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Subject: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/05/21 at 7:55 am

This is where you can post anything whether it be pictures,videos or your thoughts you have on or about the year 1974:

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Nixon Resigns: August 1974

https://www.theawl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/0VqFlqe41rVL4u3Ft.jpg
Streaker At The Oscars with David Niven: April 1974

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Blazing Saddles: February 1974

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Contigo on 02/06/21 at 10:10 am

I graduated high school.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/06/21 at 12:45 pm

CSNY Reunion tour. I was there.


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/49zKAKjhUUQ/hqdefault.jpg

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/06/21 at 12:49 pm




https://www.theawl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/0VqFlqe41rVL4u3Ft.jpg
Streaker At The Oscars with David Niven: April 1974



The brilliant thing about that streaking incident at the Oscars was David Niven's incredible quick wit. When the streaker ran across the stage as Niven was presenting an award, Niven responded "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?".  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/06/21 at 1:57 pm


The brilliant thing about that streaking incident at the Oscars was David Niven's incredible quick wit. When the streaker ran across the stage as Niven was presenting an award, Niven responded "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?".  ;D  ;D


What was the reason for him streaking across the stage like that?

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Will Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/06/21 at 2:07 pm

Albums that hit the chart in 1974:
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Elton John

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Barry White

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Bad Company

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/06/21 at 4:13 pm


What was the reason for him streaking across the stage like that?


It was a fad at the time.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: karen on 02/06/21 at 4:25 pm

https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/ray-stevens/the-streak

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/06/21 at 4:34 pm


https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/ray-stevens/the-streak


Although it went on before and since to some degree, 1974 was the height of the streaking fad.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/06/21 at 4:40 pm

Bob Dylan & The Band's 1974 tour.  It was a major event. Dylan's first tour since 1966, and he hasn't stopped since, until the pandemic. In fact, since 1988, his touring has been unofficially referred to as "the never ending tour".

http://img.discogs.com/hVHvHjrHjb6vs0sViSS7XRKp8k8=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-12211087-1530574807-8197.jpeg.jpg

Eric Clapton made a major comeback as a solo star in 1974 also, after years of self-imposed exile due to heroin addiction. He did a major tour and released a hit album "461 Ocean Boulevard" that spawned a hit with his cover of this Bob Marley song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0xLLPJ0bOw

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: nally on 02/06/21 at 4:45 pm

The only U.S. presidential resignation, to date.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/07/21 at 2:59 pm


It was a fad at the time.



Can streaking be done in 2021?

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/07/21 at 3:02 pm



Can streaking be done in 2021?



Why don't you try it and see?


Cat

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/07/21 at 3:03 pm

The sitcoms such as The Brady Bunch, All In The Family and Good Times just to name a few people watched on television back in 1974.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/07/21 at 3:04 pm



Why don't you try it and see?


Cat


Me? Streak? No Thank You, I'd get arrested for indecent exposure. ;D

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/07/21 at 4:38 pm

Being a 14-year-old for most of the year, my Saturdays were graced by two favorite shows, back-to-back:

American Bandstand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llnaNX8_I44

and

Soul Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zpGfxgPEQY

As long as I got to watch these two shows on Saturday, I was a happy camper  :)

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/07/21 at 4:57 pm


The good old fashioned sitcoms such as The Brady Bunch, All In The Family and Good Times just to name a few people watched on television back in 1974.


There was nothing "old fashioned" about "All In The Family" and "Good Times" when they were new. They broke new ground and were cutting edge. "All In The Family" could not be made today. Somehow society has gotten so bizarre that even a show like "All In The Family" that was clearly calling out bigotry and racism, and taking big chances by doing so, would actually today be mistakenly called "racist" by snowflake social justice warriors who do not understand the nuance of social commentary and satire, and would just hear certain words uttered by an old white man that would "trigger" them and they would scream "racism!".  It's very unfortunate. Shows like "All In The Family" and "Good Times" were absolutely groundbreaking in their time.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/07/21 at 5:31 pm

Patty Hearst.


Cat

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/07/21 at 6:18 pm


Patty Hearst.


Cat


Yes, newspaper heiress Patty Hearst, kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and (allegedly) brainwashed by them to rob a bank. It's hard for people of today to imagine how HUGE of a story that was in 1974. And it dragged in for months. Today the SLA would be referred to as "domestic terrorists". I'm not sure if that phrase existed then,, but that's basically what they were.

