Music: Five from the Seventies Part One
I love music, and I love introducing people to music they don't know. How could I resist a challenge by @slobberchops
- Link FIVE singles from the 1970’s and let us know why they are memorable to you.
- One from 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974.
- Make sure they are not too obscure, we are trying to teach the younger readers what was good, not about old ‘B-sides’.
- State the year of release, we are trying to educate people!
- Use the tag #seventieschallenge
- Add a Wikipedia link to each song so the uneducated can learn a little about the song. If there isn’t one available, then choose something a little more popular.
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Waters
From the album by the same name, this was a huge hit. It's a huge song.
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Turn on your lava lamp or your blacklight and groove to the surf.
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
A Leslie organ a drum machine, and Timmy Thomas' haunting vocals deliver this message.
Dr John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Many regard "In the Right Place" as Dr John's best album. I don't make that distinction, they are all great.
Elton John - Bennie and the Jets
Not Mr John's best song, perhaps, but it's incredibly dynamic. I defy anyone to stay still while listening to Bennie and the Jets. It starts with a tapping finger - yes, just like that. Soon your whole body will be wriggling.
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
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