The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
of the Year 1966
Billboard Top 40 of 1966
1. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Top Albums of 1966
1. WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M
2. SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack RCA Victor
3. GOING PLACES Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M
4. RUBBER SOUL Beatles Capitol
5. WHAT NOW MY LOVE Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass A & M
The Grammy's 1966
Record of the Year: Frank Sinatra for Strangers in the Night
Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music - Frank Sinatra
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Single: Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band
The Tony's (Musicals) 1966
Musical: Man of La Mancha
Top 10 Songs of 1966
Music News 1966
The Beatles release Rubber Soul followed by Revolver, play their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California and John Lennon comments "We're more popular than Jesus now." Beatles albums are smashed and burned throughout the intolerant zones of America.
The largest to date Acid Test is conducted by the Merry Pranksters at the Filmore, San Francisco. Organized by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters (Neil Cassidy pictured) the Filmore was wired up with amps and lights. On one end the Pranksters pranked, on the other the Greatful Dead rocked and in between sat a bathtub full of LSD laced Kool Aid. Nothing bad happened! Acid test files.
George Harrison marries Patti Boyd much to the pain of odd man out Eric Clapton.
Rock & Roll 1966
Bob Dylan's seminal album, Blonde on Blonde increases the rock venue of Highway 61 revisited. It is the first album with studio musicains Robbie Robertson and Devon Helm later to become The Band. It is the first double rock album and is given the #9 album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Shortly after it was released Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York and not seen in public for most of two years.
Pet Sounds - A solo project of Brian Wilson after he had quit touring with the Beach Boys. Inspired by Rubber Soul by the Beatles, Wilson wove layers of vocal harmonies, sound effects and unconventional instruments into an album where the songs were lightly interconnected. The number #2 album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Rhythm & Blues 1966
In 1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass outsold The Beatles two to one and the Guinness Book of World Records listed Alpert setting a new record by having five albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart at the same time. Herb Albert was also the "A" of A&M Records with business partner Jerry Moss. Albert was Jewish and had no Hispanics in the band.
Country & Western 1966
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos release three albums, Carnegie Hall Concert is a block buster.
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