HALL & OATES - Daryl Hall is from Philadelphia and John Oates is from NYC and they met at college. They released 9 albums in the 70's with 5 going gold. The singles were "She's Gone" "Sara Smile" "Do What You Want, Be What You Are" "Rich Girl" "Back Together Again" "It's A Laugh" "I Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Wait For Me". The would go on to mega stardom in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Rich Girl"
HAMILTON, JOE FRANK & REYNOLDS - Vocal trio were members of the T-Bones ("No Matter What Shape" from 1965). They had 8 charted singles in the 70's, 5 of note "Don't Pull Your Love" "Annabella" "Daisy Mae" "Fallin' In Love" and "Winners And Losers"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Fallin' In Love"
GEORGE HARRISON - The Beatles lead guitarist had complained while he was in the group he had to fight to get his songs on the album. He was lucky to get one or two. When the Beatles broke up in 1970, George released his first solo album 'All Things Must Pass' a 3 album set. Despite the cost and the 3 albums, it rocketed to # 1 and went platinum. His other albums in the 70's were 'The Concert For Bangla Desh' 'Living In The Material World' 'Dark Horse' 'Extra Texture' 'The Best Of George Harrison' 'Thirty-Three & 1/3' and 'George Harrison'. The singles were "My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity" "What Is Life" "Bangla Desh/Deep Blue" "Give Me Love-(Give Me Peace On Earth)" "Dark Horse" "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" "You" "This Song" "Crackerbox Palace" and "Blow Away". Harrison lost a lawsuit that claimed he had plagiarized "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons with his "My Sweet Lord". He would have more solo success in the 80's and in the 90's joined the Travelin' Wilburys with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison.
Pat's Favorite Song - "My Sweet Lord"
ISAAC HAYES - The R & B singer with the deep voice was from Tennessee. He released 18 albums in the 70's with 5 of them going gold. His big hits were "Never Can Say Goodbye" "Theme From Shaft" "Do Your Thing" and "Don't Let Go".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Never Can Say Goodbye"
HEAD EAST - Rock group from St. Louis released 6 albums in the 70's. They had 2 songs that did well "Never Been Any Reason" and "Since You've Been Gone"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Never Been Any Reason"
HEART - Rock group from Seattle with Ann Wilson vocals and sister Nancy Wilson guitar/keyboards as the core. They went through many personnel changes through their career. The albums released in the 70's were 'Dreamboat Annie' 'Little Queen' 'Magazine' and 'Dog & Butterfly'. The singles were "Crazy On You" "Magic Man" "Dreamboat Annie" "Barracuda" "Little Queen" "Kick It Out" "Heartless" "Straight On" and "Dog & Butterfly". Even more success in the 80's and 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Barracuda"
HEATWAVE - R & B group formed in Germany had 3 big albums and 3 big singles in the 70's. The albums were 'Too Hot To Handle' 'Central Heating' and 'Hot Property'. The singles were "Boogie Nights" "Always And Forever" and "The Groove Line"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Boogie Nights"
JIMI HENDRIX - Legendary singer/psychedelic bluesguitarist/songwriter was from Seattle. He broke through big in the late 60's and was continuing his success until his death in 1970 at age 27 of a drug overdose. Still, 13 albums by him were released throughout the 70's. 'Monterey International Pop Festival' 'The Cry Of Love' 'Rainbow Bridge' 'Hendrix In The West' ' Rare Hendrix' 'War Heroes' 'Crash Landing' and 'Midnight Lightning' were the biggest sellers. The singles were "Freedom/Angel" and "Dolly Dagger" (See 60's page F-M)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Freedom"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'The Cry Of Love'
HOLLLIES - Pop-Rock group from England continued their success into the 70's despite Graham Nash leaving the group in the late 60's. They still sounded like the Hollies. They released 7 albums in the 70's and the singles were "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" "Long Dark Road" "Magic Woman Touch" "The Air That I Breathe" "Sandy" and "Another Night". (See 60's page F-M)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)"
HOT CHOCOLATE - R & B group from London had 7 charted songs in the 70's "Emma" "Disco Queen" "You Sexy Thing" "Don't Stop It Now" "So You Win Again" "Every 1's A Winner" and "Going Through the Motions"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Emma"
HUDSON BROTHERS - Brothers Bill, Brett & Mark were from Portland. Had 5 charted songs, 3 of which
did fairly well. "Leavin' It's Over" "So You Are A Star" and "Rendezvous".
