BOB DYLAN “BLONDE ON BLONDE” AND THE BEACH BOYS “PET SOUNDS” BOTH RELEASED ON THIS DATE 1966

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What a day May 16th, 1966 must have been. I was only 5ive so it didn’t matter none to me but I am trying to put myself ten-fifteen years older on that date. Two landmark albums Bob Dylan’s double album “Blonde On Blonde” which gets my vote for the greatest double album ever released- and The Beach Boys legendary “Pet Sounds” album both came out on this day. That would have been enough to hold a person over until The Beatles released “Revolver” in mid-August. What a year 1966 was.

The question- on that day- I would have went out and bought both those albums on vinyl.  When I got home which one would I have put on first? I would have played Bob’s “Blonde On Blonde” first. I don’t know if I would have anticipated that Brian Wilson was going to make a great leap forward with “Pet Sounds.” Yes The Beach Boys were great up to this point but who was to know that this album “Pet Sounds” was going to be the game changer it turned out to be. Both these albums by the way are on my All-Time Top 10 Favorite Albums List.  I listened to Pet Sounds a week or so ago… listening to Blonde On Blonde as I type this. Amazing.

 

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