ABBA - Pop group from Sweden featured 2 married couples: Benny & Frida and Bjorn and Agnetha.
Had most of their big hits in the 70's including "Waterloo" "Honey, Honey" "SOS" "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
I Do" "Mamma Mia" "Fernando" "Dancing Queen" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" "Money, Money, Money"
"The Name Of The Game" "Take A Chance On Me" and "Does Your Mother Know" They had a few more hits in the early 80's and disbanded after both couples divorced. Like them or not, the 2 girls blended their vocals very well.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Fernando"
AC/DC -Hard rock band from Australia, featuring Lead Guitarist Angus Young, brother Malcolm on rhythm, and Bon Scott on lead vocals. They released 4 albums in the 70's 'Let There Be Rock' 'Powerage' 'If You Want Blood, You Got It' and their breakthrough album 'Highway To Hell'. The single "Highway To Hell" got airplay and helped the group get a wider audience. Lead singer Bon Scott died of alcohol poisoning in early 1980 just as the group was breaking out big. He was quickly replaced by Brian Johnson. Group would go on to bigger success in the 80's
Pat's Favorite Song - "Highway To Hell"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Whole Lotta Rosie" from 'Let There Be Rock'
AEROSMITH - Hard rock group from New Hampshire. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford,Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer. Their albums in the 70's were 'Aerosmith' 'Get Your Wings' 'Toys In The Attic' 'Rocks' 'Draw The Line' and 'Live! Bootleg'. 45's released were "Dream On" "Same Old Song And Dance" "The Train Kept A Rollin' " "Sweet Emotion" "Walk This Way" "Last Child" "Home Tonight" "Back In The Saddle" "Draw The Line" "Kings And Queens" " Come Together" and "Chip Away The Stone". "Dream On" was originally released as a single in 1973 and stalled. It was re-released in early 1976 and became a huge hit. "Walk This Way" was released in the fall of 1975 and didn't chart. It was re-released in late 1976 and became a huge hit. (It would be a big hit again in 1986 with Run D.M.C. and them together). Steven Tyler has one of the most powerful rock and roll voices. Tyler and Joe Perry were nicknamed the "Toxic Twins" from all the drugs they took, which eventually split the band up in the early 80's. They would reform with the original lineup in 1984 and go on to more great success.
Pat's Favorite Song -"Sweet Emotion"
Pat's Favorite Album cuts - "Mama Kin" from 'Aerosmith' and "Sick As A Dog" from 'Rocks'
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Rocks'
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - One of the best Southern rock groups, formed in Georgia in 1969. Main members were Greg Allman on keyboards, brother Duane Allman on lead guitars, Dickey Betts on guitars,
and Berry Oakley on bass. Albums released in the 70's were 'The Allman Brothers Band' 'Idlewild South' 'At Fillmore East (Live)' 'Eat A Peach' 'Beginnings' 'Brothers & Sisters' 'Win, Lose or Draw' 'The Road Goes On Forever (Greatest Hits)' 'Wipe The Windows-Check The Oil-Dollar Gas' and 'Enlightened Rogues'. 45's released were "Revival (Love Is Everywhere)" "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" "Melissa/Blue Sky" "One Way Out/Stand Back" "Ramblin' Man" "Midnight Rider" "Jessica" "Nevertheless" and "Crazy Love". The live album 'At Fillmore East' got significant airplay, helping break the group. "Whipping Post" and "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" were played frequently. Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in October 1971 at age 24.Just over a year later, Berry Oakley was also killed in a motorcycle crash at age 24. Group would have numerous personnel changes through the years with Greg Allman and Dickey Betts as the main members.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Melissa"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Eat A Peach'
Pat's Favorite Album cut - "Whipping Post" from 'At Fillmore East'
HERB ALPERT & TIJUANA BRASS - After having huge success in the 60's, Herb Alpert kept on recording and releasing albums throughout the 70's with only mid to lower chart success.. Finally, in 1979 he released the album 'Rise' featuring the smash hit "Rise". His comeback continued throughout the 80's.
