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The  Spirit  of  Rock 'n' Roll
— in the 1970s —

Information on the rock 'n' roll musical traditions of America,
bringing to your attention professional & obscure artists, their works and their museums,
and available books & audio tapes & videos & DVDs & posters & ebooks for purchase...

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Billboard  Magazine  Hit  Records

Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1970 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1970" [1989]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [10/90] 10 tracks for $32.49
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Venus" by Shocking Blue; 2. "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night; 3. "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family; 4. "The Tears of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; 5. "The Rapper" by The Jaggerz; 6. "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5; 7. "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum; 8. "Vehicle" by The Ides of March; 9. "War" by Edwin Starr; and 10. "Green-Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1971 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1971" [1989]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [10/90] out of prodn/40+ used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night; 2. "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart; 3. "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds; 4. "Family Affair" by Sly and the Family Stone; 5. "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando and Dawn; 6. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher; 7. "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" by Raiders; 8. "Treat Her Like A Lady" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose; 9. "Black Magic Woman" by Santana; and 10. "Draggin' The Line" by Tommy James
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1972 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1972" [1989]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [10/90] out of prodn/40+ used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan; 2. "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash; 3. "Black and White" by Three Dog Night; 4. "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass; 5. "My Ding-A-Ling" by Chuck Berry; 6. "A Horse With No Name" by America; 7. "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" by The Hollies; 8. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations; 9. "Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues; and 10. "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1973 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1973" [1989]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [10/90] out of prodn/used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John; 2. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce; 3. "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips; 4. "Brother Louie" by Stories; 5. "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group; 6. "Will It Go Round In Circles" by Billy Preston; 7. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John; 8. "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye; 9. "Ramblin' Man" by Allman Brothers; and 10. "Love Train" by The O'Jays
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1974 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1974" [1989]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [9/89] out of prodn/many used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Bennie and The Jets" by Elton John; 2."The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk Railroad; 3."Nothing From Nothing" by Billy Preston; 4."Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone; 5."I Can Help" by Billy Swan; 6."Dancing Machine" by The Jackson 5; 7."The Joker" by Steve Miller Band; 8."Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd; 9."Boogie Down" by Eddie Kendricks; and 10."Rock On" by David Essex
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1975 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1975" [1991]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [4/91] out of prodn/many used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Sister Golden Hair" by America; 2. "Island Girl" by Elton John; 3. "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille; 4. "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Rondstadt; 5. "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds; 6. "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka; 7. "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John Band; 8. "Sky High" by Jigsaw; 9. "Jackie Blue" by Ozark Mountain Daredevils; and 10. "Get Down Tonight" by KC and The Sunshine Band
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1976 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1976" [1991]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [4/91] out of prodn/50+ used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John & Kiki Dee; 2. "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright; 3. "Love Machine Part 1" by The Miracles; 4. "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers; 5. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry; 6. "Saturday Night" by Bay City Rollers; 7. "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop; 8. "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" by England Dan & John Ford Coley 9. "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen; and 10. "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1977 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1977" [1991]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [4/91] out of prodn/40+ used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Boogie Nights" by Heatwave; 2. "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day; 3. "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates; 4. "I'm in You" by Peter Frampton; 5. "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston; 6. "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer; 7. "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC and The Sunshine Band; 8. "Got To Give It Up Part 1" by Marvin Gaye; 9. "Couldn't Get It Right" by Climax Blues Band; and 10. "Car Wash" by Rose Royce
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1978 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1978" [1991]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [4/91] out of prodn/50+ used
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "We Are The Champions" by Queen; 2. "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder; 3. "It's A Heart-ache" by Bonnie Tyler; 4. "Take A Chance On Me" by ABBA; 5. "Baby Come Back" by Player; 6. "Reminiscing" by Little River Band; 7. "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton; 8. "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman; 9. "Kiss You All Over" by Exile; and 10. "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis
Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits for 1979 compilation album on CD  "Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1979" [1991]
W.E.A./Rhino Records music CD [10/2011] for $13.98
album entry at Wikipedia
1. "Heart of Glass" by Blondie; 2. "My Sharona" by The Knack; 3. "Just When I Needed You Most" by Randy VanWarmer; 4. "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes; 5. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor; 6. "Y.M.C.A." by Village People; 7. "Sad Eyes" by Robert John; 8. "Fire" by Pointer Sisters; 9. "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward; and 10. "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by Charlie Daniels Band


Artists  &  Groups

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"ACDC" band
"Black Sabbath" band [1968-2006]
"Blue Oyster Cult" band
"Boston" band
"Buffalo Springfield" band
"Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young" band
"Deep Purple" band

Bob Dylan
http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Dylan-Complete-Icons-America/dp/0300124570/
http://www.amazon.com/No-Direction-Home-Acclaimed-Biography/dp/1617130125/
http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-One-Bob-Dylan/dp/0743244583/

