Friday, December 19, 2003

Those Were the Days

Eric Boehlert in Salon.com recalls The greatest week in rock history.

Thirty-four years ago this week, the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, Temptations, Santana, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Creedence Clearwater all shared top billing on the Billboard album chart. There’s never been another lineup quite like it — and there will never be again.

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[J]ust imagine the mix tape possibilities from that single ’69 week. “Come Together,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “The Weight,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “Green River,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Wooden Ships,” “Gimme Shelter,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Evil Ways,” “And When I Die,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” and “Born to Be Wild.”

Top that, Britney.