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“Love or Let Me Be Lonely” — Friends of Distinction, 1970

On March 7, 1970, “Love or Let Me Be Lonely” by Friends of Distinction entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #82. During its next 13 weeks on the singles charts, it would peak at #6. Friends of Distinction was the … Continue reading

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Gonna go to the place that’s the best (Norman Greenbaum in 1970)

Psychedelic – psyche (the human soul or spirit) + dēlos (to manifest or make evident) meaning soul-manifesting. Psychedelic music definitely speaks to my soul, and one of the all-time great psychedelic pop songs in rock ‘n’ roll history was written … Continue reading

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Will you walk away from a fool and his money? (Badfinger, 1970)

On Dec. 12, 1970, The Magic Christian, a film starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, premiered in London. The film, about a rich man and his adopted son testing the premise that people will do anything for money, featured small … Continue reading

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The first triple album from a solo artist: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass (1970)

In the UK, on Nov. 27, 1970, Apple Records released George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a three-record set of music (two discs were songs, the third record was simply titled Apple Jam, four jam sessions that included Eric Clapton, … Continue reading

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Laura Nyro’s “Beads of Sweat” 1970 (with Duane Allman)

On Nov. 25, 1970, Laura Nyro released her third album on Columbia Records, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. The album would reach #51 on the Billboard Top LP’s chart. Each side to the album had a distinct sound. The … Continue reading

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“Dyin’ slow, blinded by snow … ” — Steppenwolf, 1970

This week in 1970, the highest ranking “new entry” on the Billboard Top LP’s chart was Steppenwolf 7, which landed at #26. The album would creep a bit higher to reach #19. Two songs from the album were released as … Continue reading

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There’s no argument at all (Domino — Van Morrison, 1970)

On Nov. 14, 1970, Van Morrison’s “Domino” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #85. The song was the lead track to Morrison’s fourth album His Band and the Street Choir, which paid homage to the American R&B that inspired and … Continue reading

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