How important was Hammond organ in rock music?

April 29, 2007 3 Comments
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  1. It was very important, but not so much in the early 1980′s ~ more the late 1960′s and throughout the 1970′s.

    Some of my personal favourites include :~
    ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ ~ Procol Harum
    ‘Gimme Some Loving’ and ‘I’m A Man’ ~ Spencer Davis Group
    ‘Tubular Bells’ ~ Mike Oldfield
    ‘Sunny’ ~ Billy Preston
    ‘Don’t Stop’ ~ Fleetwood Mac {though it was actually a Clavinet}

    Sky :
    I completely forgot about ‘Child In Time’…!

  2. The Hammond was much more prominent back then than it is now.

    A few songs that come to mind are:

    Green Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf
    Fly Like an Eagle – Stevie Miller
    Footstompin Music – Grand Funk Railroad
    Tarkus – ELP
    Child in Time – Deep Purple
    Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
    Chest Fever – 3 Dog Night
    Real Compared to What – Brian Auger
    Evil Ways & Soul Sacrifice – Santana
    Love the One You’re With – Steve Stills
    Time of the Season – Zombies
    Blue Jay Way – The Beatles
    Hold Your Head Up – Argent
    Roundabout – Yes
    Whipping Post – Allman Brothers

    I’ll stop here. There’s way more.


    Hi Silver:
    Same with Billy Preston’s ‘Sunny’. Totally forgot about that one!

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