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
These 12 maybe are not the best, but they are quite interesting for a variety of reasons. I have included documentaries in the list. In no particular order. A Hard Day’s Night (1964) The Beatles in their first film. A cheeky semi-documentary and a classic. Millions had seen the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and many … More A Dozen Rock and Roll Films
After listening to Larry Graves (https://youtu.be/j53bZQoI9dM) give his Top Ten British Bands, I had to do my own list. I really needed 12 selections instead of 10, The Kinks and the Moody Blues belong on this list, but nothing is perfect. The Beatles. This band should top any list. What more can you say about … More Top Ten British Bands
Favorite bands and musicians? My list is long. Picking one for each letter of the alphabet is challenging. Sometimes you have to work around a first name or last. Alan Parsons Project – A studio creation, two talented guys wrote the intricate songs and hired musicians to help create the music. For nearly a decade, … More Favorite Bands: A to Z
The 1976 concert film from Led Zeppelin played on Turner Classic Movies as part of a series of music-related films. I enjoy the live album from the film more than the actual film. The concert footage was filmed over several nights at Madison Square Garden in July 1973, with the fantasy sequences added later. Additional … More The Song Remains the Same