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Rock Chronology #228: Rock and Roll

“Rock and Roll”, Led Zeppelin, 1971. “Rock and Roll” is another one of those iconic Led Zeppelin songs. Really, it’s amazing to me how many amazing Led Zeppelin songs came from one album. If they had never released the Led … Continue reading

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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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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 #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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Rock Chronology #217: Aqualung

“Aqualung”, Jethro Tull, 1971. Jethro Tull really made an impression in the US with their 1971 album, Aqualung. In fact it was the most successful prog rock album that the US had scene up to that point. (The Moody Blues … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #216: Won’t Get Fooled Again

“Won’t Get Fooled Again”, The Who, 1971. The Who returned in 1971 with their Who’s Next album. After their success with the rock opera Tommy, The Who attempted to make another rock opera named Lifehouse. That project ended up falling … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #215: Black Dog

“Black Dog”, Led Zeppelin, 1971. I’ve been jonesing for some more Led Zeppelin. “Black Dog” is the probably the best song you could start any album with, so it is rightly the lead track on Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. This … Continue reading

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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 #213: Brown Sugar

“Brown Sugar”, The Rolling Stones, 1971 The Rolling Stones proved to be consistently great in one of the most fickle businesses in the world. In 1971, they released their Sticky Fingers album which immediately shot to #1 on the album … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #212: Imagine

“Imagine”, John Lennon, 1971. When I sat down and looked for the high points of 1971 I was amazed at how many there really were. I could have easily used “Imagine” to kick off 1971, and I think most people … Continue reading

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