Stevie releases his masterpiece on September 28, 1976.
It’s number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2005, it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which deemed it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Rod the Mod’s sixth album — released on August 15, 1975. It’s his first without Ronnie Wood and Ian McLagan at his side replaced by a group of session musicians, including The Memphis Horns and three-quarters of Booker T. and the MG’s.
Let’s go crazy … Prince releases his sixth album on August 6, 1984. It’s the soundtrack to the movie of the same name and the first album to feature the billing of his band, The Revolution.
It’s #76 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”
The spirit of Jimi Hendrix must surely smile down on Prince Rogers Nelson. Like Hendrix, Prince seems to have tapped into some extraterrestrial musical dimension where black and white styles are merely different aspects of the same funky thing. Prince’s rock & roll is as authentic and compelling as his soul and his extremism is endearing in a era of play-it-safe record production and formulaic hit mongering.”
Released on August 5, 1966. It’s as historically complex an album as anything out there as it relates to contemporary rock music — loaded with “firsts” and impressing a whole slew of future composers and performers.
It’s #3on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.