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Showing posts with label 1969. Show all posts
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Apr 6, 2020

Eli's Coming - Three Dog Night (1969)

Eli's Coming - Three Dog Night (1969)
"Eli's Comin' " is a song written and recorded in 1967 by American singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro. The song was recorded by Three Dog Night in 1969, on their 1969 albums Suitable for Framing and Captured Live at the Forum. Their version reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 in Canada's RPM Magazine charts. The mono single mix includes a piano coda not included on any album releases.

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Dec 15, 2019

Take A Letter, Maria by R. B. Greaves (1969)

"Take a Letter Maria" is a song written and recorded by R. B. Greaves, an American soul singer. "Take a Letter Maria" was released in September 1969, quickly gained regular airplay. The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was kept from #1 by Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension



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La La La (If I Had You) by Bobby Sherman (1969-1970)

La La La (If I Had You) by Bobby Sherman (1969-1970)
"La La La (If I Had You)" is a song by Bobby Sherman released in November 1969. The song spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 9, while reaching No. 14 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart. In Canada, the song reached No. 7 on the "RPM 100", No. 15 on RPM's adult contemporary chart, and No. 16 on Toronto's CHUM 30 chart. The song earned Sherman a gold record.



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Dec 13, 2019

Holly Holy (Single Version) by Neil Diamond (1969-1970)

Holly Holy (Single Version) by Neil Diamond (1969-1970)
"Holly Holy" is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond with instrumental backing provided by the American Sound Studio house band in Memphis. Released as a single on October 13, 1969, it was a successful follow-on to "Sweet Caroline", reaching #6 on the U.S. pop singles chart by December. The song also reached #5 on the Easy Listening chart. It became a gold record and then eventually a platinum record.




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Dec 7, 2019

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam (1969-1970)

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam (1970)
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" is a song written and recorded by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer, attributed to a then-fictitious band they named "Steam". It was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana and became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969, and remained on the charts in early 1970.




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Nov 10, 2019

Fórmula V - Busca un Amor (1969)

Fórmula V - Busca un Amor (1969)
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Oct 4, 2019

Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (1969)

Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (1969)
"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 April 1970, having sold one million copies.

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Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band (1969)

Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band (1969)
"Whipping Post" is a song by The Allman Brothers Band. Written by Gregg Allman, the five-minute studio version first appeared on their 1969 debut album The Allman Brothers Band. The song was regularly played live and was the basis for much longer and more intense performances.



Sep 15, 2019

Los Mitos - Es muy fácil (1969)

Los Mitos - Es muy fácil (1969)
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Los Mitos - Si te acuerdas de mí (1969)

Los Mitos - Si te acuerdas de mí (1969)
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Aug 31, 2019

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother by The Hollies (1969)

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother by The Hollies (1969)
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" is a ballad written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for Neil Diamond in 1970. The Hollies' recording, which featured Elton John on piano, was released in the UK on 1 September 1969 and on 1 December 1969 in the US. It reached No. 3 in the UK and No. 7 in the US.






In 1884, James Wells, Moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland, in his book The Parables of Jesus tells the story of a little girl carrying a big baby boy. Seeing her struggling, someone asked if she wasn't tired. With surprise she replied: "No, he's not heavy; he's my brother."

In a 1918 publication by Ralph Waldo Trine titled The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit, he relates the following anecdote: "Do you know that incident in connection with the little Scottish girl? She was trudging along, carrying as best she could a boy younger, but it seemed almost as big as she herself, when one remarked to her how heavy he must be for her to carry, when instantly came the reply: 'He's na heavy. He's mi brither.'"

The first editor of Kiwanis magazine, Roe Fulkerson, published a column in September 1924 carrying the title "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", the first use of the phrase exactly as it is rendered in the song title.

In the 1940s, the words, adapted as "He ain't heavy, Father, he's my brother", were taken as a slogan for Boys Town children's home by founder Father Edward Flanagan.

Aug 20, 2019

Soul Deep by The Box Tops (1969)

Soul Deep by The Box Tops (1969)
"Soul Deep" is a song by The Box Tops. It was the third of three singles released from their 1969 Dimensions LP. Lead vocals were provided by Alex Chilton. The earliest version had been recorded by Robbie Lane and the Disciples in 1966, later included on compilation LPs, including Backtrax in 1993.

