BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #349: “LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS”- ELTON JOHN – JANUARY 4, 1974 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #359: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”- Elton John. January 4, 1974. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. The first #1 hit of 1975. Single: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”- Elton John Record Company- MCA Genre: Psychedelic Pop Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Time: 5:54 B-side” One […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #349: “LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS”- ELTON JOHN – JANUARY 4, 1974 — slicethelife

*Perhaps still heard best on vinyl?

#HitsByYears – 1979 — Share Your Light (Reblog)

Last but not least, here are two of my favorite songs of all times. I don’t think I need to explain a lot. Enjoy! I hope you liked the choices I made for that year. Have a great Friday and a happy weekend!

#HitsByYears – 1979 — Share Your Light

Derek And The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of the classic album by Derek and the Dominos – Layla.

Derek And The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) — The Ultimate Music Library

*Great review and album — you can buy it here. There is also Eric Clapton’s autobiography here.

Going for the One (1977) (Reblog)

This was a change of direction for Yes, and the last great album by the classic group lineup. Rick Wakeman had returned to the band after being gone …

Going for the One (1977)

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison… (Reblog)

Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Allison…

Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife (Reblog)

In 1981 I remember hearing Destroyer on the radio and was confused…Wait…is this a new version of All Day and All of the Night? I wanted that song so I bought the album. Give The People What They Want combines different styles. Punk, Rock, and a little New Wave was thrown in on a few […]

2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020 Rock music

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” John Lennon cover — AMERICA ON COFFEE (Reblog)

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck, one of the great collaborators in music history, has once-again found an unexpected co-conspirator… … 28 more words

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” John Lennon cover — AMERICA ON COFFEE

*Amazing. Jeff is still my pick as No.1

The Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons (UK Version) (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of The Rolling Stones album release in 1967 – Between The Buttons.

The Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons (UK Version) (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library

*Great review of one of the band’s perhaps less well known albums, but well worth a listen.

My Top 5 British Rock Front Men/Lead Singers

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These are my own considered three qualifications/prerequisites for this position, in British rock‘s top 5 front men:

  1. Stage presence, charisma, probably the key factor – is his character larger than life?
  2. Looks – the ability to turn all the heads in whatever way.
  3. Musical talent – can he contribute by playing an instrument as well sing?

These are my rules, so the guy has to be in a band, not a solo artist only. I shall state these in reverse, though ask me on any other day and I might have a different order.

5. Dave Coverdale lead singer of Deep Purple and Whitesnake. An archetypal front man with a great soulful voice, plus a great rapport with his audience.

4. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. Fantastic stage presence and looks with a powerful voice.

3. Robert Plant lead singer and a songwriter of Led Zeppelin. Powerful bluesy voice and front man with iconic looks.

2. Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Perhaps the original front man of British rock, commanding the stage with his unique antics. If longevity was the only proviso he’d be No. 1.

  1. Freddy Mercury, lead singer, keyboard player and a songwriter with Queen. Maybe not have been as classically good looking as the rest, but was simply peerless with his imperious stage presence, powerful and distinctive voice, sheer musical ability, as well as contributing on keyboards on stage – whilst retaining that great rapport with the fans.

Once again, these are only my opinions. There great names I have left out.

*Music has always been very important to our culture, so we must encourage new talent.

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #414: ” NEANDERTHAL MAN”- HOTLEGS — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single: #414: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs. August 22, 1970. Single: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs Record Company- Capitol Genre: Pop Written by Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart Time: 4:18 B-side:” You Didn’t Like It, Because You Didn’t Think Of It” Album-Thinks: School Stinks Grade: B+ Peaked at #22 9 weeks in Billboard […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #414: ” NEANDERTHAL MAN”- HOTLEGS — slicethelife

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #407:” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band. August 15, 1970. Single: ” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band Record Company- Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Steve Miller and Ben Sidran Time: 2:08 B-side:” Never Kill Another Man” Album-Number 5 Grade: B Peaked at #69 6 weeks in […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife