70's Music Revisited

Remembering the Music of the 1970's

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One Year – 100 Posts

July 27, 2009 | Commentary

A year ago, July 27, 2008, this site published its first post. At the time it was a WordPress.com blog and moved to a stand alone site a few weeks later. In this first year there has been 100 posts or one just about every third day. Not too bad considering. Thank you all for […]

Top Songs – 1971

July 15, 2009 | 1971, Carole King, Commentary, Osmonds, The Who, Three Dog Night

It seems as if nearly everyone has a single year that stands out as the one the produced their favorite songs. Or maybe I should say a year that produced more of their favorite songs than any other. For me that year was 1971. It was the year that I became a teenager and listened […]

RIP – Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009 | Commentary, Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson * August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Hair

April 12, 2009 | Commentary

The musical Hair is without a doubt a musical of the 1960s. The musical is one of the first that could be considered a Rock Musical. The book and lyrics are by James Rado and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot. One thing for sure this musical did help usher in the 1970s. Four […]

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 […]

Karen Carpenter – She’s A Drummer

September 28, 2008 | Carpenters, Commentary, Female

The decade of the seventies were full of songs featuring the voice of Karen Carpenter. While her brother Richard was playing the keyboards, Karen was a drummer. This clip features many performances of her playing the drums. And as you can see from the huge smiles on her face as she’s playing she looks as […]

Top Songs of 1979

September 19, 2008 | Commentary

At the end of the 1970′s Disco may have begun to fade, but it was still very popular in 1979. The Number 6 top song of the decade was one that turned into an anthem for women. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Donna Summer was the Queen of Disco and 1979 was one of […]

Norman Whitfield – Rest in Peace

September 18, 2008 | Commentary

Norman Whitfield, a Motown producer and composer, died on September 16, 2008. He will always be remembered as one of the principal creators of psychedelic soul. Some of Whitfield’s hit songs were I Heard It through the Grapevine, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Smiling Faces Sometimes and […]

Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died

August 2, 2008 | Commentary

Paper Lace’s next release was The Night Chicago Died, a fictionalized account of the Chicago East Side during the gangster age of the 1920′s. This is a tribute that someone put together to the song and Paper Lace. Wasn’t able to find a live version performed by Paper Lace themselves.

Rock of the Seventies

July 27, 2008 | Commentary

For many people who will be turning 50 in 2008, such as myself, the music of the 1970′s is their music. While many of the younger generation live by YouTube, some of my generation hasn’t found it yet. But there is plenty of Rock from the 70s there. The goal of this site is to […]