Before music videos and the internet, popular music was not seen on television unless it was a variety show or American Bandstand. In 1973, NBC launched The Midnight Special, produced by Burt Sugarman on Fridays following Johnny Carson. Don Kirshner also had Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert that was primarily rock and roll and was syndicated … More Revisiting the Midnight Special
What a great mix of musical styles. Pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B, blues. This was the singer-songwriter era too, the laidback Southern California sound. Carole King would have the largest selling album with Tapestry, the touchstone for the singer-songwriter generation. Other landmark albums were: Led Zeppelin IV, Fragile, Who’s Next, Sticky Fingers, Aqualung, What’s Going … More 1971: Music From 50 Years Ago
I got this idea from fellow blogger Larry Graves, who regularly gives his YouTube followers a choice between two stacks of CDs. So, I thought, what they hey, I’ll try it too. I will list the contents of each stack of CDs, with a comparable quality of CDs. The idea is to make the choice … More Which Stack of CDs?
We all can think of classic rock songs that have been played to death on the radio, to the point we turn the station. These are good songs that I can no longer stand to hear. Thankfully, I do not listen to radio much these days, but it is impossible not to hear many of … More Most Overplayed Songs
The Bee Gees recorded enough material from the 1970s to easily fill a greatest hits collection. This is not a greatest hits collection although he has many of their most famous and enduring songs. My challenge was to not go over 79 minutes (a typical CD-R). What you’ll have are ballads and dance songs. Go … More Bee Gees 1970s