Ever since the birth of rock’n’roll, popular music has done more to define the spirit of each passing decade than any other form of popular culture. As each new generation has come to embrace new bands and adopted new musical... Read moreRead less
Ever since the birth of rock’n’roll, popular music has done more to define the spirit of each passing decade than any other form of popular culture. As each new generation has come to embrace new bands and adopted new musical heroes, certain albums have emerged as classics —albums that have come to form an unmistakable soundtrack to the decade. This series is a celebration of this music—of the “must have” albums that everyone once longed to own; the music that each new generation first partied to, fell in love to, tuned in to and turned on to.
Of all the decades, it is the 60s that has made the greatest contribution and lasting impression on popular music. From the Beatles to Rolling Stones, from The Doors to Led Zeppelin, from Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Elvis to Simon and Garfunkel, from Janis Joplin to the Mamas and the Papas, the artists and their albums from the 60s remain classics today.
In 100 Best-selling Albums of the 60s, each album entry is accompanied by the original sleeve artwork – front and back – and is packed full of facts and recording information, including a complete track listing, musician and production credits, and an authoritative commentary on the record and its place in cultural history. The data is collated from figures provided by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
With vinyl sales at their highest in 25 years, 100 Best-selling Albums of the 60s is an expert celebration of popular music from Sgt. Pepper to Pet Sounds, from Highway 61 Revisited to At Folsom Prison, from The Graduate to West Side Story.
Format: 184 x 210mm
Word count: 45,000
Illustrations: 100 colour photographs