(See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Rise"
AMBROSIA - Pop group from L.A. featuring lead singer David Pack. Hits were "Holdin' On To Yesterday" and "How Much I Feel". Also charted with "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" and "Magical Mystery Tour". Group would have 2 more big hits in the early 80's
Pat's Favorite Song - "How Much I Feel"
AMERICA - Acoustic pop trio formed in London, England in 1969. Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek were all born in the USA, but met in England. Albums released in the 70's were 'America' 'Homecoming' 'Hat Trick' 'Holiday' 'Hearts' 'History-Greatest Hits' 'Hideaway' 'Harbor' 'America/Live' and 'Silent Letter'. 45's released were "A Horse With No Name" "I Need You" "Ventura Highway" "Don't Cross The River" "Only In Your Heart" "Muskrat Love" "Rainbow Song" "Green Monkey" "Tin Man" "Lonely People" "Sister Golden Hair" "Daisy Jane" "Woman Tonight" "Today's The Day" "Amber Cascades" "She's A Liar" "God Of The Sun" "Don't Cry Baby" "California Dreamin" "Only Game In Town" and "All Around". Dan Peek left the group in 1977 to do Christian music The group would bounce back in the 80's with more hits. Beckley and Bunnell have stayed together, recorded together to this day.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Sister Golden Hair"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Hearts"
Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "And Forever" from 'Silent Letter' "Never Found The Time" from 'America' "Tomorrow" from 'Hearts' "Till The Sun Comes Up Again" from 'Homecoming' "Submarine Ladies" from 'Hat Trick' "Baby It's Up To You" from 'Holiday' "Lovely Night" from 'Homecoming' "These Brown Eyes" from 'Harbor'
PAUL ANKA - Popular singer/songwriter made a comeback in the 70's starting with "(You're) Having My Baby" in 1974. Other songs were "One Man Woman/One Woman Man" "I Don't Like To Sleep Alone" "(I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love" "Times Of Your Life" and "Anytime (I'll Be There)"
APRIL WINE - Canadian rock group from Montreal featuring lead singer/guitarist Myles Goodwyn. Their first charted hit was "You Could Have Been A Lady" in 1972. The followup song was "Bad Side Of The Moon" After several years of missing the US charts they finally hit with "Roller" and "Say Hello" in 1979. They would have more hits in the 80's
Pat's Favorite Song - "You Could Have Been A Lady"
ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION - Group formed in Georgia in 1971. Had a string of hits starting with "So In To You" in 1977. "Neon Nites" "Imaginary Lover" "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" "Champagne Jam" "Do It Or Die" and a remake of "Spooky". (2 members of the group were in the Classics IV) Other charted songs were "Doraville" "Angel" "Jukin' " "Dog Days" and "Georgia Rhythm"
Pat's Favorite Song - "So In To You"
AVERAGE WHITE BAND - Scottish group had a few hits in the 70's. Their biggest was their first "Pick Up The Pieces". "Work To Do" "Cut The Cake" were also big hits. Other songs were "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" "School Boy Crush" and "Queen Of My Soul"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Pick Up The Pieces"
BABYS - British rock group featuring lead singer John Waite. Their songs were "If You've Got The Time" "Isn't It Time" "Silver Dreams" "Everytime I Think Of You" and "Head First" They would have a few more songs of note in the early 80's before disbanding.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Everytime I Think Of You"
BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE - Hard rock group formed in Vancouver, Canada by ex-Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman. His 2 brothers Tim and Robbie were also in the group with bass player vocalist C.F. Turner. They released 8 studio albums in the 70's. 'Bachman-Turner Overdrive' 'Bachman-Turner Overdrive II' 'Not Fragile' 'Four Wheel Drive' 'Head On' 'Best of BTO (So Far)' 'Freeways' and 'Street Action'. The 45's were "Blue Collar" "Let It Ride" "Takin' Care Of Business" "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" "Roll On Down The Highway" "Hey You" "Down To The Line" "Take It Like A Man" "Lookin' Out For #1" "Gimme Your Money Please" 'My Wheels Won't Turn" "Shotgun Rider" "Down The Road" and "Heartaches"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lookin' Out For #1"
Pat's Favorite album cut - "Not Fragile" from 'Not Fragile'
BAD COMPANY - British group formed in 1973. Featuring the great vocals from Paul Rodgers (formerly of Free) Drummer Simon Kirke was also in Free. Guitarist Rick Malphs was in Mott The Hoople and bass player Boz Burrell was in King Crimson. They released 5 studio albums in the 70's, as follows 'Bad Company' 'Straight Shooter' 'Run With The Pack' 'Burnin' Sky' and 'Desolation Angels'. 45's released
were "Can't Get Enough" "Movin' On" "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" "Feel Like Makin' Love" "Young Blood" "Honey Child" "Burnin' Sky" "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" and "Gone, Gone, Gone"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Can't Get Enough"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Run With The Pack"
Pat's Favorite album cuts - "Ready For Love" "Bad Company" "Rock Steady" and "Seagull" from 'Bad Company'. "Shooting Star" and "Wildfire Woman" from 'Straight Shooter' "Live For The Music" "Simple Man" "Run With The Pack" "Silver, Blue And Gold" "Do Right By Your Woman" and "Sweet Lil' Sister" from 'Run With The Pack'
BADFINGER - Group from Wales had 4 great 45's that were big hits in the 70's "Come And Get It" (The first time I heard this song I thought it was the Beatles) "No Matter What" "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue"
They had 7 charted albums, the 3 biggest being 'Magic Christian Music' 'No Dice' and 'Straight Up'
The 4 members were Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Mike Gibbins. Both Pete Ham and Mike Evans comitted suicide.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Baby Blue"
BAND - Rock group formed in Woodstock, NY in 1967. Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson were the members. Broke through in the late 60's with albums 'Music From Big Pink' and 'The Band'. 70's albums were 'Stage Fright' 'Cahoots' 'Rock Of Ages' 'Moondog Matinee' 'Planet Waves' (with Bob Dylan) 'Before The Flood' (with Bob Dylan) 'The Basement Tapes' (with Bob Dylan) 'Northern Lights-Southern Cross' 'The Best Of The Band' 'Islands' and 'The Last Waltz' Charted 45's were "Rag Mama Rag" "Time To Kill/The Shape I'm In" "Life Is A Carnival" "Don't Do It" "Ain't Got No Home" and "Ophelia". Their farewell concert became a movie 'The Last Waltz'. (See 60's page A-E).
