The Most Significant Albums Of 1969

Jackson Sawa | September 5, 2019 7:19 pm

With the rise of the counterculture movement, the war in Vietnam, the assassination of numerous political leaders, and more, the 1960s proved to be an incredibly tumultuous decade. Yet, out of the chaos that was the 60s, one thing that does stand out is the music. At the time, music was undergoing radical changes, just like the times. This led artists to produce some of the most creative and memorable works of their career. The year 1969 was no exception, so here are the most notable albums from the year that closed out the sixties.

Abbey Road Was A Farewell From The Beatles

Abby Road cover
Apple Records
Apple Records

The eleventh studio album by the Beatles, Abbey Road was released on September 26, 1969. The recording sessions for the album were the last time all four Beatles participated and was the last album the band completed and released before their split-up in April 1970.

Abby Road immediately became a commercial success reaching No.1 in both the UK and the US. Although the album initially had mixed reviews from critics, over time, it has grown to be seen as one the band’s best works and one of the greatest albums of all time.