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Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/08/21 at 7:38 am


Being a 14-year-old for most of the year, my Saturdays were graced by two favorite shows, back-to-back:

American Bandstand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llnaNX8_I44

and

Soul Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zpGfxgPEQY

As long as I got to watch these two shows on Saturday, I was a happy camper  :)


What do you remember from Soul Train?

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/08/21 at 7:42 am


There was nothing "old fashioned" about "All In The Family" and "Good Times" when they were new. They broke new ground and were cutting edge. "All In The Family" could not be made today. Somehow society has gotten so bizarre that even a show like "All In The Family" that was clearly calling out bigotry and racism, and taking big chances by doing so, would actually today be mistakenly called "racist" by snowflake social justice warriors who do not understand the nuance of social commentary and satire, and would just hear certain words uttered by an old white man that would "trigger" them and they would scream "racism!".  It's very unfortunate. Shows like "All In The Family" and "Good Times" were absolutely groundbreaking in their time.


Back in those days sitcoms that dealt with racism and bigotry were accepted in The 70's but today in 2021 you would have these complainers all over social media telling everybody that it's wrong to watch these shows.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Contigo on 02/11/21 at 11:14 am


Back in those days sitcoms that dealt with racism and bigotry were accepted in The 70's but today in 2021 you would have these complainers all over social media telling everybody that it's wrong to watch these shows.

The whole point of All in the family was to show how wrong and stupid Archie was
and that racism was unacceptable.  It's still on TV (reruns) and it would work today.
Archie was the real meat head .

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/12/21 at 3:07 pm


The whole point of All in the family was to show how wrong and stupid Archie was
and that racism was unacceptable.  It's still on TV (reruns) and it would work today.
Archie was the real meat head .


Contigo, you also had The Jeffersons when George called people names most of the times.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/12/21 at 4:05 pm


Contigo, you also had The Jeffersons when George called people names most of the times.


Indeed.  Same concept.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/12/21 at 4:16 pm


Indeed.  Same concept.


The clever humor and scathing social commentary on these Norman Lear-produced shows is sadly lost on today's "woke" people. There was an amazing piece of dialog between George Jefferson and Archie Bunker in one episode. I think George Jefferson was throwing a big catered affair in a function hall, with all kinds of food and waiters. Maybe his son got engaged, I don't recall exactly. But bigoted Archie says to his friendly adversary George, "Jefferson, how does a guy like you (i.e. Black) do something like this?".  George says, sweeping his arm at the surroundings,  "Let me tell you something, Bunker. When you got enough GREEN in your pocket, BLACK becomes THIER favorite color". Sad that we cannot have such clever writing (and acting) today.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/12/21 at 4:30 pm


There was nothing "old fashioned" about "All In The Family" and "Good Times" when they were new. They broke new ground and were cutting edge. "All In The Family" could not be made today. Somehow society has gotten so bizarre that even a show like "All In The Family" that was clearly calling out bigotry and racism, and taking big chances by doing so, would actually today be mistakenly called "racist" by snowflake social justice warriors who do not understand the nuance of social commentary and satire, and would just hear certain words uttered by an old white man that would "trigger" them and they would scream "racism!".  It's very unfortunate. Shows like "All In The Family" and "Good Times" were absolutely groundbreaking in their time.



Back in those days sitcoms that dealt with racism and bigotry were accepted in The 70's but today in 2021 you would have these complainers all over social media telling everybody that it's wrong to watch these shows.



The whole point of All in the family was to show how wrong and stupid Archie was
and that racism was unacceptable.  It's still on TV (reruns) and it would work today.
Archie was the real meat head .



The clever humor and scathing social commentary on these Norman Lear-produced shows is sadly lost on today's "woke" people. There was an amazing piece of dialog between George Jefferson and Archie Bunker in one episode. I think George Jefferson was throwing a big catered affair in a function hall, with all kinds of food and waiters. Maybe his son got engaged, I don't recall exactly. But bigoted Archie says to his friendly adversary George, "Jefferson, how does a guy like you (i.e. Black) do something like this?".  George says, sweeping his arm at the surroundings,  "Let me tell you something, Bunker. When you got enough GREEN in your pocket, BLACK becomes THIER favorite color". Sad that we cannot have such clever writing (and acting) today.


