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1973 – Living For The City

February 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

What a year 1973 was for music, but then so were all years in the 1970’s really. For a start it was a great year for glam rock, with great tunes from Suzi Quatro (Can the Can & 48 Crash), T. Rex (20th Century Boy), Sweet (Ballroom Blitz and Blockbuster), Slade (Cum on Feel the […]

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1972 – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

February 5th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I have been looking forward to reaching 1972 for two reasons: it is when there staarted to be so much good (to me) music that choosing one track starts to get harder, and one of those track is possibly the greatest song ever. A strong assertion thre, but listen properly to Papa Was A Rollin’ […]

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1971 – A Horse With No Name

February 3rd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

At last we reach a year when I know I was actively listening to some music that I am still happy to listen to today. Of course I was still limited mostly to what Radio 1 was playing, but I was engaging with it a lot more. It is a missed opportunity that it was […]

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1970 – 25 or 6 to 4

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

At last we reach the 70’s, the best decade for music. That is only my opinion of course, but it is also a fact! The decade of prog, glam, reggae, soul, disco, blues rock, punk, krautrock, the start of rap, and much more. Of course in 1970 I was still only 8 and not really […]

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1969 – Sweet Caroline

February 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

As the sixties come to a close, there were a few very catchy tunes in 1969 that I know I heard a lot on the radio. Sugar, Sugar by the Arches is one that we were all singing in the playground at primary school, and there was Boom Bang-a-Bang by Lulu and A boy Named […]

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1968 – Time of the Season

December 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1968 – Time of the Season · Music

Now this is a cheat. There is no way I really got into the Zombies until a lot later than the 60’s or even 70’s, but this really is a masterpiece. Looking at the hits of that year, there is nothing really that I would have been into at the tme, with the exception of […]

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1967 – I’m A Believer

December 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1967 – I’m A Believer · Music

The biggest hit single of 1967 was A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. I love that song. I remember a particularly good night doing my rendiditon of it at a karaoke party in the 80’s. Apart from that, I like Procol Harum generally. I think it is criminal that so many people only […]

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1966 – Good Vibrations

December 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1966 – Good Vibrations · Music

There were some good songs out in 1966, that I am very fond of, but none of them made an impression on the 4-year-old Skuds until much later.  How to pick a song to represent the year when you are choosing between Substitute by the Who, many brilliant Beatles songs, I Feel Free by Cream, […]

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1965 – Concrete and Clay

December 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1965 – Concrete and Clay · Music

As I have already said, I am not not a massive fan of 60’s music. I can appreciate some of it, but even then it is music I heard a lot later. All of which makes the 1965 entry quite special because I think I did hear this in the 60’s, although not in ’65 […]

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1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown

December 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on 1964 – The Ballad of Hollis Brown · Music

OK, so this might not be an obvious one. It isn’t one of Bob Dylan’s best-known songs and wasn’t even a single, but although I obviously wasn’t listening to this as a two-year-old I did listen to it a lot at quite a young age. When I was growing up there were very few records […]

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