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The Top 500 of The Top 40

The Top 500 of The Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant albums to make the top 40 album charts from 1964 to the present - chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

The Who - Quadrophenia

The Who: Quadrophenia - Part 1

Album #226 - October 1973

I’m fairly certain – no, I’m positive – that The Who never had any predilections toward becoming über-representatives of ‘classic rock’, and yet that is exa

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    The Beatles: Meet the Beatles

    The Beatles: Meet the Beatles

    Album #28 - January 1964

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      The Beatles: Introducing The Beatles

      The Beatles: Introducing The Beatles

      Album #29 - January 1964

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        Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin'

        Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin'

        Album #30 - January 1964

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          Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder

          Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder

          Album #31 - January 1964

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            Getz/Gilberto  (Stan Get and Joao Gilberto )

            Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto

            Album #32 - March 1964

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              Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

              Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

              Album #33 - January 1964

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                The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

                The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

                Album #34 - April 1964

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                  The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

                  The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

                  Album #35 - May 1964

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                    The Beatles: Something New

                    The Beatles: Something New

                    Album #36 - July 1964

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                      The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

                      The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

                      Album #37 - July 1964

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                        The Rolling Stones: 12 X 5

                        The Rolling Stones: 12 X 5

                        Album #38 - May 1964

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                          The Beatles: Beatles '65

                          The Beatles: Beatles '65

                          Album #39 - December 1964

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