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memories of the ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the summer of 1973, the concert everyone wanted to attend was the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. Produced by Sherry Finkel and Jim Koplik, the duo had been inspired by a Grateful Dead concert they … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Catch a Fire by The Wailers

The early 1970s solidified the sounds of Jamaica with the reggae album Catch a Fire by The Wailers. The first album issued by Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, this was The Wailers fifth studio album, with songs written by Peter Tosh … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Angie by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s brought a ballad from The Rolling Stones to the top of the charts: Angie. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was the lead single of their 1973 album Goat’s Head Soup, but consequent articles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – K-tel 20 Power Hits

In the 1970s, many young listeners learned of new music through the K-tel Records compilations, like an early success: K-tel 20 Power Hits. In the late 1960s, K-tel saw the possibility of a new way of marketing music and released … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the early 1970s, fans of three major bands descended on New York State to experience the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. Produced by Shelly Finkel and Jim Koplik, the Summer Jam featured three major bands of the era: The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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