everybody has their favorite tales but when focusing in an overall grand sense it's without doubt the Summer of 1970 simply for having virtually all legendary bassists in history of any genre still alive, well, and jamming in some significant capacity ...just as rock firmly took over with Jimi/Janis/Jim/that whole Beatles scene at it's zenith and then the likes of Mountain/Grand Funk/Sabbath/Zep/Stooges/Sly et al suddenly busting out internationally and WOW just think how many bassists were spawned from that! certainly in retrospect there simply wasn't a better point in time than that 2 / 3 month window near year's end, bass players were now stars in their own right as the sky was the new limit with 5 strings still inconceivable for most, it was a major cusp in our musical lives. for those of us who lived it in real time this is of little debate, that entire post-war / boomer era can't be beat and 1970 had it all, plus, compound that with August being THE pivotal moment where bass was being Pastorized as Jaco marries Tracy and we see the face of bass is about to change dramatically and set the scene as most people relate to it today. I luv how it made a perfect storm microcosm which included the bass in a major capacity. at least that's the movie I've been watching, and it's still a great one!