1971

Most of you will probably remember the band “Chase”. They were a ‘horn’ band led by Bill Chase who was a well known trumpet player. They had a hit with the song “Get It On” in the early 70’s. The band had a show scheduled for Aug. 9, 1974 at the Jackson County Fair in […]

On Aug. 7, 1971, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention played a concert at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles. The concert was recorded and released in 1972 as the LP “Just Another Band from L.A.” Included on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which […]

On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their third album, “Master of Reality”. It is said that this LP laid the foundations of doom, stoner, and sludge metal. ‘Master of Reality’ was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. For the recording of this album, guitarist Tony Iommi, who had injured his […]

On July 9, 1971, Grand Funk Railroad headlined a concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. They drew more people than The Beatles did when they played there. Humble Pie was the opening act. We think this video will give you a good idea of the concert at Shea, 47 years ago tonight. By the way, […]

June 27, 1971, was a sad day for many. Bill Graham closed the legendary Fillmore East, the New York version of his equally legendary San Francisco “rock ballroom.” The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Albert King, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Country Joe McDonald and Mountain (Leslie West Mountain) were on the bill […]

There are different generations of REO Speedwagon fans. In the late 60’s early 70’s when they were first starting to make a name for themselves in the midwest, they were fronted by Terry Luttrell. Terry was the band’s lead singer on their first LP. There are a number of people who saw REO at places […]

Paul McCartney the LP ” Ram” on May 17, 1971. It was the second studio album by Paul McCartney, made in collaboration with his wife Linda McCartney. The album was recorded amid McCartney’s legal action in the United Kingdom’s High Court to dissolve the Beatles’ partnership, following the band’s break-up the year before. It is […]

47 years ago today, on May 15, 1971, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 3rd album, “4 Way Street” became the #1 album in the country. It would only stay there for one week. The LP was the 3rd LP by Crosby, Stills & Nash, the second by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and their 1st […]

It’s was as simple as 4 3 2 1 On April 7, 1971, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the LP “4 Way Street”. It had the number 4 in the title, it was album number 3 by Crosby, Stills & Nash, LP # 2 as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and their first live […]

Carly Simon played a concert at The Troubadour in LA on April 6, 1971. After the show, she was introduced to James Taylor. They would end up marrying in Nov. of 1972. Carly and James did an interview that ran in the Jan. 4, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview she recalled the […]


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