Saturday, 24 June 2017

1970 seen by Billboard's ads

'Bridge over troubled water', 31st January 1970; 'Try' Janis Joplin, 7 February 1970. 
'Instant Karma!', 21st February 1970; Leon Russell, 28 February 1970.
'Je t'aime... mois non plus', 7 February 1970.
Marmalade's 'Reflections of my life', 14 Feb. 1970; Young Blood's 'Get together', 7 March 1970.
Cassette was King, 21st March 1970. 
B.J.Thomas in Times Square; The Beatles' 'Let it be', 21st March 1970. 
Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, 28 March 1970. 
Bill Cosby's Grammy for best comedy album, 28 March 1970; Memphis is not Abbey Road, 4 April 1970.
1970 was Columbia Records bumper year (11 April); Chuck Berry is back at Chess Records, 11 April 1970. 
Tom Jones was king in 1969; Burt Bacharah had his best year ever too.

Friday, 23 June 2017

1969 cassette tape is King

1969 was a great year in the U.S.A. if one avoids looking into politics. One could say 1969 was the first year of the new decade - the 1970s. Others have judged the other way around, that is: that the 1960s actually lasted until mid-1973. 

Well, anyway, 1969 was the year the cassette tape was king... Woodstock made history and spawned Crosby, Stills & Nash and all the super-groups that would pop up since.

Billboard, November 1969. 
Billboard, 6 September 1969. 

Post-Woodstock's Crosby, Stills & Nash at Billboard,14 June 1969; John & Yoko.
Crosby, Stills & Nash, 27 September 1969. 
Sergio Mendes' 'Dock of the bay', 14 June 1969; Astrud Gilberto's 'A time for us', 28 June 1969.
Moms Mabley, 21st June 1969. 
27 September 1969: Elvis is back with 'Suspicious mind'; Janis Joplin is burning with Kozmic Blues.
Laura Nyro 11 October 1969.
Billboard, October 1969 'Which way you goin' Billy?'; John Denver has arrived - December 1969.
Billboard, December 1969. 
Billboard, December 1969; Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis, John Otis' son; Bobby Womack.
Judy Collins who was feated in Crosby, Stills & Nash's 'Suite: Judy blue eyes' - Dec.69.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Time covers 1970s

3rd May 1971 - Alexis Smith; 28 February 1972 - Liza Minelli.
3rd July 1972 - Woody Allen; 25 September 1972 - Maude - Archie Bunker.
7 July 1975 - Elton John's Captain Fantastic; 28 February 1977 - Linda Ronstadt.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Bill Withers

Bill Withers whispers something on Mohamed Ali's ears...

'You couldn't harness Ali. He always was in perpetual motion. It would be like trying to catch a humming bird in your hands.' Bill Withers.