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Subject: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:52 am

I thought I'd make this topic because it was the year that I was born and there was plenty of good music to listen to that year so here we go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TId2NDiuu2s

Kung Fu Fighting- Carl Douglas

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/28/13 at 8:07 am

This is my favorite Supertramp song.

Supertramp ~ Hide in your shell (1974)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRPi1Dldt5k

No chance of finding the original on youtube.

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 11:07 am

1974, a good year for one of the greatest duos of the 70s ..

Gary and Dave - I May Never See You Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QHGKKaGrZs

Gary and Dave - It Might as Well Rain Until September
cover of the Carole King song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Aoi3sfnGJw

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/28/13 at 12:58 pm


Gary and Dave - It Might as Well Rain Until September
cover of the Carole King song


Competently done, but I'll stick with Carole's original (which was recorded as a demo for Bobby Vee!)

George McCrae stormed every chart going that year, but I'm not gonna pick that one! Not when the follow-up was just as good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-6ypXJU7UU

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/28/13 at 1:00 pm

And, of course, the tartan terrors! The One Direction of their day!  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nftvc8XEOug

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/28/13 at 1:01 pm


1974, a good year for one of the greatest duos of the 70s ..
Gary and Dave - I May Never See You Again



Gary and Dave were a great duo! For sure!

Another Canadian hit that year:

Don Goodwin ~ This Is Your Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULi7Q97fagQ

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/28/13 at 1:09 pm


And, of course, the tartan terrors! The One Direction of their day!  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nftvc8XEOug


I do remember this song, very bubble gum. But they really didn't hit the charts in North America until S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y night. I wonder sometimes how they got so famous, but yet another contemporary group in the UK (Slade) with many hits in the UK, never really did anything at all in America, back in the 1971-75 time frame.

I was in Junior high when the Bay City Rollers made in big. Lots of crazy young girls our age liked them.

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/28/13 at 5:13 pm


I wonder sometimes how they got so famous,


Extremely shrewd marketing, I should think!

but yet another contemporary group in the UK (Slade) with many hits in the UK, never really did anything at all in America, back in the 1971-75 time frame.

Some people put it down to Noddy's trademark screech, which probably wouldn't have suited US radio stations at all!

They were (and always will be) peculiarly British, although they did influence one or two American bands, like Kiss & The Ramones...

Anyway, the legend that was (and still is) Gordie Lightfoot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8rR7E6NfY4

Only reached a pitiful #33 here in Britain - you can blame the BCR record buyers for that!  ::)

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: loki 13 on 11/28/13 at 6:47 pm

1974 was a great year for prog rock fans:
Welcome Back My Friends......ELP
Tales From Topographic Oceans and Relayer....Yes
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway....Genesis
War Child...Jethro Tull
Illusions On A Double Dimple....Triumvirat
Sunday Night At London Roundhouse and Down To Earth...Nektar
Rush...Rush
Queen II and Shear Heart Attack....Queen

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 6:59 pm

One hit wonders from 1974 ...

The Peppers - Pepper Box
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnYw9dxn6CM

Lisle - Shelly Made Me Smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4shlzhCmfQ


Anyway, the legend that was (and still is) Gordie Lightfoot...
Only reached a pitiful #33 here in Britain - you can blame the BCR record buyers for that!  ::)


Was #33 enough to get it major radio play?  Would have thought he did better overseas than that

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 7:01 pm


Rush...Rush


I've never been a fan of Rush, but I have that album on a cassette tape.  "In the Mood" was a Top 40 hit here in Canada and was surprisingly the only Top 40 they had in Canada during the 70s

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:15 pm

George McCrae stormed every chart going that year, but I'm not gonna pick that one! Not when the follow-up was just as good!


Didn't he also have "Rock Your Baby" that year? ???

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:18 pm


Extremely shrewd marketing, I should think!


Some people put it down to Noddy's trademark screech, which probably wouldn't have suited US radio stations at all!

