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Gordon Lightfoot’s “Beautiful” song from ’72

On May 27, 1972, Gordon Lightfoot’s “Beautiful” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #96. “Beautiful” is simply that—a gorgeous love song wrapped in the simplicity of an acoustic arrangement and accented by the lush timbre of Lightfoot’s … Continue reading

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It was the third of September, a day I’ll always remember … (The Temptations and The Funk Brothers hit #1)

On Dec. 2, 1972, The Temptations’ single “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100—the group’s fourth time at the top spot. The single was almost seven minutes in length, edited down from its original 12-minute … Continue reading

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Get you ready for my polygon (?) – the 2nd BANNED Wings single (hi, hi, hi)

On Nov. 30, 1972, Paul McCartney’s new band, Wings, released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” It was promptly banned from the BBC for its unsuitable lyrics. In 1971, McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda and former Moody Blues guitarist … Continue reading

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It’s such a fine and natural sight — “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest

Although tonight’s moon might not technically be “the” harvest moon, it will still be bright and it’s still harvest season … … with that expository justification, here’s  King Harvest’s “Dancing in the Moonlight.” The song, released in 1972, that made … Continue reading

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