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Subject: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/20/13 at 7:57 pm

This song was number one the week I was born 3/30/1970...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 10:25 pm


This song was number one the week I was born 3/30/1970...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA


Fixt... :)  Absolutely loved this song. It was 3rd top song for that year.  Pretty much all the songs on that album were favourites of mine at one time or another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 10:37 pm

The number 1 song of that year was ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HboLQccEv0

A young woman named Dana won the Eurovision song contest with this song and performance.  Well ... I liked it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka5OfjwB3nM

I also liked Bread. So many good songs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_e8MgRVBDk

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: whistledog on 12/20/13 at 10:53 pm

Love that Beatles track.  Let it Be is one of my faves!


Time for a little trip across the globe for 1970 ...

Here is one from Holland ...
Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrKqoQCF9s

Here is one from Canada ...
The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7jHp7OchP0

Here is one from the UK ...
Pickettywitch - That Same Old Feeling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hktsANP-xI

* The female singer of Pickettywitch was Polly "Up in a Puff of Smoke" Brown

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 11:24 pm




* The female singer of Pickettywitch was Polly "Up in a Puff of Smoke" Brown


That I didn't know. Quite enjoyed 'Up in a Puff of Smoke'

Always like One Tin Soldier (all versions)

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 12/21/13 at 6:05 am



Here is one from Canada ...
The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier



When I hear that song, I only wanna hear "The Original Caste's" version.

My favorite from 1970.

The Beatles ~ The Long And Winding Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9kG0hgIoxo

Always gets me emotional...It was the end of the Beatles.  :\'(

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 12/21/13 at 6:32 am

1970 was one of the best years for music. And one of the most beautiful love songs ever.

Colour My World ~ Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swHjpyrV1e8

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/21/13 at 11:24 am

Love this one  :D  from CCR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd_nE625vGk

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/21/13 at 11:44 am


...
The Beatles ~ The Long And Winding Road
...
Always gets me emotional...It was the end of the Beatles.  :\'(


For we who grew up with the Beatles and recall their breakup, it was indeed emotional.  :-\\  Even for a youngster (age 10) like me.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 11:52 am


When I hear that song, I only wanna hear "The Original Caste's" version.

My favorite from 1970.

The Beatles ~ The Long And Winding Road



Always gets me emotional...It was the end of the Beatles.  :\'(
I blame Yoko Ono!

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/21/13 at 12:48 pm


The number 1 song of that year was ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HboLQccEv0

A young woman named Dana won the Eurovision song contest with this song and performance.  Well ... I liked it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka5OfjwB3nM

I also liked Bread. So many good songs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_e8MgRVBDk


Yes.... Let it Be Loved Bread too. Thanks guys for helping me with the pics.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/21/13 at 12:49 pm


Fixt... :)  Absolutely loved this song. It was 3rd top song for that year.  Pretty much all the songs on that album were favourites of mine at one time or another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA


Thank you soooooo much.....

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Paul on 12/21/13 at 2:39 pm

Not sure if this was a more 1969 than a 1970 effort - it was certainly released here in Britain before 1969 was over, yet took almost a further year to chart! Whatever...fantastic song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8SPVEhZN5E


Not really into 'God Rock' much, but this always remains a favourite!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI

(The 'Definitive Anthology', eh? That must be a very short album!)


Here in Britain, this legendary group were nearing the end of their impressive run of hits...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixqbc7X2NQY

This got them into trouble with the BBC - not because of the song's subject (transvestism), but because the original lyric said 'Coca Cola' which was strictly forbidden under BBC non-advertising rules!

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:26 pm

Love that Beatles track.  Let it Be is one of my faves!

Me Too, I like it as well.  :)

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXjVd0TeOX0

Bobby Bloom - Montego Bay

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/21/13 at 6:16 pm


The number 1 song of that year was ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HboLQccEv0





They have so many good ones but this is in my top 10 (maybe even top 5). Absolutely love that song and it does take be back to another place, another time.