Pat's Favorite Song - "The Shape I'm In"
BAY CITY ROLLERS - Pop group from Scotland. They had a string of hits in the 70's, "Saturday Night" "Money Honey" "Rock And Roll Love Letter" "I Only Want To Be With You" "Yesterday's Hero" "Dedication" "You Made Me Believe In Magic" and "The Way I Feel Tonight"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Money Honey"
BEACH BOYS - After phenomonal success in the 60's, The 70's started out slow for the group they released 'Sunflower',didn't do well, but released the album 'Surf's Up' which did OK, and had good reviews from the critics. They released 'Holland' in 1973 which had a couple of good songs on it, the album did OK. After having some of their music included in the blockbuster movie 'American Graffiti' the group got a boost and their old label Capitol released 'Endless Summer' a double album greatest hit compilation, to huge success. A year later they released another compilation 'Spirit Of America' to more top 10 success. Their studio album released in 1976 '15 Big Ones' hit the top 10 also. Other albums were 'Love You' 'M.I.U. Album' and 'L.A. (Light Album)'. Their hit singles in the 70's were "Rock And Roll Music" "It's OK" and "Good Timin' " Other charted songs were "Sail On Sailor" "California Saga" "Peggy Sue" and "Here Comes The Night". Brian Wilson became totally withdrawn for several years until the late 70's and early 80's when he crept back into the spotlight. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Good Timin' "
BEATLES - After dominating the 60's, they entered the 70's still on top. Albums released were 'Hey Jude' 'Let It Be' 'The Beatles/1962-1966' 'The Beatles/1967-1970' 'Rock 'N' Roll Music' 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl' and 'Love Songs'. 45's released were "Let It Be" "The Long And Winding Road" "Got To Get You Into My Life" "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and "Sgt. Pepper's/With A Little Help From My Friends". The rumors of their impending breakup were confirmed by Paul McCartney in April 1970. He released his solo album 'McCartney' in May 1970 at the same time as 'Let It Be' by the Beatles was released. All four members would have solo success in the 70's and beyond. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - Way too many to pick
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Let It Be'
BEE GEES - Trio of brothers from England known for their falsetto style, coming off success in the 60's,
started off with a few hits in the early 70's. Changed their style to a disco sound and exploded with huge hit records. Their hit 45's were "Lonely Days" "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" "My World" "Run To Me" "Alive" "Jive Talkin' " "Nights On Broadway" "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)" "You Should Be Dancing" "Love So Right" "Boogie Child" "Edge Of The Universe" "How Deep Is Your Love" "Stayin' Alive" "Night Fever" "Too Much Heaven" "Tragedy" and "Love You Inside Out". Their albums were 'Cucumber Castle' '2 Years On' 'Trafalgar' 'To Whom It May Concern' 'Life In A Tin Can' 'Mr. Natural' 'Here At Last..Bee Gees Live" "Saturday Night Fever" and "Spirits Having Flown". Would have a little more success in the 80's. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lonely Days"
GEORGE BENSON -R & B/Jazz singer guitarist from Pittsburgh had a few hits in the 70's and a few in the 80's. The singles were "This Masquerade" "The Greatest Love Of All" "On Broadway" and "Love Ballad".
