Following The Rise of Psychedelic Rock during the mid 1960s, a musical revolution was about to start in 1967. It was truly a golden year in the rock history, as the albums resealed in this year are far beyond compare in the realms of rock music.
There are many famous rock bands who released their first album in 1967, as new rock bands formed during the rising interest in rock in the mid 1960s. It is just few examples of the most influential rock records.
The year 1967 was started with the legendary self-titled album of The Doors in the first week of January. The gathering of UCLA film school alumni in 1965 resulted in the formation of an influential rock band. The active members of The Doors were not limited to their wonderful first album, and released the second album, Strange Days, in September of that year.
The first album of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?, was released in May 1967. Jimi Hendrix, who is known as one of the top guitarists of all times, in his first release showed his talent in guitar playing and sound effects. In December of that year, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released another album, Axis: Bold as Love.
The Cambridge-based rock band, Pink Floyd, released their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Down, in August 1967. The album was the first and only record under Syd Barrett leadership, which was significantly different from the famous Pink Floyd’s works. However, the album was a pioneering rock record, which had noticeable effects on the subsequent rock progress.
Eric Burdon & The Animals
After the success of the British band, The Animals, the band officially broke up in 1966, but a new band called Eric Burdon & The Animals released a new album, Winds of Change, in September of 1967. The album was connected to the other rock records, and had a new version of The Rolling Stones’ Pain It Black, and a track named ‘Yes, I Am Experienced’, in response to Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced?
The Rolling Stones
In 1967, The Rolling Stones released three albums, Between the Buttons, Flowers, and Their Satanic Majesties Request in January, June and November, respectively. Although all of them are considered as good works of The Rolling Stones, Between the Buttons is one of their best albums and even a brilliant work in the rock history. It was the time that The Rolling Stones turned to psychedelic rock.
In February 1967, Jefferson Airplane released their second album, Surrealistic Pillow, with a new female vocalist namely Grace Slick, who became one of the top female vocalists of all times in the rock history. The legendary song, White Rabbit, was the first of its kind with a solid rock female vocal; as a result, Grace Slick made a name for herself in the realms of rock music. The band released another album, After Bathing at Baxter’s, in November of that year.
Big Brother & the Holding Company released their debut self-titled album in September 1967. It was the first work of another great rock female vocalist, Janis Joplin.