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1971 - A Year of Great Music Hits

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1971 – A year of some great music hits. There are stories behind every hit but I didn’t take the time/effort to write them. :)

 

One Bad Apple – Donny Osmond

Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond

Proud Mary – Ike and Tina Turner

It’s Too Late – Carole King

Brand New Key – Melanie

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver (written by Bill Danoff & Taffy    

  Nivert who 5 years later would have a major hit “Afternoon Delight” singing

  Under the name “Starlight Vocal Band”. Denver also contributed in the writing)

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers (his breakout hit which was inspired by the

  Movie “Days of Wine and Roses” starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick)

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Imagine – John Lennon (this song has been covered by over 200 artists)

Theme From Shaft  - Issac Hayes

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Riders on The Storm – The Doors

Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin (written by kris Kristofferson with whom

  Joplin had a torrid affair. Kristofferson didn’t hear Joplin’s version of the song

  Until the day she died. Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin was one of the 2

  Greatest hits released posthumously along with (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay

  By Otis Redding)

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez

That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon

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This is a very nostalgic time for me too, Muggle. With the exception of Donny Osmond and John Lennon (sorry Beatles fans :unsure:) I'm a fan of all the rest.

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Amazing songs amid what was the start of a very dodgy era..... which did give us Bowie as well of course!  You've forgotten David Cassidy though, or was he a bit later?  I remember it was very much David/Donny, a bit like Blur vs Oasis in the 90s!

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1 hour ago, Madeleine said:

Amazing songs amid what was the start of a very dodgy era..... which did give us Bowie as well of course!  You've forgotten David Cassidy though, or was he a bit later?  I remember it was very much David/Donny, a bit like Blur vs Oasis in the 90s!

David Cassidy came a little later.

 

poppy - the 1971 list of songs were truly awesome with great singers.

 

There may be a year that has more legendary songs than 1971 but I can't think of one. The 50's was my favorite "ERA" for music but I don't know of a single year in the 50's better than 1971.

 

Anyone, please list the year and  compilation of songs if you know of a year better than 1971 for legendary music.

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1972 had some wonderful hits too, including ...

 

American Pie and Vincent by Don McLean

Old Man by Neil Young

Without You by Harry Nilsson

A Horse With No Name by America

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin 

Conquistador by Procol Harum

Do It Again by Steely Dan

The Guitar Man by Bread

Papa Was a Rollin' Stone by The Temptations 

Rocket Man by Elton John

School's Out by Alice Cooper

Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

Taxi by Harry Chapin

You Turn Me On I'm a Radio by Joni Mitchell

You Wear It Well by Rod Stewart

You're So Vain by Carly Simon

(lots more I could mention :cool:)

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