Tag Archives: Blues

Rock Chronology #227: Riders on the Storm

“Riders on the Storm”, The Doors, 1971. Jim Morrison went out like a lion with “Riders on the Storm.” He died on July 3, 1971. This song peaked at #14 on the US singles chart later that month (#22 in … 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 #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 #211: Love Her Madly

“Love Her Madly”, The Doors, 1971. The Doors became a huge break out success in 1967, but none of the albums that followed really had that same level of success. That all changed in 1971 when they released their L.A. … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #210: Me and Bobby McGee

“Me and Bobby McGee”, Janis Joplin, 1971 It’s time to kick off the new year right! And by “new year” I mean 1971. “Me and Bobby McGee” was actually written by Kris Kristofferson. Janis’ version is the definitive version of … 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 #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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Rock Chronology #188: Since I’ve Been Loving You

“Since I’ve Been Loving You”, Led Zeppelin, 1970. Friday night is Zeppelin night! (The other six nights of the week are also Zeppelin night.) This is a track from Led Zeppelin III, the “disappointing” album that sold only 6 million … Continue reading

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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 #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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