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Song Meanings And Facts

Terry Jacks – “Seasons In The Sun”

December 17, 2018

Photo of Terry Jacks - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Terry Jacks Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Musician, Terry Jacks, was not born in the United States but he sure left hi...

What’s Love Got To Do With Tina Turner

December 16, 2018

The smashing Tina Turner grabbed the music world by storm, bringing more than just music to her fans. Her performances have always been high-energy entertainment. Worth arou...

Some Of The BEST Songs Of The Groovy '70s

December 14, 2018

George Harrison English singer-songwriter, guitarist and former Beatle, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Cannes, France, 30th January 1976. Harrison is in Cannes for the Midem mus...

Groovy Prom Songs From The ‘60s And ‘70s

December 7, 2018

High school proms are and have been an exciting American tradition for many high school students. Typically, proms are exclusively for upper class-men and have historicall...

Christmas Songs From The Vietnam Era

December 6, 2018

Artists have long used Christmas songs to show more than their holiday spirit…they have used them to express their views on world events. Sandwiched between the World War II-era’s...

'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch' 10 Reasons Why The Four Tops D...

December 4, 2018

Released on June 19, 1965, "I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" thrust The Four Tops into the mainstream with their first chart-topping hit. The quarte...

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Songs …They May Not Be What Yo...

November 28, 2018

'Elvis' - The Comeback TV Special BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. ...

“Tequila Sunrise” … By The Eagles

November 25, 2018

Tequila Sunrise CocktailIt is probably safe to say that most of the adult, civilized world recognizes “tequila sunrise” as an alcoholic beverage. The ingredients in a tequila s...

Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” is Arguably one of the Groov...

October 16, 2018

Portrait CIRCA 1969: Rock singer Rod Stewart poses for a portrait in circa 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) As many songs do, Rod Ste...

Scary, Spooky Songs Of The Sixties And Seventies

October 15, 2018

American actor Gene Wilder stars as the grandson of the original Frankenstein in the Mel Brooks film 'Young Frankenstein', 1974. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Archive Photos...

Who was the Inspiration Behind the Hit Doo-Wop Song, “B...

October 3, 2018

NOVEMBER 02: THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS Photo of BEACH BOYS, Event: Circa '67., Artist: Beach Boys (Photo by David Farrell/Redferns) How many people know the na...

Tanya Tucker and “Delta Dawn”

September 27, 2018

Tanya Tucker attends AOL Build Presents Tanya Tucker Discussing Her North American Tour And Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at AOL HQ on August 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas...

Song Lyrics That Exemplify The 1970s

September 20, 2018

Ray Davies, Mick Avory and Dave Davies of The Kinks, sing about gender fluidity in 1970s (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) Artists, musicians, and songwriters often use their musi...

Hey, Hey, It’s The Monkees! A Made-For-TV Band That Out...

September 13, 2018

Micky Dolenz as Micky, Peter Tork as Peter, Michael Nesmith as Mike, Davy Jones as Davy -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) What started out...

What You Didn’t Know About Michael Martin Murphey’s “Wi...

September 11, 2018

In 1975, singer and songwriter, Michael Martin Murphey released his biggest chart-topping hit, “Wildfire,” a haunting folk ballad that had fans calling...

Convoys, CBs, and Trucker Culture: Seventies Novelty So...

July 10, 2018

American singer-songwriter C.W. McCall released a novelty song called “Convoy” in 1976. This song, with its catchy tune and liberal used of trucker lingo, wa...

The Story Of 'Mercedes Benz,' Janis Joplin’s Final Reco...

July 9, 2018

The soulful classic rock singer Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" is one of her most affecting songs, and it also happens to be the last recording she made be...

The Strange and Unusual Story Behind CCR’s Bad Moon Ris...

July 6, 2018

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Creedence Clearwater Revival (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), as you probably know is ...

Music GREAT, Bob Seger!

July 2, 2018

Bob Seger On Stage Musician Bob Seger performs, Michigan, July 2, 1977. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Bob Seger is one of those musicians that has stood the test of time. He has been ente...

