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RIP – Donna Summer

May 17, 2012 | Commentary, Disco, Donna Summer

It has been reported by TMZ that Disco Queen Donna Summers has died at the age of 63. She was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948. The Grammy-winning singer had numerous hits in both the 1970s and 1980s, including “Last Dance,” “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Bad Girls.” It is being […]

Carole King – A Natural Woman

April 11, 2012 | Carole King, Commentary

Carole King and her first husband Gerry Goffin can be considered the voice of the 60′s with the many songs that they wrote and had recorded. Included among these are Will You Still Love Me Tommorrow recorded by The Shirelles, Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees, and (You Make me Feel Like (A Natural Women) […]

Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move

April 9, 2012 | 1971, Carole King, Female, Number 1, Top 40

Not sure where this video originally appeared, but it’s a nice version of one of the best songs from her great LP Tapestry.

Carole King – Tapestry

July 30, 2011 | 1971, Album Cuts, Carole King, Female

In early January of 1971 songwriter Carole King recorded her 2nd solo album as a singer.  When Tapestry was release a few months later, no one knew nor imagine how popular the album would become. It was the biggest Album of 1971 remaining at the Number 1 spot for 15 weeks and on the Album […]

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend

July 19, 2011 | 1971, Carole King, James Taylor, Male, Number 1

With Carole King, the song’s composer backing him on piano. This is James Taylor’s only number 1 on the Billboard charts reaching the top spot on July 31, 1971. The album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, the album where this song first appeared, peaked at the Number 2 spot on the albums charts. […]

The Loco-motion

May 15, 2010 | 1974, Carole King, Female, Grand Funk (Railroad), Group, Number 1

Grand Funk, the self proclaimed American Band, was pure rock band. In 1974 as they were working on their album Shinin’ On and was thinking that they may need one more song to complete it. Mark Farner as a lark began singing ‘Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now’, which with standard reaction other members […]

Melanie – Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)

March 4, 2010 | 1970, Female, Melanie, Top 40

Over the years there have been a few artist who have gone just by one name. The 60′s artist Donavan and from the 80′s Madonna and Prince. Beginning in the late 1960′s and even into today, Melanie is one of those one name artist. She was just a young singer when she was invited to […]

Vicki Lawrence – The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia

November 9, 2009 | 1973, Female, Number 1

The song was written by Bobby Russell. Russell was a popular songwriter in the late 60′s and early 70′s having written the hits Little Green Apples and Honey. He also wrote and recorded a a song about the everyday man having a normal Saturday titled Saturday Morning Confusion. The song was offered to Cher, but […]

Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden

September 25, 2009 | 1970, Country, Female, Top 40

I have seen Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson listed as a One-Hit wonder. While it may be true that this was the only song that may have crossed over to the Pop charts to any one who was listening to Country Music in the late 60′s and early 70′s she sure wasn’t a One-Hit artist. […]

Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You

September 21, 2009 | 1974, Country, Female, Number 1

To many when they think of the song I will Always Love You, they will think about the version that Whitney Houston sang from the movie My Bodyguard. But long before that it was done by its composer Dolly Parton. Parton wrote the song in 1973 and released it as one of the songs on […]

Patti Smith – Because the Night

September 17, 2009 | 1978, Female

Patti Smith was the leader of the group that shares her name the Patti Smith Group. They signed in 1975 to Arista Records. Because the Night was from their second album Easter, their most commercially successful album partly due to this top 20 single. At the same time the group was recording Easter, Bruce Springsteen […]

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. […]

Carole King – Really Rosie

July 29, 2009 | 1975, Carole King, Female

In 1975 Carole King teamed with author Maurice Sendak to bring characters from some of his Children books to the television screen. Really Rosie debuted on CBS TV in February 1975. Carole King voiced the part of Rosie as well as performing the songs. She released the album of songs that reached Number 20 on […]