Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Celebrities in NYC & Newark







Yoko & John in Manhattan.


Danny Seymour with his Arriflex and John Lennon, photographed at Danny Seymour's loft, Bowery between Prince Street and Spring, 1970.
John, Paul & Ringo in Central Park in 1964. 
George Preppard & Audrey Hepburn walking the streets of Manhattan in 1961.
Miucha & Joao Gilberto in the 1970s having Manhattan in the back.
B.J.Thomas who was born in Oklahoma in a 1969 NYC.



Johnny Mathis in Manhattan in 1969.






MM on the balcony of the Ambassador Hotel in 1955.
MM in NYC.
Douglas Fairbanks holds up Charlie Chaplin who's selling War Bonds in 1918 in lower Manhattan.
A king in New York... Chaplin at the Wall Street rally in 1918 held up by Fairbanks.


IRT 2, New York City, 1980. Danny Lyon: 'Going from New Mexico to the Lower East Side Manhattan was like going from heaven to hell'.
Philip Roth in Newark, N.J. in the early 1970s.
David Bowie backstage after a Rod Steweart gig at the Madison Square Garden 24th February 1975.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

1971 US Hit Parade



JANUARY  2,  1971

1.  My sweet Lord  -  George Harrison
2.  Does anybody know what time it is?  -  Chicago
3.  Lonely days  -  Bee Gees 
4.  Groove me  -  King Floyd 
5.  Your song  -  Elton John 

6.  Domino  -  Van Morrison 
7.  Stoned love  -  The Supremes 
8.  Pay to the piper  -  The Chairmen of the Board
9.  Mother  -  John Lennon 
10. It's impossible (Somos novios)  -  Perry Como 



FEBRUARY  6,  1971

1.  Knock three times  -  Dawn
2.  Rose garden  -  Lynn Anderson 
3.  Mr. Bojangles  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
4.  If you could read my mind  -  Gordon Lightfoot 
5.  I hear you knocking  -  Dave Edmunds

6.  If I were your woman  -  Gladys Knight & the Pips
7.  Sweet Mary  -  Wadsworth Mansion
8.  Stoney End  -  Barbra Streisand  
9.  Watching Scotty grow  -  Bobby Goldsboro 
10. Love the one you're with  -  Stephen Stills



M A R C H   6,  1971

1.  One bad apple  -  The Osmonds
2.  Just my imagination (Running away with me)  -  The Temptations
3.  She's a lady  -  Tom Jones 
4.  Mama's pearl  -  The Jackson 5
5.  Have you ever seen the rain?  -  Credence Clearwater Revival 

6.  What's going on?  -  Marvin Gaye
7.  What's life?  -  George Harrison 
8.  For all we know  -  Carpenters
9.  Amos Moses  -  Jerry Reed 
10. Doesn't somebody want to be wanted?  -  Partridge Family 



A P R I L   3,  1971

1.  Me and Bobby McGee  -  Janis Joplin
2.  Put your hand in the hand  -  Ocean    
3.  If  -  Bread 
4.  Another day  -  Paul McCartney 
5.  I am... I said  -  Neil Diamond 

6.  Wild world  -  Cat Stevens 
7.  Stay awhile  -  The Bells 
8.  One toke over the line  -  Brewer & Shipley 
9.  Where do I begin? (Love Story)  -  Andy Williams
10. Long ago tomorrow  -  B.J. Thomas 



M A Y   1,  1971

1.  Joy to the world  -  Three Dog Night 
2.  Want Ads  -  The Honey Cone 
3.  Never can say goodbye  -  The Jackson 5
4.  Me and you and a dog named Boo  -  Lobo 
5.  Rainy days and Mondays  -  Carpenters

6.  Power to the people  -  John Lennon 
7.  Love her madly  -  The Doors 
8.  Funky Nassau  -  The Beginning of the End 
9.  I don't know how to love him  -  Helen Reddy 
10. Chick-A-Boom  -  Daddy Dewdrop 