His albums were 'Breezin' ' 'Good King Bad' 'In Flight' 'Weekend In L.A.' and 'Livin' Inside Your Love'
Pat's Favorite Song - "This Masquerade"
CHUCK BERRY - One of rock and roll's most influential artists, released an album in 1972 'The London Chuck Berry Sessions'. Side 1 was studio recordings and side 2 was live. The label released "My Ding-A-Ling" novelty song and it went to #1. A follow up single "Reelin' & Rockin' " was also a hit.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Reelin' & Rockin' "
STEPHEN BISHOP - Singer fom San Diego would have 4 notable pop songs in the 70's "Save It For A Rainy Day" "On And On" " Everybody Needs Love" and "Animal House"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Animal House"
BLACKFOOT - Hard rock band from Florida had 2 hit singles "Highway Song" and "Train, Train" from the hit album 'Strikes' in 1979. They would release a few more albums in the early 80's
Pat's Favorite Song - "Highway Song"
BLACK SABBATH - Hard rock band from England. Original members were Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Toni Iommi on guitar, Terry 'Geezer' Butler on bass and William Ward on drums. Their hit albums in the 70's were 'Black Sabbath' 'Paranoid' 'Master Of Reality' 'Vol.4' 'Sabbath, Bloody, Sabbath' 'Sabotage' 'We Sold Our Souls For Rock 'N' Roll' 'Technical Ecstasy' and 'Never Say Die'. Ozzy would leave the group in 1979 for a solo career. The group continued on in the 80's and 90's with numerous personnel changes.
Their 45's were "Paranoid" "Iron Man" "Tomorrow's Dream" and "Sabbath, Bloody, Sabbath"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Iron Man"
Pat's favorite Album - "Master Of Reality"
Pat's Favorite album cuts - "Fairies Wear Boots" from 'Paranoid' "Into The Void" from 'Master Of Reality'
"Changes" and "Supernaut" from 'Vol.4'
BLONDIE - Pop/Rock/New Wave group formed in New York City featured Debbie Harry on vocals. They released 3 albums in the 70's 'Plastic Letters' The breakthrough LP 'Parallel Lines' and 'Eat To The Beat' They had 3 singles that were hits "Heart Of Glass" "One Way Or Another" and "Dreaming". They would have 3 more big hits in the early 80's as well.
Pat's Favorite Song - "One Way Or Another"
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS - Pop-Jazz group from New York City hit it big in 1969. They followed up that album with 8 album releases through the 70's 'Blood, Sweat & Tears 3' 'B.S.& T.: 4' 'Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits' 'New Blood' 'No Sweat' 'Mirror Image' 'New City' and 'More Than Ever'. Their 45's were "Hi-De-Ho" "Lucretia MacEvil" "Go Down Gamblin' " "Lisa, Listen To Me" and "So Long Dixie"
Lead singer David Clayton-Thomas left the group in 1972 and rejoined in 1974.(See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lucretia MacEvil"
BLUE OYSTER CULT - Hard Rock group formed in Long Island, NY. Released 8 albums in the 70's as follows 'Blue Oyster Cult' 'Tyranny And Mutation' 'Secret Treaties' 'On Your Feet Or On Your Knees' 'Agents Of Fortune' 'Spectres' 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'Mirrors'. 45's released were "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" "Hot Rails To Hell" "Dominance And Submission" "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" "Godzilla" "Goin' Through The Motions" and "In Thee". The groups success would continue on through the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Hot Rails To Hell"
Kevin's Favorite Song - "Godzilla"
BOSTON - Rock group from Boston formed by Tom Scholz with Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and Sib Hashian.They released 2 albums in the 70's 'Boston' and 'Don't Look Back'. 45's released were "More Than A Feeling" "Long Time" "Peace Of Mind" "Don't Look Back" "A Man I'll Never Be" and "Feelin' Satisfied" They would release one album in the 80's and 2 more in the 90's spreading out years between releases.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Long Time"
DAVID BOWIE - Pop/Rock singer from London. Released many albums in the 70's, went through various phases of his career with different musical styles from Glam Rock to The Thin White Duke.His early albums were classics, played on FM radio. His albums were 'Hunky Dory' 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' 'Space Oddity' 'The Man Who Sold The World' 'Images 1966-1967' 'Aladdin Sane' 'Bowie Pin Ups' 'Diamond Dogs' 'David Live' 'Young Americans' 'Station To Station' 'Changesonebowie' 'Low' 'Heroes' 'Stage' and 'Lodger'. He would continue on to more success in the 80's and 90's. His 45's were "Changes" "Starman/Suffragette City" "Hang On To Yourself" "The Jean Genie" "Let's Spend The Night Together" "Panic In Detroit" "Space Oddity/The Man Who Sold The World" "Rebel, Rebel" "Sorrow" "1984" "Young Americans" "Fame" "Golden Years" "TVC 15" "Sound And Vison" and "Heroes". The talented Mick Ronson was his guitar player on his early 70's albums.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Panic In Detroit"