They were (and always will be) peculiarly British, although they did influence one or two American bands, like Kiss & The Ramones...

Anyway, the legend that was (and still is) Gordie Lightfoot...



Only reached a pitiful #33 here in Britain - you can blame the BCR record buyers for that!  ::)


If it reached 33 in Britain what number did it reach in The United States?

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNS28f4d0Vw

Johnny Bristol- Hang In There, Baby

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 7:24 pm


Didn't he also have "Rock Your Baby" that year? ???


He did.  George McCrae was a bigger star in the UK than he was in North America.

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/28/13 at 7:43 pm


1974 was a great year for prog rock fans:
Welcome Back My Friends......ELP
Tales From Topographic Oceans and Relayer....Yes
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway....Genesis
War Child...Jethro Tull
Illusions On A Double Dimple....Triumvirat
Sunday Night At London Roundhouse and Down To Earth...Nektar
Rush...Rush
Queen II and Shear Heart Attack....Queen


Some really great albums there.    I shall pick 2 from Genesis's classic double album. The first one is my favorite Genesis song. Or tied for 1st.

Genesis ~ The Carpet Crawlers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM6V_WX8TmM

Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pthe5hdZlg

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 7:45 pm

Some massive British hits that made a minor impact in North America ...

Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p28Jdk_fZ4U

Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwNw-e7Sdg

Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cdFuMgMkBM

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/28/13 at 7:49 pm


One hit wonders from 1974 ...

The Peppers - Pepper Box

Lisle - Shelly Made Me Smile



I only remember "Shelly Made Me Smile" out of the two. And it's a good song.  :)


Johnny Bristol- Hang In There, Baby


I don't know the song or the artist.



Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero



Bo Donaldson's version got more radio play in Canada. I assume the same for the USA.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/13 at 9:03 pm


Bo Donaldson's version got more radio play in Canada. I assume the same for the USA.


This is true.  Bo Donaldson's version was not well known outside of North America.  Those overseas in the know, or fans of the song would know it, but for them, it was a Paper Lace song. 

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Emman on 11/28/13 at 11:45 pm

One of my favorite songs from that year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTT54TEbolE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8HkEprSaAs

Subject: Re: 1974: Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/29/13 at 3:32 am


If it reached 33 in Britain what number did it reach in The United States?


A well-deserved #1 (his only #1 there, I think)...


Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey


Controversy here (not because of him doing the presenting!) but because that girl in the video wasn't actually black! She was, for whatever reason, specially 'blacked up' for some performances of this song. Her name? Polly Brown - who had a fine hit with 'Up In A Puff Of Smoke' a couple of years later...

Anyway, may as well put the originators of that song up while I'm here...I'm sure they had more of a career than Sweet Dreams did!  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/29/13 at 3:37 am

And before they became a little too indulgent with the ballads...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVoMJSMgsUM

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/29/13 at 7:12 am

Last couple, then I'll shut up! I promise!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qglQ0aiEGA0

The mighty Rubettes, who stormed most charts that year with this. The song was captured on record by session musos, but then started selling quite a bit, so a proper 'group' of sorts had to be formed.

They never looked back after they got themselves onto the all-important 'Top Of The Pops' TV show in place of this off-the-wall American pair, who couldn't get work visas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfA4FphZHbc

(And no-one was gonna forget Ron Mael's stare in a hurry! :o)

Happily, both songs scored high in the British charts that year...

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:15 pm

I don't know the song or the artist.

Johnny Bristol had more hits in The U.S. than in The U.K. He was signed to the Motown label in the mid 1970's by Berry Gordy.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:18 pm


One of my favorite songs from that year.






I love the way Michael does The Robot.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:22 pm


And before they became a little too indulgent with the ballads...




This instrumental song would've been greater if it contained lyrics, Why didn't they think of that? ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQK5D7j9yq8


time for some funk.

Parliament- Up For The Down Stroke

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 4:42 pm


Johnny Bristol had more hits in The U.S. than in The U.K. He was signed to the Motown label in the mid 1970's by Berry Gordy.


