Tag Archives: Music of the 1970’s

On This Date

On January 8, 1815, the last major engagement of the War of 1812 came to an end as U.S. forces defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, not having received word of the signing of a peace treaty. … Continue reading

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12-21-21 Reminds Me Of 2112

I could not help but think of 2112 when I saw today’s date. 2112 was the 4th studio album by the Canadian band, Rush. It was 1976 and the bands popularity was waning. Mercury Records was close to putting them … Continue reading

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Getting Worried

When I first started blogging in February of 2010, I managed to get something posted every day. . . and some days, more than one.  As time has marched on, I find that most of the interesting stories of my … Continue reading

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#TBT, I Prefer To Drink It

Who is old enough to remember this from 51 years ago? And who knew they made music videos back then? Eric Burdon, getting soulful.  

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Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

It was 1978 and I was a freshman in college.  FBG was the first “Drop D” song I ever learned to play. Sorry, butt today’s music sucks.  We need another Freddie Mercury. Only the late, great James Brown had more … Continue reading

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Anchored Deep In My Brain

Do those of you of a certain age group ever find yourself listening to a “vintage” song and as it’s playing, anticipate the switch from one “track” to the next on the ‘ol 8-track player. For you youngsters, 8 track … Continue reading

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Remembering A Day Late

The first, real rock concert I ever went to see was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, playing at the infamous Casino Arena in Asbury Park, NJ on July 4, 1976. Fronting with Blackmore in the recently formed band was a guy named … Continue reading

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TBT, Two Earaches

Remember when we were young and didn’t want to go to school?  I think the #1 excuse to stay home may have been “I have an earache.” Two stories: “This morning, my son said his ear hurt and I said … Continue reading

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334 /500

I came across this image on Instagram while I was in Texas. It is a piece of musical history.   The story behind Wild Horses. Rolling Stone Magazine lists it as #334 out of the 500 greatest songs of all … Continue reading

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Thursdays Are For Memories

It was during the 1970’s that we often listened to our music via something called “Albums.” They were the big brother/sister to “45’s” and both were made from vinyl and played on a rotating platter called a record player, it … Continue reading

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