"The Eagles" band
Peter Gabriel & song "Solsbury Hill" [1977]
"Grateful Dead" band
"Jethro Tull" band
"Led Zeppelin" band
"Lynrd Skynrd" band
Ted Nugent & song "Strangle Hold" [1975]
"Pink Floyd" band

"Queen" band [since 1971]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(band)
http://www.amazon.com/This-Real-Life-Untold-Story/dp/0306819597/

"Santana" band
Bob Seger

'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen
http://www.amazon.com/Live-Bruce-Springsteen-Street-Band/dp/B000002AJO/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Supremes [1959-77]
"The Who" band & song "Long Live Rock" [1974]
"ZZ Top" band & song "Nationwide"


Links

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
'Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll' audio CDs (9 volumes)
article '500 Songs That Shaped Rock'
History of Rock'n'Roll website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Rock_music
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_albums70s.html


Books

Cultural History of the United States - The 1970s book by Gail B. Stewart  "A Cultural History of The United States Through The Decades - The 1970s"
[grades 6-10; 1998] by Gail B. Stewart

Covers the WaterGate Scandal and President Nixon's resignation, the Iran hostage crisis, bell-bottoms & punk & disco, the continuing Sexual Revolution, and the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster
Lucent Books 9x7 hardcover [9/98] out of print/used
The 70s Hits & Trivia book by Ted Yates   "The 70's: The Hits and the Trivia" [2011] by Ted Yates
Collector's Guide Publng 9x6 pb & CD [4/2011] out of print/used
Fire and Rain, Story of 1970 book by David Browne  "Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, C.S.N.Y., and The Lost Story of 1970" [2011]
by David Browne

A detailed look at the making of four classic rock albums, the artists and their careers, and the changes that ended the Sixties and began the Seventies.
Da Capo Press 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2011] for $16.38

http://www.amazon.com/Seventies-Tumultuous-Decade-Reconsidered/dp/0316815470/ by Rolling Stone

Timeline of 1970s Rock'n'Roll

  • 1969 August 15-17: Woodstock Music & Art Fair outside Bethel, New York.
  • 1969 Altamont
  • 1970 Sept 18th: Rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London, England at age 27.
  • 1970 Oct 4th: Rock singer Janis Joplin found dead in her Hollywood hotel room at age 27.
  • 1977 August 16th: Elvis Presley died at age 42, at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.



Music  CDs

Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 3 The Seventies album on CD  "Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 3: The Seventies" [1994]
Rhino/W.E.A. music CD [3/94] 18 tracks - out of prodn/used
artists include Apollo 100, Billy Preston ('Outa-Space'), Van McCoy ('The Hustle'), Brass Connection ('Movin'), Ramsey Lewis ('Sun Goddess'), King Curtis And The Kingpins, Electric Light Orchestra ('Daybreaker'), Deodato ('Also Sprach Zarathustra, theme from 2001'), Gary Glitter ('Rock & Roll, Part 2'), Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, Hot Butter ('Popcorn'), B.T. Express, The Nite-Liters, Rhinoceros ('Apricot Brandy'), and The Edgar Winters Group
Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection The 70's  "The Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection: The 70's" [2001]
Collectables audio CD [10/2001] for $13.99
21 tracks by artists Captain & Tennille, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Hall & Oates, Heatwave, The Hollies, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Looking Glass, The Manhattans, Don McLean, Nilsson, The O'Jays, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Redbone, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Vicki Sue Robinson, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart, The Stylistics, Three Dog Night, and others...
100 Classic Tracks of the 70s CD box set   "100 Hits 70s: 100 Classic Tracks of The Decade" Box Set [2007]
Demon Music music CD box set [10/2007] 100 tracks on 5 disks for $17.73
cover specifies Bay City Rollers; T-Rex; Earth, Wind & Fire; Boney M; Electric Light Orchestra; The Cars; and The Doobie Brothers; Amazon also lists Dawn, Chic, Faces, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Dave Edmunds, Yes, Sweet, Elvis Presley, Melanie, Chris Rea, Terry Jacks, Edison Lighthouse, The New Seekers, and Hall & Oates
soundtrack album for 'Rock of Ages' 2012 musical film  "Rock of Ages" musical soundtrack [2012]
WaterTower Music soundtrack CD [6/2012] 20 tracks for $11.88
The movie turned out pretty lame, and the covers of the 1970s music are just adequate BUT listening to these cuts still delivers the great power of the original classic songs & artists: Any Way You Want It; Can't Fight This Feeling; Don't Stop Believin'; Every Rose Has Its Thorn; Harden My Heart; Heaven; Here I Go Again; Hit Me With Your Best Shot; I Love Rock 'n' Roll; I Wanna Rock; I Want To Know What Love Is; Juke Box Hero; Just Like Paradise; More Than Words; Nothin' But A Good Time; Paradise City; Pour Some Sugar On Me; Rock You Like A Hurricane; Shadows of The Night; Sister Christian; Undercover Love; Waiting For A Girl Like You; Wanted Dead or Alive; We Built This City; and We're Not Gonna Take It — and the official movie website plays truncated versions of the songs on endless loop


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