Cat

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: gibbo on 12/21/13 at 9:37 pm


When I hear that song, I only wanna hear "The Original Caste's" version.

My favorite from 1970.

The Beatles ~ The Long And Winding Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9kG0hgIoxo

Always gets me emotional...It was the end of the Beatles.  :\'(


I actually prefer this one to Let It Be. They really went out on top writing like this.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/22/13 at 6:43 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-opxZJvIZ0

Tyrone Davis - If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/23/13 at 11:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFx-5PGLgb4

A voice that will never be replicated.....

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/23/13 at 11:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkqfpkTTy2w

Classic .........

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/23/13 at 11:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIo4lEpsPY

He is my favorite all time.. I saw him a few years ago in concert and he still sound just as good.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: nally on 12/23/13 at 11:54 pm

Eric Burdon, who had been the frontman of The Animals during the 1960s, teamed up with funk band War to record "Spill The Wine":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6qcafgLHe4

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: nally on 12/23/13 at 11:55 pm



He is my favorite all time.. I saw him a few years ago in concert and he still sound just as good.

yes, James Taylor has recorded lots of great music. I like this song too.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/23/13 at 11:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l153atE72OA

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:05 am



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

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:16 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXPJOUD7G0

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:19 am


Eric Burdon, who had been the frontman of The Animals during the 1960s, teamed up with funk band War to record "Spill The Wine":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6qcafgLHe4


Good one!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pAxF2br_U

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:36 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuz0ZoZzziA

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:42 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:43 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hziG9Nr6KHU

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:47 am

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

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE0EOIqwiQI

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:51 am

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

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXsusJ787sU

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 12:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO8nlZKrVi4

My parents who actually attended Woodstock.... Named me after the Stevie Wonder Song Cherie Amour since that song was made the year before I was born it is only befitting that I include one of his hits in the year I was born. 

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 6:55 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkqfpkTTy2w

Classic .........


Lenny Kravitz covered this song too.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 6:57 am





good tune!

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 7:00 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s


and this is what the world is in 2013.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 7:03 am


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


love those wicked muttonchops.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 7:09 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZzAaO4_WEc

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 4:16 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZzAaO4_WEc

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself


Express yourself is a GOOD ONE.....

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/25/13 at 12:16 am


Express yourself is a GOOD ONE.....


(Hey, there's a name we haven't seen in a while.  Thanks for bringing back the funk.)

This.  I enjoyed the 1989 NWA reboot of it, but it was meaningless if you hadn't grown up with the original.  One of the most infectious backbeats around.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/25/13 at 7:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxJFjO4Skgo

The Ides Of March - "Vehicle"

I'm guess this group Ides Of March, this was their only hit?  ???

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/27/13 at 7:23 pm


and this is what the world is in 2013.

I love your thinking Howard. 

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/28/13 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_gY82cgg4k

Blood, Sweat & Tears "Hi-De-Ho"

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/30/13 at 1:53 pm

This one speaks for itself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqP3wT5lpa4

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/30/13 at 5:25 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s



LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song.



Cat

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/30/13 at 7:36 pm


This one speaks for itself




love this song.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 12/30/13 at 7:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LjbMVXj0F8

Iron Man-Black Sabbath

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/01/14 at 3:05 am

Derek and the Dominoes - Bell Bottom Blues

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

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcA3kiaQb0

ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER / THE FIFTH DIMENSION

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 01/01/14 at 8:17 pm

STREET PEOPLE- "JENNIFER TOMKINS"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4IyD0FAB0

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 7:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPoTl1f26U8

WILSON PICKETT ~ ENGINE NUMBER #9

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 01/02/14 at 7:33 am

Chicago ~ Make Me Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDQon2oiq8M

"I'm so happy...That you love me...Life is lovely...When you're near me...Tell me you will stay...Make me smile."

