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  1. 1970 • Tension in the air made its way into music of time period • Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: “Ohio” and placed blame for deaths of 4 at Kent State directly on White House

  2. 1970 • The Temptations: “Ball of Confusion” • Edwin Starr’s angry “War” • “sensitive singer-songwriter” movement started during time period

  3. 1970 • The Carpenters “They Long To Be Close To You” • Heavy Rock getting popular • Grand Funk Railroad: 3 albums on charts in period of 10 months

  4. 1970 • Jimi Hendrix: choked to death on own vomit on September 18: 27 years old • Janis Joplin: heroin overdose on October 4

  5. 1970 • Elvis Presley: wrote letter to President Nixon about being concerned about spread of drugs in America- Nixon invited Presley to White House to award him a Drug Enforcement Agency badge

  6. 1970 • Elvis told Nixon the best way to calm student unrest was to kick John Lennon out of country

  7. Top Singles 1970 • Simon and Garfunkel: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” • The Jackson Five: “I’ll Be There” • BJ Thomas: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” • George Harrison: “My Sweet Lord” • The Carpenters “They Long To Be Close To You”

  8. 1971 • People becoming more sensitive toward Native Americans • The Raiders’ “Indian Reservation” told of the plight of Native Americans in a straightforward manner

  9. 1971 • Freda Payne’s anti-war anthem: “Bring the Boys Home” • Cher’s “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” dealt with racial prejudice

  10. 1971 • The Jackson Five: group of brothers from Gary, Indiana- 13 year old lead singer Michael • Michael stepped out for a solo smash “Got To Be There”

  11. 1971 • The Osmonds: Mormon version of The Jackson Five “One Bad Apple” “Double Lovin” “Yo Yo” • Donny was a teen heartthrob, had hits of his own “Go Away Little Girl” “Sweet and Innocent” and “Hey Girl”

  12. 1971 • Alice Cooper: outrageous onstage antics- he and band produced two of the best hard rock records of the year: Love It To Death and Killer

  13. 1971 • Shaft: soundtrack to the popular film also came out • Carole King’s Tapestry: “Its Too Late” “So Far Away” about what they had been dealing with for the last five years

  14. 1971 • Jim Morrison (The Doors) died of a heart attack in Paris on July 3 • Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong: three days later died • Duane Allman: guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band- died Oct 29 in a motorcycle accident at 24 years old

  15. Top Singles 1971: • Three Dog Night: “Joy to the World” • Rod Stewart: “Maggie May” • Carole King: “Its Too Late” • The Osmonds: “One Bad Apple” • The Bee Gees: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”

  16. 1972 • AM radio still big this year • Michael Jackson: “Ben” title song from a movie about a killer rat • Soul and funk music growing • The Temptations: “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”

  17. 1972 • James Brown: “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing” “Get On The Good Foot” • Stevie Wonder: “Talking Back” • Curtis Mayfield: “Superfly”

  18. Top Singles 1972 • Roberta Flack: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” • Gilbert O’Sullivan: “Alone Again (Naturally)” • Don McLean: “American Pie” • Nilsson: “Without You” • Johnny Nash: “I Can See Clearly Now”

  19. 1973 • Tony Orlando and Dawn’s “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” • Soul music: Gladys Knight and The Pips and former Temptation Eddie Kendricks: “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Keep on Truckin”

  20. 1973 • Marvin Gaye: “Let’s Get It On” • The O’Jays: “Love Train” • Soul Train: became the TV show to watch for kids interested in the latest steps, music, clothes

  21. Top Singles 1973 • Roberta Flack: “Killing Me Softly With His Song” • Dawn, featuring Tony Orlando: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” • Paul McCartney and Wings: “My Love”

  22. Top Singles 1973 • Carly Simon: “You’re So Vain” • Elton John: “Crocodile Rock”

  23. 1974 • Carl Douglas: “Kung Fu Fighting” • Teeny bop pop, disco soul, hard rock, folk all popular • Harry Chapin: “Cat’s In the Cradle” • John Denver “Sunshine On My Shoulders” “Annie’s Song”

  24. 1974 • Stevie Wonder: “You Haven’t Done Nothin’” about President Nixon • Barry White: “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”

  25. Top Singles 1974 • Barbra Streisand: “The Way We Were” • Terry Jacks: “Season in the Sun” • Ray Stevens: “The Streak” • Paul Anka: “(You’re) Having My Baby” • MFSB: “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)”

  26. 1975 • Barry Manilow: soft rocker “Mandy” “Could It Be Magic” “It’s a Miracle” “I Write the Songs” • All in one stereos, included AM/FM receiver, 8 track, tape player, turntable

  27. Top Singles 1975 • The Captain and Tennille: “Love Will Keep Us Together” • Silver Convention: “Fly, Robin, Fly” • Elton John: “Island Girl” • Neil Sedaka: “Bad Blood” • Tony Orlando and Dawn: “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)”

  28. 1976 • 10,000 discos open in the United States compared to 1500 in 1974 • The Hustle: combination of the mambo and the jitterbug steps- favorite dance • The Steve Miller Band: “Fly Like An Eagle”

  29. Top Singles 1976 • Rod Stewart: “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” • Wings: “Silly Love Songs” • Elton John and Kiki Dee: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” • Johnnie Taylor: “Disco Lady” • Wild Cherry: “Play That Funky Music”

  30. 1977 • August 16: Elvis died in Graceland Mansion bathroom, 42 years old, heart failure • Doctor had prescribed over 11,000 depressants, stimulants, painkillers to Elvis during last 15 months of his life

  31. 1977 • Inspired countless tribute records- fans were in deep mourning • Bill Conti: “Gonna Fly Now” (Theme from Rocky) • Continued success of Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Kiss

  32. 1977 • Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” – October 20 crash of touring plane killed three members including leader Ronnie Van Zant

  33. Top Singles 1977 • Debby Boone: “You Light Up My Life” • The Emotions: “Best of My Love” • Andy Gibb: “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” • Stevie Wonder: “Sir Duke” • Barbra Streisand: “Love Theme From A Star is Born (Evergreen)

  34. 1978 • One of the year’s most important television events for Kiss fans: Kiss Meets the Phantom of The Park- made for TV movie • Kiss had 8 albums in 3 years • Merchandise ranging from dolls to makeup to comic books