Music from my generation

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There was so much great music from the 1950 through the 1970s it is a bit chellenging to choose the bits to post. O lot of rock was not exactly the strongest vocally, but then there was a fair amount of pretty decent harmonizing.
From 1970- Three Dog Night

Since the not so great movie, everybody probably knows Queen, Too bad this tune from 1978 did not make the film.


The Four Seasons from 1962

 
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Yeah, there were some great vocals, but then not all great music has to have them.

This was released in April 1977- Birdland was a NYC jazz Club opened in 1949. I closed in the mid 60s dur to rent increases,



"Green Onions" is was recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.s.

 
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Circling back to the sound company days, here are two more bands we did shows with in the 70s.

NRBQ is still around today. They were a group that loved to do live shows. We worked with them a few times. The drummer was nicknamed Boom Boom because he used a large drumstick held backwards (the tip in his hand and the fat end used to pound the drums). This is one of their classics, most folks will have to Google Howard Johnsons as this chain vanished a long time ago.


Another act we worked with got its start in 1965 and is still around today. This was not one of their top tunes, but I always liked it Can one actually can heat?

 

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I've loved many of the songs you've posted, thank you so much for a trip down memory lane!
 

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I am happy to know others are enjoying this thread. It has been ore fun than a barrel of Monkees doing it. Speaking of which



And to my amazement, having watched the TV series in the 1869s but never having bought their albums. I discovered two versions of a song by them I had never heard.


If you want to hear the original version, Google "The Monkees - Going down (1967)"
 

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Who do you call when you are going through music withdrawals, try the doctor..... Another great one gone.
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, and rock and roll.[1]
Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music.
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Iko Iko

I've been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time...

Walk on gilded splinters

 
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These tunes I chose just because they are great artists making great music.

This is from 1955, I was all of 7 years old.

""Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" is a folk-rock song written by Bob Dylan and first recorded during The Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. The song was recorded in December 1967 and first released in January 1968 as "Mighty Quinn" by the British band Manfred Mann[2] and became a great success"
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Another great one gone, R.I.P. JJ. He was 65 when this was recorded and he would pass some 11 years later.
 
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Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist.[1] The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
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He is still actively performing today. I chose more current stuff with an impish grin-



And from a USA network performance

 
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In t988 I got my first copy of Windows- version 3.0, and we have had Windows ever since. Fortunately, 20 years early we had The Doors.

From 1967

From 1970

From 1971
 
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I love the Doors, can't get enough listening to them!!!
 
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