Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt: Rex
Griffin, Gene Autry, A.P. Carter, Jimmie
Rodgers, Fred Rose, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb,
Cindy Walker, Hank Williams and Bob Wills and
many others were inducted as the Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame initial members.
1970 - Watch
Muddy Waters and his world class musicians
perform Honey Bee.
Joplin from Port Arthur, Texas
perform Tell Mama.
She recorded her last song on
October 1, 1970.
If you weren't convinced with the opening of Don't
Want You No More on the
Brothers Band first album, you were by the
time they kicked in to It's
Not My Cross to Bear.
King, Johnny Winter and Leslie West were just a few
of the guitar players who performed at
Atlanta International Pop Festival.
the Family Stone continued their string of
hits with I Want to Take You Higher and Family
Did you know Tony Joe
White wrote the Brooke
Benton hit A
Rainy Night In Georgia?
won the Grammy Award
for Song of the Year in 1970 for Games
Al Green + Willie
Mitchell = Some of the finest
Don Henley left Texas for Los Angeles,
California where he met Glenn Frey. In 1971, they
started a band and called themselves Eagles.
Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) (1976)
would become the best-selling album in the United
Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie moved to
Macon, Georgia in 1970 to record for Capricorn
Jimmy Buffett lived in
Nashville and wrote articles for Billboard.
Between 1971 and 1981, Bill Withers
wrote and recorded Ain't No Sunshine
Hands (1971), Use Me (1972), Lean
on Me (1972), and Just the Two of
Hayes's score for the Motion Picture Shaft
was the first funk soundtrack to win an Academy
influence was key in the development of The Byrds,
The Eagles, and The Rolling Stones.
In 1972, Al Kooper
moved to Atlanta and discovered Lynyrd
Skynyrd at Funochio's. He produced their first
Formed in 1972 and signed to Capricorn
Marshall Tucker Band hit Album Rock radio
stations with gold and platinum LPs from 1973 to
by the The Edgar Winter Group reached #1 on the
Billboard Hot 100 for the Week of May 26, 1973
June 1973 - Charlie
Daniels released the single Uneasy
In 1973, Tom Petty
leaves Gainesville, Florida for Los Angeles,
In 1973, Dr. John scored a
commercial triumph with "In The Right Place."
Produced by Allen
Toussaint and featuring The Meters as a
backing band, it yielded two hits singles--"Right
Place, Wrong Time" and "Such A Night."
In 1973, Marvin Hamlisch won an Oscar
for the adaptation of Scott
Joplin's "The Entertainer" for the The
Down in Texas, there was Willie Nelson,
Jennings, Freddie Fender,
the Wheel, Johnny Winter and Edgar
Winter and Austin City Limits.
Mexican restaurants reported a
unprecedented surge in new customers after the 1973
release of Tres Hombres by Z.Z.
Sun Ra - Outer Space Employment Agency
Kent Finlay opened the doors of Cheatham Street Warehouse
in June of 1974 as a music hall, to develop,
perpetuate and promote Texas music in its most
natural state - the honky-tonk.
A few months before Nixon announced his
resignation as President of the United States, he
dedicated Opryland USA, an amusement park in
Nashville Tennessee. Please welcome to the stage,
Richard Nixon playing God
was born in North Carolina and he knows what
The first studio album by Emmylou
Harris was Pieces
of the Sky was released in 1975.
Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976)
passed away in Oakland, California on August 29,
A home entertainment revolution began in
1975 when the videocassette recorder was introduced.
The VCR allowed people to watch movies &
concerts at home when they wanted to and to record
and watch their own videos. At its peak, some
nine-out- of-10 households across the country had a
VCR. This was the beginning of the end for Radio
The Staple Singers--Pops,
with daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleo scored top 40
hits in the 60s and 70s with I'll Take You
There, Let's Do It Again, and Respect
Newsweek said The Neville
Brothers "poured out a stream of syncopated,
funky riveting music that makes you dance and ache
and cry inside."
album from Mother's
Mother Further was an instant classic on
96Rock new Album-oriented rock FM Radio
1977 - Brick
House by the Commodores
may have one of the best snare drum sounds ever
R.E.M and The
B-52s were mixing things up in Athens,
Pistols made their U.S. debut in Atlanta,
Georgia at The Great Southeast Music Hall.