Are you sure about that?  Johnny Bristol had 1 US Top 40 hit.  He had 2 in the UK :P

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 5:03 pm


Controversy here (not because of him doing the presenting!) but because that girl in the video wasn't actually black! She was, for whatever reason, specially 'blacked up' for some performances of this song. Her name? Polly Brown - who had a fine hit with 'Up In A Puff Of Smoke' a couple of years later...


Wow!  I didn't know Polly Brown was in Sweet Dreams.  I liked 'Up in A Puff of Smoke'


The mighty Rubettes, who stormed most charts that year with this. The song was captured on record by session musos, but then started selling quite a bit, so a proper 'group' of sorts had to be formed.


Sugar Baby Love is fantastic!  That was their only chart single in North America, though it's follow-up Tonight did receive airplay in Canada and even showed up on a Canadian released K-Tel hits compilation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17bi3Y-aPoQ

That K-Tel album was called Sounds Spectacular and also had this rare one from the UK ...

Fancy - Touch Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3i7hbNUVe0

And this one hit wonder also from the UK ...

The First Class - Beach Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeGPpwFpIAA

* Beach Baby was based on the classical piece Canon in D by Pachelbel, and if that was ever to be included on a compilation of hit songs to use that melody, you could fill a whole 20 track CD lol

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 5:14 pm

Here is a song that has spoken word.  Some say this is one of the earliest examples of rap, but I disagree.  This made the US Top 40, but is it well known?  I know it, but then again, I know lots of songs :D

It's not rap.  It reminds me of Robbie Robertson in the 80s with Somewhere Down the Crazy River.  I quite like this alot ...

Latimore - Let's Straighten it Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKXVOywj7T0

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/29/13 at 6:00 pm


Are you sure about that?  Johnny Bristol had 1 US Top 40 hit.  He had 2 in the UK :P


Any top 40 in Canada for Johnny?

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 6:40 pm


Any top 40 in Canada for Johnny?


Just the one Howard posted, the actual title of which is Hang on in There, Baby.  It made #3 in Canada and was the 56th best selling single of 1974 in Canada

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/29/13 at 6:43 pm


Just the one Howard posted, the actual title of which is Hang on in There, Baby.  It made #3 in Canada and was the 56th best selling single of 1974 in Canada


Really?  :o
Never heard of it, or, coz I don't like that genre I probably changed the radio dial to something else. ;D

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 6:48 pm


Really?  :o
Never heard of it, or, coz I don't like that genre I probably changed the radio dial to something else. ;D


It's not a bad song.  I'm more surprised that Howard posted a song that I actually know ;D
I have like 3 different K-Tel albums of the 70s that has that song in it. 

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/29/13 at 6:53 pm


I'm more surprised that Howard posted a song that I actually know ;D



;D

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 11/30/13 at 11:34 am

Just before he jumped from The Raspberries to embark on a solo career, Eric Carmen bestowed this upon us...I'm so glad he did!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARkj12Y6Uh4

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:06 pm


Are you sure about that?  Johnny Bristol had 1 US Top 40 hit.  He had 2 in the UK :P


and was "Hang On In There, Baby" it?  ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:09 pm


Really?  :o
Never heard of it, or, coz I don't like that genre I probably changed the radio dial to something else. ;D


You got to listen to the radio more often.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NlOgacob8g

The Tymes- You Little Trustmaker

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 11/30/13 at 6:29 pm


You got to listen to the radio more often.


lol Since I have 12 years on you, I think I have listened to the radio more than you have, Howard.



The Tymes- You Little Trustmaker


Good song. I remember this song by another artist too.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/01/13 at 3:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7eloXr2iak

Redbone- Come And Get Your Love

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 12/01/13 at 4:39 pm

2 Canadian tracks on the charts in 1974.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive ~ Let It Ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83xviHVmGg

Don Goodwin ~ This Is Your Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULi7Q97fagQ

Both of these received a significant amount of airplay on Canadian radio airwaves.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/01/13 at 11:01 pm


Don Goodwin ~ This Is Your Song


This song was one of 3 hits he had total in Canada (the only one to reach the Top 40), but was the only one to chart in the US (where it failed to make the Top 40).  He was discovered by Paul Anka, and all the hits he had were Paul Anka songs, and were all hits in 1974.  This one was the follow-up ...