Pat's Favorite Song - "So You Are A Star"
HUMBLE PIE - Hard-rock group formed in England in the late 60's by Steve Marriott (formerly Small Faces) and Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley. Frampton would leave in 1971 replaced by Clem Clempson. The albums released were 'Rock On' 'Performance-Rockin' The Fillmore' 'Smokin' 'Lost And Found' 'Eat It' 'Thunderbox' and 'Street Rats' . The singles released were "Shine On" "I Don't Need No Doctor" "Hot 'N' Nasty/You're So Good for Me" "30 Days In The Hole" "Get Down To It" and "Black Coffee" Steve Marriott died in a house fire in 1991 and Peter Frampton went out to mega solo success in the 70's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "I Don't Need No Doctor"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Smokin'
Pat's Favorite Album cut - "Stone Cold Fever" from 'Rock On'
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK - Singer born in India and raised in England released 12 albums and 12 singles in the 70's. The biggest hit was "After The Lovin' " in 1977.
IAN HUNTER -Former lead singer of Mott The Hoople 1969-1974. Born in England, he released 3 solo albums in the 70's 'Ian Hunter' 'All-American Alien Boy' and 'You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic'
The singles were "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" "All-American Alien Boy" "Just Another Night" and "When The Daylight Comes"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
IMPRESSIONS - R & B group from Chicago featured Curtis Mayfield, who left for a solo career in 1970.
The group kept 'Rollin' On' and released 7 albums in the 70's and had 7 charted singles. Their 2 biggest hits were "Check Out Your Mind" and "Finally Got Myself Together".
ISLEY BROTHERS - R & B trio of brothers had several hits in the 60's and continued on in the 70's with "Love The One You're With" "Pop That Thang" "Work To Do" "That Lady" "Fight The Power" and "For The Love Of You". They also released 12 albums with 4 going platinum and 3 going gold.
Pat's Favorite Song - "That Lady"
JOE JACKSON - Singer/Songwriter/Pianist from England released 2 albums in the 70's and 2 singles "Is She Really Going Out With Him" and "It's Different For Girls". He would have 2 big hits in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Is She Really Going Out With Him"
MICHAEL JACKSON - The youngest of the original Jackson 5, released solo albums in the 70's and 11 singles "Got To Be There" "Rockin' Robin" " I Wanna Be Where You Are" "Ben" "Just A Little Bit Of You" "Ease On Down The Road" (with Diana Ross) "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock With You"
He would go on to mega stardom in the 80's and 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
JACKSON 5 - R & B quintet of brothers from Gary, Indiana. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.
They released 15 albums and 23 singles in the 70's "I Want You Back" "ABC" "The Love You Save" "I'll Be There" "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" "Mama's Pearl" "Never Can Say Goodbye" "Maybe Tomorrow" "Sugar Daddy" "Little Bitty Pretty One" "Lookin' Through The Windows" "Corner Of The Sky" "Hallelujah Day" "Get It Together" "Dancing Machine" "Whatever You Got, I Want" "I Am Love" "Forever Came Today" "Emjoy Yourself" "Show You The Way To Go" "Goin' Places" "Blame It On The Boogie" "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Never Can Say Goodbye"
RICK JAMES - R & B Funk/rock/singer/guitarist from Buffalo had 4 singles in the late 70's, with "You And I" being the biggest. He had 3 albums with 'Come Get It!' going gold. He would have more hits in the 80's.