I've said at least a few times on this forum that the decade of the 70's saw improvements in race relations as the decade wore on.  IMO to some small extent, TV shows of this nature, plus the fact of their tremendous popularity, played at least a minor role in helping improve race relations during the decade.  This was a 70's phenomenon; you didn't see TV shows like this much in the 60's.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/12/21 at 5:41 pm


I've said at least a few times on this forum that the decade of the 70's saw improvements in race relations as the decade wore on.  IMO to some small extent, TV shows of this nature, plus the fact of their tremendous popularity, played at least a minor role in helping improve race relations during the decade.  This was a 70's phenomenon; you didn't see TV shows like this much in the 60's.


It was absolutely a 70s phenomenon. In 1970 TV (particularly CBS) staged it's big "rural purge" where all of the still popular "rural" shows like "Beverly Hillbillies", "Mayberry RFD", "Green Acres", "Petticoat Junction" etc were cancelled. "Anything that had a tree was cancelled" as Pat Buttram (Mr. Hainey on "Green Acres") put it. The impetus was to attract younger viewers with the new sophisticated shows like "All In The Family" as well as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" which featured an independent, single, working woman. That was something new at the time.

Some movies, like "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" had tackled race issues in the 60s, but it came to TV in the 70s.

Rural Purge:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_purge



Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Contigo on 02/12/21 at 6:40 pm


I've said at least a few times on this forum that the decade of the 70's saw improvements in race relations as the decade wore on.  IMO to some small extent, TV shows of this nature, plus the fact of their tremendous popularity, played at least a minor role in helping improve race relations during the decade.  This was a 70's phenomenon; you didn't see TV shows like this much in the 60's.


It was absolutely a 70s phenomenon. In 1970 TV (particularly CBS) staged it's big "rural purge" where all of the still popular "rural" shows like "Beverly Hillbillies", "Mayberry RFD", "Green Acres", "Petticoat Junction" etc were cancelled. "Anything that had a tree was cancelled" as Pat Buttram (Mr. Hainey on "Green Acres") put it. The impetus was to attract younger viewers with the new sophisticated shows like "All In The Family" as well as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" which featured an independent, single, working woman. That was something new at the time.

Some movies, like "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" had tackled race issues in the 60s, but it came to TV in the 70s.

Rural Purge:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_purge


You are both perfectly correct.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/13/21 at 7:25 am


I've said at least a few times on this forum that the decade of the 70's saw improvements in race relations as the decade wore on.  IMO to some small extent, TV shows of this nature, plus the fact of their tremendous popularity, played at least a minor role in helping improve race relations during the decade.  This was a 70's phenomenon; you didn't see TV shows like this much in the 60's.


I think in today's world people are more aware of what goes on in today's sitcoms, Like The 70's you could call someone a derogatory name but now in The 2020's we feel insulted.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/13/21 at 4:39 pm


I think in today's world people are more aware of what goes on in today's sitcoms, Like The 70's you could call someone a derogatory name but now in The 2020's we feel insulted.


I'm not sure I can agree with this as worded.  :-\\  Anybody who is called a derogatory name is insulted, doesn't matter if it's 1972 or 2012.  One difference is, today many people are hypersensitive and unable to contextualize that an insult they hear on a show is being used as an illustration of ugliness and its purpose is ultimately doing good; hypersensitive people won't stop wailing long enough to understand this.  Yet back in the 70's, it was clear to their viewers that the purpose was to illustrate, so the viewers understood and embraced it.  The basic problem today is hypersensitivity.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/13/21 at 4:57 pm


I'm not sure I can agree with this as worded.  :-\\  Anybody who is called a derogatory name is insulted, doesn't matter if it's 1972 or 2012.  One difference is, today many people are hypersensitive and unable to contextualize that an insult they hear on a show is being used as an illustration of ugliness and its purpose is ultimately doing good; hypersensitive people won't stop wailing long enough to understand this.  Yet back in the 70's, it was clear to their viewers that the purpose was to illustrate, so the viewers understood and embraced it.  The basic problem today is hypersensitivity.


