Spirit releases their debut album on January 22, 1968. The album was a mainstay of progressive rock radio in the late-60’s/early 70’s. And, the track “Taurus” has been one of major controversy over the years. The guitar part of is said to have influenced Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in writing “Stairway to Heaven.
Simon & Garfunkel release their sophomore album on January 17, 1966. On March 22, 2013, it was announced that the album will be preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, calling it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”