Most Important Years in Music History

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The Top Ten

1 1969
2 1967

At the Monterey Pop Music Festival, Hendrix stuns the world.

3 1991

Grunge rises to popularity, thanks to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.

4 2001
5 1960
6 1970
7 1984
8 1979
9 1965
10 1989

A very good year for countless genres, such as rap/hip-hop, industrial, hard rock, heavy metal, alternative, indie, punk, just to name some.

The Contenders

11 1995
12 1964

The Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan. Although they were already popular in the UK and somewhat popular in Germany, this was their explosion out onto the world stage.

13 1988

A very good year in the music business. A number of masterpieces came out then including:
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

14 1975
15 1994
16 2000
17 1990
18 1986
19 1985
20 1983
21 1978
22 1977
23 1976
24 1974
25 1973
26 1972
27 1971
28 1993
29 1992
30 1968
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