I was confused by Howard's wording too, but I don't think it's what he meant. I think he meant--and I agree--people weren't SNOWFLAKES back then. They had grit. They had, dare I say, SOUL. You are correct though, the problem today is VICTIM MENTALITY. We live in a victim culture, victims are the new celebrities. People almost seem like they don't even  feel justified in being alive unless they have a long list of oppressions they can claim as their own. That's what identity politics will get you. In the 70s, people, be they minorities, feminists, LGBT… did not feel like victims. That is why the word LIBERATION was used back then. "Women's liberation", "Gay liberation", "Black Power", etc. People wanted to come from a place of power. Remember "we shall overcome"? Now it's "you made a microaggression upon me, we shall run to our safe space and cancel you". Especially on college campuses.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/13/21 at 5:06 pm


I was confused by Howard's wording too, but I don't think it's what he meant. I think he meant--and I agree--people weren't SNOWFLAKES back then. They had grit. They had, dare I say, SOUL. You are correct though, the problem today is VICTIM MENTALITY. We live in a victim culture, victims are the new celebrities. People almost seem like they don't even  feel justified in being alive unless they have a long list of oppressions they can claim as their own. That's what identity politics will get you. In the 70s, people, be they minorities, feminists, LGBT… did not feel like victims. That is why the word LIBERATION was used back then. "Women's liberation", "Gay liberation", "Black Power", etc. People wanted to come from a place of power. Remember "we shall overcome"? Now it's "you made a microaggression upon me, we shall run to our safe space and cancel you". Especially on college campuses.


Agreed!

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/13/21 at 8:38 pm

Something fun - we teens were greatly entertained by K-Tel advertisements (and sometimes we bought the records).  This album, Out Of Sight, contains 1974 hits - it's one I own too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVX3Ddb9pHY

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/13/21 at 9:01 pm


Something fun - we teens were greatly entertained by K-Tel advertisements (and sometimes we bought the records).  This album, Out Of Sight, contains 1974 hits - it's one I own too:


A little known fact about those K-Tel albums...they would sort of surreptitiously shave a few seconds off each song (usually at the fade, if the song had one) so they could cram as many songs as possible onto each side. Because, as you know, a vinyl album can only hold so many minutes per side before a serious decrease in fidelity occurs. So, technically speaking, the songs on these albums are rarities, because they differ from the original 45 or album version.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/14/21 at 1:32 pm


I'm not sure I can agree with this as worded.  :-\\  Anybody who is called a derogatory name is insulted, doesn't matter if it's 1972 or 2012.  One difference is, today many people are hypersensitive and unable to contextualize that an insult they hear on a show is being used as an illustration of ugliness and its purpose is ultimately doing good; hypersensitive people won't stop wailing long enough to understand this.  Yet back in the 70's, it was clear to their viewers that the purpose was to illustrate, so the viewers understood and embraced it.  The basic problem today is hypersensitivity.


Sorry AG, I apologize if I worded it wrong but what I meant was that back in The 70's, words like "honky" or "schvoogie" George or Archie could get away with saying those things but today people are oversensitive of those words and can become hurtful, I guess that's what I meant.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/14/21 at 2:45 pm


Something fun - we teens were greatly entertained by K-Tel advertisements (and sometimes we bought the records).  This album, Out Of Sight, contains 1974 hits - it's one I own too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVX3Ddb9pHY



This was the one I had (which came in '73). I think I still have it-which would be in with all my vinyl.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu233

This one also looks familiar. Maybe one of my sisters had this one.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu2420

A couple of others look familiar, too.


Here is a list of ALL of them:

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/label/ktel-us


Cat

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/14/21 at 3:12 pm



This was the one I had (which came in '73). I think I still have it-which would be in with all my vinyl.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu233

This one also looks familiar. Maybe one of my sisters had this one.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu2420

A couple of others look familiar, too.


Here is a list of ALL of them:

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/label/ktel-us


Cat


I've got this one that came out in 1972. I didn't buy it then because as, ahem, a  "serious" collector of albums I looked down at K-Tel. I bought it years later for collection purposes. This one goes beyond the usual "all hits all the time" format and has some rarities, including "Celia of the Seals" by Donovan (an ecological song) and the folk standard "All My Trials", sung here by Joan Baez. It turns out this was a charity record "in aid of the world's refugees" as the insert explains, in association with the  UNA-USA, which stood for United Nations Association of the USA, who's slogan was "working together for peace, freedom and justice". Apparently some of these K-Tel releases were a little heavier than I realized at the time. If you look in the upper right and left corners you will see the UNA-USA symbols.


http://images.recordsale.de/600/600/various-20topstarfestivaldynamichitsvolumetwo.jpg

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/14/21 at 3:44 pm



This was the one I had (which came in '73). I think I still have it-which would be in with all my vinyl.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu233

This one also looks familiar. Maybe one of my sisters had this one.

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/tu2420

A couple of others look familiar, too.


Here is a list of ALL of them:

http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/label/ktel-us


Cat


Nice!  I still have my vinyl, too.  I have a bunch of K-tel - "Fantastic" is one I'm pretty sure I have.  I also have albums from similar entities Ronco and Adam VIII.

