1971-72 Great Albums

This weekend I will join my fellow (Well, we had one girl in this, Hyde’s first year of coeducation.) classmates in celebration of our 40th (Yikes!) reunion.  While I doubt there will be any turntables (Remember turntables?) spinning tunes as we celebrate, if there were, here are 20 albums (Remember albums?) I’d put in rotation:

1.  Allman Brothers – Pick 1: At Fillmore East or Eat a Peach
2.  The Band – Cahoots
3. 
Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
4. 
Jackson Browne – Saturate Before Using
5. 
J. Geils Band – The Morning After
6. 
Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead
7.  
George Harrison & Friends – Concert for Bangladesh
8.  
Elton John – Madman Across the Water
9. 
John Lennon – Imagine
10. 
Van Morrison Pick 1: St. Dominic’s Preview or Tupelo Honey
11.  
Randy Newman – Sail Away
12.
Bonnie Raitt – Bonnie Raitt
13.
Lou Reed – Lou Reed
14. Rolling StonesPick 1: Sticky Fingers or Exile on Main Street
15.
Carly Simon – Anticipation
16. 
Sly & The Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
17. Traffic – Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
18. 
The Who – Who’s Next
19. 
Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind
20. 
Neil Young – Harvest
Bonus:
Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On

So, to paraphrase The Who: Hope we die before we get old!  (And let’s be sure to raise a glass to three who did exactly that: Raff Henderson, Brian Richards, Joe Slattery, R.I.P.)

(Rock) Onward,  Malcolm Gauld