Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rock Chronology #179: Run Through Jungle

“Run Through The Jungle”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1970. Here is another awesome song from CCR’s Cosmo’s Factory album. It was released as a double A-side with, “Up Around the Bend”. The single peaked at #4 in US. The album Cosmo’s … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #178: Vehicle

“Vehicle”, Ides of March, 1970. For me one cool thing about going through this Rock Chronology is listening to all of the one-hit wonders. I think it’s because I generally haven’t listened to them as much. I like collecting albums … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #177: Truckin’

“Truckin’”, The Grateful Dead, 1970. The Grateful Dead broke into the mainstream in 1970 by releasing two successful albums. In fact the second album, American Beauty had an even greater impact than the first. The album peaked at #30 in … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #176: Teach Your Children

“Teach Your Children”, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 1970. The year of Folk Rock continues with this hit from CSNY’s Déjà Vu album. This song was actually written by Graham Nash while he was with the Hollies, but the Hollies … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #175: After Midnight

“After Midnight”, Eric Clapton, 1970. Eric Clapton actually released a solo album just three months before releasing his double album with Derek and the Dominoes! Clearly, 1970 was an incredibly productive year for Clapton. “After Midnight” was the only single … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #174: American Woman

“American Woman”, The Guess Who, 1970. “American Woman” comes from Canadian Band, The Guess Who. Considering the album it appeared on was also called American Woman, there was never any doubt what they thought there strongest song was. The album … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #173: Black Magic Woman

“Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen”, Santana, 1970. In 1970, Santana released their Abraxas album. This album was essentially the peak of Santana’s early career. (Really for a long time it looked like it was the peak of their whole career, but … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #172: I’m Eighteen

“I’m Eighteen”, Alice Cooper, 1970. And so it begins. Based on what I’ve played so far in 1970 you might think that music in general was becoming softer and more about Folk Rock. What was really happening wass that music … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #171: Roadhouse Blues

“Roadhouse Blues”, The Doors, 1970. The Doors return to the Rock Chronology in 1970 with another hit album. Actually they released an album in 1969, but many Doors fans found it disappointing except for the single, “Touch Me”. And since … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #170: Come and Get It

“Come and Get It”, Badfinger, 1970. Badfinger was a group that had signed with the Beatles’ Apple records. They had a few hits in the early 70’s starting with this one. This song was actually written by Paul McCartney. McCartney … Continue reading

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