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The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the late 1960s. Left to right: Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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1968: How We Got Here

Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'

Half a century later, 1968 continues to resonate as a landmark year for rock, pop and soul — in part, say musicians who were there in the studio, because artists were trying things no one had before.

Farewell Little People
I Get a Kick out of You Charlie Parker Quintet
Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix) Sufjan Stevens
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The Greatest Gift
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Salvation The Limiñanas
The Man Who Took My Sunglasses Khruangbin
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The Universe Smiles Upon You [LP]
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Nostrand Ratatat
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Classics
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Town & Country Bibio
Bad Bunny Solo De Mi
This Year The Mountain Goats
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This Year
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'We Can Win': Elizabeth Warren Outlines 2020 Presidential Bid

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This Strange Effect The Shacks
Story of the Ink David Holmes
Triangle BadBadNotGood
Hands in Pockets Laura Gibson
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If You Come to Greet Me
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Tu Crees Que? Cal Tjader
Swell Season The Swell Season
Bop Bop Mean Lady
As Serious as Your Life Four Tet
Grand Canyon Timber Timbre
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Hot Dreams
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Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'

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Time Has Come Pentangle
Auld Lang Syne Andrew Bird
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Holidays Rule
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