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Subject: 1971

Written By: Karioprkaj on 03/20/18 at 2:07 pm

Guys, was 1971 more 60s or 70s?

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/20/18 at 7:45 pm

1971 was early 1970's.  Firmly.  The period of 1969-ish through 1972-ish had a unique vibe, the early 70's, the late psychedelic era, a very distinctive time.  It wasn't the 60's anymore.

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/20/18 at 9:11 pm

The cultural 60s ended in late 1972. No one event caused this, it just finally petered out on it's own. Having said that, a subset of the "late 60s which ended in late 72" was "the early 70s". While still part of the cultural 60s, "the early 70s" of 1971 and 1972  most assuredly had it's own vibe as well. An incredibly unique time, sadly now almost forgotten.  1971 was an INCREDIBLE year for music. I mean INCREDIBLE. So much so, it has it's own book dedicated to it "Never a Dull Moment: 1971, The Year Rock Exploded" by David Hepworth. Worth a read if you can get it in a library or find it cheaply online or in a used bookstore. Don't pay full price for it.

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/18 at 7:41 am


Guys, was 1971 more 60s or 70s?
Definitely 70s!

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/21/18 at 9:15 pm

Because 1971 was a 'rite of passage' year for me (6th grade/7th grade), I'll post a tune or two  :)

Here's the rockin' Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Zr440nXe8

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: 2001 on 03/21/18 at 9:34 pm

I think it felt like a 1960s epilogue and a 1970s prologue, but it wasn't just a bridge, it felt like its own unique time with some of its unique trends.


Because 1971 was a 'rite of passage' year for me (6th grade/7th grade), I'll post a tune or two  :)

Here's the rockin' Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Zr440nXe8


Great song!

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/21/18 at 10:21 pm


I think it felt like a 1960s epilogue and a 1970s prologue, but it wasn't just a bridge, it felt like its own unique time with some of its unique trends.


You are quite accurate. I was saying a similar thing in my previous post. It makes me think of how Hunter S. Thompson described this period. He called it "that time between the 60s and 70s".

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/22/18 at 8:16 pm

If your name is Stevie Wonder and it's the early 70's, it's never a bad idea to cover (or in this case reinterpret) the Beatles...

Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out (1971)    :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgHIm5AqtXc

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: nintieskid999 on 03/22/18 at 9:55 pm

60s.

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/22/18 at 11:21 pm

Led Zeppelin was riding high with their pinnacle album, IV, from which hails this classic iconic masterpiece:

Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQUu5Dti4g

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Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/23/18 at 7:08 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CJZcVi5BA4
The Undisputed Truth- Smiling Faces Sometimes

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/24/18 at 7:59 am


The Undisputed Truth- Smiling Faces Sometimes


Yes indeed!  That one got lots of airplay on our local Top 40 stations - with good reason!  :)

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/24/18 at 8:09 am

Space wasn't the only thing on people's minds in 1971 - so was the earth

Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology) (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efiDnHS3fzk

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/24/18 at 2:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlpfe83keGo
Stop The War Now- Edwin Starr

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/24/18 at 10:10 pm

It's a great year to be an ex-Beatle - I love this one!  :D

George Harrison - What Is Life (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxvpzC-OZWY

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/25/18 at 2:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56mV2KW64D8
Stick- Up- Honey Cone

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/25/18 at 11:12 pm


Stick- Up- Honey Cone


Ah, yes - memories of 7th Grade  :)

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/25/18 at 11:20 pm

1971 introduced us to this iconic rocker, his first hit

Alice Cooper - Eighteen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqUtyvOycY4

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Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: 2001 on 03/25/18 at 11:50 pm

John Lennon's Imagine for my communist manifesto ;D

VOgFZfRVaww

Let's keep em coming. My 1970s playlist was always lacking for a decade I like so much.  :-[

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/26/18 at 5:09 am


John Lennon's Imagine for my communist manifesto ;D

VOgFZfRVaww

Let's keep em coming. My 1970s playlist was always lacking for a decade I like so much.  :-[


very powerful song. :)

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/26/18 at 7:00 pm

Any Doors fans?  Their last hit while Jim Morrison was alive.  And a fave of mine  :D

Doors - Love Her Madly (1971) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K23Mmbw7Mlo

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/27/18 at 7:00 am


Any Doors fans?  Their last hit while Jim Morrison was alive.  And a fave of mine  :D

Doors - Love Her Madly (1971) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K23Mmbw7Mlo


I like the Doors and only a couple of songs I enjoy listening to, especially "Light My Fire".

