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Back In The Day 1969-1970



John Lennon and Yoko One with the Plastic Ono Band, 1970, "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)


"Ma Belle Amie", 1969, Tee-Set.  Catchy tune.  Four Dutchmen float and flit about Amsterdam chasing, and eventually catching, a girl in a Ford Mustang.  All while singing bilingually in French and English.  Happy St. Valentine's day!  A top 20 song 50 years ago this week.


"Walk A Mile In My Shoes", 1970, Joe South


The Temptations, 1970, "Psychedelic Shack"


"Who Will Stop the Rain?", Credence Clearwater Revival, 1970


1970, "Give Me Just a Little More Time", Chairmen of the Board"


The Beach Boys, 1970, "Add Some Music to Your Day"


The Jaggerz, "The Rapper", 1969


"Rainy Night in Georgia, Brook Benton, 1970


The Guess Who, 1969, "No Time"


Simon & Garfunkel, "El Condor Pasa", 1970


Dionne Warwick, 1969, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"


"Arizona", 1969, Mark Lindsay


Arlo Guthrie, 1970, "Valley to Pray"


1969, Sly and the Family Stone, "Thank You (falettinme be mice elf agin)"


"Walkin' in the Rain", Jay & The American's, 1969


Fleetwood Mac recorded on January 30, 1970 at The Warehouse, New Orleans.


Jimi Hendrix recorded on January 28, 1970 at Madison Square Garden; Winter Festival for Peace.


Beach Boys Concert - Bangkok, 1969


1970 NBA Playoffs


"B.J. Thomas, 1970, "Sandman" 


"Bridge Over Troubled Water", Simon & Garfunkel, released January 26, 1970


1969, Vanity Faire, "Early in the Morning"


"Love's Been Good To Me", 1969, Frank Sinatra


"I Just Got My Pay", Beach Boys, 1970.  Released January 1970


1970, Marvin Gaye, "Abraham, Martin and John"


"Invocation", Carpenters, 1969 (First Song on "Offerings" Album; later renamed and reissued in 1970 as "Ticket to Ride" album)


Rare Earth, "Get Ready", 1970


Deep Purple, 1969, "April".  From a 1970 German TV broadcast.


"Chart Hits from January 1970"


"Hey There Lonely Girl", Eddie Holman, 1969


Led Zeppelin, 1969, "Whole Lotta Love".  Moving up from #14 last week to #8 this week - FIFTY YEARS AGO.


"Without Love (There is Nothing)", Tom Jones, 1969.  Another January 1970 chart topper.


1970, Larry Norman, "Poem".  From the album "Street Level"


"Right Here In America", 1970, Larry Norman.  Also from "Street Level"


"I Want You Back", The Jackson 5, #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart every week in January, 1970.  Hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 31, 1970.


Here is a fun video cover of "I Want You Back"!  This will make you smile!


Hit #1 for 4 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts at the dawn of 1970.  David Houston "Baby Baby (I Know You're a Lady)"


#4 Song from the week of January 10, 1970:  50 years ago, "Venus" by Shocking Blue


1970, Love theme from the movie "Airport", Vincent Hall


Also released January 1, 1970: MASH. "Suicide is Painless", This version was sung by uncredited session singers John BahlerTom BahlerRon Hicklin and Ian Freebairn-Smith. You have to love the beauty of the helicopters in formation bringing the fallen to safety and care... 


George C. Scott, From the Movie "Patton", released January 1, 1970 (Viewer discretion advised - not for the faint of heart) 


1970, Pacific Gas and Electric, "Are You Ready?"


"Top of the Pops", January 1970


New Year's Eve 1969 London