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Month: August, 2009

Shaun Cassidy – Da Do Ron Ron

August 27, 2009 | 1976, Male, Number 1

Posting this in tribute to Ellie Greenwich who passed away on August 26, 2009. Not everyone may know her name, but we do know the music that she and her writing partner Jeff Barry wrote in the early 1960s. Among some of her songs were this one Da Do Ron Ron first done in 1963 […]

Top Albums – Released in the 1970s

August 22, 2009 | Commentary

Top 10 Albums that were released in the 1970s. Based on total sales since release. As of July 2009 10 – Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (22) 9 – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (20) 8 – The Beatles – 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) (19) 7 – Elton John – Elton John […]

Chicago – Mongonucleosis

August 21, 2009 | 1974, Album Cuts, Chicago, Group

From their 1974 double album Chicago VII. In some ways Chicago VII brings back a feeling of their first three albums where there are a number of instrumentals along with the rock arrangements. The first disk is mostly made of up Jazz favor instrumentals. Mongonucleosis is one of these instrumental pieces and was composed by […]

Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

August 18, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Female, Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell was not at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, but she composed the song that many consider the anthem of the festival. Her manager felt that it was more important to be at a taping of the Dick Cavett Show and was afraid had she gone to the festival she would not have […]

Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee

August 17, 2009 | 1971, Female, Number 1

Janis Joplin was one of the many performers at Woodstock. She didn’t perform Me and Bobby McGee at the show, it may not have even been written yet. It was one of the songs that she recorded for her 1970 album Pearl as well as being part of her set during the summer of 1970. […]

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

August 13, 2009 | 1975, Group, Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody was the first single released from Queen’s fourth album A Night at the Opera. It’s a strange song, which I suppose gives it the uniqueness. It consists of a number of sections including operatic segments, an a cappella passage, and a heavy rock solo put together by Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury. Even […]

Gary Glitter – Rock and Roll

August 11, 2009 | 1972, Male, One Hit Wonder

Part 2: The song is best known as the “Hey Song” and has been played at countless sporting events since its recording in 1972. Part 2 is the best known part of the song. Part one is more of a vocal track, with actual lyrics, while the only words in part 2 is ‘Hey’. The […]

David Cassidy – Rock Me Baby

August 7, 2009 | 1972, Male

One of my biggest introduction to music in the 1970s came each Friday night with the Partridge Family. There are plenty of places to see songs from the show, including the DVD releases. But not only was David Cassidy a star of the show he was also a singer with album and single releases of […]

Zager And Evans – In The Year 2525

August 5, 2009 | 1970, Group, Number 1

1969 is technically not the 70s, but every once in awhile I like to include some of the songs from that year since in some ways there is little difference between 1969 and 1970. At least in my opinion. Rich Evans, the Evans of the duo, wrote the song in 1964 and it was originally […]

Three Dog Night – Liar

August 3, 2009 | 1971, Group, Three Dog Night

Liar was Three Dog Night’s single release after their chart topping song of 1971, Joy To The World. The song peaked at number 7. The song was on their 1970 album Naturally and was the third and last single released off of the album. Liar originally recorded by the group Argent and was written by […]