Such positive lyrics and a happy song.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLiuMkGCOC4

25 or 6 to 4- Chicago

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 3:27 pm

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - The Beggar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoO7nF5_bPo&feature=kp

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/14 at 3:55 pm

It was in 1970 that Miguel Rios came to be known as a superstar in Spain. His song "Himno de la alegría" (Hymn of Joy) was an extract of the last movement of the ninth symphony of Beethoven and appeared at the height of what was known as symphonic rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jfVqlCukxY

It was this song (along with the soundtrack to "A Clockwork Orange") that introduced me to Beethoven.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 3:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nva7dMOBuCI

Elvis Presley- Rubberneckin

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 01/14/14 at 6:13 pm

Linda Ronstadt ~- Long Long Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl5pnm0pW8g

(Yup, that's Bobby Darin playing guitar.)

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/14/14 at 6:20 pm

Meanwhile, Iggy was killing it in 1970.


The Stooges - Down On The Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qannFs974gg

(PLAY THIS ONE LOUD!)

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: warped on 01/14/14 at 6:33 pm


Meanwhile, Iggy was killing it in 1970.


The Stooges - Down On The Street

(PLAY THIS ONE LOUD!)


The song is new to me. Thanks.

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xraj86LNgYc

joe cocker - THE LETTER

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/18/14 at 8:43 pm

Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfP8kgBFQTU

Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 3:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_LQ4_MhDu4

Patches - Clarence Carter

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: warped on 01/23/14 at 2:16 pm

This was a single in 1970.

Chicago ~ Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ewTCEFUeY

So many great 70s songs by Chicago. In the 80s they kinda left their roots and turned into a sappy power ballad band. Still some decent songs in the 80s, but nothing like the 70s.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 01/23/14 at 2:55 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDRbF80NKDU

Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: gibbo on 02/08/14 at 3:37 am

United We Stand was a classic song.  This is The Brotherhood of Man on the British Top of the Pops show (early line up with Sunny Leslie and Tony Burrows singing the lead). Always enjoyed their voices...

Please forgive the intro by Jimmy Saville (the chilld sex pervert).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZB96cvBjy8

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 02/08/14 at 7:53 am


Chicago ~ Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

So many great 70s songs by Chicago. In the 80s they kinda left their roots and turned into a sappy power ballad band. Still some decent songs in the 80s, but nothing like the 70s.


Things were never quite the same after 'that' song... :-\\

Remember them this way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmeEyVd5w8

This is the full-fat LP version - (the single had massive chunks lopped out of it, like most of their early stuff) - equally as good, if not better, as the Spencer Davis original and a worthy British Top 10 that year...

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Paul on 02/08/14 at 8:01 am


United We Stand was a classic song.  This is The Brotherhood of Man on the British Top of the Pops show (early line up with Sunny Leslie and Tony Burrows singing the lead). Always enjoyed their voices...


And here he is again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJAaO_zoj4

(Ignore the first minute or so - I'm not sure what's happening here!)

In fact, by accident rather than design, he was the featured vocalist on the above two hits PLUS White Plains' 'My Baby Loves Lovin'' which all entered the chart at roughly the same time! Consequently, he had to appear on the show THREE times on three separate occasions, which didn't impress the BBC much - presumably they had to pay him three times!

And that's not all - who do you think provided the low voice on 'Gimme Dat Ding' by the Pipkins later that year?

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:20 pm


Things were never quite the same after 'that' song... :-\\

Remember them this way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmeEyVd5w8

This is the full-fat LP version - (the single had massive chunks lopped out of it, like most of their early stuff) - equally as good, if not better, as the Spencer Davis original and a worthy British Top 10 that year...


