Top Ten Rock Albums
of Each Year - 1960-1969

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general.

Top Ten Rock Albums of 1960

1. Elvis Is Back - Elvis Presley
2. At Last - Etta James
3. Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger - Bo Diddley
4. It's Everly Time - Everly Brothers
5. The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 2 - Buddy Holly
6. Walk, Don't Run - Ventures
7. Rockin' At The Hops - Chuck Berry
8. A Date With The Everly Brothers - Everly Brothers
9. Rockin' With Wanda - Wanda Jackson
10. Twist With Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1961

1. Two Steps From The Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland
2. The Shadows - Shadows
3. Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
4. Your Twist Party With The King Of The Twist - Chubby Checker
5. Let's Hide Away and Dance Away With Freddie King - Freddie King
6. Dance 'Til Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
7. Hi! We're The Miracles - Miracles
8. Runaround Sue - Dion
9. The Genius Sings The Blues - Ray Charles
10. The Ventures - Ventures
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1962

1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
2. Green Onions - Booker T and the MG's
3. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
4. Crying - Roy Orbison
5. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vol. 2 - Ray Charles
6. Here's The Man - Bobby "Blue" Bland
7. Surfer's Choice - Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
8. Baby It's You - Shirelles
9. Lovers Who Wander - Dion
10. Sherry & 11 Others - Four Seasons
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1963

1. Live At The Apollo - James Brown
2. Please Please Me - Beatles
3. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
4. With The Beatles - Beatles
5. A Christmas Gift For You - Phil Spector (Various Artists)
6. Night Beat - Sam Cooke
7. Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
8. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
9. The 12 Year Old Genius - Little Stevie Wonder
10. If You Need Me - Solomon Burke
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1964

1. A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
2. Live At The Star Club, Hamburg - Jerry Lee Lewis
3. St Louis To Liverpool - Chuck Berry
4. The Times They are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
5. Beatles For Sale - Beatles
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
7. Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers - Rolling Stones
8. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
9. Ain't That Good News - Sam Cooke
10. The Animals - Animals
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1965

1. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
3. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
4. Otis Blue - Otis Redding
5. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
6. Help! - The Beatles
7. The Who Sings My Generation - The Who
8. The Beach Boys Today! - The Beach Boys
9. Temptations Sing Smokey - The Temptations
10. Going To A Go-Go - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1966

1. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
2. Revolver - The Beatles
3. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
4. Face to Face - Kinks
5. Fresh Cream - Cream
6. Freak Out! - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
7. Aftermath - The Rolling Stones
8. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel
9. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears - The Mama's and Papa's
10. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers-w/E. Clapton - John Mayall/Bluesbreakers
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1967

1. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. The Doors - The Doors
4. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin
5. Velvet Underground And Nico - Velvet Underground
6. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. Disraeli Gears - Cream
8. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
9. Days Of Future Passed - Moody Blues
10. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1968

1. The Beatles ("The White Album") - The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
4. Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
5. Music From Big Pink - The Band
6. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
7. Odessey & Oracle - Zombies
8. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
9. The Ice Man Cometh - Jerry Butler
10. Wheels Of Fire - Cream
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1969

1. Abbey Road - The Beatles
2. Tommy - The Who
3. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
4. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
5. Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin
6. The Band - The Band
7. Stand - Sly And The Family Stone
8. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
9. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Crosby Stills and Nash - Crosby, Stills, Nash

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Last Updated: 2011-11-03
Newly added names are in Red