Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Four Patterns of Love

Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 7 January 1969

Update, 2019. Forty years ago leading BBC tv Radio DJ Paul Gambaccini organised Critic's Choice: Top 200 Albums, in which 47 rock music writers including Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Chet Flippo, Charlie Gillett, Lenny Kaye, Greil Marcus, Robert Shelton, Richard Williams — and me — chose their Top Ten, from which the Top 200 were computed. The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones predictably dominated the first 10 of the 200. However, two writers, Bob Harris and Penny Valentine, placed Forever Changes by the Los Angeles band Love as their #1, and it was my #5. Consequently it was overall #16.

Total word count of piece: 1863

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.