Don Goodwin - Time to Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxuOvJfEO0w

The 3rd one was a cover of Diana, but it does not appear to be on YouTube

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:34 am

Bachman-Turner Overdrive ~ Let It Ride

I'm pretty sure it was also a hit in the U.S.? ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:37 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHGOO73Gxg4

Kool & The Gang-Jungle Boogie

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 12/02/13 at 11:42 am


This song was one of 3 hits he had total in Canada (the only one to reach the Top 40), but was the only one to chart in the US (where it failed to make the Top 40).  He was discovered by Paul Anka, and all the hits he had were Paul Anka songs, and were all hits in 1974.  This one was the follow-up ...

Don Goodwin - Time to Cry


"Time to cry" didn't get much radio play in 1974, but I remember the song. I am not familiar with his cover of Diana. Although if I'd hear it, maybe I might be  ;D

Here's on from Queen, from the album Sheer Heart Attack

Killer Queen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAf2S6ij2gk

It's one of their best songs.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/02/13 at 6:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U0HFYf-fOc



Cat


Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 7:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNO6CgBJypM

Love Unlimited-Love's Theme

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 7:20 am

Streets of London by Ralph McTell, the song was inspired by McTell's experiences busking and hitchhiking throughout Europe, especially in Paris and the individual stories are taken from Parisians – McTell was originally going to call the song Streets of Paris; eventually London was chosen because he realised he was singing about London. The song contrasts the common problems of everyday people with those of the homeless, lonely, elderly, ignored and forgotten members of society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COkya7N3pB8

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 4:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDmjPeH5Geg

Eddie Kendricks- Boogie Down

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/13/13 at 11:19 pm

With Christmas just around the corner ...

Showaddywaddy - Hey Mr. Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9mW3c8I4CA

Mud - Lonely This Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ6kJ7GWtv0

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Christmas Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDX_jRTvl5o

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo-qweh7nbQ

Blue Swede- Hooked On A Feeling

Did this group have any other hits? ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOufJoytPxk

The Miracles- Do It Baby

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/19/13 at 7:09 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJZwcaWResA

Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 12/19/13 at 7:15 am


Blue Swede- Hooked On A Feeling

Did this group have any other hits? ???


Only one I can think of is their shameless desecration of 'Never My Love' - being Swedish, they may have had other hits over there...

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/19/13 at 2:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPfmn5JFAWU

ERES TU (TOUCH THE WIND) - MOCEDADES

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/19/13 at 5:36 pm


Only one I can think of is their shameless desecration of 'Never My Love' - being Swedish, they may have had other hits over there...


I am such a geek when it comes to this kind of stuff lol.  The Blue Swede hits in North America ...

1974 - Hooked on A Feeling
1974 - Silly Milly
1974 - Never My Love
1975 - Hush / I'm Alive


I quite like Silly Milly.  It's a fun piece of pop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISsFM3VICmo

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 4:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSYj5zq144

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dndAXxqJbc0

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 12/20/13 at 6:06 am


With Christmas just around the corner ...

Showaddywaddy - Hey Mr. Christmas

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Christmas Song


Good choices those, Jason...rarely heard these days...

And 'When Will I See You Again' - another guilty pleasure of mine!

This isn't a guilty pleasure, but it left such a mark in 1974, that it's hard to ignore...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_Fdly3rX8

Wonder how many people played the flip side ('Put The Bone In')? Bizarre, to say the least!  ;)

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 12/20/13 at 6:17 am

Surprisingly didn't sell too well in their native US, but did the business here - catchy beyond belief!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW6wBmwxyu8

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:11 pm


Good choices those, Jason...rarely heard these days...

