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Welcome to My Seventies Music – an ongoing and random selection of videos of great rock music from the 1970s – “My Seventies Music” – together with any commentary, reviews, associated information and anything else that seems relevant at the time.

Or not…

Anyway, to start the ball rolling, just for the fun of it, let’s begin with the letter “A” for “America”, and one of their big hits, “Don’t Cross The River”.

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Wizzard – “See My Baby Jive”

Tweet Roy Wood and his band Wizzard had a Number One hit in the UK in 1973 with “See My Baby Jive”. Roy Wood had previously been a founding member of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and was a particularly experimental musician, combining a range of genres in his music, such as classical and big band […]

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The Band – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, “Up On Cripple Creek” And “The Weight”

Tweet One of the most memorable songs of the Seventies for me was actually written shortly before the decade began: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, by Bob Dylan’s Canadian backing group The Band. The song, written by Robbie Robertson and sung by Levon Helm (though he aparently claims to have contributed to the […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” And “Sweet Alabama”

Tweet While I wasn’t really a follower of U.S. Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd at the time, I became very familiar with three of their tracks from the early Seventies, namely “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” and “Sweet Alabama”. This was largely through working with a band in Germany called Nuthin’ Fancy who were big […]

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The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” And “Holidays In The Sun”

Tweet The late Seventies were the years of punk rock, and although not the first punk rock band, The Sex Pistols were the epitome of the movement, with songs like “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays In The Sun”. I didn’t actually get a (taped) copy of their only […]

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