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Neil Diamond – Brother’s Love Traveling Salvation Show

July 17, 2009 | 1970, Male, Neil Diamond

In 1969 Neil Diamond was perhaps known more as a songwriter than a singer. he had written hits for acts such as The Monkees (I’m a Believer) and others. While he had had a couple of hits in the late 60s including the top 10 Cherry Cherry and Kentucky Woman. Brother Love’s traveling Salvation Show […]

Eric Burton and War – Spill The Wine

July 10, 2009 | 1970, Group, War

Eric Burdon was one of many that arrived in the United States during the British invasion of 1964. He was the lead singer of the Animals, later called Eric Burton and the Animals and later with a new band of musicians as Eric Burton and the New Animals. By the end of the decade he […]

Bobbie Gentry – Fancy

May 25, 2009 | 1970, Bobbie Gentry, Female

Fancy written and first performed by Bobbie Gentry is a a story song told by Fancy recalling her youth and escape from poverty by being “nice to the gentleman” Fancy rose to #26 on the U.S. Country charts and #31 on the pop charts. It was on the Album of the same name and was […]

Elvis Presley – Polk Salad Annie

April 15, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Elvis Presley, Male

In 1969 Tony Joe White released his song Polk Salad Annie. After nearly a year sitting in limbo, the single was released but not selling, it finally caught on and ended up reaching Number 8 on the charts. Elvis Presley soon afterward added it as one of the songs for his live performances remaining as […]

The Beatles Rooftop Concert

January 31, 2009 | 1970, Commentary, Group

Many artists of the 1970s were influenced by the Beatles. By the beginning of 1970 they were no longer performing as a group, but they sure should be seen as part of the decade of the 70s. The rooftop concert was held on January 30, 1969. This was their last public performance together as a […]

Coke – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

December 23, 2008 | 1970, commercials

In 1971 Coca-Cola started to use an advertising jiggle called, ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sings.’. The song was written by roger cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer and Billy Davis. The jiggle was so popular that it was recorded by the New Seekers and became a Number 1 hit. The Original From later […]

The Carpenters – Merry Christmas, Darling

December 6, 2008 | 1970, Carpenters, Christmas, Group

The brother and sister duo The Carpenters recorded this song in 1970 early in their career. When they release their Christmas Portrait album in 1978, they recorded a newer version of the song. The only difference between the versions is that in 1978. Karen Carpenter requested to rerecord the song since in 1970 she felt […]

US Number 1′s – 1970

January 2, 2000 | 1970, Number 1

January 3, 10, 17 & 24 – “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”; B.J. Thomas January 31 – “I Want You Back”; The Jackson 5 February 7 – “Venus”; Shocking Blue February 14 & 21 – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” / “Everybody Is a Star”; Sly & the Family Stone February 28, […]