This page is made with several purposes. First, it may help you get a little orientation in rock'n'roll history - you know, just to eliminate the endless question 'what came before what and after what?' Second, in the future I will try to fiddle around with some entertaining statistics and determine the relative 'quality' of each of the years from 1962 to the present by counting out the average overall rating for each year. I also hope that within a brief period of time I'll be able to provide a short 'overview' of each of these years (an idea honestly ripped off of Wilson & Alroy), but I'll refrain from such generalizations for now, until I have filled in more gaps in my collection.
Technical note: the 'archive' releases are grouped under the year of their official release if they are collections of previously unreleased material. 'Archived' complete live shows, like Dylan's Live 1966 or the Who's Live At The Isle Of Wight, are grouped under the year of the corresponding event (in 1966 and 1970, respectively). All 'archive' releases are put in square brackets ().
Simply click on any year out of the list below and it will take you there. Oh, and if you see any errors in the 'dating', please drop me a line; I'd be glad to hear from you.
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