Like A 'Rhinestone Cowboy:' Glen Campbell's Life In One...

June 30, 2018

Singer Glen Campbell performs onstage in July 1974. (Photo by (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images) The late Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy," relea...

Parody Song Master Weird Al Yankovic: True Story Of A C...

June 13, 2018

For "Weird Al" Yankovic, parody songs aren't just novelties -- they've been a successful career. "My Sharona," "Another One Bites the Dust," "I Love Rock 'n Roll...

Simon & Garfunkel's 'Mrs. Robinson:' Where Did You Go, ...

March 20, 2018

Simon & Garfunkel's song "Mrs. Robinson" is almost inseparable from the 1967 film The Graduate, in which it appears. Mrs. Robinson is one of the main charact...

The Song 'The House of the Rising Sun' Predates New Orl...

March 2, 2018

CIRCA 1964: Rock and Roll band 'The Animals' pose for a promotional photo circa 1964. Left to right: John Steel, Alan Price, Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler and Hilt...

Are The Tokens Responsible For That Darn Sleeping Lion ...

February 21, 2018

The Tokens are an American doo-wop vocal group hailing from Brooklyn, New York. They are best known for performing, The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The Tokens, fi...

Top 100 Female Singers Of The '50s, '60s, And '70s

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton...

Nancy Wilson, “Heart” and Beyond!

January 23, 2018

Heart Performing CIRCA 1977: Nancy Wilson of the rock band 'Heart' poses for a portrait in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Nancy Wilson was always ex...

“Junk Food Junkie,” by Larry Groce

January 22, 2018

Woman Eating Junk Food (Original Caption) Jessica Musumeci eats the food that she likes. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images) Nutrition is not a new concept and has, ...

“American Pie” by Don McLean

January 15, 2018

Don McLean JUNE 1970: Singer song-writer Don McLean poses for a portrait in June 1970. (Photo by Julie Snow/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Don McLean is a legendary American folk ...

Hotel California – An Eagles’ Classic

January 9, 2018

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of EAGLES; L-R: Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh performing live onstage on Hotel California tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Re...

Jeannie Riley’s (the day my momma socked it to the) Har...

January 2, 2018

Harper Valley PTA was a cutting-edge song in 1968 written by Tom Hall; recorded and released by country music singer, Jeannie Riley. The times were cha...

Paul Simon’s Kodachrome

December 28, 2017

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Simon Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images As you probably know, Paul Simon is a well known American singer/songwriter and actor. His music has been around fo...

Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog… An Accidental Sensation!

November 29, 2017

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) USA Photo of THREE DOG NIGHT, EVENT:, ARTIST: Three Dog Night (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) “Joy to the World” is a son...

Only the Good Die Young… 10 Entertainers Lost Way Too S...

November 28, 2017

American actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) I’m sure you’ve h...

Carly Simon – The Real Story Behind “You’re So Vain” Th...

November 16, 2017

LONDON, UK - MARCH 15: Singer Songwriter Carly Simon poses for a portrait on March 15, 1971 in London, England. (Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images) Bac...

Bob Seger – “Night Moves,” A Coming of Age Song

November 13, 2017

I was a teenager in the 1970’s and will never forget the first time I heard Bob Seger’s song, Night Moves. Like many songs, there was a story that inspired the l...

Is it True What They Say About Puff, the Magic Dragon?

November 2, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there has been a debate about the true meaning of the words to the song, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and the story behind it. Folk ...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees!

September 20, 2017

With the success of The Beatles came an idea for a sitcom about four comedic musicians ala Three Stooges-style and their adventures. “The Monkees” premiered in 1966 and was on TV until 1968...

Come On, Get Happy! Remember 'The Partridge Family?' 

September 8, 2017

Who doesn’t remember the iconic '70s sitcom The Partridge Family? The hit show first aired in 1970 and ran through early 1974. It was a show about a widowed m...