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Favourite 70's songs, bands and albums - for Mellowred ;)

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod

Yesterday's musical nostalgia trip back to the 1980's got me humming and foot-tapping...

 

Thought I'd start a thread for those of us whose teens and early twenties were spent in the 70's :whistling:

 

Jim Morrison - c'mon baby light my fire... mhmmm!!

Jimi Hendrix - set fire to the 1970's for me - watching some of his live performances, again and again and again - man he died too soon!!

Van Morrison (Moondance - ohhhhh!!)

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy was just awesome!

Jethro Tull - still love their stuff... Went to a concert of theirs in CT during the 1990's and they still "had IT" :toung:

Pink Floyd's "Dark side of the moon" - some absolutely wonderful lyrics and gut-wrenching stuff...

 

Okie dokie - have fun reminiscing :biggrin:

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kyle2    10
kyle2

Well done Lee, brings back memories, all of these golden greats and more can be found on 702 on the weekend between 10:00am and 7:00pm. I truly wish someone would start a radio station that Only plays 70's and 80's music all day every day, today's music has no heart and sounds like it was made on a construction site with 100 cats fighting in a bag.:wink:

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
Well done Lee, brings back memories, all of these golden greats and more can be found on 702 on the weekend between 10:00am and 7:00pm. I truly wish someone would start a radio station that Only plays 70's and 80's music all day every day, today's music has no heart and sounds like it was made on a construction site with 100 cats fighting in a bag.:wink:

Heh heh heh - good description, loads of angle-grinders and compression hammers thrown into the mix. There are some pretty good bands around at the moment though, just have to wade through the mire. Mebbe we should start a "21st century favourite music" thread for gathering the goodies - and learning about the highly avoidables - such as "chainsaw slaughter project" or "murderous mammas" (not real bands - at least as far as I know...)

Love the 702 (567 here in Slaapstad) weekend music programmes. Great for driving and also for background - the kids are sooooo impressed that we know so many of the tunes and words :cool::biggrin:

 

Another two 70's favourites were Fleetwood Mac - "the Chain" (my favourite song of theirs) and Dire Straits - can you believe "Sultans of swing" was written over 30 years ago! Here they are at the LiveAid concert

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kyle2    10
kyle2

Some of my favourites include Creedence, Skynard, Bob Dylan, Aha,10cc, Air supply, Billy Idol, Springsteen, Brian Ferry, Christopher Cross, Men at Work, Nik Kershaw, Simon & Garfunkel, Sting, yes have to admit it, Abba, basically anything ballad orientated from the 60's 70's and 80's. There seemed to be a certain type of flow and harmony to songs from this era, the stuff nowadays sounds like an accident with chaos thrown in the mix. Dire Straits - Money for nothing video was a groundbreaker at the time.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
Some of my favourites include Creedence, Skynard, Bob Dylan, Aha,10cc, Air supply, Billy Idol, Springsteen, Brian Ferry, Christopher Cross, Men at Work, Nik Kershaw, Simon & Garfunkel, Sting, yes have to admit it, Abba, basically anything ballad orientated from the 60's 70's and 80's. There seemed to be a certain type of flow and harmony to songs from this era, the stuff nowadays sounds like an accident with chaos thrown in the mix. Dire Straits - Money for nothing video was a groundbreaker at the time.

The only one here I don't know is Nik Kershaw - gonna look him up thanks!... Love the music from most of these guys (except ABBA - :blush:)

If you like these guys do you know the Dave Matthews Band? (OK OK that's current - but lekker big band sound with some cool tunes and great lyrics)

 

Also someone else to look for (from the 70s) is John Martyn - probably one of my most favourite balladeers -

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voldermort    10
voldermort

CCR, just about any of their songs although I must admit to liking Bad Moon Rising just a tiny bit more than the rest.

Having 4 older brothers this was just about all I ever heard blaring from their respective rooms and eventually it caught me too :smile1:

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mellowred    10
mellowred

Aw, thanks MsPlod.

 

There was so much good stuff in the 70s.

 

Golden Earring - Moontan - years later Radar Love was a very dangerous song when I was driving

 

Deep Purple - Machine Head (Smoke on the water is the only song I can play on a guitar :amuse:)

 

The Police - Reggatta de Blanc

 

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

 

Carole King - I still love Tapestry and have the CD safely stored near the player

 

Chris de Burgh - Spanish Train - loved acting through Patricia the Stripper

 

David Essex was the sexiest man alive - Mommy Dearest used to curse all the presstick bits all over the wall holding David beautiful face up where I could see it :grin: and dream. Looked him up a while ago, he still performs in England - but he looks so old now .... LOL

 

And of course CCR - anything and everything. Had a fantastic night out a few weeks ago, a young Hermanus blues band Mississippi Disco played at our Kalfiefees Festival - played the most wonderful CCR music for all us old bods - even Hennie with his two titanic hips was up dancing :whistling: He paid dearly for that the next day.

 

Sorry but I have to add John Denver and I love Dolly Parton - Did any of you watch her TV show - think it was on Sundays - always had old Kenny as a guest.

 

Have a look at this site - 70's - some real good memories listed there.

 

Now I have to go and dig out all the oldies and start playing something. Yet another late, late night awaits - all your fault MsPlod :mad::cheesy:

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
There was so much good stuff in the 70s.

 

Sorry but I have to add John Denver and I love Dolly Parton - Did any of you watch her TV show - think it was on Sundays - always had old Kenny as a guest.

 

Now I have to go and dig out all the oldies and start playing something. Yet another late, late night awaits - all your fault MsPlod :mad::cheesy:

 

Dolly Parton's show - with her sitting in the swing and singing - "Love is like a butterfly..." - always watched it.

 

Really loved John D too - although I find his voice gets to me a little now - but many of his lyrics were really superb.

 

What about Cat Stevens?

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kyle2    10
kyle2

Don't forget Leonard Cohen. Always good for depressing someone, or to maintain that somber mood.:wink:

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mellowred    10
mellowred

How could Cat Stevens have taken so long to come up :huh:. Also one of the unforgettable greats. I worked as an internal auditor at CNA and we used to travel a lot - my boss was a Cat Stevens fan so he played non-stop in the car. Think I know every word to every song.

 

Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne :biggrin:.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod

Ooooooh Baby baby it's a wild world - it's hard to get by just upon a smile ....

 

Suzanne takes you down, to a place by the water...

 

Ohhhhh this is the kind of music to work by! Ahhhhhhh...

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

You're talking about music that legends are made of! 60's and 70's ... I am now daydreaming about all sorts of things to do with those decades! :whistling:

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oryxza    10
oryxza

Lady in black - Uriah Heap

 

One of my all time favorites.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
You're talking about music that legends are made of! 60's and 70's ... I am now daydreaming about all sorts of things to do with those decades! :whistling:

Absolutely!! What is astounding me though, is that no-one has yet mentioned... elvis.gif "the King"

 

Lady in black - Uriah Heap

 

One of my all time favorites.

Uriah Heep!! Oh yeah headbangerf.gif

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voldermort    10
voldermort

MsPlod some things just go without saying :blink1: all of his songs are legendary although "how the web was woven" is a favourite, though :grin:

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