LPs are still produced? Wow, I thought they died years ago.
Animals - one of the great bands of all time. Eric Burdon was also the lead singer for War on many albums.
Queen - some real classics!
We MUST add the Yardbirds to our list. Check out these former lead guitarists:
- Eric Clapton
- Jimmy Page
- Jeff Beck
For a while both Page and Beck played guitar at the same time for the Yardbirds, Beck on lead and Page on both bass or rhythm guitar. They did a couple records with both on lead.
Another must add is Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
Crosby had played with the Byrds, Stills and Young with Buffalo Springfield, Young with Crazy Horse, Nash with the Hollies. Stills tried to become on of the Monkees, but was turned down due to a current record contract and he recommend his friend Peter Tork who was selected.
A somewhat unknown group was Love. They were popular on the West Coast and in the UK. One of the first psychedelic bands. First big hit was "7 and 7 is." On one of their tracks, Jimi Hendrix played - this was Hendrix's first recording.
Growing up in LA during the 60's I often snuck (I was underage) into the Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go, very famous rock clubs. Also in the 60's a club called The Blue Law opened in the Gardena area of So Cal, and headlined Cream before they made it big. I used to go their a lot with some of my friends. The Blue Law was huge, a former warehouse and it was cheap to get in. The absolute best was the Fillmore in San Francisco, and I hitch-hiked up there a couple of times with my old Boy Scout backpack in tow; again underage. Ah, but then I entered the military to "grow-up."