On September 26, 1969 the album Abbey Road was released in the United States. I remember waiting in line to buy my copy. I took it home and after dinner my friends and I listened to it. The song "Come Together" (originally written as a campaign song for Timothy Leary's run for California governor against Ronnie Raygun, among others) had been on the radio for a while. I listened to that album over and over and over. It is still on my playlist and it always makes me happy these days then when a song from the album plays in my ears on my walk to work. Abbey Road and the Stones Let it Bleed made it clear that things were going to be a little different in the 1970s.