Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rock Chronology #134: Honky Tonk Women

“Honky Tonk Women”, The Rolling Stones, 1969. The Rolling Stones continue to be at the top of their game in 1969. This song was released as a single only (though a more country version does appear on the Let It … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #133: 21st Century Schizoid Man

“21st Century Schizoid Man”, King Crimson, 1969. All Rock music has its roots in the 60’s. And the first Progressive Rock sound that had some commercial success came from King Crimson. However this would also be their most successful album … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #132: Give Peace a Chance

“Give Peace a Chance”, Plastic Ono Band , 1969. Even before the Beatles officially announced they were breaking up, there were clear signs that it was happening. One indicator was that John Lennon had been releasing music with Yoko Ono. … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #131: Green River

“Green River”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969. This song comes the album of the same name. Green River was the second of three released by CCR in 1969. All three of the albums were hit albums. In the case of the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #130: Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)

“Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)”, Janis Joplin, 1969. Janis Joplin began her solo career in 1969. Even though Big Brother and the Holding Company had the top selling album in 1968, she set out on her own. (Although in … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #129: Cinnamon Girl

“Cinnamon Girl”, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, 1969. Is there any other artist out there that is like Neil Young? He’s had such a long and varied career. In Buffalo Springfield he was just “one of the band”. At other … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #128: Heartbreaker

“Heartbreaker”, Led Zeppelin, 1969. After 30 songs into 1969, you might think I’m about to run out. Nope. I’m just starting on Led Zeppelin’s second album. And what kind of impact did Led Zeppelin II have? Legendary. Led Zeppelin II … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #127: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, The Band, 1969. This timeless song is from The Band’s self-titled second album. The album peaked at #10 in the US. This song is actually known for being the biggest hit that Joan … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #126: Don’t Let Me Down

“Don’t Let Me Down”, The Beatles, 1969. The Beatles’ music is so amazing that even their B-sides will last forever. This song was the B-side to their “Get Back” single. Even though it was just a B-side it managed to … Continue reading

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