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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 #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 #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 #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 #203: After the Gold Rush

“After the Gold Rush”, Neil Young, 1970. We’re winding down to the last few songs of 1970. We’ve been through over 50 songs so far, but it’s not just 1969 and 1970 that had this many important songs. This continued … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #193: Ripple

“Ripple”, The Grateful Dead, 1970. The Grateful Dead built a fan base that lasted decades, and it all really got going for them from the two albums they released in 1970. This song, “Ripple” as a B-side to the single … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #190: Across the Universe

“Across The Universe”, The Beatles, 1970. All good things must come to an end. The Beatles would all go on to have successful solo careers, and they would often support each other on each of their “solo” albums. But Let … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #187: Southern Man

“Southern Man”, Neil Young, 1970. Here is another song from Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush album. This song is something of a controversial song for people living in the Southern USA (understandably so). A few years later Lynard Skynard … Continue reading

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