Pat's Favorite Album - "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars"
Pat' favorite LP cut - "Ziggy Stardust" from the same LP
BREAD - Soft rock group from LA featured lead singer David Gates. Had many big hits in the 70's starting with "Make It With You" "It Don't Matter To Me" "Let Your Love Go" "If" "Mother Freedom" "Baby I'm-A Want You" "Everything I Own" "Diary" "The Guitar Man" "Sweet Surrender" "Aubrey" "Lost Without Your Love" and "Hooked On You". Their albums were 'Bread' 'On The Waters' 'Manna' 'Baby I'm-A Want You' 'Guitar Man' 'The Best Of Bread' 'The Best Of Bread Volume Two' and 'Lost Without Your Love'
Pat's Favorite Song - "Everything I Own"
BROTHERS JOHNSON - R & B duo from LA. The brothers had 3 hits in the 70's: "I'll Be Good To You" "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Get The Funk Out Ma Face". They would have one more big hit in 1980 "Stomp!"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Strawberry Letter 23"
JAMES BROWN - After his many hits in the 60's, 'The Godfather Of Soul' continued his R & B dominance with 38 more charted 45's and 23 more charted albums in the 70's. His most notable hits were "Ain't It Funky Now" "Soul Power" "Hot Pants" "Make It Funky" "Talking Loud And Saying Nothing" "Get On The Good Foot" "I Got Ants In My Pants" "The Payback" "My Thang" and "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
(See 60's page A-E).
Pat's Favorite Song - "Ain't It Funky Now"
JACKSON BROWNE - Pop-rock singer/guitarist/pianist songwriter was born in October 1948 on a US army base in Germany. Moved to LA at age 3. Went to New York City in the late 60's, and moved back to LA and concentrated on songwriting, where his first success came with major artists recording his songs.
Released 5 albums in the 70's, all going platinum. 'Saturate Before Using' 'For Everyman' 'Late For The Sky' 'The Pretender' 'and 'Running On Empty'. His 45's were "Doctor My Eyes" "Rock Me On The Water" "Redneck Friend" "Here Come Those Tears Again" "Running On Empty" and "Stay/The Load Out". His success would continue into the 80's as well. Our sister Laurie's favorite artist.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Stay/The Load Out"
BROWNSVILLE STATION - Rock and Roll trio from Ann Arbor featured Cub Koda on guitar, Michael Lutz on bass and vocals and Henry Weck on drums. Had a few local hits before their breakout hit "Smokin' in The Boys Room" in 1972. The 45's were "Rock & Roll Holiday" "Bebop Confidential" "Do The Bosco" "That's Fine/Tell Me All About It" "The Red Back Spider" "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah" "Smokin' In The Boys Room" "I'm The Leader Of The Gang" "Kings Of The Party" "Lady (Put The Light On Me)" and "The Martian Boogie"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah"
JIMMY BUFFETT - Singer/songwriter/Guitarist was born in Mississippi. Had hit first hit in 1974 with "Come Monday" A couple years later hit it big with "Margaritaville" "Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes" "Cheeseburger In Paradise" were also big hits. Other 45's were "Livingston Saturday Night" "Manana" and "Fins". His 70's albums were 'Living And Dying in 3/4 Time' 'A1A' 'Havana Daydreamin' 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes' 'Son Of A Son Of A Sailor' 'You Had To Be There' and 'Volcano'. His success would continue on through the 80's and get even bigger in the 90's. His concert goers and true blue fans were known as 'Parrot Heads'
Pat's Favorite Song - "Margaritaville"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw" from 'You Had To Be There'
BYRDS - After their huge success in the 60's, the group continued on in the 70's with several personnel changes. They released albums 'Ballad Of Easy Rider' 'The Byrds (Untitled)' 'Byrdmaniax' 'Farther Along' 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' 'Byrds' and 'Preflyte', Roger McGuinn being the constant member of the group.
Their 45's were "The Ballad Of Easy Rider" "Jesus Is Just Alright" and "Chestnut Mare" (See 60's page A-E).