A group called Macho covered "I'm A Man" in 1978 and also a group by the name of Star City also covered "I'm A Man" too.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/08/14 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NASl6heMzw&feature=kp

The Four Tops-Still Water Love

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/14/14 at 3:49 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NASl6heMzw&feature=kp

The Four Tops-Still Water Love


Love this song.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 3:38 pm

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

OOH CHILD by The Five Stairsteps

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 8:59 pm

"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" is a popular song published in 1970, with music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Carl Sigman. The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film Love Story. The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular. The song has been covered many times. Andy Williams recorded originally and made the biggest hit version reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the easy listening chart for four weeks, in addition to #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: The Year In Music 1970

Written By: nally on 03/08/15 at 7:07 pm


Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime

Great song.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/08/15 at 7:08 pm



Iron Man-Black Sabbath

Possibly the only song of theirs I know (and don't mind listening to).

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/08/15 at 7:10 pm


"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" is a popular song published in 1970, with music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Carl Sigman. The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film Love Story. The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular. The song has been covered many times. Andy Williams recorded originally and made the biggest hit version reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the easy listening chart for four weeks, in addition to #4 on the UK Singles Chart.


That is a really nice song. For the longest time I didn't know what it was called...until finding out a few months ago. :)

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 1:32 pm

"Knock, Knock Who's There?" is a 1970 song by Welsh singer Mary Hopkin. Written and composed by John Carter and Geoff Stephens it was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 where it came 2nd. The single version was produced by Mickie Most and reached No.2 in the UK Charts.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 04/08/15 at 6:27 pm

Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkM7uWBjUrI

The song was written by Randy Newman, and originally recorded by Eric Burdon & The Animals in 1966; Three Dog Night covered it in '70 and took it to the top of the charts.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 11:38 am

"Wand'rin' Star" was a number one single in the UK and Ireland for Lee Marvin for three weeks in March 1970.
It was originally written by Alan J. Lerner (lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) for the stage musical Paint Your Wagon in 1951. When the film of the musical was made in 1969, Lee Marvin took the role of prospector Ben Rumson. Not a natural singer, Marvin nevertheless sang all of his songs in the film, rejecting the idea of miming to another singer's voice. Despite the film being a box office flop, the soundtrack became a success. Orchestrated and arranged by Nelson Riddle, Marvin's version of the song "Wand'rin Star" becoming an unlikely number-one single in Ireland and the UK for him, famously keeping The Beatles at number two in the UK with their single "Let It Be". Marvin never released a follow-up single, so is classed as a one-hit wonder.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 11:41 am


"Wand'rin' Star" was a number one single in the UK and Ireland for Lee Marvin for three weeks in March 1970.
It was originally written by Alan J. Lerner (lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) for the stage musical Paint Your Wagon in 1951. When the film of the musical was made in 1969, Lee Marvin took the role of prospector Ben Rumson. Not a natural singer, Marvin nevertheless sang all of his songs in the film, rejecting the idea of miming to another singer's voice. Despite the film being a box office flop, the soundtrack became a success. Orchestrated and arranged by Nelson Riddle, Marvin's version of the song "Wand'rin Star" becoming an unlikely number-one single in Ireland and the UK for him, famously keeping The Beatles at number two in the UK with their single "Let It Be". Marvin never released a follow-up single, so is classed as a one-hit wonder.

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On the flip-side...

"I Talk To The Trees" infamously sang by Clint Eastwood

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 12:48 pm

"Apeman" is a 1970 song by the British rock band The Kinks. It was written by Ray Davies and appears on the album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 12:07 pm

Everything Is Beautiful” is a song written, composed, and performed by Ray Stevens and released in 1970. It has appeared on many of Stevens's albums, including one named after the song, and has become a pop standard and common in religious performances.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 12:28 pm

"Father and Son" is a popular song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The song frames an exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny. Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father's lines, while using a higher one for those of the son. Additionally, there are backing vocals provided by Stevens' guitarist and friend Alun Davies, singing an unusual chorus of simple words and sentences such as "No" and "Why must you go and make this decision alone?"; beginning mid-song, so softly, they are only perceptible with a slight increase in volume towards the end of the song.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 07/21/15 at 12:39 pm

Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzIAiyxS-nk

(BRRRRRRTTT!)