And 'When Will I See You Again' - another guilty pleasure of mine!

This isn't a guilty pleasure, but it left such a mark in 1974, that it's hard to ignore...


Wonder how many people played the flip side ('Put The Bone In')? Bizarre, to say the least!  ;)


In the song he says "It's hard to die" and he says goodbye to his father, Why is that?  ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:14 pm


Surprisingly didn't sell too well in their native US, but did the business here - catchy beyond belief!



never heard this Chi-Lites song before.  ???

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 12/20/13 at 5:15 pm


In the song he says "It's hard to die" and he says goodbye to his father, Why is that?  ???


Well, it's not his song, so it's obviously nothing personal! The song was originally a fairly typical dark thing by Jacques Brel, who specialised in doom-laden stuff like this - it's basically about someone dying and saying goodbye to their loved ones...pretty strong stuff for 1974!


never heard this Chi-Lites song before.  ???


By this time, they'd gone off the boil in the US, but they were still charting well over here!

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/20/13 at 7:46 pm

Wow this is a great idea.  I am a little older but I am going to start one for my birthyear 1970...

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 5:11 am


In the song he says "It's hard to die" and he says goodbye to his father, Why is that?  ???
To give the full lyrics of that part of the song:

"Goodbye, Papa, it's hard to die
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Little children everywhere."

I read it as it is the wrong or a hard time to die when the world is beautiful with the birds singing with the the spring in the air and the pleasant sound of children playing outside. 

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 5:13 am


Well, it's not his song, so it's obviously nothing personal! The song was originally a fairly typical dark thing by Jacques Brel, who specialised in doom-laden stuff like this - it's basically about someone dying and saying goodbye to their loved ones...pretty strong stuff for 1974!
From Somglyrics:

""Seasons in the Sun" is the story of a dying man, bidding farewell to loved ones who have shared his life. Shortly before Terry's recording came out, Jacques Brel retired, at the peak of his popularity. Fans around the world were stunned, but the composer would give no reason. Finally, the truth was revealed: after a quiet, six-year battle against cancer, Brel succumbed to the disease and died on October 9, 1978."

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 5:14 am



Wonder how many people played the flip side ('Put The Bone In')? Bizarre, to say the least!  ;)


Never heard that song, but from Songlyrics:

"The B-side of the single was a song titled "Put the Bone In," which described a woman in a butcher shop, apparently begging the butcher to "put the bone in" for her because "her doggy had been hit by a car." Near the end, the lyrics say: "Put the bone in, she yelled out once more." "

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 5:15 am


Good choices those, Jason...rarely heard these days...

And 'When Will I See You Again' - another guilty pleasure of mine!

This isn't a guilty pleasure, but it left such a mark in 1974, that it's hard to ignore...

Seasons in the Sun

It turns out that Nirvana did a version of this song.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw-WLn-4M7A

CARL DOUGLAS - Dance the Kung Fu

This was Carl Douglas's other hit from the same year.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:44 pm


To give the full lyrics of that part of the song:

"Goodbye, Papa, it's hard to die
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Little children everywhere."

I read it as it is the wrong or a hard time to die when the world is beautiful with the birds singing with the the spring in the air and the pleasant sound of children playing outside.


So he's saying that he doesn't want to die because he sees a lot of beautiful things.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 3:45 pm


So he's saying that he doesn't want to die because he sees a lot of beautiful things.
Correct, as when I first heard the song back in 1974.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/21/13 at 6:27 pm

Another song that takes me back to another place, another time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2X-WoUF0MM


I love the line:

Sometimes I get this crazy dream that I just take off in my car
But you can travel on ten thousand miles and still say where you are




Cat

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/22/13 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK-cvcw3ngM

Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 12/27/13 at 12:59 pm

Two more horrendously catchy things from us that year...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2bmvUT_ZeQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2QqrL6uZ7k

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/27/13 at 7:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTXljIqxRE

william de vaughn- be thankful for what you got

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/27/13 at 7:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QovTXcGFbY

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Written By: Cherie70 on 12/27/13 at 8:02 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTXljIqxRE

william de vaughn- be thankful for what you got


Love this song.  Took it way back.....

