Tag Archives: 1970

Rock Chronology #214: Paranoid

“Paranoid”, Black Sabbath, 1971. Finally, Black Sabbath has arrived. They are a band like no other (unless you count all of the many bands that they have inspired over the years). But in 1971, when the flower power of the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #209: Sugar Man

“Sugar Man”, Rodriguez, 1970. Depending on where you live, Rodriguez is either a total nobody, or he’s the biggest Rock star there is. Personally I just found out about this guy. That’s because I’m from the US. Where is Rodriguez … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #208: Casey Jones

“Casey Jones” The Grateful Dead, 1970. I was just talking with a friend tonight about The Grateful Dead, and she helped me realize that I had overlooked an important song from 1970. For the most part when I put together … 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 #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 #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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