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Yates, Ted: The 70's-The Hits and The Trivia

Fun book here from author Ted Yates for all those folks who just can't get enough of all things musical from the glorious decade that was the 1970's. More of an overview of the decade by year and what was popular on the charts, it's a charming way to look back on each year, and, depending on your age, relive all the great songs that you heard on the radio and the albums that burned up the charts. Prog & metal fans might not find a lot to sink their teeth into, but if you hold a soft spot for some of the classics by acts such as The Bee Gees, The Carpenters, The Eagles, ELO, The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Bad Company, Captain & Tennille, Carol King, 3 Dog Night, Aerosmith, ABBA, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and countless others, chances are you'll find much to reminisce with this book. Plenty of 'one-hit' wonders & novelty hits are discussed along with the chart mainstays, and for our normal readers, be on the lookout for mentions of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull, KISS, and many other prog & hard rock bands that crept into the mainstream during the magical decade. Though there are some inconsistencies and incorrect facts throughout (it's "Calling Dr. Love" there Mr. Yates, not 'Calling Mr. Love"-get your KISS songs correct!), for the most part this is a pleasant read for someone who is an obvious fan of all things 70's.

Added: April 25th 2011
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Related Link: C.G. Publishing Inc.
Hits: 821
Language: english

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