#1 album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Billboard Top 40
1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
2. Respect - Aretha Franklin
3. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
4. All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
5. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas
6. I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
7. C'Mon Marianne - The 4 Seasons
8. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
9. I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips
10. Soul Man - Sam and Dave
11. Light My Fire - Doors
12. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
13. Daydream Believer - Monkees
14. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli
15. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
16. The Letter - Box Tops
17. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
18. Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
19. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
20. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Baby, I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers
22. I Can See For Miles - The Who
23. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops
24. Penny Lane - The Beatles
25. Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
26. I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group
27. Bernadette - Four Tops
28. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
29. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Monkees
30. Happy Together - Turtles
31. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
32. The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher
33. To Sir With Love - Lulu
34. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
35. Kind Of A Drag - Buckinghams
36. With This Ring - The Platters
37. Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
38. Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky and Our gang
39. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells
40. Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho
41. Don't Sleep In the Subway - Petula Clark
42. (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts - Bee Gees
43. People Are Strange - The Doors
44. Happy Jack - The Who
45. Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
46. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkle
47. Little Bit Of Soul - the Music Explosion
48. She's My Girl - Turtles
49. Groovin' - Young Rascals
50. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis
Top Albums of 1967
1. MORE OF THE MONKEES Monkees
2. THE MONKEES Monkees
3. DR. ZHIVAGO Soundtrack
4. SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack
5. TEMPTATIONS' GREATEST HITS Temptations
The Grammy's 1967
Record of the Year: Up, Up and Away - 5th Dimension
Album of the Year:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
Song of the Year: Up, Up and Away - Jimmy L. Webb, songwriter
Best Vocal Performance, Male:
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell
Best Vocal Performance, Female:
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording:
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental (Two or More):
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group:
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Best Country and Western Song: Gentle on My Mind - John Hartford, songwriter
Best Country and Western Recording: Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, art directors
Actor Musical: Robert Preston, I Do! I Do!
Actress Musical: Barbara Harris, The Apple Tree
Supporting or Featured Actor Musical: Joel Grey, Cabaret
Supporting or Featured Actress Musical: Peg Murray, Cabaret
Director Musical: Harold S. Prince, Cabaret
The first rock musical Hair debuted off Broadway in New York. In 1968 it went on Broadway with one of the longest runs in history. Counter Culture, anti-war, drugs and long hair made it controversial enough to become a success. It spun a few hit songs, Hair, Age of Aquarius and Good Morning Starshine.
Rolling Stone Magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason.
A big year for The Beatles. On the first global satellite television link, 350 million people watched the Beatles live on tv. John Lennon was asked to write an appropriate song for the show, and All You Need is Love became a top hit instantly. After they finished Sgt Pepper and signed a 9 year contract with EMI records, their manager Brian Epstein died. They also signed a petition in Times to legalize marijuana and had the song from Magical Mystery Tour, The Walrus banned by the BBC.
Bad boys, The Rolling Stones release Let's Spend the Night Together and are set to perform it on the Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan tells them to either change the lyrics to "Lets spend some time together" or not perform at all. Mick Jagger succumbs to the censorship and rolls his eyes at the camera every time he repeats the refrain.
Later in the year Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are busted for drugs and end up doing a month in jail.
On this side of the Atlantic Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion.
We first take notice of the Turtles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jethro Tull and Cream.
Rock & Roll 1967
The Jeffereson Airplane with Grace Slick,
Marty Balin and Paul Kantner put the Psychedelic in Psychedelic
In the who's on first department the year had Jimi Hendrix singing Purple Haze and burning his guitar on stage as the opening act for The Monkees, while The Who blew up the stage as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.
Though My Generation was written and recorded in 1965 in London, it was not until 1967 that The Who finally impressed America. In this clip bad boy prankster Keith Moon adds three times the bang to the pyhro without telling anyone causing Pete Townsend to lose most of the hearing in his right ear.
& Blues 1967
Aretha Franklin records Respect which becomes the # 5 song of all time. Gladys Knight and the Pips releases I Heard it Through the Grapevine and Otis Redding records Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay.
Country & Western
The song Gentle on My Mind made a superstar out of Glenn Campbell.
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