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article image10 all-time classic albums that will be turning 50 next year

By Kev Hedges     Nov 2, 2014 in Music
The iconic sixties was a time of musical and social revolution. So many great albums were being released that classic long playing 12-inch records battled to even make the top five, such was the talent and magic on the market at that time.
In 2015, there will be 10 albums that will be commemorating a 50th anniversary since release. We will now look at those classic releases and wonder how many of these albums will get a marketing makeover, come 2015.
10. Out of Our Heads, Rolling Stones
Released in September 1965, the Rolling Stones were going head to head with the Beatles to see which of the two iconic groups were the best. Out of Our Heads was a compilation of rhythm and blues covers and included Chuck Berry's "Talkin' About You" and Sonny Bono's "She Said Yeah!"
9. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds
Although the classic title track was a brilliant cover of the Bob Dylan original, Mr. Tambourine Man was not the best album The Byrds ever recorded. However, the title track alone along with subliminal "All I Really Want to Do" makes this album a must-have in your record collection.
8. Bert Jansch, Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch was the godfather of folk music and despicably underrated by commercial entities. His self-titled album released in July 1965 is a moody, well-written collection of classic pieces of music, played on guitar of the highest standard.
7. I Put A Spell On You, Nina Simone
The moody and blues-like classic title track was enough to make this a platinum seller upon its release in March 1965. Simone bangs out track after track of soulful-special compositions that will reduce you to tears.
6. Today, The Beach Boys
You'll recognize the classic "Help Me Rhonda" and "Do You Wanna Dance?" from this classic surfin' album, released in the summer of 1965.
5. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan released two classic albums in his heyday year of 1965 and this one featured such classics as "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Maggie's Farm."
4. Help! The Beatles
"Ticket To Ride," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Yesterday" — need we say more?
3. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
If you thought Help was a great album, Rubber Soul was the album that really defined The Beatles; classic tracks such as "Drive My Car," "Norwegian Wood," "Nowhere Man," "Michelle" and "Girl" gave this classic LP a touch of sentimental folk from a legendary band.
2. My Generation, The Who
Mods and Rockers were fighting on the beaches at Brighton and The Who, the British rock and mod outfit were knocking out classics such as "The Kids Are Alright," "Much Too Much" and "Out in the Street."
1. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
Was Dylan a poet, a blues artist, a protest singer or just such a brilliant singer-songwriter? Who cares, just listen to tracks such as "Like A Rolling Stone," "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Desolation Row" and "Tombstone Blues" and decide for yourself. Highway 61 Revisited was released in late 1965 and has to be celebrated in 2015 when it turns 50.
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