Tag Archives: Progressive

Rock Chronology #217: Aqualung

“Aqualung”, Jethro Tull, 1971. Jethro Tull really made an impression in the US with their 1971 album, Aqualung. In fact it was the most successful prog rock album that the US had scene up to that point. (The Moody Blues … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #195: Child In Time

“Child In Time”, Deep Purple, 1970. In a year about Folk Rock, Deep Purple was making some impressive advances for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Their sound in 1970 was considerably different from their 1968 hit, “Hush”. This is because they changed … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #186: I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home

“I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home”, Grand Funk Railroad, 1970. The music of Grand Funk Railroad isn’t Funk, but it is quite Grand. The band actually got it’s name from the Grand Trunk Western Railroad which goes through their hometown of … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #184: Summer 68

“Summer 68”, Pink Floyd, 1970. Speaking of Progressive Rock…there was this band called Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd started out with more of a psychedelic sound in the 60’s. But then their front man, Syd Barrett, had something of a mental … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #183: Question

“Question”, The Moody Blues, 1970. While the peak year for the Moody Blues would be 1972, they had actually become a fairly popular band in 1970. The album that they released that year, A Question of Balance peaked at #1 … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #155: Superstar

“Superstar”, Jesus Christ Superstar (Murray Head), 1970. The year 1970 was certainly a time to reflect back on the 60’s. When Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice reflected upon the huge cultural movement caused by 60’s Rock, it reminded them … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #133: 21st Century Schizoid Man

“21st Century Schizoid Man”, King Crimson, 1969. All Rock music has its roots in the 60’s. And the first Progressive Rock sound that had some commercial success came from King Crimson. However this would also be their most successful album … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #64: A Day In The Life

“A Day In The Life”, The Beatles, 1967. It’s time to end 1967 and what a hell of a year it was. The Beatles released the most important album ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The first really … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #60: Tuesday Afternoon

“Tuesday Afternoon”, The Moody Blues, 1967. Here is another single from The Moody Blues album Days of Future Passed. The album for the most part was ignored in 1967, and then it became hugely popular in 1972 (thanks mostly to … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #46: Nights in White Satin

“Nights in White Satin”, The Moody Blues, 1967. Some consider this to be The Moody Blues’ signature song. However the single actually didn’t sell too well in 1967. (Neither did the album it came from, Days of Future Past.) The … Continue reading

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