1967: the finest year in rock and roll history
Jimi Hendrix slaying all ears at the Monterey Festival, The Beatles unleashing Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to a world not ready for such a radical stylistic departure, the Stones and Pink Floyd becoming megastars: 1967 has been voted the finest year in rock and roll history by Radio 2 listeners.
Presenter Andrew Collins may have pointed out on his Monday night show that the UK charts were dominated by the soundtrack to The Sound Of Music in '67, but the year still belonged to rock: the so-called Summer of Love was but the icing on the cake, the cake full of The Beach Boys and The Doors, and many more.
At the opposite end of the praise spectrum was 1999, considered the worst year on record. Of course, much of this is down to the age of voters - the average was 51. Nostalgia, anyone?