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/27/13 at 8:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TscxLlhMiig

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/28/13 at 3:22 pm





excellent slow jam.  :)

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/28/13 at 3:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVSuazSE9k


john lennon with the plastic ono nuclear band - whatever gets you thru the night

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/28/13 at 8:21 pm

Ace - How Long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ2ZNCip9YM

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 12/29/13 at 3:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXE_n2q08Yw

The O'Jays - For The Love of Money

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/12/14 at 3:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIuoc8lY0m4&feature=kp

Hues Corp. - Ease on Down The Road

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 6:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uJL8er_tV0

America- Tin Man

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/14/14 at 6:13 pm

Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrbNeOEG0GY

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:43 am

B.T. Express - Once You Get It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xajOD0U7w&feature=kp

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/19/14 at 8:06 pm

1974 was a great year for music!  As a 14-year-old I got to take it all in  :D

A somewhat unusual hit - but much beloved nonetheless - here's Billy Swan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_QZYvKgky0

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/19/14 at 8:29 pm

A couple more from '74

Maria Muldaur

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlrKETxwRvM

and Guess Who (this was their first US top 40 hit since '71)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y8iG6Oz5XA

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Written By: Howard on 01/20/14 at 6:43 am

B.T. Express - If It Don't Turn You On (You Ought To Leave It Alone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDLecm3vr5w&feature=kp

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Written By: whistledog on 01/20/14 at 11:20 pm

Here's a cover of Steve Wonder's 1972 album track I Believe by a group called Songbird.  This was the first single release by the newly created and now infamous Canadian label Mushroom Records

Songbird - I Believe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ae8ylst8Ng

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Written By: whistledog on 01/30/14 at 4:37 pm

Here's a bit of a rarity by a British rock group called Babe Ruth.  Their 1972 debut album was called First Base and despite no success in their native UK, the album peaked at #87 in Canada during 1974, eventually going Gold.  The album also peaked at #178 in the US album chart

The lead single Wells Fargo was released in 1972, but a re-release in 1974 gained more radio play.  Neither version charted in the mainstream, but it didn't stop the song from getting played on the radio.  Love the guitar solos in this!

Babe Ruth - Wells Fargo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf_7XSDtdKs

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Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJ74PugrY0&feature=kp

Kool & The Gang - Rhyme Tyme People

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 03/18/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUp3oc__fU&feature=kp

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/18/14 at 10:23 pm

Gotta go back to Stevie Wonder - this Grammy performance is pretty awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKhMMCaFQsk

BTW the label on this 45 RPM record said in the small print "Doo-Wops by the Jackson 5"  :D

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 03/19/14 at 5:58 am

Any excuse for some people to get their clothes off...okay if you got the body for it, I guess!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxUfg3uCBbg

One of only five hits that year that became US & UK #1's! (Six, if you include Steve Miller's 'Joker', which had to wait in Britain until 1990!)

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 03/19/14 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydvceA1PAI&feature=kp

The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe"

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 03/19/14 at 6:47 am


Gotta go back to Stevie Wonder - this Grammy performance is pretty awesome:



BTW the label on this 45 RPM record said in the small print "Doo-Wops by the Jackson 5"  :D


So where were The Jackson 5?

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 03/19/14 at 7:12 am


So where were The Jackson 5?


Doing the doo-wops, Howard!

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 03/19/14 at 1:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLQRW7J_D0U&feature=kp

Kiki Dee Band - I got the music in me

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 04/10/14 at 6:39 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew9f-Pq3Wsk&feature=kp

Charlie Rich - ♫ The Most Beautiful Girl ♫

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/14 at 7:42 am

"I See a Star" (original Dutch title: "Ik zie een ster") was the Dutch entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, performed in English (the first time the Dutch entry was not entirely in Dutch) by Mouth & MacNeal.