TOMMY JAMES & SHONDELLS - Popular singer had 16 hits in the 60's and continued to release more singles in the 70's. His biggest hits were "She" "Gotta Get Back To You" "Come To Me" "Ball And Chain" "Church Street Soul Revival" "Draggin' The Line" "I'm Comin' Home" and "Nothing To Hide" (See 60's page F-M)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Draggin' The Line"
JAMES GANG - Hard rock trio from Cleveland released 11 albums in the 70's, most notable were 'Yer Album' 'James Gang Rides Again' 'Thirds' 'James Gang Live In Concert' 'Straight Shooter' and 'Passin' Thru'. The singles were "Funk #49" "Walk Away" "Midnight Man" and "Must Be Love". Joe Walsh would leave the group in 1972 and go on to a successful solo career and he also joined the Eagles in 1977.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Funk #49"
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE/STARSHIP - Group from San Francisco hit it big in the late 60's and continued their psychedelic/rock sound into the 70's. They changed their name to Jefferson Starship in 1974. Their albums were 'The Worst Of The Jefferson Airplane' 'Blows Against te Empire' 'Bark' 'Long John Silver' 'Thirty Seconds Over Winterland' 'Early Flight' 'Dragon Fly' 'Red Octopus' 'Spitfire' 'Flight Log 1976-1976)' 'Earth' and 'Gold'. The singles were "Pretty As You Feel" "Ride The Tiger" "Miracles" "Play On Love" "With Your Love" "St. Charles" "Count On Me" "Runaway" "Crazy Feelin' " "Light The Sky On Fire"
and"Jane" Grace Slick vocals and Marty Balin were the constant in the many personnel changes over the years. Paul Kantner was in the group from 1966-1984. Mickey Thomas joined the group in 1979. (See 60's page F-M)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Runaway"
JETHRO TULL - Progressive-rock group from England, featuring Ian Anderson vocals/flute. They released 2 albums in the late 60's 'This Was' and 'Stand Up'. The 70's albums were 'Benefit' 'Aqualung' 'Thick As A Brick' 'Living In The Past' 'A Passion Play' 'War Child' 'Minstrel In The Gallery' 'M.U.-The Best Of Jethro Tull' 'Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die!' 'Songs From The Wood' 'Repeat-The Best Of Jetro Tull Vol. II' 'Heavy Horses' 'Jethro Tull Live - Bursting Out' and 'Stormwatch'. The singles were "The Witch's Promise" "Hymn 43" "Locomotive Breath" "Living In The Past" "A Passion Play" "Bungle In The Jungle" "Skating Away" "Minstrel In The Gallery" "Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll" and "The Whistler". Group would continue to record and have more hits in the 80's and 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Living In The Past"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Thick As A Brick" from 'Thick As A Brick'
BILLY JOEL - Singer/pianist/songwriter from Long Island released 5 albums in the 70's 'Piano Man' 'Streetlife Serenade' 'Turnstiles' 'The Stranger' and '52nd Street'. The singles were "Piano Man" "Worst Comes To Worst" "Travelin' Prayer" "The Entertainer" "Just The Way You Are" "Movin' Out" "Only The Good Die Young" "She's Always A Woman" "My Life" "Big Shot" and "Honesty". He would have more success through the 80's into the 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Just The Way You Are"
ELTON JOHN - Real name is Reginald Dwight born in England. Released 19 albums in the 70's, with 13 of them going platinum, 2 going gold. He teamed with lyricist Bernie Taupin who wrote most of his hits. Elton is a singer/pianist/songwriter. His albums were 'Elton John' 'Tumbleweed Connection' 'Friends' '11-17-70' 'Madman Across The Water' ''Honky Chateau' 'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player' 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' 'Caribou' 'Greatest Hits' 'Empty Sky' 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy' 'Rock Of The Westies' 'Here And There' 'Blue Moves' 'Greatest Hits-Vol. II' 'A Single Man' 'The Thom Bell Sessions' and 'Victim Of Love'.His singles were "Border Song/Bad Side Of The Moon" "Your Song" "Friends" "Levon" "Tiny Dancer" "Rocket Man" "Honky Cat" "Crocodile Rock" "Daniel" "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" "Step Into Christmas" "Bennie And The Jets" "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" "The Bitch Is Back" "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" "Philadelphia Freedom" "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" "Island Girl" "Grow Some Funk Of Your Own/I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)" "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee) "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" "Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance)" "Ego" "Part-Time Love" "Mama Can't Buy You Love" and "Victim Of Love".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Rocket Man"
