I regret not being a sixties child! But I did grow up listening to Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Jethro Tull. I was fortunate enough to hear Deep Purple live in Bangalore, in 2001, and am about to fulfill the other great dream of watching Ian Anderson live on Feb 3rd. Deep Purple In Rock is brilliant, and "child in time" is a great favourite. "Machine Head" and "Purpendicular" came from the top of my head because i'd been playing "Highway star" and "Ted, the mechanic" yesterday Frankly, I don't think any band in rock history had such an smashing line-up. It is usually one or two outstanding musicians that make or break bands!. And in Deep Purple you had a surfeit of them! Who would have thought that they would find a replacement for Blackmore! I heard Steve Morse jamming live with John Lord. Oh, it was astounding!
And, I forgot The Doors!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Spanish caravan" will make my top 20 songlist on any given day!
I'm surprised too that you have so much Tull! I too meet with a lot of raised eyebrows when I say i'm fond of Tull, and I smirk and say "get older pal"! But, now that argument won't work!
I like your rule about ruling out compilations. I do not consider them myself, and almost never buy "best of" CDs. Sorry about the Marley faux pas. With song musicians, I'm forever in a quandary about putting down favourite albums
I've begun listening to jazz seriously for the last couple of years. Agreed, "A Love Supreme" should have been there.