treble-clefOver four decades on, the music of the 1970s continues to provide the soundtrack to my life.

I wandered into the 70s aged 12 years and walked back out aged 22. In between I went from child to young man.

For me it was the decade of freedom from responsibility and commitments. Of teenage romance and carefree days. Of continual discovery and learning.

Every moment was accompanied by music just as every moment of today is. And, while I’ve lived through and enjoyed the evolution and extinction of so many musical styles and artists, it is the music of the seventies that plays loudest in my mind.

That music lives on. Each morning as I prepare for work I hear at least one song from those halcyon days. Some mornings it is a song I haven’t heard for many years and yet the lyrics come flooding back enabling me to sing along.

This blog is a tribute to those songs and the artists that produced them. Once a week I add a song that I’ve heard that day in the hope that it will bring back a flood of fond memories for you it does for me.Find seventies music on facebook


9 Responses to About

  1. Miki says:

    Thanks . . . you are so right – music and certain songs evoke such clear memories, mostly happy, some sad and many in between, enabling me to think of friends and acquaintances and what they meant to me. Many of those songs have that ‘where were you when . . . . . happened?’, etc. – keep it up – I’m sure every generation has similar thoughts but for ours it’s the 70s that does it!

  2. Kenif says:

    I spent my early years listening to Radio Caroline transmitting from the North Sea – radio under my pillow at night and continually buying batteries. I also used to listen to records in the ‘cheap’ rack that my brother bought, so I as you say, hearing sounds from the late 60’s and 70’s is great. The era was so special – with artists creating a journal of history and experiences. More recent times have only provided artists with a flattened world for material.

    • Greg.K. says:

      Hi Ken,
      Yep, there’s something special about this era alright. I used to like in bed, radio under my pillow, listening to Radio Hauraki, pirate radio in the Waitemata Harbour off Auckland, New Zealand. Magic times.

  3. Miki says:

    Hey Kenif,

    SNAP – Radio Caroline and my tiny trannie – I once wrote (a real letter – took weeks) for a request to Mike Ahern, c.1967 and he played the Small Faces’ ‘All or Nothing’ – he had such a gorgeous voice!

    • Greg.K. says:

      I was in Brisbane recently and Rock the Boat was on Tele! I wonder if it was really like that!!
      I also discovered an interesting fact about our pirate radio recently – well, I found it interesting – that they didn’t actually play any records. The programmes were all pre-recorded on land and then transported out to the ship beyond territorial waters. So, the announcers simply played the pre-taped programmes.

  4. Chris says:

    Hope you’re all aware that Radio Caroline is still going strong! No longer broadcasts from a ship, of course, and you can only get it on the internet (www.radiocaroline.com) and some Sky boxes, but it still plays a fantastic selection of ‘album based’ music that you don’t get anywhere else.

  5. ileneonwords says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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