Pat's Favorite Song - "Chestnut Mare"
CACTUS - Group formed in NY city featured Rusty Day on vocals, Jim McCarty on guitar, Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice on drums. Released 5 albums with many personnel changes. No 45's by the group ever charted, but their 1st 2 albums received FM airplay. The albums were 'Cactus' 'One Way...Or Another' 'Restrictions' 'ot 'N' Sweaty' and 'Son Of Cactus'. Rusty Day was in the Amboy Dukes. Jim McCarty was in Mitch Ryder and Detroit, and Bogert & Appice were in Vanilla Fudge and would join Jeff Beck as a trio with 'Beck, Bogert & Appice'
J.J. CALE - Rock singer/songwriter/guitarist was from Oklahoma City. Had 4 charted 45's in the 70's "Crazy Mama" After Midnight" "Lies" and "Hey Baby". Albums were 'Naturally' 'Really' 'Okie' 'Troubadour' and '5'. Also wrote the song "Cocaine" that Eric Clapton recorded.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Crazy Mama"
GLEN CAMPBELL - Singer/songwriter/guitarist from Arkansas success would continue on through the 70's with hits like "Honey Come Back" "All I Have To Do Is Dream" "It's Only Make Believe" "Dream Baby" "Rhinestone Cowboy" "Country Boy" "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell me Goodbye" "Southern Nights" "Sunflower" and "Can You Fool" (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Rhinestone Cowboy"
CAPTAIN & TENNILLE - Husband and Wife duo Daryl Dragon & Toni Tennille had some big hits in the 70's starting with "Love Will Keep Us Together" "The Way I Want To Touch You" "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" "Shop Around" "Muskrat Love" "Can't Stop Dancin' " "Come In From The Rain" "I'm On My Way" "You Never Done It Like That" and "You Need A Woman Tonight". They would have one more big hit in 1980 with "Do That To Me One More Time"
GEORGE CARLIN - Comedian/actor was from NYC. He had 7 charted comedy albums in the 70's as follows 'FM & AM' 'Class Clown' 'Occupation: Foole' 'Toledo Window Box' 'An Evening With Wally Londo featuring Bill Slaszo' 'On The Road' and 'Indecent Exposure'. He would continue on with many HBO specials until his death in 2009.
Pat's Favorite Track - "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television"
ERIC CARMEN - Former lead singer of the Raspberries was from Cleveland. He had 7 charted songs in the 70's "All By Myself" "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" "Sunrise" "She Did It" "Boats Against The Current" "Change Of Heart" and "Baby I Need Your Lovin' ". He would have 2 more big hits in the late 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "All By Myself"
CARPENTERS - Brother and Sister duo from Connecticut had many hits through the 70's." (They Long To Be) Close To You" "We've Only Just Begun" "Merry Christmas Darling" "For All We Know" "Rainy Days And Mondays" "Superstar" "Hurting Each Other" "It's Going To Take Some Time" "Goodbye To Love" "Sing" "Yesterday Once More" "Top Of The World" "I Won't Last A Day Without You" "Please Mr. Postman" "Only Yesterday" "Solitaire" "There's A Kind Of Hush" "I Need To Be In Love" and "Calling Occupants"
Pat's Favorite Song - "For All We Know" (Mary made me say that)
THE CARS - New Wave/Rock group from Boston featured Ric Ocasek on lead vocals/guitar and Benjamin Orr on bass/vocals. Elliot Easton on guitar, Greg Hawkes on keyboard and David Robinson on drums. Released 2 studio albums in the 70's 'The Cars' and 'Candy-O'. Singles were "Just What I Needed" "My Best Friend's Girl" "Good Times Roll" "Let's Go" and "It's All I Can Do". They would have many more hits in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "My Best Friend's Girl"
Pat's Favorite album cut - "Bye Bye Love" from 'The Cars'
JOHNNY CASH - His success continued into the 70's with more gold and platinum albums and hit singles. Most notable were "If I Were A Carpenter" "What Is Truth" "Sunday Morning Coming Down" "Man In Black" and the novelty song "One Piece At A Time" (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "A Boy Named Sue"
DAVID CASSIDY - Former lead singer of the Partridge Family had a few charted songs in the 70's. "Cherish" "Could It Be Forever" "How Can I Be Sure" "Rock Me Baby" and "Lyin' To Myself"
SHAUN CASSIDY - Younger half-brother of David Cassidy from LA had 4 songs in the 70's, 3 of which were big hits. "Da Doo Ron Ron" "That's Rock 'N' Roll" "Hey Deannie" were the hits. The other song was "Do You Believe In Magic"
HARRY CHAPIN -Singer/songwriter/storyteller was from NYC. Died in a car accident in 1981. His songs were "Taxi" "Sunday Morning Sunshine" "WOLD" "Cat's In The Cradle" "I Wanna Learn A Love Song" "Better Place To Be" and in 1980 "Sequel" a continued story about his first hit "Taxi". His 2 biggest selling albums were "Verities And Balderdash" and "Greatest Stories-Live"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Cat's In The Cradle"