The song was composed by Hans van Hemert and written by Gerrit den Braber, a duo with several previous entries to their credit. Lyrically, the song is a love duet, with the singers telling each other that their love has helped them see the world in a new way. The "star" of the title is in other words to be found in one's lover's eyes. A second explanation of the lyrics was later revealed by Mouth when he stated in an interview that the song was about the similarities between falling in love and using cannabis. Musically, it is based around a simple melody which is embellished by a number of different instruments, including a barrel organ with a collection of puppets on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_wDhhSpIek

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 1:23 am


Good choices those, Jason...rarely heard these days...

And 'When Will I See You Again' - another guilty pleasure of mine!

This isn't a guilty pleasure, but it left such a mark in 1974, that it's hard to ignore...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_Fdly3rX8

Wonder how many people played the flip side ('Put The Bone In')? Bizarre, to say the least!  ;)


I want to hear "Put The Bone In" now!

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/15 at 3:55 am

"Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & Balderdash. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. As Chapin's only No. 1 hit song, it became the best known of his work and a staple for folk rock music.

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Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 2:01 pm

"Long Live Love" was the British entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton, United Kingdom. It was sung by Olivia Newton-John in English. At the close of voting "Long Live Love" had received 14 points to place in a three way tie for 4th in a field of 17. In the British Isles "Long Live Love" charted in the UK with a #11 peak and reached #9 in Ireland: the track also afforded Newton-John a #11 hit in her adopted homeland of Australia.

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Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 10:41 am

"This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" is a song written by Ron Mael of the American pop group Sparks. It is the opening track on their 1974 album Kimono My House, and was the lead single from the album, reaching number 2 in the UK singles chart.

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Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 5:34 am

"No Woman, No Cry" is a reggae song by Bob Marley & the Wailers. The song first became known in 1974 through the studio album Natty Dread. The live version from the 1975 album Live! was released as a single and is the best known version — it was included on the greatest hits compilation Legend.

The title and main refrain, "No Woman, No Cry" is rendered "No, woman, nuh cry" in Jamaican Patois. The "nuh" is pronounced with a short schwa vowel (a "mumbled" vowel, often represented as "uh" in spelling) and represents a clitic ("weakened") form of "no". It is the equivalent to the contraction "don't". The song is about growing up in the ghetto and persuading a woman that things will get better, entreating her not to cry.

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Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 10:39 am

"Annie's Song" (also known as "Annie's Song (You Fill Up My Senses)") is a folk rock country song recorded and written by singer-songwriter John Denver. The song was released as a single from Denver's album, Back Home Again. It was his second number-one song in the United States, occupying that spot for two weeks in July 1974. "Annie's Song" also went to number one on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1974. It went to number one in the United Kingdom, where it was Denver's only major hit single (many of Denver's American hits were more familiar in the UK through cover versions by other artists). Four years later, an instrumental version also became flutist James Galway's only major British hit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 11:05 am

Autobahn is the fourth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in November 1974. The 22-minute title track "Autobahn" was edited to 3:27 for single release and reached number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 22 in the Australian chart, and performed even higher around Europe, including number 11 in the UK and number 12 in the Netherlands. This commercial success came after the band had released three experimental and purely instrumental albums.

Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 11:05 am


Autobahn is the fourth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in November 1974. The 22-minute title track "Autobahn" was edited to 3:27 for single release and reached number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 22 in the Australian chart, and performed even higher around Europe, including number 11 in the UK and number 12 in the Netherlands. This commercial success came after the band had released three experimental and purely instrumental albums.
The short single version:

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Subject: Re: 1974: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 11:06 am


Autobahn is the fourth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in November 1974. The 22-minute title track "Autobahn" was edited to 3:27 for single release and reached number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 22 in the Australian chart, and performed even higher around Europe, including number 11 in the UK and number 12 in the Netherlands. This commercial success came after the band had released three experimental and purely instrumental albums.
The longer album version:

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