaming (or Accidents Never Happen)
AC/DC-You Shook Me All Night Long (or Back in Black)
Aerosmith-Walk This Way
All awesome, and some of my personal favorites, from the best era in music ever, so the competition is fierce, but I still think Bruce two six may have nailed it. I do agree on Kracal’s alternative Led Zeppelin song as equal to Stairway to Heaven, though. I still have that album set on the original vinyl and crank the ship out of it on the old Technics/Hitachi/McIntosh system
Okay, one more thing to add. Not to take away from Dark Side of the Moon, because it’s truly one of the greatest albums ever, but I’d submit Boston’s first album as the single best album of all time. I was a kid and first started hearing More Than a Feeling on my clock radio, and had to jump on my bike and ride over to the record store to buy the album. I still have it today, and it’s just as good. I’ve bought it digitally since, but I still love that old record. The jacket is really worn, but the music sounds as good as ever. I remember as a kit studying that little city on top of the guitar spaceship in amazement.
How do you pick 3 ?
More like 300
Music that defined our lives!
When I enter into these kinds of discussions I’m all amazed at the one that I forgot about. Boston is absolutely one of them.
On 12/31/1979, I was 11 y/o.
The soundtrack of my life at that point consisted of:
American Woman…Maggie Mae. . long & winding road
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
I was introduced to her in my teens in the early ‘80s.