Can you recognize the best-selling albums of the 1960s from the cover art?

Musicals gave rock a run for its money.

Yes, the Beatles sold a ton of records in the Sixties. Millions upon millions worldwide. But they did not dominate the charts in the America as much as you might think. (The Fab Four certainly ruled Britain, however.) 

Good old fashioned musicals were a dominant force on the market throughout the 1960s. Mom and dad were still buying LPs, you know. That would explain the Herb Alpert, too.

But the end of the decade, hard rock finally broke through. Let's see if you can recognize these best-selling albums from the decade on both sides of the pond. Good luck!

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  1. This band sold the most records in America in 1967 with its 'More…' album.
  2. Dick Van Dyke had the best-selling album of 1965 thanks to this soundtrack.
  3. This soundtrack was the top-selling album in America in both 1962 and 1963!
  4. This psychedelic landmark was the U.K.'s best-selling album of 1967.
  5. This Elvis soundtrack was the best-selling album in the U.K. in 1961.
  6. This cast recording was the best-selling album in the States in 1960.
  7. This cast recording was the best-selling album in the States in 1961.
  8. Broadway was big! This cast recording was the best-selling album in America in 1964.
  9. This Beatles LP was the U.K.'s best-selling album in 1963.
  10. This Jimi Hendrix Experience record was the best-selling album in the U.S. in 1968.
  11. This Herb Alpert platter became the best-selling album in America in 1966.
  12. Finally, this band had the best-selling album in America in 1969.

Can you recognize the best-selling albums of the 1960s from the cover art?

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LucyImHome1951 1 month ago
FUN FACT: The Monkees Hated the picture on the More Of The Monkees album because the picture was taken not for the album but a ad for JC PENNY!
Edward 2 months ago
I'll have to get the Iron Butterfly CD now that I'm reminded.
Perfect score. Lucky guesses.
UTZAAKE 2 months ago
12/12.
4. Love that picture! Lenny Bruce in the center!
11. Shaving cream was actually used in the photo shoot.
MaryHelen 2 months ago
missed the 2 beatles' ones-- makes sense i was a fan of the rolling stones!!
Edward MaryHelen 2 months ago
Brian Jones' Stones. Good taste, ma'am.
BrittReid 2 months ago
10/12...Great song by IRON BUTTERFLY!
harlow1313 2 months ago
With all of these theatrical albums, I'm a bit disappointed that Metv failed to "give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair..."
Wells 2 months ago
9/12. I was sailing along, peaceful and calm, suddenly something went wrong . . .
Apologies to Bugs Bunny.
teire 2 months ago
11/12. We had all the Broadway cast albums in this quiz. Good old Columbia Record Club.
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