Monthly Archives: August 2014

Comic Books: The Golden Age

So my plan is to talk a little more about the History and Business side of entertainment while I take a little break from the Rock Chronology. At the same time my friend, Donny, has been wanting to review a … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #205: El Cóndor Pasa

“El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)”, Simon and Garfunkel, 1970. Today we wrap up the year 1970, and there’s no better way to do that then to bookend the year with another song from Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #204: Lookin’ Out My Back Door

“Lookin’ Out My Back Door”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1970. Here is a song that represents everything that CCR is. It’s Country music about tripping on psychedelics. They even mention Buck Owens, a Country singer from California. A lot of CCR’s … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #203: After the Gold Rush

“After the Gold Rush”, Neil Young, 1970. We’re winding down to the last few songs of 1970. We’ve been through over 50 songs so far, but it’s not just 1969 and 1970 that had this many important songs. This continued … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #202: Oye Como Va

“Oye Como Va”, Santana, 1970. Santana hits another one out of the park with “Oye Como Va”. This song was originally written in 1963 by Tito Puente, a Latin jazz musician. The Santana version is the definitive version though. The … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #201: Mississippi Queen

“Mississippi Queen”, Mountain, 1970. Of all the fantastic one-hit wonders in 1970, this one is my favorite. That is why I am surprised that this classic Rock radio staple only peaked at #21 the year it was released and the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #200: Machine Gun

“Machine Gun”, Jimi Hendrix, 1970. On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died in his girlfriend’s apartment in London. He had overdosed on sleeping pills and he ended up asphyxiating on his own vomit while asleep. Jimi Hendrix’s guitar playing had … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #199: No Sugar Tonight

“No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”, The Guess Who, 1970. This is another hit single from The Guess Who’s American Woman album. This was really the peak year for the Canadian Band as they had three hit singles. (Also they shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #198: Sweet Jane

“Sweet Jane”, The Velvet Underground, 1970. The Velvet Underground would go their whole career in relative obscurity. It was only after Lou Reed became successful as a solo artist, that people would go back and discover the music of The … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #197: Bell Bottom Blues

“Bell Bottom Blues”, Derek and the Dominos, 1970. “Bell Bottom Blues” was the single released after “Layla” from the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album. Here is another song where Eric Clapton sings about his unrequited love for George … Continue reading

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