WATCH: Steve Miller Band LIVE on the Midnight Special (1974)

05/17/2018

This is the full, three song performance, by the Steve Miller Band live at the Midnight Special on January 24th, 1974 and includes The Joker, Sugar Babe, and the as yet unreleased (and somewhat unfinished) version of “Fly Like an Eagle” On this video, there is… 1) The Joker (from 1973’s “The Joker”) 2) Fly Like an Eagle (early version) (from 1976’s “Fly Like an Eagle”) 3) Sugar Babe (from…

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WATCH: “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” – Sugarloaf ’74 vs Van Halen ’75

05/07/2018

I had intended to just find a great LIVE version of Sugarloaf’s quirky 1974 hit, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” but about all I could find was a recording of Sugarloaf’s album version (nice, but not the same as a LIVE performance) and surprisingly, a recording less than a year later of a bootleg tape of one of Van Halen’s early concerts also singing the song! Obviously David Lee…

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WATCH: Dickie Goodman – “Energy Crisis ’74”

05/02/2018

Who remembers the Energy Crisis of the early 1970’s? More importantly who remembers the satire record by Dickie Goodman called “Energy Crisis ’74?” Here’s more about the record from Wikipedia: The record is a satire of the 1973 energy crisis in the United States, and was moderately successful; it peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first Top 40 hit for Goodman as a solo artist…

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WATCH: Montrose performs “Bad Motor Scooter” LIVE – 1974 w. Sammy Hagar

03/29/2018

What a great live performance! For those who aren’t familiar with the band, Montrose was a California-based band formed in early 1973 and which originally featured Ronnie Montrose on guitar, future Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar, bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi. Their self-titled debut album, produced by Ted Templeman, was released on Warner Bros in late 1973, and while it was not a big seller at the time…

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WATCH: Rush performs “Working Man” LIVE in early 1974 (John Rutsey on drums)

03/04/2018

Don’t know much about this video, other than it was filmed early in 1974, not long after Rush released their first self-titled album. Rush was released on March 1, 1974 by the band’s own label Moon Records in Canada and by Mercury Records in the United States and internationally.  According to interviews over the years, the members of Rush were fans of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Cream, and those…

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LISTEN: Pink Floyd’s entire “Dark Side of the Moon” LIVE @Wembly Stadium -1974

03/03/2018

No video of the band to go along with this–although there are some cool videos and special effects timed to the music–but if you ever wondered what it was like to be at a complete Pink Floyd concert back in the day, here’s your chance. This audio was recorded back in November of 1974 at Wembley Arena as part of the band’s British Winter Tour that year and features the…

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WATCH: Three Dog Night performs ‘The Show Must Go On’ LIVE – 1974

01/19/2018

The band Three Dog Night had an incredible 21 Billboard Top 40 hits–with three of those hitting No. 1–in a short span of time between between 1969 and 1975. One of their oddest hits during that period was a song called ‘The Show Must Go On’ originally written and released by British singer Leo Sayer (of ‘Long Tall Glasses’ fame) that used circus life as an analogy to the troubles…

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WATCH: Electric Light Orchestra ‘Can’t Get It Out of My Head’ 1974 – LIVE in Australia

01/17/2018

“Can’t Get It Out of My Head” was written by Jeff Lynne and recorded by his band, The Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) and was released off the band’s fourth album Eldorado in November of 1974.  The song went on to became the band’s first top 10 single in the United States, reaching number 9 on March 5, 1975, and helped boost public awareness of the band in the United…

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WATCH: Steely Dan’s ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ 1974

01/13/2018

Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” was released in early 1974 and was the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. It also turned out to be the most successful single of the group’s career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the summer of 1974. Along the way, the song has been interpreted by a number of fans, many today who claim that…

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