Mike Portnoy, who is the former drummer of Dream Theater and current member of Sons Of Apollo, revealed the best albums of 1971 via his official Instagram account.

In the caption, the iconic drummer revealed that there have been lots of legendary albums from 1971 and said that today is the year of their 50th anniversary as he celebrated this special milestone.

Furthermore, Mike also pointed out that 1971 is not only an important year for the history of music, it is also really important for the cultural change of the United States of America.

Afterward, Mike revealed the most important albums from that year such as The Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman,’ The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers,’ Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram,’ Black Sabbath’s ‘Master Of Reality,’ Pink Floyd’s ‘Meddle,’ and many more.

Here is what Mike Portnoy captioned:

“MP Year In Music continues with 1971. This is the list that inspired this series when I initially posted it about a month or so ago to point out the incredible list of classic albums celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year.

I’m reposting it again for the sake of continuing this series in chronological order, but revisiting it again really highlights how absolutely incredible 1971 was!

And as mentioned in another post as well, there is a great new 8-part documentary series on Apple TV showing how important this year was…not only musically, but also for cultural change in America.”

Here is the list of Portnoy:

  •  Carole King – Tapestry (Feb 10th)
  •  Yes – The Yes Album (Feb 19th)
  •  Jethro Tull – Aqualung (March 19th)
  •  The Doors – LA Woman (April 19th)
  •  The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (April 23rd)
  •  Paul McCartney – Ram (May 17th)
  •  ELP – Tarkus (June 14th)
  •  Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality (July 21st)
  •  Deep Purple – Fireball (July 23rd)
  •  The Who – Who’s Next (Aug 14th)
  •  John Lennon – Imagine (Sept 9th)
  •  Pink Floyd – Meddle (Oct 31st)
  •  Mahavishnu Orchestra – The Inner Mounting Flame (Nov 3rd)
  •  Elton John – Madman Across The Water (Nov 5th)
  •  Led Zeppelin – IV (Nov 8th)
  •  Genesis – Nursery Cryme (Nov 12th)
  •  Yes – Fragile (Nov 26th)
  •  Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Nov 28th)
  •  Badfinger – Straight Up (Dec 13th)
  •  David Bowie – Hunky Dory (Dec 17th)

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Mike Portnoy – Instagram