Best Group In 1967?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by alexpop, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. TimeWarper

    TimeWarper A Well Respected Man

    1967 (in America)
    More Of The Monkees: 5,000,000 sales
    Headquarters: 2,000,000 sales
    Pisces: 2,000,000 sales
    I’m A Believer: 1,000.000 sales
    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: Unknown
    Pleasant Valley Sunday: Less than 1,000,000 sales
    Total: 11 million
    Sgt. Peppers: 2.3 million sales
    Magical Mystery Tour: 1.9 million sales
    Strawberry Fields (45): Unknown
    All You Need Is Love (45): 1,000,000 sales
    Hello Goodbye (45): 1,000,000
    Total: 6.2 million

    Now in England, this is a completely different story (along with several other countries). I think they were more popular than The Beatles in America but maybe not worldwide.
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  2. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    There's so many but I'll go for The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

    I know many regard it as a mediocre year for them, but I love 1967 Rolling Stones.
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  3. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    The Monkees were big, but nowhere near The Beatles here. Those US Monkees sales are phenomenal. I knew they were very big, but not that big!
  4. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    The Monkees

    Quantity and quality.
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  5. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I've only just realised there's three 1967 Monkees albums including two of their best. Along with the TV series and live it's a hell of a workload.
  6. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

    The Beatles
  7. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

    almost any other year would be more interesting to discuss.

    In fact, I think the year was a little overrated myself. 66 and 68 had better music.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020
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  8. Johnny Rock N' Roll

    Johnny Rock N' Roll Forum Resident

    I like that Belfast Gypsies album a lot.
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  9. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    Jazz - Miles Davis Quintet
    Pop - Beatles
    Rock - Cream
    Avant Garde - The Mothers

  10. These are cumulative sales till present, the actual '67 sales were far far far far less, as 1950s and 1960s US RIAA sales were based on $$ amounts and NOT units sold.
  11. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    Pink Floyd easy
  12. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    The Kinks is the correct answer. What do I win?
  13. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident

    Bands that released TWO great albums in 1967 (in my opinion):

    The Beatles (if we count MMT)
    The Doors
    Jefferson Airplane
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  14. homeslice

    homeslice Forum Resident

    I tried to like Moby Grape, even bought the CD.:shrug:
  15. KFC_NY

    KFC_NY Well-Known Member

    New York City, USA
    Interesting idea. My favorite year of all time for music! The year of the great divide between albums & Singles. While it was happening some of the great rock artists made some hits despite themselves. Instead of just reflex replying Beatles, I'll list what I (JMHO) consider to be some of the out & out classic songs of 1967 and who made the most of them. Not only did the Beatles come out on top in quantity of classics, they peaked imo with some of their greatest music. A fantastic year, and I've left out bands like Love & Traffic!

    The Beatles
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Penny Lane
    Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds
    She's Leaving Home
    A Day In the Life
    All You Need Is Love
    Fool On The Hill
    I Am The Walrus
    The Small Faces
    Itchycoo Park
    Tin Soldier
    The Kinks
    Waterloo Sunset
    Sunshine of Your Love
    Tales Of Brave Ulysses
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Hey Joe
    Purple Haze
    Foxy Lady
    Axis Bold As Love
    Little Wing
    If Six Was Nine
    The Doors
    Light My Fire
    Break on Through
    The End
    People Are Strange
    Moonlight Drive
    When The Music's Over
    Jefferson Airplane
    Somebody To Love
    White Rabbit
    Ballad of You & me & Pooneil
    Pink Floyd
    See Emily Play
    Astronomy Domine
    The Who
    Pictures Of Lily
    I Can See For Miles
  16. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    The Beatles
  17. Joy-of-radio

    Joy-of-radio Forum Resident

    Skowhegan, ME
    What an absurdly subjective question! My answer is subject to change with the direction of the breezes, but for now "Strawberry Alarm Clock". 1967 is my favorite year for pop music by the way. :)
  18. 131east23

    131east23 Person of Interest

    Jefferson Airplane - Fly high in the friendly skies.
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  19. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

    An amazing era of musical freedom so answer the is there were too many bands at the top of their to name just one.:shrug:
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  20. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    what is this fetish to discredit sales for The Monkees, they were HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE in 1967.... on record and radio and TV.....

    i assume all the mention of the group is with tongue in cheek....
  21. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Bee Gees

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  22. jawaka1000

    jawaka1000 Forum Resident

    That's the mothers from 1971!
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  23. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

    New York
    I know I only used it for the photo.
  24. jawaka1000

    jawaka1000 Forum Resident

  25. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    Soundtrack to Mary Poppins was the number one album in 1965, outselling Help!. Herb Alpert had the number one selling album in 1966, outselling Rubber Soul.
    And In A Godda Da Vida was the best selling album of 1969.
    Sales figures don't necessarily reflect quality.
    As Mickey Spillane said: “Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar.”
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