Best Group In 1967?

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

  1. SG47

    SG47 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    I don't think there is any best, but the one that is my favorite amongst many outstanding groups, is the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  2. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    He was still struggling as the opening act for The Monkees, got run off the stage and the tour...
  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    Truly the wrong crowd for him. Mike Jeffries and Chaz Chandler's fault not his
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  4. Nimby

    Nimby Well-Known Member

    Lewis, Scotland.
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  5. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

    Today I’d say The Velvet Underground.
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  6. segue

    segue Forum Resident

    4 great ones, 1 show!

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  7. TimeWarper

    TimeWarper A Well Respected Man

    For The Beatles they are confirmed sales figures of 1967 same with The Monkees except the thing was was that The Monkees’ albums didn’t sell after this (I mean look what happened in 1968). Even there albums got reissues in the 1980s when The Monkees had their comeback More Of The Monkees got to number 96 with the other two albums outside of the top 100. When the 2-disc editions came out (which do have sales numbers) MOTM sold 20,000 copies with HQ selling 15,000 and Pisces selling 10,000. Yes these albums have sold more over time but nowhere near what they did on original release which make there not much of a change on the overall sales. (I think the sales were rounded off at the million but I’m probably wrong about that)
  8. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    I believe the Monkees had most stuff issued at least twice on CD, not sure if a few of the later LPs made the first CD series, but Rhino reissued all the CDs. They did have somewhat of a comeback in the CD age.
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  9. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    The Velvet Underground
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  10. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    There are so many great groups making historic recordings in 1967. If I would've given 1966 to The Beatles I would have to give 1967 to Pink Floyd.

    The Velvet Underground would be my number two group for 1966. I'm not looking at sales charts but the recordings themselves and what year they were recorded, just to be clear. :D
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  11. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Of course, The Beatles.
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  12. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA

    I was even less than that in '67, Nursery School in '67 - 68 was my itinerary.

    My first LPs were "The Partridge Family" then I got "The Monkees Golden Hits"
    as a reward for basically not failing a quiz in '71, Lulz. I didn't get another LP
    until '78, "Some Girls". Then I got a slew of Beatle records, Yardbirds ...
    I don't think Monkees LPs could be had easily 'til at least The Mid '80s.

    I'll bet those who dug "Pepper" when it came out were surprised what they
    served up 18 months later!

    The Dead? My favorite aspect for years was the art, then got "Skeletons ..."
    in The Early '80s. A real slow burner band for me. A rich, deep catalogue
    have they.
  13. Incompletist

    At last. I can stop reading now.
  14. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

  15. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    The Easybeats - possibly their best LP in Friday on my Mind plus some great singles stopping just before their pop blunder Hello, How Are You.

    The Tages - 2 of their best albums with Contrast and Studio, plus a plethora of single tracks.

    Difficult to use years as markers when often a band did a lot within a year, just not a calendar year. For instance Buffalo Springfield put out their first album Dec. 5th 1966 and then the next 11 months later.
  16. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    And not just whimsy, they were utter metal live.
  17. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    Probably the two bands pushing the most unique envelopes at that moment.

    Grateful Dead was getting there, but the muse of their weirdness crystalized in winter '68.
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  18. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    Did you see any of those bands live ?
    I saw Cream, Hendrix and The Who.
    I saw Floyd but not until Roger left..
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  19. jomo48

    jomo48 Forum Resident

    Davis CA, USA
    The Who
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Buffalo Springfield
  20. rocnred

    rocnred Southwest Desert Freak-a-zoid

    San Diego, CA
    Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass :love:
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  21. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

    The West
    I would see The Who and Floyd much later.
    I only wish I could have seen these acts in the late 60's.
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    In retrospect looking back to 1967 I guess
    The Beatles.
    Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields
    Sgt Pepper... MMT.
  23. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  24. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Looking at the music released during that year, I could go back and forth between the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Doors. Two great albums each.

    I love the Velvet Underground, but they’ve been beat out on quantity (I don’t enjoy VU’s one album from 1967 more than I enjoy the two released by JHE or the Doors).
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  25. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Senior Member

    Stranded on Earth
    Booker T. and the MG's with Otis Redding.

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