Tag Archives: rock

memories of the ’70s – Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s was a good time for The Rolling Stones, and with the first release of an album in this decade, the band’s first single was Brown Sugar. Releasing the album Sticky Fingers in April 1971, the songs on … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – King Rocker by Generation X

For the punk crowd, this British band made a quick splash in the late 1970s with this single: King Rocker by Generation X. William Broad, John Towe and Tony James met forming the band Chelsea with John O’Hara, but soon … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – Dance the Night Away by Van Halen

In the late 1970s, an Los Angeles rock band hit the charts with its first top 20 single: Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. Written during the recording sessions for Van Halen II, the song was inspired by Fleetwood … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’80s – Need You Tonight by INXS

For an Australian band, their sixth studio album had the song that became their hit around the world: Need You Tonight by INXS. After four albums, INXS had recorded and promoted Listen Like Thieves, gaining more fans beyond Australia and … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’80s – You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

For hard rock lovers, AC/DC was hitting its peak, but despite a tragedy, emerged into the 1980s with a new lead singer and a hot track: You Shook Me All Night Long. Finding success with their previous album Highway to … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment