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The Old Mixer May 10 2014 07:56 PM

70's music
 
I've been working on some iTunes playlists and it got me thinking about those 80's and 90's music threads that were active here a few months ago, and how it might be fun to go back a bit further and break out those polyester bell-bottoms....

What better way to kick off the era than with the end of the previous one? As the learned amongst us will already know, this was filmed and recorded in '69, but released in both media in 1970, as an unintended promotional tie-in to their break-up:



That said, and jumping forward most of a decade, this was the first one that I actually thought about posting...my absolute favorite Stones song, rivalled only by "Get Off of My Cloud" (and I have a feeling that we'll be getting to that thread sooner or later):


the G-man May 10 2014 08:32 PM

Re: 70's music
 
Probably my three favorite 70s artists right here:



The Old Mixer May 10 2014 08:48 PM

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I was thinking after the OP that it deserves some recognition that this was the last decade in which The King walked amongst us:



And here's another decades-spanning superstar, who was really coming into his own at the end of the decade, and still had his original face:


the G-man May 10 2014 08:56 PM

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The Old Mixer wrote: (Post 9567673)
I was thinking after the OP that it deserves some recognition that this was the last decade in which The King walked amongst us:


Man, hard to believe how hard and fast he went from looking like that to this:


The Old Mixer May 10 2014 09:01 PM

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Yeah, the first version I dug up of that "Burning Love" performance from Hawaii included some later bootleg footage of him performing it...the difference was even more stark.

Ancient Mariner May 10 2014 09:21 PM

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Dire Straits - "The Sultans of Swing"


Nerys Myk May 10 2014 09:44 PM

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Never mind the bollocks...









Meanwhile in America....






The Old Mixer May 10 2014 10:14 PM

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Fab Fact: Other than final #1's "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road" in 1970, the Beatles had another top-ten hit in the States in 1976 when the original version of the following song was released as a single to promote a compilation album. It's featured here in a live performance just a couple of days before the end of the decade by the singer/songwriter and his then-current posse:



And if it's not too early for a Walk on the Facetious Side, here's a musical performance from the 70s that most people around these parts would rather forget:


Nerys Myk May 10 2014 10:58 PM

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Those other guys in the Beatles had a few songs in the 70s, too.






Mr. Laser Beam May 10 2014 11:16 PM

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The Old Mixer May 10 2014 11:29 PM

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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 9568018)

Ah, "Imagine"...I used to love it as the beautiful song that it truly is, but it became so overexposed in the decades following John's death that it's become played out for me.

This one, on the other hand, retains its charm (freaky video notwithstanding):


And speaking of John, here's the 70s classic that inspired him to come out of househusbandry in 1980:



But if #1 hits by solo Beatles are your game...the B-side of this single charted in the States, but I understand the A-side was a monster hit in the UK, outselling everything up to that point, including all of the Beatles' singles:


the G-man May 10 2014 11:32 PM

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Man, I've never, ever, heard Mull of Kintyre before this.

Nice song.

But, seriously, that was a hit? Never knew that.

The Old Mixer May 10 2014 11:42 PM

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It's said to be the first single to sell over 2 million in the UK. "Girl's School", OTOH, only charted at #33 in the States.

the G-man May 10 2014 11:42 PM

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There was a lot of great music in the 70s.

But there was also a lot of gloriously bad music as well:










And, of course:

The Old Mixer May 11 2014 12:07 AM

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Aw, I kinda like "Escape" and "Afternoon Delight"...and my big sister used to be all into Shaun back in the day.... :p

(I had to look up "Escape" to verify that it was from '79...turns out it has the dubious distinction of being the last #1 single of the decade.)


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