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    What Is Your Favorite Song (Vocal) From the 1970's?

    My favorite musical decade. So much good music going on. Particularly the great groups. The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, America, The Who, Simon and Garfunkle, Bread, The Beatles at their sad ending, so much great stuff!

    Out of it all, this is my favorite. Written by the great Carole King and performed by most of the musical world. From 1971.

    James Taylor's is the pick for the finest version.

    "A man's got to know his limitations."

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    1974. America, my favorite '70's soft rock group.

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    1976. Abba's biggest hit. If you can't dance to this, you're not breathing!

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    "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written, composed, and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot

    Sinking on Nov 10, 1975
    Release August 1976

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    That was a great one! Lightfoot was a fine talent. Thank you, CD.

    Here is another great song from 1970. So fine, they play it at my wife's Catholic church at Mass many Sunday's.

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    1971. Carole King, one one the great pop song writers of the 1960's and '70's.

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    December,1976. Bob Seger becomes a national star. And why not! The man from Michigan really rocks!

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    With several good songs already listed (that I like too), it would be easier to mention the artists whose albums I collected. This is in no particular order either.
    King, Taylor, S & G are already mentioned; Eagles, Seals & Croft, Moody Blues (ALL !!), Neil Sedaka, "Cat" Stevens, and more that I can't even remember.
    My turntable died 20 years ago and I haven't bothered to get another, despite the fact that I have a large fruit crate stuffed full of 33 LPs.
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    Ah, the Moody Blues!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCYC5DXnGMA

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    Some excellent stuff, JT & Woody! I too am quite partial to The Moody Blues. Although this predates 1970 by 3 years it's always great to hear so I'll put it up.

    "A man's got to know his limitations."

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    To get back to the 1970's, I love this group and I love this song from 1977.

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    I'll say Good Night with this marvelous piece of work from Billy Paul in 1972. It went to #1. For good reason. I still find myself humming it occasionally after 44 tortuous years! "Me and Mrs. Jones, we got a thing going on." Just too cool.

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    C.W. McCall 1975 "Convoy"

    https://youtu.be/j3VN54M1OXA

    I was 10 then and loved listening to this.


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    Originally released in 1971. Written by Barry and Robin. This beautiful song was their first world wide hit. The lyrics haven't lost any of their soul 45 years later.

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    1976. Stephen Bishop makes us yearn for the simpler life here. Just, "Put on Sinatra and start to cry".

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    CD - it's unfortunate that Convoy appeared to be McCall's only hit, but considering the times, it was an appropriate song. Did you ever see the Kris Kristofferson/Ernest Borgnine movie from 1978?

    JD - the Blues "White Satin" was pre-70? Really? I don't remember hearing it until I was in college in the early 70s. Interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    CD - it's unfortunate that Convoy appeared to be McCall's only hit, but considering the times, it was an appropriate song. Did you ever see the Kris Kristofferson/Ernest Borgnine movie from 1978?

    JD - the Blues "White Satin" was pre-70? Really? I don't remember hearing it until I was in college in the early 70s. Interesting!
    Yes. Hard to believe, but it was released in 1967 on the album, Days of Future Passed.

    Click here for details.
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    1976. They only had one big hit but it was a rollicking, cool smash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Dollar View Post
    Yes. Hard to believe, but it was released in 1967 on the album, Days of Future Passed.

    Click here for details.
    Interesting! Thanks for the link.

    That link also told my why I remembered it differently. The second paragraph had this to say:
    It charted at #2 in November 1972 on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash) and #1 on Cash Box in the United States, earning a Gold certification for sales of a million copies.
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    That link also told my why I remembered it differently
    Quite understandable!
    "A man's got to know his limitations."

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    1979. Debbie Harry gives it her all in this huge #1 smash. 52 million views can't be wrong!

    "A man's got to know his limitations."

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