Music Monday: Supertramp – It’s Raining again

| January 10, 2022

Once again, it is surprising that with all the 1970s Music Monday songs and groups highlighted over the years on MDB, the English rock band Supertramp has only been included once for “Breakfast in America” .. hm?  So here’s a link to co-founder Roger Hodgson, formally of Supertramp, and their well known 1982 song (with […]

Music Monday: One big 1970’s hit for Chairmen of the Board

| December 13, 2021

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Music Monday: “We’re An American Band” LIVE in 1974

| October 25, 2021

It is hard not to remember Grand Funk Railroad when you think about rock concerts from the 1970s (never attended though) and in particular their hit “We’re An American Band.” Here’s a LIVE version from 1974 posted to YouTube. Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band who achieved their […]

Music Monday: Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

| October 4, 2021

When it comes to listening to the music, it is appropriate to be a bit more inclusive when it comes to songs that we listened to (and some danced to) in the 1970s. That included R & B, funk, disco and soul music from bell-bottomed dancing vocal groups like The Taveres Brothers or just Tavares.  […]

Music Monday: B.T.O. – Roll On Down The Highway

| June 14, 2021

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Music Monday: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show video. Yikes!

| March 1, 2021

There are some 1970s songs that I’ve listened to and heard again and again over the years, but never really given much thought to what the band might have looked like performing on stage?  Dr. Hook (& the Medicine Show) happens to be one of them … and I didn’t follow  the group or know […]

Music Monday: The Coconut song always makes my wife smile

| December 28, 2020

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Music Monday: Gerry Rafferty and working on cars memory

| November 9, 2020

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Music Monday: Social unrest and the 1970s song Chevy Van

| September 28, 2020

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Moustaches and baseball caps – I’m thinking Oakland A’s #TBT

| July 30, 2020

We are a product of our youth … and I’ll never forget The Mustache Gang. After seeing my son Taylor’s photo in his Cleveland Indians baseball cap (after shaving off his beard, but keeping his moustache), I had a flashback to the 1970s and remembered the Oakland A’s of my youth. They were the World […]

Music Monday: We don’t see family often enough as time passes in “the wink of an eye” – Jackson Browne and The Pretender

| December 23, 2019

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A Mellow Music Monday: A few songs from The Carpenters

| July 1, 2019

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Music Monday: Doobie Brothers – China Grove

| May 20, 2019

Whenever I hear the Doobie Brothers, I can’t help but think about being back in high school and listening to my high school pep band at basketball games (while I was behind the basket shooting photos for the paper). Several songs were regularly played as I recall … China Grove, Listen to the Music and […]

Music Monday: Starting with a change for 2019 – Kenny Chesney

| January 7, 2019

After years of posting what I suspect are now considered “oldies” for Music Monday posts, I’ll at least start 2019 with a change. The Christmas season was a chance to listen to holiday music performed by a variety of different artists, and as I have in the past, enjoyed songs by almost all contemporary country […]

Music Monday: Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive by Gary Wright

| September 18, 2017

Shifting back into the "oldies" mode, here’s a Music Monday song that practically everyone knows from Gary Wright. The Dream Weaver is a 1975 hit recently being used in an insurance advertisement. I still think the decade of the 1970s produced the best music? In 1972, my friend George Harrison invited me to accompany him […]

A Music Monday Two-fer – but still out of the 1970s

| March 20, 2017

Interesting photo??? Well musicians can have an unusual beginning and career turns. Before a musical career, John Hall (photo right) was an academically gifted 3-time National Science Foundation summer scholar and University of Notre Dame and Loyola College physics student at the age of 16 and after music, he ran for political office and end […]

Music Monday: Shocker not to have mentioned American Pie yet?

| February 20, 2017

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The training of Shaolin monks – photo from 1971

| December 4, 2016

One of the television shows I enjoyed growing up watching was Kung Fu with David Carradine. The program regularly flashed back from Carradine’s character Kwain Chang Caine in the old west to China where he grew up learning the Chinese martial arts from the monks at the Shaolin Monastery.  When I saw this photo from […]

The Pretender from 1976 by Jackson Browne never gets old

| August 8, 2016

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If you are old enough, you will get the backwards humor

| January 8, 2016

Click image or this Wikipedia link for an explanation!

The Lexington Lab Band continues to perform great music

| April 24, 2014

As usual the guys from the Lexington Lab Band (including a talented high school friend Rob Pottorf) have produced another outstanding music video highlighting a band which started during the 1970s,  Steely Dan. Their efforts might not be the creative talent some are looking for, but these guys really do know how to expertly perform […]

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