1971 was one amazing year in music. World Cafe host David Dye makes the case for it in this episode of Slacker Radio.
What a great year 1971 was.
It was a landmark year for classic rock albums including Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones, Who’s Next, L.A. Woman by The Doors and Led Zeppelin IV – you know, that’s the one with “Stairway To Heaven.”
If those four albums alone aren’t enough to convince you that 1971 was the greatest year in music, how about these: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, and John Lennon’s Imagine.
Two of the most important singer-songwriters – Carole King and Joni Mitchell – laid down the blueprint for the genre with Tapestry and Blue. Combined with the birth of glam on David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and T. Rex’s Electric Warrior, it’s easy to make the case that 1971 was the greatest year in music.
Below, listen to David Dye on the 1971 episode of the Greatest Year in Music on Slacker.