Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rock Chronology #226: Cry Baby

“Cry Baby”, Janis Joplin, 1971. “Cry Baby” was originally recorded by blues singer Garnet Simms back in 1963. However the Janis Joplin version is the definitive version of the song. It comes from her Pearl album which spent an impressive … Continue reading

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Secret Wars

Donny reviews a comic that is not at all a secret. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12 1984-85 Jim Shooter (writer) Mike Zeck (art) I started reading comics in 1983, when I was eight. It began because I was a … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #225: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1971. John Fogerty wrote this song as a reflection on what was going on with the band in 1971. They had achieved all sorts of success, but it had made them … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #224: Peace Train

“Peace Train”, Cat Stevens, 1971. “Peace Train” peaked at #7 on the US singles chart. This is the most rockin’ hit that Cat Stevens ever had. His other stuff is so soft, I hesitate to call it Rock. For that … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #223: Jealous Guy

“Jealous Guy”, John Lennon, 1971. “Jealous Guy” is another really exceptional song from the Imagine album. It wasn’t even released as a single until several years after Lennon’s death. However it has been covered over 90 times! Roxy Music’s cover … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #222: Maggie May

“Maggie May”, Rod Stewart, 1971. “Maggie May” is the song that made Rod Stewart a star. This song was actually just a B-side to the “Reason to Believe” single, but no one really cared about that song. Instead DJ’s starting playing … Continue reading

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Asterix

Donny reviews a satirical comic book about brave French warriors. Asterix Volumes 1-23, 1959-1977 René Goscinny (text) Albert Uderzo (art) Earlier this month a trio of gunmen open fired on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #221: Hot Love

“Hot Love”, T Rex, 1971 T Rex was a group that was hugely popular in the UK, but mostly unknown in the US. “Hot Love” especially was a huge hit in the UK spending 6 weeks at the top of … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #220: Joy to the World

“Joy to the World”, Three Dog Night, 1971. Because Rock music came out of the Blues, there are not a lot of purely happy Rock songs. That is probably why the members of Three Dog Night have described this as … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #219: Changes

“Changes”, David Bowie, 1971. “Changes” is another timeless song released by David Bowie that wasn’t really recognized until later. It comes from the Hunky Dory album which was released right at the end of 1971. The single for “Changes” was … Continue reading

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