RAY CHARLES - After his huge success in the 50's and 60's, He have a few more hits in the 70's most notably "If You Were Mine" "Don't Change On Me" and "Booty Butt" (See 60's Soul page A-M)
CHEAP TRICK - Rock group from Illinois featured Robin Zander on vocals, Rick Nielsen on guitar, Tom Petersson on bass and Brad Carlson on drums. Released 4 albums in the 70's, 3 went platinum and one gold. They were 'In Color' 'Heaven Tonight' 'Cheap Trick At Budokan' and 'Dream Police'. Singles charted were "Surrender" "I Want You To Want Me" " Ain't That A Shame" and "Dream Police".Their success would continue on in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Surrender"
CHEECH & CHONG - Popular drug-related humor duo Richard 'Cheech' Marin & Thomas Chong released 6 comedy albums in the 70's 'Cheech And Chong' 'Big Bambu' 'Los Cochinos' 'Cheech And Chong's Wedding Album' 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Soundtrack/Up In Smoke'. The charted singles were "Santa Claus And His Old Lady" "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" "Sister Mary Elephant" "Earache My Eye" "Black Lassie" "(How I Spent My Summer Vacation) or A Day at The Beach With Pedro & Man" "Framed" and "Bloat On"`
Pat's Favorite Song - "Bloat On"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Big Bambu'
CHER - Cher started her solo career in the 60's while being married to Sonny Bono and continued on after their marriage broke up in 1975. Her 70's hits were "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" "The Way Of Love" "Living In A House Divided" "Don't Hide Your Love" "Half-Breed" "Dark Lady" "Train Of Thought" "I Saw A Man And He Danced With His Wife" "Take Me Home" "Wasn't It Good" and "Hell On Wheels". Her solo success would continue on in the 80's and 90's.
CHICAGO - Jazz/Rock/Pop group from Chicago (where else?). Original members were Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Terry Kath, Walt Parazaider and Danny Seraphine. Their original name was 'Chicago Transit Authority'. Had a slew of hits in the 70's starting with "Make Me Smile" "25 Or 6 To 4" "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" "Free" "Lowdown" "Beginnings/Colour My World" "Questions 67 & 68/I'm A Man" "Saturday In The Park" "Dialogue" "Feelin' Stronger Everyday"
"Just You 'N' Me" "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" "Call On Me" "Wishing You Were Here" "Harry Truman" "Old Days" "Another Rainy Day In New York City" "If You Leave Me Now" "You Are On My Mind" "Baby, What A Big Surprise" "Little One" "Take Me Back To Chicago" "Alive Again" "No Tell Lover" and "Gone Long Gone". Albums were 'Chicago Transit Authority' 'Chicago II' 'Chicago III' 'Chicago At Carnagie Hall' 'Chicago V' 'Chicago VI' 'Chicago VII' (are you seeing a pattern here?) 'Chicago VIII' 'Chicago IX-Greatest Hits' 'Chicago X' 'Chicago XI' 'Hot Streets' (what? no Chicago XII?) and 'Chicago 13' (what? no roman numerals?). Success would continue on for the group through the 80's into the 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
Pat's Favorite LP cuts-" I'll Never Fall In Love Again" from 'Chicago VIII" & "All Is Well" from 'Chicago V'
CHI-LITES - R & B group from Chicago had 20 charted songs in the 70's, most notable were "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Oh Girl"
ERIC CLAPTON - Rock/Blues guitarist vocalist from England was a legend before starting his solo career in the 70's. He wa a member of Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominoes. His 70's albums were: 'Eric Clapton' 'Layla' 'History Of Eric Clapton' 'Eric Clapton At His Best' 'Derek & Dominoes In Concert' 'Clapton' 'Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert' '461 Ocean Boulevard' 'There's One In Every Crowd' 'E.C. Was Here' 'No Reason To Cry' 'Slowhand' and 'Backless'. His singles were "After Midnight/Easy Now" "Bell Bottom Blues" "Layla" "Let It Rain" "I Shot The Sheriff" "Willy And The Hand Jive" "Hello Old Friend" "Lay Down Sally" "Wonderful Tonight" and "Promises/Watch Out For Lucy". Solo career continued on into the 80's, 90's and today. (See Cream, Yardbirds, Blind Faith in the 60's pages)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lay Down Sally"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Slowhand'
CLIMAX BLUES BAND - Blues rock group from England would release 8 albums in the 70's. The charted 45's were "Hey Mama" "Couldn't Get It Right" and "Makin' Love". They would have 2 more hits in the early 80's, most notable "I Love You".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Couldn't Get It Right"
