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Andrew Grant Jackson 1965

February 11, 201518 min
Fifty years ago, during twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles’ Solo Careers, Where’s Ringo?) chronicles a groundbreaking year of creativity fueled by rivalries between musicians and continents, sweeping social changes, and technological breakthroughs. Read excerpts from the book with audio/visual companions and browse playlists at The Beatles developed the folk-rock jangle alongside the Byrds on songs like "Ticket to Ride," raced the Who to be the first to use feedback on record, and competed with the Kinks and Yardbirds to be the first to use the sitar on Rubber Soul. Dylan fused surreal lyrics with rock and roll and broke the time constraints of Top 40 radio with the six-minute "Like a Rolling Stone," spurr

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