A, B, C’s of the ‘70’s was promised a few months ago after I featured my '60's edition.

By the 1970’s popular music was changing. The deaths of several rock icons and the violence of Altamont put a nail in the coffin of psychedelic rock. In its place, a new country influenced sound was on the rise.  The Byrds started with their “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” album and Bob Dylan’s recordings in Nashville, it along with the rise of southern rock, and outlaws like Willie, Waylon, and the boys brought a stripped-down country sound. There were still rock inspired bands that carried a more sophisticated sound. To put it simply, popular music was headed to album-oriented sales and was all over the musical map.

Allman Brothers - One Way Out, 
Band - Strawberry Wine, 
Carol King - So Far Away, 
Dan Hicks - I Scare Myself, 
Eagles - Desperado, 
Faces - Wicked Messenger, 
Guy Clark - Desperados Waiting for The Train, 
Humble Pie - Shine On, 
Inmates - Mr. Unreliable, 
John Prine - Angel from Montgomery, 
KGB - Sail on Sailor, 
Leon Russell - Hummingbird, 
Marshall Tucker Band - Searchin' for A Rainbow,
New Riders of the Purple Sage - Panama Red, 
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Keep on Churnin', 
Poco - You Better Think Twice, 
Quicksilver Messenger Service -What About Me, 
Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes/ Sneaking Sally Through the Alley, 
Shuggie Otis -Strawberry Letter 23, 
Trapeze - You Are the Music, 
Uriah Heap -Tales, 
Vashti Bunyan -I'd like to walk around in your mind, 
Wet Willie - Airport, 
Xtra Track : NRBQ -  Get That Gasoline Blues (in remembrance of the 1973 gas shortage),
Yes - Long Distance Runaround, 
ZZ Top – Balinese.

And sadly,  then came disco