episode date - February 26, 2006
The Summer of 1974 marked the spiritual death of the ‘60s; If you were hoping that the creative brilliance of ‘60s pop music would continue indefinitely, you got your answer served to you on a daily basis.
Abba and Elton John replaced the Beatles and the Stones, and that was the good stuff. Pop music morphed into a nightmarish parody of itself. There was still plenty of creative music, but it was buried deep on contemporary albums waiting to be discovered by adventurous music fans.
Today’s show starts with an overview of the pop charts circa June/July 1974, then ends with a look at three excellent albums from the same time period.
The songs as covered here are;
1) Waterloo – Abba
2) Another Park, Another Sunday – The Doobie Brothers
3) Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
4) (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka (as a ‘Great Miss’)
5) The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace (as a ‘Great Miss’)
6) I’m Goin’ Left – Syreeta (a featured Album Track)
7) ‘Cause We’ve Ended Now as Lovers – Syreeta (as a featured Album Track)
8) China Doll – The Grateful Dead (as a featured Album Track)
9) Married Man’s a Fool – Ry Cooder (as a featured Album Track)
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