J U N E  5,  1971

1.  Brown sugar  -  The Rolling Stones
2.  It don't come easy  -  Ringo Starr
3.  Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Nation)  -  The Raiders
4.  Don't pull your love  -  Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 
5.  Treat her like a lady  -  Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose 

6.  Sooner or later  -  The Grass Roots 
7.  Bridge over troubled water  -  Aretha Franklin 
8.  Bring the boys home  -  Freda Payne 
9.  That's the way I've always heard it should be  -  Carly Simon 
10. I know I'm in love  -  Chee-Chee & Peppy 



J U L Y  3,  1971

1.  It's too late  -  Carole King
2.  You've got a friend  -  James Taylor 
3.  Mercy, mercy (The ecology)  -  Marvin Gaye  
4.  Take me home country roads  -  John Denver 
5.  Hot pants (She got to use what she got to get what she wants)  -  James Brown 

6.  Wild horses  -  The Rolling Stones 
7.  Here comes that rainy day feeling again  -  The Fortunes 
8.  Moonshadow  -  Cat Stevens 
9.  When you're hot, you're hot  -  Jerry Reed 
10. She's not just another woman  -  The 8th Day  



AUGUST  7,  1971

1.  How can you mend a broken heart?
2.  Mr. Big Stuff  -  Jean Knight 
3.  Stick up  -  The Honey Cone 
4.  Sweet hitch-hiker  -  Credence Clearwater Revival 
5.  Liar  -  Three Dog Night 

6.  Signs  -  Five Man Electrical Band 
7.  Beginnings / Colour my world  -  Chicago 
8.  Bangla-Desh  -  George Harrison 
9.  What the world needs now/ Abraham, Martin and John  -  Tom Clay 
10. K-Jee (instr.)  -  The Nite Liters 


'Do you know what I mean?'
SEPTEMBER 4, 1971

1.  Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
2.  Go away little girl  -  Donny Osmond
3.  Smiling faces sometimes  -  The Undisputed Truth
4.  Do you know what I mean?  -  Lee Michaels
5.  Ain't no sunshine  -  Bill Withers
  
6.  Tired of being alone  -  Al Green    
7.  Aqualung  -  Jethero Tull 
8.  Whacha see is whacha got  -  Dramatics 
9.  If you really love me  -  Stevie Wonder 
10. I just want to celebrate  -  Rare Earth 


When I arrived in the US in October 1971, I went to live on top of a go-go bar on Wilson Avenue in Newark, N.J. At night in bed, before I fell asleep, I would listen to the 45rpms blaring in the bar's juke box just below me. 

OCTOBER 2,  1971

1.  Maggie May -  Rod Stewart
2.  Superstar  -  Carpenters 
3.  The night they drove Old Dixie down  -  Joan Baez
4.  Spanish Harlem  -  Aretha Franklin 
5.  Sweet city woman  -  Stampeders

6.  Never my love  -  The 5th Dimension
7.  So far away  -  Carole King
8.  Only you know and I know  -  Dave Mason
9.  Baba O'Riley (Teen age lament)  -  The Who 
10. Thin line between love and hate  -  The Persuaders


NOVEMBER 13,  1971

1.  Gypsys, tramps and thieves  -  Cher
2.  Theme from Shaft  -  Isaac Hayes
3.  Imagine  -  John Lennon
4.  Peace train  -  Cat Stevens]
5.  Desiderata  -  Les Crane

6.  Have you seen her?  -  Chi Lites
7.  Everybody's everything  -  Santana
8.  Baby I'm-a want you - Bread
9.  Cherish  -  David Cassidy
10. Sunshine  -  Jonathan Edwards



DECEMBER 18,  1971

1.  Family affair  -  Sly & the Family Stone
2.  Brand new key  -  Melanie
3.  An old-fashioned love song  -  Three Dog Night
4.  Got to be there  -  Michael Jackson
5.  Happy Christmas / War is over  -  John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band

6.  All I ever need is you  -  Sonny & Cher
7.  I know I'm losing you  -  Rod Stewart
8.  You are everything  -  Stylistics
9.  Oh, Yoko  -  John Lennon
10. George Jackson  -  Bob Dylan



Yoko & John