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Peter Frampton released his 5th album, “I’m in You” on May 28, 1977. It was his follow up to his wildly successful live LP “Frampton Comes Alive” which had been out for a year and a half. To help him make the album, he bought in Rock heavy weights including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr and […]

The Small Faces released their third LP “Odgens’ Nut Gone Flake” on May 24, 1968. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden’s Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden. (from wikipedia) Side two of the record is based […]

When The Mamas & The Papas released their debut LP “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” in 1966 it showed them sitting in a bathtub. But the album ended up having a number of different covers. Cover #1: The original cover features the group in a bathroom, sitting in a bathtub with a […]

21st May 1971, Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one […]

The Monkees released their third LP “Headquaters” on May 22, 1967. It was the first time their record company let them do most of instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians. Headquarters reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum in the United States […]

Yes, it was that important of an album… The Beach Boys released their 11th album “Pet Sounds” on May 16, 1966. At first it met a lukewarm critical and commercial reception in the United States, but received immediate success abroad, where British publications declared it “the most progressive pop album ever”. It charted at number […]

Joe Walsh released his 4th solo LP “But Seriously, Folks” on May 16th, 1978. The LP reached #8 on the Billboard charts. Today, Joe said this about it on his page” “Celebrating 40 years since the release of my 4th studio album, “But Seriously, Folks…” 🎸🤘 I’ll never forget what a challenge it was to […]

The Beatles released their 12th and final LP “Let It Be” in the US on May 18 (some sources say 17), 1970. It was released almost a month after the group’s break-up. Most of Let It Be was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. For this […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. The album was titled “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.” It was a live album of selected performances from the 1969 Woodstock festival. It was originally released on Atlantic Records’ Cotillion label as a set of 3 LPs in 1970 […]

On May 12, 1972, The Rolling Stones released the LP “Exile On Main Street”. It was a double album. At the time of Exile’s release, Mick Jagger said, “This new album is fucking mad. There’s so many different tracks. It’s very rock & roll, you know. I didn’t want it to be like that. I’m […]


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