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.