Listen to the 1968 episode of the Greatest Year In Music hosted by World Cafe host David Dye on Slacker

They don’t call is classic rock for nothing. World Cafe host David Dye presents the case for 1968 in music on Slacker.

1968 saw the release of some of the most important records in rock’s rich history. Here’s four of them: The Beatles’ White Album, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Music From Big Pink by The Band. Those four albums alone make 1968 the greatest year in music, but the year saw other ground breaking records by Johnny Cash, The Zombies, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, and let’s not forget We’re Only In it For The Money by The Mothers of Invention.

Other releases from 1968 included:
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
White Light/White Hear – The Velvet Underground
Waiting For the Sun – The Doors
Lady Soul – Aretha Franklin
The Notorious Byrd Brothers and Sweethear of the Rodeo – The Byrds
A Saucerful of Secrets – Pink Floyd
The United States of America – The United States of America
Wheels of Fire – Cream
Cheap Thrills – Big Brother and The Holding Company
Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake – Small faces
Eli & The Thirteenth Confession – Laura Nyro
In Search of the Lost Chord – The Moody Blues
Song Cycle – Van Dyke Parks
The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Gris-Gris – Dr. John
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – iron Butterfly
The Soft Machine – The Soft Machine
The Dock of the Bay and The Immortal Otis Redding – Otis Redding
Neil Young – Neil Young
Anthem of The Sun – Grateful Dead
Traffic – Traffic
Shine On Brightly – Procul Harum
Super Session – Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills
Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf
The Hudry Gurdy Man – Donovan
Crown of Creation – Jefferson Airplane
Begin – The Millenium
Head – The Monkees
Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
Tell Mama – Etta James
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark – Dillard And Clark
Soundtrack to Hair
Taj Mahal – Taj Mahal
Sailor and Children of The Future – The Steve Miller Band
Vincebus Eruptum – Blue Cheer
Electric Mud – Nuddy Waters
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Arthur Brown
Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Elvis Presley

Below, listen to the latest episode of The Greatest Year In Music on Slacker, the year 1968, hosted by David Dye, host of the World Cafe.

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