Pat's Favorite Album - 'Madman Across The Water'
Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "Love Song" from 'Tumbleweed Connection' "Holiday Inn" from 'Madman Across The Water' "Funeral For A Friend" from 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" from 'Honky Chateau'
TOM JONES - Singer from South Wales had breakthrough hits in the 60's and continued on with more in the 70's "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" "Daughter Of Darkness" "I (Who Have Nothing)" "Can't Stop Loving You" "She's A Lady" "Puppet Man" "Resurrection Shuffle" "Till" and "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow" (See 60's page F-M)
JANIS JOPLIN - Female white blues-rock singer from Texas broke through in the 60's with Big Brother & Holding Co. Left the group to go solo in the late 60's. She died of a heroin overdose in October 1970. Her album 'Pearl' was released in January of 1971 and went to number one, thanks to the hit single "Me And Bobby McGee". Other songs were "Cry Baby/Mercedes Benz" and "Get It While You Can/Move Over". Other albums by her that charted in the 70's were 'Joplin In Concert' 'Greatest Hits' and 'Janis'
Pat's Favorite Song - "Me And Bobby McGee"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Pearl"
JOURNEY - Rock group from San Francisco formed in 1973. Original members were Neal Schon and George Tickner on guitars, Gregg Rolle vocals/keyboards, Ross Valory bass and Aynsley Dunsbar drums.
Steve Perry lead vocals joined in 1978 for their 4th album. Many personnel changes through the years.
The albums were 'Journey' 'Look Into The Future' 'Next' 'Infinity' and 'Evolution'. The singles that charted were "Wheel In The Sky" "Anytime" " Lights" "Just The Same Way" and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' "
They would go on to bigger success in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lights"
JUDAS PRIEST - Hard rock group from England featuring Rob Halford on vocals. They released 3 albums in the 70's 'Stained Class' Hell Bent For Leather' and 'Unleashed In The East'. Their success would come in the 80's with 2 platinum and 2 gold albums.
KANSAS - Rock group from...Kansas featuring Steve Walsh on vocals/keyboards and Kerry Livgren on guitar/keyboards. Their 70's albums were 'Kansas' 'Song For America' 'Masque' 'Leftoverture' 'Point Of Know Return' 'Two For The Show' and 'Monolith'. The charted songs were "Song For America" "Carry On Wayward Son" "What's On My Mind" "Point Of Know Return" "Dust In The Wind" "Portrait (He Knew)" "Lonely Wind" "People Of The South Wind" and "Reason To Be". They would have more success in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Dust In The Wind"
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND - Disco band from Florida featuring Harry Wayne 'KC' Casey. The disco hits were "Get Down Tonight" "That's The Way (I Like It)" "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" "I Like To Do It" "I'm Your Boogie Man" "Keep It Comin' Love" and "Boogie Shoes"
EDDIE KENDRICKS - Former lead singer of the Temptations had a few solo hits in the 70's. "Keep On Truckin' " "Boogie Down" "Son Of Sagittarius" and "Shoeshine Boy"
CHAKA KHAN - R & B singer from Illinois started in the group Rufus. Her hits were "Tell Me Something Good" "You Got The Love" "Once You Get Started" "Sweet Thing" "Dance Wit Me" "At Midnight" "Hollywood" "Stay"and " I'm Every Woman". She would have more hits in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Tell Me Something Good"
GREG KIHN BAND - Born in Baltimore, Formed band in California. Released 2 albums in the 70's 'Next Of Kihn' and 'With The Naked Eye'. His success would come in the 80's.
