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1971 was truly a great year for Progressive Rock…with tons of new material to discover, digest and absorb! I was also rocking away myself that year as the rhythm guitarist “in a high school rock and roll band”. If you could put together a collection of vinyl records featuring long, drawn-out artistic compositions and combine them with new tunes from a breed of poetic singer-songwriters who evolved out of the Folk music scene, you’d have one incredible year of music! And that, my friends, was 1971.
Some of the great classic albums of that year included “Teaser and the Firecat” from Cat Stevens, Traffic’s “Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys“, Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung“, “Tupelo Honey” from Van Morrison, Elton John’s “Madman Across the Water”, “Every Picture Tells a Story” by Rod Stewart, “Fragile” from Yes, and “Led Zeppelin IV“. I could go on and on and on and on…….
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