These 50 year anniversaries are a bit depressing, how can so much time has passed? I was a teenager then, but not quite age legal to drive. The early 1970s was one of the most eclectic periods in music. The phrase, anything goes, could apply to what you heard in 1972. I am known as … More 1972: The Year in Music (50 Years Ago)
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
Even if you did not live there the era, you can’t escape songs like “Daydream Believer”, “Last Train to Clarksville”, “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” or “I’m a Believer” other charting hits. The Monkees’ recording output was so great that many songs were not released as singles or if they were, they … More The Monkees: Lesser Known Gems
David Gates was a member of Bread and released a number of solo albums. In 1977, he provided the theme song to the Neil Simon film, The Goodbye Girl. The film went on to earn over $100 million, which was a really big deal then, and an Academy Award for Best Actor to Richard Dreyfuss. … More David Gates: The Goodbye Girl
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