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/28/18 at 7:40 pm

Van Morrison was having a really good year in 1971!

Van Morrison - Wild Night (1971)  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX2_HahKoe4

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/29/18 at 7:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrx9pezxF8
Osmonds- One Bad Apple

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/29/18 at 8:55 pm


Osmonds- One Bad Apple


Oh yes - 6th grade - I was all over that one  :D

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/29/18 at 8:57 pm

Those of us who liked James Brown were feasting big in 1971, as he was crankin' em out

James Brown - Soul Power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35mS0vCcp4

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Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/30/18 at 5:27 am


Oh yes - 6th grade - I was all over that one  :D


They sounded just like The Jacksons and a bit of The Sylvers.

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/30/18 at 6:18 am


They sounded just like The Jacksons and a bit of The Sylvers.


A lot of us thought they were the Jackson 5 on first hearing  ;D

(The Sylvers weren't widely known at that time...)

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/30/18 at 6:28 am

How about some Pop?  This one is just a lot of fun.

Wadsworth Mansion - Sweet Mary (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZHpv9ESisY

(The little crackle and pops in the record - very authentic!)

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Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/30/18 at 3:03 pm

Instrumentals were big in the early '70s, especially something as Funky as this gem from a group of Motown geniuses  :D  Featuring Soul Train footage from then (incidentally it was still a local Chicago show in '71 - but not for long)  For extra credit, note the fashions and hairstyles - very "1971-ish"

Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV3Al6CdmUQ

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 03/31/18 at 2:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiLaNEFyCiM
Vehicle- Ides Of March

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/31/18 at 9:44 pm


Vehicle- Ides Of March


O0

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/31/18 at 10:06 pm

Our first acquaintance with this soon-to-be superstar - he hit the scene in a huge way!  :D

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVApuLlv-rU

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 04/01/18 at 7:19 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYpPpmEKAkE
Bobbi Humphrey- Don't Knock My Funk

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/01/18 at 8:41 am


Bobbi Humphrey- Don't Knock My Funk


I never heard this before.  But I like it!  (I have heard of Bobbi Humprey.)  In 1971, being eleven, I didn't listen to Jazz Fusion at that time.  The genre wasn't terribly popular in 1971 but was clearly on the rise.  As you may know, the 70's was a strong decade for Jazz Fusion and it probably peaked between '76 and '79, when we heard the likes of Bob James, Herb Alpert, Donald Byrd/Blackbyrds, Grover Washington Jr., the Crusaders, George Benson, etc.  It was an unmistakable mid-late 70's phenomenon.  So Bobbi Humphrey had a listening audience then, no question.  But her audience likely averaged older than, say, eleven  :)

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/01/18 at 12:50 pm

The Supremes, minus Diana Ross, still had some hit power in '71 - love this one  :D

Supremes - Nathan Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaYtCT82gVM

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/03/18 at 4:47 pm

Another superstar act having a great year in 1971 - Santana 

Santana - Oye Como Va
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8R_OQz_BtU

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Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: Howard on 04/04/18 at 6:58 am


Another superstar act having a great year in 1971 - Santana 

Santana - Oye Como Va
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8R_OQz_BtU

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great song, you would probably have the Spanish community dancing to this tune.

Subject: Re: 1971

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/04/18 at 9:21 pm

I just remembered this gem from late 1971 - his one big hit

Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine (Go Away Today)  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQe8Mk19_s4

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