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/16 at 7:35 am

"Help Me Make It Through The Night" is a country music ballad written and composed by Kris Kristofferson and released on his 1970 album Kristofferson. Though it was also recorded in 1971 by Elvis Presley, four others recorded it in 1971: Joan Baez for her album Blessed Are... (July 1971), Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1972, Bryan Ferry for his album Another Time, Another Place (October 1974), Jerry Lee Lewis, who did a bluesy version for his album Touching Home, and country singer Sammi Smith, whose recording of the song is the most commercially successful and most well-known version. Smith's recording ranks among the most successful country singles of all time in terms of sales, popularity and radio airplay. Her recording topped the country singles chart, and was also a crossover hit, reaching number eight on the U.S. pop singles chart. Other American singers, including Dottie West, also recorded the song throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The most successful version, after Smith's, was recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1972 (this version was later sampled extensively to create Huff and Puff's 1996 dance track "Help Me Make It").

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 11:46 am

"Mercedes Benz" is an a cappella song written by singer Janis Joplin with the poets Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth, and originally recorded by Joplin in 1970. In the song, the singer asks the Lord to buy her a Mercedes-Benz, a color TV, and a "night on the town". There is also a reference to Dialing for Dollars, a franchised format local television program, which required one to be watching the show in order to win when the show called your phone number, hence the singer's need for a color TV. The song is considered to be a rejection of consumerism.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/13/16 at 12:51 pm

The Thrill is Gone is actually a remake by BB King which is one of his most widely know hits.  It also earned him a grammy in 1970. 

The Thrill is Gone:

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 9:54 am

"Yellow River" is a popular song recorded by the British band Christie. Written by band leader Jeff Christie, the song was offered to The Tremeloes, who recorded it with the intention of releasing it as a single early in 1970. Released on 23 April 1970, it became an international hit, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for one week in June 1970. In the US, it reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 11:03 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM
Great song with happy memories!

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: nally on 03/09/16 at 2:28 pm

Creedence Clearwater Revival covered the classic "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" on their album Cosmo's Factory; their version is probably one of the longest songs of the rock era, at approximately 11 minutes.
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Of course, during the second half, the guys are just basically playing their instruments; nothing else.

Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/16 at 5:12 pm

"Knock Three Times" is a popular song credited to Tony Orlando and Dawn. The actual singers were Tony Orlando, Toni Wine, and Linda November, prior to the creation of "Dawn" with Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson. The song was released as a single in November 1970, paired with Orlando's other hit song, "Candida" (also written by Toni Wine). The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1971 and eventually sold six million copies, also claiming the number-one spot on the UK Singles Chart. The song registered well at Adult Contemporary stations, reaching #2 on Billboard's "Easy Listening" survey.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 6:26 am

"August October" is a song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Robin Gibb, the second and the last song released from the album Robin's Reign. It reached #45 in the UK in three weeks. It was also charted in other countries like Germany (#12), New Zealand (#11) and in Denmark (#3). It was backed by "Give Me a Smile", a song also appeared on his debut album. It was released as a single in February 1970, same month on which the album was released. It was later covered by Elton John.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 4:28 pm

"Wild World" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. It first appeared on his fourth album, Tea for the Tillerman, recorded and released in 1970.

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Subject: Re: 1970: The Year In Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 11:31 am

"I Don't Know How to Love Him" is a song from the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics), a torch ballad sung by the character of Mary Magdalene. In the opera she is presented as bearing an unrequited love for the title character. The song has been much recorded, with "I Don't Know How to Love Him" being one of the rare songs which have had two concurrent recordings reach the Top 40 of the Hot 100 chart in Billboard magazine, specifically those by Helen Reddy and Yvonne Elliman, since the 1950s when multi-version chartings were common.

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