This was one of the most eclectic years in music. It was easy to hear any kind of music on the radio or placed on the charts. Radio was becoming equally divided between AM and FM stations, and crossover songs between genres was common. This was the heart of classic rock, a mixture of pop, … More Best Albums of 1975
Her 1975 album, Playing Possum, came out just ahead of her first greatest hits collection. The mid-1970s found Simon entering a challenging period as the singer-songwriter era was less popular than it had been. Artists like Carole King, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot and even James Taylor were forced to shift gears as musical styles were … More Playing Possum: Carly Simon
Sweet Baby James was enjoying a terrific decade of success. He transcended the label of sensitive singer/songwriter into a mainstream pop star. “Fire and Rain” was just the beginning. Professionally guided by Peter Asher, Taylor was aimed at the same audience as the Eagles, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills & Nash, and … More James Taylor: Gorilla (1975)
Big voice, vivacious, great songwriter. That was Carly Simon. Her third album, No Secrets, is arguably her best overall album. It was the number one album in the country for five weeks and easily achieved Gold status. The album produced two hit singles, “The Right Thing to Do,” and the mega-hit, the number one song, … More Carly Simon: No Secrets (1972)
Music has always been a canvass for storytelling. Around the campfire, in the family room, the coffee shop, or anywhere people gather for entertainment. Stories in song served to pass along events, unite people with common struggles, share cultural experiences, and touch our souls. Folk songs throughout our history told stories common to the American … More Storytellers in Song
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