ANDY KIM - Singer from Montreal had breathrough success in the 60's and a few more hits in the 70's. "Be My Baby" "I Wish I Were" "Rock Me Gently" and "Fire, Baby I'm On Fire". (See 60's page F-M)
CAROLE KING - Singer/songwriter/pianist teamed with husband Gerry Coffin in the late 50's and 60's and wrote many hits for other artists. She had huge success in the 70's as a solo artist. She had 12 charted albums in the 70's with 3 going platinum and 5 going gold. The albums were 'Tapestry' 'Writer:Carole King' 'Music' 'Rhymes And Reasons' ''Fantasy' 'Wrap Around Joy' 'Really Rosie' 'Thoroughbred' 'Simple Things' and 'Her Greatests Hits' were the biggest sellers. The singles were "It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move" "So Far Away/Smackwater Jack" "Sweet Seasons/Pocket Money" "Been To Canaan" "Believe In Humanity/You Light Up My Life" "Corazon" "Jazzman" "Nightingale" "Only Love Is Real" "High Out Of Time" and "Hard Rock Cafe"
Pat's Favorite Song - "It's Too Late"
KING CRIMSON - Progressive rock band formed by Robert Fripp in England. Group had an everchanging lineup. Well known members included Ian McDonald sax (Foreigner) Greg Lake bass vocals (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) Bill Bruford drums (Yes) Boz Burrell bass (Bad Company) John Wetton bass/vocals (Uriah Heep, Asia) and Adrian Belew vocals/guitar. Released 8 albums in the 70's. Their most popular album was their first' ' In The Court Of The Crimson King'."In The Court Of The Crimson King" was their only charted single from 1970.
Pat's Favorite Song - "In The Court Of The Crimson King"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
KINKS - Rock group from London featuring Ray Davies lead vocals/guitar and his brother Dave on lead guitar/vocals broke through in the 60's and had more big hits in the 70's. "Victoria" "Lola" "Apeman" "20th Century Man" "Supersonic Rocket Ship" "Celluoid Heroes" "One Of The Survivors" "Sleepwalker" "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" "(I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and "Catch Me Now I'm Falling". They also had 13 charted albums in the 70's. (See 60's page F-M)
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lola"
KISS - Hard rock band fron NYC featuring Gene Simmons bass, Paul Stanley guitars, Ace Frehley lead guitar and Peter Criss drums. 11 charted albums in the 70's, 6 going platinum and 4 going gold. The albums were 'Kiss' 'Hotter Than Hell' 'Dressed To Kill' 'Alive!' 'Destroyer' 'The Originals' 'Rock And Roll Over' 'Love Gun' 'Alive II' 'Double Platinum' and 'Dynasty'. The singles were "Kissin' Time/Nothin' To Lose" "Rock & Roll All Nite" "Strutter" "Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll" "C'mon And Love Me" "Rock & Roll All Nite (Live)" "Shout It Out Loud" "Flaming Youth" "Beth/Detroit Rock City" "Hard Luck Woman" "Calling Dr. Love" "Christine Sixteen" "Love Gun" "Shout It Out Loud (Live)" "Rocket Ride" "Strutter '78" "I Was Made For Loving You" and "Sure Know Something". More success in the 80's and 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Hard Luck Woman"
Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Cold Gin" from 'Kiss'
KLAATU - Rock trio from Canada with a Beatle-esque sound. They released 2 albums in the 70's that charted 'Klaatu' and 'Hope'. Their first single was "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft/Sub-Rosa Subway". Their follow up single "Hope" never charted.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft"
KNACK - Rock group from LA, with lead singer/guitarist Doug Fieger from Detroit. Their debut album 'Get The Knack' was the fastest selling album for Capitol records since 'Meet the Beatles' in 1964. The album went to number one and so did the first single "My Sharona". "Good Girls Don't" was the next single from the album. They would release 2 more albums in the 80's before they disbanded in 1982. Lead singer Doug Fieger's older brother is famous Michigan attorney Geoffrey Fieger.
