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Back In The Day 1969-1970




1970, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan on American Bandstand singing "Tennessee Bird Walk" & "Humphrey The Camel"


Shari Lewis with Lamb Chop and Hush Puppy on Easter 1970



Clip from "Easter Parade" movie with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire


Easter 1970 Snowstorm


Bonanza, Episode 358, Aired on March 29, 1970; "Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing". "In the series' only Easter-themed episode, a Quaker woman convinces Hoss to pose as the Easter bunny for the orphanage. While wearing a rabbit costume, Hoss must try to foil the efforts of a bumbling gang that is plotting to loot the Wells Fargo coach."


Apollo 13 launch April 11, 1970: "Houston we've got a problem".


"Dazed and Confused", Led Zeppelin, 1969


1970, "Shilo", Neil Diamond


The Supremes, "Up the Ladder to the Roof", 1970


"Long Lonesome Highway", Michael Parks, 1969


Clips from the 1969 TV series, "Then Came Bronson"


The Bards, 1969, "Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues"


"Monday, Monday", 1968, Herb Alpert & The Tiajuana Brass"


Viet Nam, March 1970


Sunday Morning TV 1970


Saturday Morning TV Memories


Bill Withers, "What I'll Do", 1967


The Moments, 1970, "Love on a Two-Way Street"


The Beach Boys, 1969, "Cotton Fields"


Bobbi Martin, 1970, "For The Love of Him"


"I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City", 1969, Harry Nilsson


Simon & Garfunkel, "The Only Living Boy in New York", 1970


"Sunday Morning Coming Down & You Are My Sunshine", Ray Stevens Television Show, 1970.


"Don't Be Afraid", 1969, The Carpenters


"Celebration Day", Led Zeppelin, 1970


"Keep the Customer Satisfied", 1970, Simon and Garfunkel


Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, 1970, "Just Remember You're My Sunshine".


Badfinger, 1970, "Come and Get It"


"Seattle", 1991, Bobby Sherman. The theme song from the television show "Here Comes the Brides", along with some images. This recording was never released as a single.  It was first released on the 1991 album, "The Very Best of Bobby Sherman".  The television show aired from 1968-1970.  Originally the theme was an instrumental.  Later it was replaced with this version by the "New Establishment". This is a cover version by Graham Blvd.  This video with the Perry Como version might be the best of them all.


"Easy Come, Easy Go", Bobby Sherman, 1970.  Video clips from the television show, "Here Comes the Brides".


1970, "Vehicle", The Ides of March.  Clip from the television show "Something Else".  A little history of the "Catalina Casino Ballroom" opens the clip.


Same band, same song, 44 years later...


The Cinnamon Ship, 1969, "Butterflies are Free", from the Broadway play with the same name. Later a movie with Goldie Hawn.


"House of the Rising Sun", 1970, Frijid Pink


"Spirit In The Sky", 1969, Norman Greenbaum


Ray Stevens with Mama Cass Elliott and Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, "Let It Be", 1970. From the Ray Stevens television show.


Rolling Stones, 1969, "You Can't Always Get What You Want"


"Calling All Angels", Train, 2003.  Spring is in the air!  Baseball's spring trainig is happening now in Phoenix and Florida.  Get ready for opening day!!


Sonny James, "It's Just A Matter of Time", 1970


"Jingo", Santana, 1969.  Well, the music track is from 1969...  The video is a little more recent!


Aretha Franklin, 1970, "Call Me"


"Forever", The Beach Boys, 1970


"Everybody is a Star", 1969, Sly & the Family Stone


Fifty years ago today, March 6, 1970, members of the "Weather Underground" died in the Greenwich Village bomb building accident.  

"Wand'rin Star", 1969, Lee Marvin.  From the movie, "Paint Your Wagon".


"They Call The Wind Maria", 1969, Herve Presnell.


Creedance Clearwater Revival, 1970, "Run Through the Jungle"


"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", Edison Lighthouse, 1970.  Tribute to Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) from "Get Smart" (Aired from 1965-1970).


"The Boxer", Simon & Garfunkel, 1970


Sonny & Cher, 1970, "The Beat Goes On".  From the "Nitty Gritty Hour"


"Let It Be", 1970, The Beatles


1970, Elvis Presley, "Kentucky Rain"


"Gotta Hold On To This Feeling", Jr. Walker & The All Stars, 1969


"They Long to be Close to You", From Floyd Cramer's "Class of '70" album


Happy Mardi Gras!



"When I'm 64", 1967, The Beatles.  To all of us who are turning 64 this year!  50 years ago 64 seemed impossible. Now that it is here, we can just say, "It's just a number". Happy Birthday!


Aretha Franklin, "I Say A Little Prayer For You", 1970 television performance


Home Video - Disneyland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon.  February 1970.  


"Celebrate", 1970, Three Dog Night


Simon and Garfunkel, 1970, "Cecilia"


"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", The Hollies, 1969


1969, Santana, "Evil Ways"


"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)", The Delfonics, 1970


1970, Judy Collins, "Amazing Grace"


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