The Box Tops' song became an international Top 40 hit, charting modestly at #22 in the UK and #18 in the U.S. It reached the Top 10 in Australia (#7) and in Canada (#9). "Soul Deep" did best in South Africa, where it reached #2.



Jul 16, 2019

Pinball Wizard by The Who (1969)

Pinball Wizard by The Who (1969)
"Pinball Wizard" is a song written by Pete Townshend and performed by the English rock band the Who, and featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy. The original recording was released as a single in 1969 and reached No. 4 in the UK charts and No. 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The B-side of the "Pinball Wizard" single is an instrumental credited to Keith Moon, titled "Dogs (Part Two)". Despite the title, it has no musical connection to the Who's 1968 UK single "Dogs".


Jul 9, 2019

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
"Green River" is a song by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song was written by John Fogerty and was released as a single in July 1969, one month before the album of the same name was released (see 1969 in music).

Jun 19, 2019

Nuestra Novela by Salvatore Adamo (1969)

Nuestra Novela by Salvatore Adamo (1969)
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May 31, 2019

Something by The Beatles (1969)

"Something" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was written by George Harrison, the band's lead guitarist. Soon after the album's release, the song was issued as a single, coupled with "Come Together", making it the first Harrison composition to become a Beatles A-side. Its pairing with "Come Together" was also the first time in the United Kingdom that the Beatles issued a single containing tracks that were already available on an album. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and West Germany, and peaked at number 4 in the UK.


Jan 22, 2019

Greatest Songs of All Time: #70 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In by The 5th Dimension (1969)

Greatest Songs of All Time: #70 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
"Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" (commonly called "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "The Age of Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In") is a medley of two songs written for the 1967 musical Hair by James Rado and Gerome Ragni (lyrics), and Galt MacDermot (music), released as a single by American R&B group The 5th Dimension. The song peaked at number one for six weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the spring of 1969. The single topped the American pop charts and was eventually certified platinum in the US by the RIAA. Instrumental backing was written by Bill Holman and provided by session musicians commonly known as the Wrecking Crew. The actual recording is something of a "rarity"; the song was recorded in two cities, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, then mixed together in the studio.

The song listed at number 70 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time".

Dec 23, 2018

The Beatles - Carry That Weight (1969)

The Beatles - Carry That Weight (1969)
"Carry That Weight" is a song by the Beatles. The song was written by Paul McCartney, but credited to Lennon–McCartney. Released on Abbey Road as the seventh and penultimate part of the long, climactic medley that closes the album, it features unison vocals from all four Beatles (a rarity in their songs). It is preceded by "Golden Slumbers", and segues into "The End".

The middle bridge, featuring brass instruments, electric guitar and vocals, reprises the beginning of "You Never Give Me Your Money", but with different lyrics. The ending also reprises the arpeggiated guitar motif from the end of that track, which is itself similar to that in "Badge" (co-written by Harrison and Eric Clapton) and reminiscent of the figure featured prominently in the George Harrison–written track "Here Comes the Sun".



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Jan 22, 2017

Frank Sinatra - My Way on My Way (1969)

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"My Way" is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to the music of the French song "Comme d'habitude" co-composed, co-written and performed in 1967 by Claude François. Anka's English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song. The song was a success for a variety of performers including Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and the Sex Pistols. Sinatra's version of "My Way" spent 75 weeks in the UK Top 40, a record which still stands.



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May 24, 2016

Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' on Sugar Sugar The Birth Of Bubblegum Pop album (1969)

Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' on Sugar Sugar The Birth Of Bubblegum Pop album (1969)




Crazy Elephant was a short-lived American bubblegum pop band noted for their 1969 hit single, "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'". Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions, promoted in Cash Box magazine as allegedly being a group of Welsh coal miners. Former Cadillacs member Robert Spencer was widely utilized on lead vocals, though future 10cc member Kevin Godley took lead vocals on "There Ain't No Umbopo", recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, and released on the Bell label in May 1970. A touring group was formed later for promotional purposes. The bassist on "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" was Gary Gaynor, a local studio musician who also worked with Laura Nyro. The song was covered by Detroit band Adrenalin featuring vocalist David Larson in 1979 and later by Helix.

Crazy Elephant's "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" (b/w "The Dark Part of My Mind") was a transatlantic one-hit wonder, making number 12 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart. Several follow-up singles, including "Gimme Some More" (b/w "My Baby (Honey Pie)") and "Sunshine Red Wine" (b/w "Pam"), failed to chart.