Pat's Favorite Song - "My Sharona"
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS - R & B group from Atlanta had breakthrough hits in the 60's and had more in the 70's and 80's. The 70's hits were "You Need Love (Like I Do)" "If I Were Your Woman" "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" "Make Me The Woman.." "Help Me Make It Through The Night" "Neither One Of Us" 'Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" "Where Peaceful Waters Flow" "Midnight Train To Georgia" "I Got To Use My Imagination" "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" "On And On" "I Feel A Song" "The Way We Were/Try To Remember" and "Part Time Love".
Pat's Favorite Song - "You Need Love (Like I Do)"
KOOL & THE GANG - R & B group from New Jersey. They had breakthrough success in the 70's and would go on to greater success in the 80's. The 70's hits were "Funky Stuff" "Jungle Boogie" "Hollywood Swinging" and "Ladies Night".
LED ZEPPELIN - The 70's biggest heavy metal group ironically did many acoustic numbers. The band featured Robert Plant vocals, Jimmy Page guitars, John Paul Jones bass/keyboards and John Bonham on drums. Their breakthrough came in 1969 with the release of 2 albums 'Led Zeppelin' and 'Led Zeppelin II'.
The 70's albums were 'Led Zeppelin III ' 'Led Zeppelin IV' 'Houses Of The Holy' 'Physical Graffiti' 'Presence' 'Soundtrack from "The Song Remains The Same" ' and 'In Through The Out Door'. The singles were "Immigrant Song" "Black Dog" "Rock And Roll" "Over The Hills And Far Away" "D'yer Maker" "Trampled Underfoot" and "Fool In The Rain". I remember being disappointed at the time when 'Led Zeppelin III' came out thinking it wasn't 'heavy' enough. But the years have made me change my mind. The best song "Stairway To Heaven" was never released as a single because Plant & Page were afraid the label would butcher the song with a radio edit. Their tours broke many box office records. The group disbanded after the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980. Bonham was one of rock's most powerful drummers.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Immigrant Song"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Led Zeppelin IV"
Kevin's Favorite Album - "Presence"
Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "Out On The Tiles" "Since I've Been Loving You" from' Led Zeppelin III'
"Stairway To Heaven" "Misty Mountain Hop" from ' Led Zeppelin IV' "Dancing Days" "The Ocean" "The Rain Song" from 'Houses Of The Holy' "Custard Pie" "The Rover" "In My Time Of Dying" "Boogie With Stu" from 'Physical Graffiti' "Hots On For Nowhere" from 'Presence' "All My Love" from 'In Through The Out Door'.
Pat's LEAST Favorite Led Zeppelin Song - "Kashmir" which is played to death on classic rock radio.
