Hi all, I'm a huge fan of the music of the 70's. I'm certain there are more than a few Carpenters fans who love the 70's as much as I do. This is a place to share memories of 70's music. The groups we loved and the groups we got to much of.
If you have a question about a song, album, or artist of the 70's, this is where you will get an answer. Several of us here are well versed in what was going on musically during this decade.
If you have any ideas please let me know.
Have a happy day!
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%* Does sound indeed terrific! There was a big revolution in the music world starting in the 70's and 80's...I really enjoyed listening to country music in the 70's almost as much as I did rock, soft rock, folk, For one thing, there were crossover artists through those decades. Country music changed...it wasn't just a twang or whine...some upbeat sounds of rock became country rock. Barbra Mandrell...."I was country when country wasn't cool"... Glen Campbell...Rhinestone Cowboy John D....from folksy ballads...Thank God I'm a Country Boy to his really rock album titled "John Denver"...he sang Johnny B. Goode
AnyWAY...THere is a song today in the back of my mind..which is related to your topic of yesterday about rainy songs...all I know is in the chorus of the song...it says "lightning strikes again and again" it's an upbeat nice tune...but don't know name nor who sang it...
One of my all time favorite albums was by Simon and Garfunkel with "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "Cecelia" which came out in 1970 I believe as well as "The Boxer" coming out the year before. I played that CD in the car yesterday and I still get chills listening and singing to it. ##
hOPE EVERYTHING'S BETTER FOR EVERYBODY THIS YR.!! tHANKS rICK for the info. about that song. Of course, I remembered it today..but didn't know who sang it...That song reminds me of Frankie Vallie because of the high voices and chorus. I know whenever a singer like that would be on the radio...my bro. would be silly and sing high like that... I recall that in Jr. high...a few of my classmates...and myself, would write down our favorite songs and compare notes...and if one of us didn't know who sang one, then usually one of us would. During study hall, sometimes, the principle would have the radio on for us. Neil Diamond...Solitary Man, I Am I said, Cracklin' Rosie, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Christopher Robin, Let's Make a Little Magic Olivia N. John: Have You Never Been Mellow, If Not For You, If You Love Me Let Me Know, Carpenters: everything! Eagles: Take it Easy,Witchy Woman, Desperado, Best of My Love John Denver: everything! ] Simon and Garf.:...Definitely in a whole different league of their own: Their voices blended perfectly also...and Bridge O.Tr. Water...where did that high note go ...way up there! "I am a Rock, I am an Island"...I had to use that as a defense mechanism...popular kids can be so unkind! and then Lou Rawls...."You'll Never Find ....someone who will love you like I do" so very many just great music!
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s ::)2 songs STaND Out in my mind, on my 1st date when I was almost 16, in 1974, ::)on the way to go to a football game....the guy I was with was shy and nervous as I was too... on the radio came i Don't recall the name or artist, might be (Gary Puckett and the union Gap) but but "what goes up, must come down spinning wheel got to 'round" .... then the other song which really made that first date UNEASY .....Olivia N.J....."I honestly love you" =============== :An Uncomfortable Silence (talk about "sounds of silence!)
Gee Gary Puckett Really Could Sing..."young Girl" Can't think of any others of his off-hand by him..
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Hey Smoothie2 its was spinning wheels and you were almost right but it was Blood Sweat and tears that did the song not Gary Puckett. The Union Gap did: Dont give into him; Home; Lady Willpower; Over you: This girl is a woman now; and Woman woman.
Remember them all very well, guess im showing my age lol
Saw the Carpenters at Disneyland on Grad Night in June of 71, fell in love forever with Karen and her sweet voice from that time on.
Hi, This is Fun! Just saying hi from Holland, don't know if it'll work from here. 70's music was the best!! Carpenters, Olivia Newton John, Bee Gees, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Carole King..There was always the thought of : "Thank you for the Music......... : karen75: Thank you so much Rick Henry!!
???Wow, I'm a huge fan of early 70's pop/rock music and have many vinyl LP albums of many sorts. It's interesting in that the late 60's melded into the early 70's to make a real blend of creative music artistry. The second half of the 70's had very little in common with early 70's music. 1970 and 71' really stand out for me with some great artists and tunes. Of course The Carpenters, with their 1 in 100 million sound, made their debut and pop music history. I thank my lucky stars for that.
I'm a big fan of Credence Clearwater Revival fan. Their 1970s songs like "Who'll Stop the Rain", "Up Around the Bend", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" and "Someday Never Comes" are great and were great radio airplay songs. Nearly all of their released songs (late 60s and early 70's) made the top 10 on the charts.
The Guess Who was another very good band with "Laughing", a superbly written touching top 5 gem, "No Sugar Tonight" "No Time", "Hand me Down World". I highly recommend the 'Share the Land" CD by The Guess Who, it's super! In addition to some of the songs listed above it has a deep cut gem called "Three More Days" which shakes your soul.
CSNY's Deja Vu album is among my all time favorites. The albums then had such an individual artistic persona to them.
The first half of the 1970's saw many good artists like Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Carol King, Carly Simon, America, Paul Simon, 3 Dog Night, The Eagles ect.
Here's a great link representing the myriad of pop/rock music and music artists of the early 70's.
Good choices DR Drummer. All of your choices are also big favorites of mine, especially CCR and the Guess Who.
Here are some of my other 70's favorites:
Elton John - His album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is classic and was a staple of the mid 70's.
Paul McCartney and Wings - I purchased every single they released in the 70's. I didn't miss one. Favorite album is "Band On The Run".
Eagles - Love the album "The Long Run".
Led Zeppelin - They are in my view point the greatest rock band in the history of music. I love all their albums. "In Through The Out Door" hold special memories for me. I love the songs "All My Love" and "Hot Dog".
Stevie Wonder - Favorites are "Higher Ground", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Living For The City", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Superstition", "Send One Your Love" and "Master Blaster".
Pink Floyd - Like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd is one of the greatest album rock groups ever. They didn't have many hit singles - but they have certainly outsold many in terms of album sales. And much more they are respected as musicians and several of their albums are praised highly by critics and listeners alike.
Earth, Wind And Fire - "That's The Way Of The World" is enough to make them a favorite. But they have more great songs like "September", "Shinin' Star", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Serpentine Fire", "Getaway" and "Can't Hide Love"
Donna Summer - I love everything she's ever recorded - there's even a separate board for her on this forum.
Steely Dan - Most of their albums are solid all the way through. My favorites being "Pretzel Logic" and "Aja".
I also enjoy the music of Brother's Johnson, War, and Heatwave (Rod Temperton's group).
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;D :-[That's a terrific link to the 70's hits DR drummer... Only a few listed on that link that I'm not familiar with. I always think of Led Zepplin as hard rock and I probably did listen to some of that at one time, but I'm pretty much stuck with the C's, the Eagles, ABBA and ABBA again, My brother was a very big fan of Neil Diamond and I also became a big fan. One of Neil's 8-track tapes got really played a lot by my brother. I love all his, I still have Neil's Greatest hits vinyl ...Sue..sue la mon...( I know that's not how it's spelled, great song )
I love "We don't Need No Education"..I think by Pink Floyd. It must have been quite a hit, because that's the only one of their songs I'm familiar with.
"Lost in Love" sung by ? Jefferson Starship / or Air supply? Special time in my life...I was lost in love..and really didn't know what was to happen with it.
Ok...who sung "dead Skunk in the middle of the road"? yes, I know you know it. Terrible song!
guess I could go on and on.... pERHAPS LATE 70's.. "Hurts so Bad" by L. Ronstadt holds a lot of emotions ...mostly like not so good ones.[/color]
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