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the album was incredibly popular of course, but the Beatles were already the biggest act in the world when it came out, and had been so for over 3 years.
This album was the beginning of both Prog Rock and Symphonic Rock.
This was really the turning point that the album Rubber Soul had hinted strongly at; The Beatles were far more than just the biggest rock band of the day, they were in fact one of the greatest things that had ever happened in the history of music.
The very first "country rock" album.
The "sound" that would become typified by Led Zeppelin was first heard in this 1965 album that straddled Eric Clapton's departure from the band, and Jeff Beck's arrival. No big surprise that a few years later, when Jimmy Page arrived, then a few months later Beck departed, the band morphed into... Led Zeppelin.
Ever since this album came out, every tough guy from Axl Rose to Steven Tyler has been trying to imitate Jim Morrison. They can wear the leather pants, but they can never be Jim.
I may not like this album, but it has popularized a genre. Not a good one though.
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