JOHN LENNON - Member of the Beatles from Liverpool. His solo career featured some big hits and some flops. The hits were "Cold Turkey" "Instant Karma" "Power To The People" "Imagine" "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" "Mind Games" "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" "#9 Dream" and "Stand By Me". His solo albums were 'Plastic Ono Band-Live Peace In Toronto 1969' 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' 'Imagine' 'Some Time In New York City' 'Mind Games' 'Walls And Bridges' 'Rock 'N' Roll' and 'Shaved Fish'. Stepped away from the music business from 1975 to 1980 to help raise his son Sean. He returned in 1980 and released an album 'Double Fantasy' in December 1980. He was shot to death in NYC on 12/8/80. His album went to #1 quickly after his death. More albums would be released in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "#9 Dream"
Pat's Favorite Album - "Imagine"
GORDON LIGHTFOOT - Folk/pop singer songwriter guitarist from Ontario, Canada. He had 11 charted albums in the 70's, with 3 going platinum and 2 going gold. The singles were "If You Could Read My Mind" "Talking In Your Sleep" "Summer Side Of Life" "Beautiful" "Sundown" "Carefree Highway" "Rainy Day People" "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" "Race Among The Ruins" and "The Circle Is Small"
Pat's Favorite Song - "If You Could Read My Mind"
LIGHTHOUSE - Rock group from Toronto in the style of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. They had several charted songs in the 70's. "Hats Off (To The Stranger)" "One Fine Morning" "Take It Slow (Out In The Country)" "I Just Wanna Be Your Friend" "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Pretty Lady"
MARK LINDSAY - Lead singer from Paul Revere & Raiders had 4 solo charted singles of note. "Arizona" "Miss America" "Silver Bird" and "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Arizona"
LITTLE FEAT - Rock group from LA had 4 charted albums and no charted singles in the 70's. The albums were 'Feats Don't Fail Me Now' 'The Last Record Album' 'Time Loves A Hero' and 'Waiting For Columbus' which went platinum. Lead singer Lowell George was in Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention.
LITTLE RIVER BAND - Pop/rock group from Australia had many personnel changes over the years. The 70's singles were "It's A Long Way There" "I'll Always Call Your Name" "Help Is On It's Way" "Happy Anniversary" "Reminiscing" "Lady" "Lonesome Loser" and "Cool Change". They would have several more hits in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Reminscing"
LOBO - Singer from Florida (real name Kent Lavoie) had several charted songs in the 70's. "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo" "She Didn't Do Magic/I'm The Only One" "California Kid And Reemo" "A Simple Man" "I'd Love You To Want Me" "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend" "It Sure Took A Long, Long Time" "How Can I Tell Her" "Standing At The End Of The Line" "Rings" "Don't Tell me Goodnight" and "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" were the most popular.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo"
KENNY LOGGINS - Pop/rock singer/songwriter/guitarist was half of the 'Loggins & Messina" duo. He had 4 charted songs in the 70's "I Believe In Love" "Whenever I Call You Friend" (with Steve Nicks) "Easy Driver" and "This Is It". He released 3 albums in the 70's, all going platinum 'Celebrate Me Home' 'Nightwatch' and 'Keep The Fire'. He would have more big hits throughout the 80's.
LOGGINS & MESSINA - Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (formerly of Buffalo Springfield & Poco) teamed up for several hits in the 70's "Vahevala" "Your Mama Don't Dance" "Thinking Of You" "My Music" and "Angry Eyes". They released 8 albums in the 70's with 5 of them going platinum and 2 gold. The albums were 'Sittin' In' 'Loggins And Messina' 'Full Sail' 'On Stage' 'Mother Lode' 'So Fine' 'Native Sons' 'The Best Of Friends' and 'Finale'
Pat's Favorite Song - "Angry Eyes"
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Southern rock group from Florida featuring Ronnie Van Zant vocals, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins and Ed King on guitars, Billy Powell keyboards, Leon Wilkeson bass and Robert Burns drums. Steve Gaines replaced Ed King in 1976. Plane crash in October 1977 killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and his sister Cassie Gaines. Several personnel changes through the years, the most notable was Johnny Van Zant (younger brother of Ronnie and former 38 Special vocalist) joined in 1987.
The 70's albums were 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' 'Second Helping' 'Nuthin' Fancy' 'Gimme Back My Bullets' 'One More For The Road' 'Street Survivors' (which was released 3 days before the plane crash) 'Skynyrd's First...And Last' and 'Gold & Platinum'. The singles were "Gimme Three Steps" "Don't Ask Me No Questions" "Sweet Home Alabama" "Free Bird" "Saturday Night Special" Double Trouble" "Free Bird (Live)" "What's Your Name" "You Got That Right" and "Down South Jukin' " The group would have more hits in the 80's.