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Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

April 12, 2014 | 1970, Group

It was the summer of 1970 and everyone around the world was singing this little tune written by Ray Dorset and just thinking about the joys and the carefree days of summer. The song was a Number 1 hit in their home county of England and peaked at Number 3 in the United States. The […]

Foghat – Slow Ride

April 4, 2014 | 1975, Group, Top 40

Slow Ride was the biggest hit for Foghat, it reached Number 20 on the charts and the Album that it came from Fool for the City was their biggest Album. It is currently being used in a Firestone commercial. The single version of the song was 1/2 the length (3:56) of the Album version (8:21)

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water

April 3, 2014 | 1972, Album Cuts, Deep Purple, Group, Top 40

The opening to this song, currently used in a Bank of America commercial, is as familiar as any recorded during the 1970s. The song was originally released on the “Machine Head” album released in 1972. But although it got radio play on FM radio it really didn’t become a big hit until it was the […]

Three Dog Night – Shambala

April 6, 2013 | 1973, Group, Three Dog Night, Top 40

This Three Dog Night song is currently used in a Bank of America commercial. Shambala was written by Daniel Moore and the version by Three Dog Night reached Number 3 on the Charts. As it turns out it would be their 2nd to last Top 10 song 1974′s The Show Must Go On would reach […]

Argent – Hold Your Head Up

March 1, 2012 | 1973, Group, Top 40

After the 60′s band The Zombies broke up, Rod Argent went on to lead a group that also had his name Argent. This Video is of a 1974 performance of their 1973 hit Hold Your Head Up.

Rare Earth – I Just Want to Celebrate

July 5, 2011 | 1971, Group, Motown, Rare Earth

I just Want to Celebrate by Rare Earth was a hit during the summer of 1971. It peaked at Number 7 and is now considered one of the most popular song from the 70s. It has appeared in number of movie sound tracks as well TV Commercials. Rare Earth was not only the name of […]

Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein

July 2, 2011 | 1973, Group, Number 1, Top 40

The early ’70′s had some great instrumentals and one of the best came out in 1973 with the Edgar Winter Group and Frankenstein. Here is a nearly 9 minute live version of the song that may even be better than the album cut from They Only Come Out at Night. Now you can hear a […]

Three Dog Night – Joy To The World

May 5, 2011 | 1971, Group, Three Dog Night, Top 40

During 1971 everyone was singing the opening line, “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” of this song. Three Dog Night doesn’t get the acknowledgment today that they deserve. From 1969 until 1974 they were one of the most popular bands around. They performed this song at both the 1971 and 1972 Grammy Awards ceremony. Not too many, […]

Dawn – Three From 1971

January 29, 2011 | 1971, Group, Number 1

A medley of Dawn’s first three releases. This was before it was Tony Orlando and Dawn as well as a time that Tony was clean shaven. Songs: Candida – Top 10 song from late 1970 Knock Three Times – Number 1, January 1971 What Are You Doing Sunday – Barely reached the Top 40

Ocean – Put Your Hand in the Hand

January 19, 2011 | 1971, Group, One Hit Wonder, Top 40

Ocean was form in London, Ontario and had singer Janice Brown, singer-keyboardist Greg Brown, bassist Jeff Jones, guitarist Dave Tamblyn and drummer Chuck Slater as their members. Put Your Hand In the Hand was their Their first single, released in 1970 reaching the single charts in early 1971 The song was written by Gene McLellan. […]

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 […]

Chase – Get It On

April 13, 2010 | 1971, Group, Top 40

Trumpeter Bill Chase form his band in 1970. They took the last name of their leader. Get it On was the hit from their first album. In all the group would release three albums. With a number of changes in the members of the band they were working on their 4th when Bill Chase and […]

T-Rex – Bang a Gong (Get It On)

April 10, 2010 | 1972, Group, Top 40

T-Rex led by Mac Bolan was a popular group in England, but relatively unknown in America. Bang a Gong was their only US hit. It did hit the Top 10, but just barely topping out at Number 10. Under the title Get It On, it was a big hit in 1971 in England reaching the […]

Grand Funk – We’re An American Band

March 8, 2010 | 1973, Grand Funk (Railroad), Group, Number 1

In July of 1973 Grand Funk Railroad released their 7th album We’re An American Band.  This was also the first of three Albums where the group was simply call Grand Funk.  The first single released from the album was the title song We’re An American Band. The song was their first Number 1 single.  It […]