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.”
Now legendary producer Jon Landau wasn’t a fan of the psychedelic movement of the late 60’s and Detroit’s MC% was ready and willing to rock n’ roll. Released on January 15, 1970, Back in The USA is #44 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Permanent Waves turns 40 … released January 14, 1980.
The album title is a nod to Canandian radio station CFNY and “Spirit of The Radio” is a lament to the change of FM radio from free-form to commerical. It becomes — along with “Freewill” — one of the band’s signature songs.
Wanted! The Outlaws is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser consists entirely of previously released material. It’s also the first “country” album I ever bought. Apparently, I wasn’t alone — it earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million.