101 Essential Rock Records

This volume is a tribute to the vinyl album and celebrates 101 of rock s most influential records - from The Beatles' 1963 debut Please Please Me - through the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks (1977.)

Alongside the big names Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac are lesser-known but highly influential artists including Laura Nyro, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Captain Beefheart and The Stooges. An essay on each album accompanies reproductions of the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world (including the first-ever Beatles LP, valued at $5,000, and an alternate issue of Bob Dylan s Freewheelin , worth twice that amount.)
Also included are thought-provoking interviews with musicians who discuss the albums and artists who changed their lives.
Graham Nash describes meeting The Beatles at a 1959 talent show where they were billed as Johnny and the Moondogs and how, four years later, John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang him the just written Misery, one voice in each ear.

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