Tag Archives: 70s

“…the extraordinary thing that was happening to me.”

I think this experience, described in two different settings from two different eras, is universal: Excerpted from Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, 1913: Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, except what lay in the theatre and the drama of my going to bed there, had any existence for me, when one day …

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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The Sylvers

I just love everything about this: the costumes, the choreography, the hair, the joy.

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“And he left me with a prayer / that I’d find you…”

Nobody has ever asked me what my favorite Elvis Presley song is, but if they ever do, I have my answer in the chamber: “Kentucky Rain, written for him by Eddie Rabbitt in 1970.” By today’s standards, the lyrics are problematic: his girlfriend dumped him, and he’s on a quest to track her down. That’s …

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Doughnuts

I remember when creamer came in a little stainless-steel jug and sugar came in a glass jar with a top that had a little metal flap. and you could take as many napkins as you needed and had a real coffee mug and a metal spoon. Now the creamer is in little individual tubs and …

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Simon and Harrison

Their voices blend so well together. It’s obvious they know a thing or two about harmony.

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Jones and Joplin

I don’t think they’re smiling for the cameras, I think these are two musical soulmates who found someone to play with.

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Ringo and Friend

In every picture of Ringo from the 70s, he looks like he’s fighting not to cry.

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Someone Like You

Reason to Believe was written in 1965 by Tim Hardin (you can listen to his version HERE), and was covered many, many times before Rod Stewart had a huge hit with it in 1971. Full lyrics HERE.

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And a Problem When He’s Stoned

Full lyrics HERE.

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Moments of Transcendence

“He walked slowly down the center aisle, and not wanting to open the door until the very last minute for fear of losing the precious heat, he walked to the window at the left of the door and stepped without expectation into one of those moments that is suspended between time and space and lingers …

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Don’t Cheat on Cher

Two songs about trysts gone horribly wrong:   Full lyrics HERE.   Full lyrics HERE.

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