Very few were bought when they were new, as I just didn't have the money for them when I was 13 - 14.  However I picked them up when I found them.  (As I liked to peruse used record stores I'd stumble over them quite a bit.)  I hit the motherlode one day - in late 1980, a record store (one that I generally thought pricey but they were close to work) decided to clear out all their K-tel and similar albums for $1.00.  Hooray for me!  I went home with 9 of them that day, brand new in shrink wrap.  :D

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/14/21 at 3:49 pm


I've got this one that came out in 1972. I didn't buy it then because as, ahem, a  "serious" collector of albums I looked down at K-Tel. I bought it years later for collection purposes. This one goes beyond the usual "all hits all the time" format and has some rarities, including "Celia of the Seals" by Donovan (an ecological song) and the folk standard "All My Trials", sung here by Joan Baez. It turns out this was a charity record "in aid of the world's refugees" as the insert explains, in association with the  UNA-USA, which stood for United Nations Association of the USA, who's slogan was "working together for peace, freedom and justice". Apparently some of these K-Tel releases were a little heavier than I realized at the time. If you look in the upper right and left corners you will see the UNA-USA symbols.


http://images.recordsale.de/600/600/various-20topstarfestivaldynamichitsvolumetwo.jpg



In those days, we didn't have a lot of money and there were a few songs on that album that I REALLY, REALLY wanted ("Crocodile Rock" & "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia") and getting the K-Tel albums was a way for me to get some of the songs I wanted without a lot of money. I think this album was a gift for either my birthday or Christmas. Since getting the album, I fell in love with the song "Back When My Hair Was Short."


I hated the rip off albums that would have the "hits" but sung by who knows who.


Cat

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/14/21 at 3:50 pm


Nice!  I still have my vinyl, too.  I have a bunch of K-tel - "Fantastic" is one I'm pretty sure I have.  I also have albums from similar entities Ronco and Adam VIII.

Very few were bought when they were new, as I just didn't have the money for them when I was 13 - 14.  However I picked them up when I found them.  (As I liked to peruse used record stores I'd stumble over them quite a bit.)  I hit the motherlode one day - in late 1980, a record store (one that I generally thought pricey but they were close to work) decided to clear out all their K-tel and similar albums for $1.00.  Hooray for me!  I went home with 9 of them that day, brand new in shrink wrap.  :D



Yay-you! I love it when that happens.


Cat

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/14/21 at 3:55 pm



I hated the rip off albums that would have the "hits" but sung by who knows who.


Cat

Those things were an entirely different animal. I think those started to fade away in the US around 1970 or so and from that point on K-Tel and the rest would make a big point of saying "by the original artists" because people were getting leery. There were a lot of those in England too and Elton John got his start on those by imitating the hits.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/14/21 at 9:19 pm


I've got this one that came out in 1972. I didn't buy it then because as, ahem, a  "serious" collector of albums I looked down at K-Tel. I bought it years later for collection purposes. This one goes beyond the usual "all hits all the time" format and has some rarities, including "Celia of the Seals" by Donovan (an ecological song) and the folk standard "All My Trials", sung here by Joan Baez. It turns out this was a charity record "in aid of the world's refugees" as the insert explains, in association with the  UNA-USA, which stood for United Nations Association of the USA, who's slogan was "working together for peace, freedom and justice". Apparently some of these K-Tel releases were a little heavier than I realized at the time. If you look in the upper right and left corners you will see the UNA-USA symbols.


http://images.recordsale.de/600/600/various-20topstarfestivaldynamichitsvolumetwo.jpg


O0 Cool that this one is for charity!


...I hated the rip off albums that would have the "hits" but sung by who knows who.


Cat


Me too.  Something else that gets me is when they are by the original artists but are cheap re-dos of their hits.  I've been burned a few times with those  >:(

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/14/21 at 11:29 pm


O0 Cool that this one is for charity!

Me too.  Something else that gets me is when they are by the original artists but are cheap re-dos of their hits.  I've been burned a few times with those  >:(


Yes I have some CDs that are like that.

Subject: Re: Things 1974 Would Be Remembered For

Written By: Howard on 02/15/21 at 7:31 am


O0 Cool that this one is for charity!

Me too.  Something else that gets me is when they are by the original artists but are cheap re-dos of their hits.  I've been burned a few times with those  >:(


I hate when you have other people re-do classic hits but it doesn't sound like the original song.

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