Theme Times – The Seventies #1.



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The 70’s as a genre were not something l was that big into until much later in the ten year span. I grew up with mostly my Father’s choice of music playing and equally in the early 70’s l was in Australia and not really do much listening to any music if l could help it. By the mid 70’s l was listening mostly to classical, but by the later 70’s and back in the UK, l was slowly coming to terms with this strange thing called pop music. I wasn’t a complete numbskull to the scene, but l arrived back in England in 1977 and kids around me were talking about this and that, and l was vaguely aware, but preferred reading and table top wargaming. However, that’s just me, let’s look at the ten years of 1970 – 1979 shall we?

If you have any personal choices you might like to see added in, then please feel to drop me a comment with the artist, date and title of song.

So get your flares on, your paisleys out, your wide brimmed hats and your foot stompers and let’s be having us a swing time groovin’ back to the 70’s with the 15 best of 1970!


Who remembers ……..

Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

The Carpenters – They Long To Be [Close to you]

Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not To Come

Jackson 5 – The Love You Save

Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You

The Beatles – Long and Winding Road

Ray Stevens – Everything is Beautiful

The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun

Simon and Garfunkle – Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rose

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain

Melanie – Candles in The Rain

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Eric Clapton – Layla

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song


Thanks for Tuning in!

Part 2 Tomorrow 1971

9 thoughts on “Theme Times – The Seventies #1.

  1. I’m exploring 70s music today for the 30 day song challenge! Just learned about a few of the names you’ve mentioned here! Saw some other people posted videos too! 🙂

  2. This takes me back to when I was a kid. My family members listened to all this and I did as well when I was a teenager for some of these bands. Cool post, thanks for taking me down memory lane.

  3. 1971
    MY SWEET LORD by George Harrison; NO MATTER WHAT by Badfinger; IMMIGRANT SONG by Led Zeppelin; YOUR SONG by Elton John; Maggie May – Rod Stewart; Amos Moses – Jerry Reed; Spanish Harlem – Aretha Franklin

    Without You by Harry Nilsson; Betcha By Golly Wow by The Stylistics; Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies; Go All The Way by The Raspberries; Taxi by Harry Chapin;

    Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr Hook and the Medicine Show; Reelin in the Years by Steely Dan; Yes We Can Can by The Pointer Sisters

    1. Okay Li, will do. strange when l was going through the songs for 1970 this afternoon, the 1971 song by Harrison you have chosen was was in fact listed for 70, so l am guessing it was released in 71 Stateside?

      1. I don’t know. Maybe it started on the charts in 70 and was still on it in 71? I was on a different site for the first couple on my 71 requests but then I saw that what I was looking at was only January 71.

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