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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 #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 #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 #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 #195: Child In Time

“Child In Time”, Deep Purple, 1970. In a year about Folk Rock, Deep Purple was making some impressive advances for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Their sound in 1970 was considerably different from their 1968 hit, “Hush”. This is because they changed … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #186: I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home

“I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home”, Grand Funk Railroad, 1970. The music of Grand Funk Railroad isn’t Funk, but it is quite Grand. The band actually got it’s name from the Grand Trunk Western Railroad which goes through their hometown of … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #182: All Right Now

“All Right Now”, Free, 1970. Here’s a very cool one-hit wonder from 1970. This song sounds like it should have been released about 5 to 10 years later to me. I guess it was simply ahead of its time. “All … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #174: American Woman

“American Woman”, The Guess Who, 1970. “American Woman” comes from Canadian Band, The Guess Who. Considering the album it appeared on was also called American Woman, there was never any doubt what they thought there strongest song was. The album … Continue reading

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