Songs & Albums That Were Legendary in Their Time....But Are Now Forgotten

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  1. pcutt

    pcutt Member

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    Back when I was growing up in the late 60s and early 70s there were some songs and albums that were considered legendary at the time, and now 40 years later they've become forgotten by the general population. They're not heard on Classic RadioTM, nor do local bands play them at clubs, they're not played as background music in bars or restaurants, nor do many people seem to have them in their digital music collection. I have no idea why this is, but back then it seemed like they were slated to be in the pantheon of the greatest of all time but popular culture has since forgotten them.

    Here are a few I can think of:

    Albums:
    Crosby Stills & Nash - CSN
    Deja Vu - CSNY
    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
    Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues
    Tommy - The Who


    Songs:
    Morning Dew - Recorded by various artists (seems like everyone had a version of this)

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    None of those albums except the Moody Blues' are even remotely forgotten. They're all over classic rock radio, though different stations have different pools of songs that they pick from.
     
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    Anything by Lee Michaels, great stuff.
     
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    Frosty...not forgotten. Lee Michaels to Sweathog to Soul Hat.
     
  5. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    TOMMY?

    You'll hear it, no doubt, at the next Super Bowl!

    :rotflmao
     
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    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I don't think "tommy" is forgotten, but I do think the first Who album is... and it's freakin' genius stuff!
     
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    I think that if something is legitimately "legendary", it is also, accordingly, timeless and unforgettable. So I reject the premise fundamentally.
     
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    Its a Beautiful Day - this record is in every late 60s collection but they are pretty much forgotten
     
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    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    And having said that, I'll vote for Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida". Or however the hell it's spelled.
     
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    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
    I hear this one on the radio quite often...a good thing!
     
  12. tclardy

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    Nights in White Satin and Tuesday afternoon are anything but forgotten. Played the hell out of both on Classic Rock stations.



     
  13. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    In the long run, that will likely bring the total of legitimately legendary songs, people and things to zero.

    :huh

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    Moby Grape
    Country Joe and the Fish
    Procol Harum (with the exception of "Whiter Shade of Pale")
    Captain Beefheart
    Manassas
    Norman Greenbaum
    Nilsson
    The Byrds
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Flying Burrito Bros
    Poco


    That's all I can think of right now......

    Peace,
    Ken
     
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    You're completely mistaken. Has anyone forgotten Jesus, or Napoleon, or Ben Franklin, or, for that matter, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius? Legends, by nature, live forever.
     
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  16. Scott Miller

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    "Someone Loan Me a Dime" absolutely ruled the airwaves once.

    Chambers Brothers
    Leon Russell... maybe
    Savoy Brown
     
  17. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    If a couple of thousand years is your idea of "forever", then sure. :rotflmao

    My definition of forever is FOREVER... and nothing in nature, by nature, lives forever.

    By the way, Pompeii didn't erupt... that was Vesuvius.

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    Elvis is not forgotten, but when was the last time you heard Elvis on a radio station?
     
  19. iamdavea

    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    Jeez, WHATEVER. Strictly speaking, however, for the purposes of the discussion, why don't we confine ourselves to the part of history that includes actual music?
     
  20. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    If I mention any examples, they won't be forgotten anymore, will they? :munch
     

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