Tag: 1970s

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 56

As we will learn in this, the fourth and final installment in AM Gold: 1975, few things inspire passion and raw emotion in us like... Glen...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 55

This week's installment proves, once and for all, that we are not the cynical, cold-hearted bunch we seem to be sometimes. Witness the...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 54

This week's edition of Digging for Gold contains not one, but two references to Twilight. No reason why, that's just how we roll at...

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 53

Disco, glam rock, and Leo Sayer are riding high on the charts, which can only mean one thing. It's time for AM Gold: 1975 baby!...

AM Gold: 1974

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 52

"This week certainly is no stunner, is it?"...

AM Gold: 1974

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 51

If there was any doubt that disco was quickly gaining traction in America in 1974, witness two of the three chart-topping songs highlighted...

AM Gold: 1974

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 50

We're up to week #50 in our AM Gold series. That's half of 100!...

AM Gold: 1974

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 49

1973 didn't end on such a high note for our humble AM Gold series, so maybe 1974 will pick things up nicely. Maybe....

AM Gold 1973

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 48

That's a wrap on AM Gold: 1973. This week may not offer a lot, but it does have David Foster!...

AM Gold 1973

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 47

Certainly you've noticed by now that we have good weeks and bad weeks here on Digging for Gold. This is definitely one of the good weeks....

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 45

It's AM Gold: 1973! Get comfortable, folks, because we're feeling analytical this week....

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 44

The final installment of AM Gold: 1972 floats in on a summer breeze and gets really weird at the end....

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 43

It takes a strong piece of music to overcome sub-par song lyrics. We're looking at you, America....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On…The “Comeback” Of The J. Geils Band

Dw Dunphy has trouble calling it a comeback for the '80s J. Geils Band....

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 42

Wait, is that Neil Diamond on this week's AM Gold? Nope, it's just Gallery....

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 41

Thus begins our journey into AM Gold: 1972. And hey, look, Three Dog Night is still hanging around!...

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 40

Digging for Gold is turning forty! That's forty great installments, which is ten more than thirty!...

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 39

If you love sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, then this is the AM Gold installment for you! OK, maybe not the rock 'n' roll part so much. But...

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 38

In this, the second installment of AM Gold: 1971, we tackle one of music's greatest mysteries. Just how many people are in Hamilton, Joe...

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 37

The first installment of AM Gold: 1971 features a fairly diverse range of pop -- from the manly swagger of Tom Jones, to the super-cheery...

AM Gold: 1970

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 36

And just like that, the first chapter of AM Gold in the 1970s is over....

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Grover Washington Jr. That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Credit, or discredit, the late Grover Washington Jr. with setting the template for the whole smooth jazz thing. There was always more to...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Going, ahem, gaga for Queen again

While we're still trying to digest the idea of Lady Gaga fronting Queen (embarrassing attention grab? or nervy post-modern tribute to...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Earth Wind and Fire Edition

Boasting focused, soul-lifting horns, sunburst harmonies and a thrilling propensity for shaken-up textures and rhythms, Earth Wind and Fire...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: On Todd Rundgren, The Not-So Popular Tortured Artist

Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades —...

Music, Television

Here’s Something Else!: More Must Hear TV — Prime-time Themes That Still Rock

There are TV themes you remember. “All In The Family,” with its way-back talk of President Hoover and LaSalle cars. Johnny...

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Here’s Something Else!: Genesis That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Believe it or not, Phil Collins was once just a member of this group called Genesis....

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Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: We’re Buying A Stairway To Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s image, dating back to the band’s debauched 1970s heyday, has grown so outsized that it sometimes obscures, well,...

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Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Supertramp That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Supertramp was many things over its too-brief period of hitmaking — wanna-be proggers, post-Beatle popsters, kinda-classical rockers,...