These 25 Classic Albums Are Celebrating Important Anniversaries In 2015

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01.05.15 3 Comments
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On this day in music history, the Sex Pistols played their first concert on U.S. soil and…well, that’s about it. It’s not a particularly memorable “it was 25 years ago…” day, though I’m sure the Beatles did something notable, because every day is the anniversary of something Beatles-related (“May 4, 1964: John Lennon drew a penis on George Harrison’s forehead using a Sharpie”).

Fortunately, there are better music birthdays to come: here are 25 classic albums that are celebrating their 50th, 40th, 30th, 20th, or 10th anniversaries in 2015.

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1. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane (February)

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Impulse!

2. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan (August 30th)

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COLUMBIA

3. Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding (September 15th)

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Volt/Atco

4. Rubber Soul by the Beatles (December 3rd)

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5. My Generation by the Who (December 3rd)

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Brunswick

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6. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin (February 24th)

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7. Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson (May)

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8. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (August 25th)

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9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (September 12th)

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10. Horses by Patti Smith (December 13th)

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