JOE COCKER - Spastic rock singer from England broke through in 1969 and hit it big in 1970 with his album 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen'. His singles were "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" "The Letter" "Cry Me A River" "High Time We Went/Black-Eyed Blues" "Feeling Alright" "Midnight Rider/Woman To Woman" "Pardon Me Sir" "Put Out The Light" "I Can Stand A Little Rain" "You Are So Beautiful" and "Fun Time". He would have more hits in the 80's and 90's. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
JUDY COLLINS - Folk singer/songwriter from Seattle broke through in the late 60's and continued with more songs in the 70's. Singles were "Amazing Grace" "Cook With Honey" "Send In The Clowns " and "Hard Times For Lovers". (See 60's page A-E)
COMMODORES - Popular R & B group from Alabama which featured Lionel Richie. Their big hits were "Machine Gun" "Slippery When Wet" "Sweet Love" "Just To Be Close To You" "Fancy Dancer" "Easy" "Brick House" "Too Hot Ta Trot" "Three Times A Lady" "Flying High" "Sail On" and "Still". Also had 9 charted albums in the 70's as well, most notably 'Natural High' 'Midnight Magic' 'Commodores' and 'Commodores Live'.
Pat's Favorite Songs - Ballad "Three Times A Lady" and funk rocker "Brick House"
ALICE COOPER -Born in Detroit, he formed his original band in Phoenix. The members were Alice Cooper vocals (Real name Vincent Furnier), Glen Buxton guitar, Michael Bruce rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway bass, and Neal Smith drums.The band split in 1974 while Alice Cooper went solo with a new lineup. Their 1st album 'Pretties For You' was released in 1969 and didn't do well. Their 2nd album released in 1970 was 'Easy Action' which also didn't do well. In 1971 they broke through with 'Love It To Death' followed by 'Killer' 'School's Out' 'Billion Dollar Babies' 'Muscle Of Love' 'Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits' 'Welcome To My Nightmare' 'Alice Cooper Goes To Hell' 'Lace And Whiskey' 'The Alice Cooper Show' and 'From The Inside'. Singles were "Eighteen/Is It My Body" "Caught In A Dream" "Under My Wheels" "Be My Lover" "School's Out" "Elected" "Hello Hurray/Generation Landslide" "No More Mr. Nice Guy" "Billion Dollar Babies" "Teenage Lament '74" "Hard Hearted Alice" "Welcome To My Nightmare" "Only Women" "Department Of Youth" "I Never Cry" "You And Me" and "How You Gonna See Me Now". Vincent Furnier later legally changed his name to Alice Cooper.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Eighteen"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Killer"
Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "Halo Of Flies" from 'Killer and "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" from 'Love It To Death'
ELVIS COSTELLO - Singer from London released 3 albums in the 70's. 'My Aim Is True' 'This Year's Model' and 'Armed Forces'. He had 2 songs make the charts "Watching The Detectives" and "Alison".
Would have more success in the 80's.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Country/Rock group from California. Members were John Fogerty guitar, Tom Fogerty guitar, Stu Cook bass and Doug Clifford drums. John Fogerty wrote all the groups hits. The broke through in 1968, hit mega success in 1969 and continued on until their breakup in 1972. 70's studio albums were 'Willy And The Poorboys' 'Cosmo's Factory' 'Pendulum' and 'Mardi Gras'.
Hit singles were "Travelin' Band/Who'll Stop The Rain" "Up Around The Bend/Run Through The Jungle" "Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long As I Can See The Light" "Have You Ever Seen The Rain/Hey Tonight" "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" "Someday Never Comes" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". John Fogerty would have many solo career hits through the years. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Midnight Special" from 'Willy And The Poorboys'
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - Folk/rock group formed in California in late 60's. Crosby was from the Byrds, Nash from the Hollies, Stills and Young from Buffalo Springfield. Their first album was a huge success in 1969 and Neil Young joined to record 'Deja Vu' '4 Way Street' and 'So Far'. Young left in 1974 and the trio released 'CSN' in 1977. The recorded together under various combos "CSN, CSN & Y, Stills-Young Band, Crosby/Nash etc. Their hit singles were "Woodstock/Helpless" "Teach Your Children/Carry On" "Our House" "Ohio" "Just A Song Before I Go" and "Fair Game". All 4 members had solo success.
They would reform in the 80's and release more albums. (See 60's page A-E)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Ohio"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Deja Vu'