I knew Joan Baez more by reputation than her music when I was growing up – as a folk singer, and a protester, and for her Bob Dylan connection. But I do have fond memories of this song, which gave Joan her only hit in 1971. Continue reading “Joan Baez – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
By 1975 I was old enough to drink and smoke and I was beginning to discover that tobacco was not the only thing you could smoke. And ready to discover The Doors. Continue reading “The Doors – Riders On The Storm”
Clive Dunn cashed in on his fame in Dad’s Army when his sentimental song Grandad topped the chart in January 1971. Continue reading “Clive Dunn – Grandad”
Gordon Lightfoot’s timeless tune If You Could Read My MInd unwittingly provided the template for Whitney Houston’s hit The Greatest Love Of All. Continue reading “Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind”
The last big hit of 1971 was one of the most enduring. A stone-cold classic, the Theme From Shaft sounds as fresh today as it did in December 1971.