20 Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the Sixties That You've Never Heard

We praised them 45 years ago — and you should listen to them today!

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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, 'Streetnoise'
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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, 'Streetnoise'

Before bringing in Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity were known as the band Jimi Hendrix first performed with upon arriving in England. Rolling Stone gave high praise to both the jazz-prog album Streetnoise and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity's self-titled 1967 debut. Despite the potential, Driscoll, Auger and the Trinity would break up within months of Lester Bangs' glowing review in Rolling Stone. Driscoll would later marry jazz Keith Tippett and perform under the name Julie Tippetts, collaborating with Robert Wyatt and Robert Fripp along the way. Auger formed another band called the Oblivion Express. Auger and Tippetts eventually reunited for a one-off album in 1978.

What We Said Then: "This new set will prove a breathtaking surprise. To those who have not heard the group, it will serve as an exciting introduction. The thing about this album is that the people writing and playing these songs are very intelligent folks, as intelligent as, say, the Jefferson Airplane; yet somehow they also have that down-home quality when and where it counts. And that chick is just too much… We can look forward to worthwhile and potentially-important things from this group," By Lester Bangs, September 6th, 1969

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