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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 #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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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 #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 #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 #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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Rock Chronology #207: A Whiter Shade of Pale

“A Whiter Shade of Pale”, Procol Harum, 1967. Ok, while looking back over which Kinks songs to include in the Rock Chronology, I realized I may have overlooked one of the best selling rock songs of all time.  (Oops!) Some people might … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #162: Let It Be

“Let It Be”, The Beatles, 1970. Although the Beatles privately broke up in 1969, and there were plenty of hints and rumors about it (such as John releasing all of this solo music), the Beatles did not officially announce their … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #147: Ramble On

“Ramble On”, Led Zeppelin, 1969. We’re finally down to the last few songs of the 60’s, and it’s been a hell of a ride. We started out seeing how Rock was just this music that a few fringe British groups … Continue reading

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