Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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1966
> Most popular album: Whipped Cream And Other Delights
> Artist: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
> Biggest single: “A Taste of Honey”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1967
> Most popular album: More Of The Monkees
> Artist: Monkees
> Biggest single: “I’m a Believer”
> Certified U.S. sales: 5 million

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1968
> Most popular album: Are You Experienced?
> Artist: Jimi Hendrix Experience
> Biggest single: “Purple Haze”
> Certified U.S. sales: 5 million

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1969
> Most popular album: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
> Artist: Iron Butterfly
> Biggest single: “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”
> Certified U.S. sales: 4 million

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1970
> Most popular album: Bridge Over Troubled Water
> Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
> Biggest single: “Bridge over Troubled Water”
> Certified U.S. sales: 8 million

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1971
> Most popular album: Jesus Christ Superstar
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “Superstar”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1972
> Most popular album: Harvest
> Artist: Neil Young
> Biggest single: “Heart of Gold”
> Certified U.S. sales: 4 million

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1973
> Most popular album: The World Is A Ghetto
> Artist: War
> Biggest single: “The Cisco Kid”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1974
> Most popular album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
> Artist: Elton John
> Biggest single: “Bennie and the Jets”
> Certified U.S. sales: 8 million

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1975
> Most popular album: Greatest Hits
> Artist: Elton John
> Biggest single: “Your Song”
> Certified U.S. sales: 17 million