The 70s Play Here!

It’s Thursday and that means another trip back to the 70s. The decade which produced so many classic rock songs also was the decade that created the disco era.


We’re staying away from both of those genres this week and concentrating on the softer songs because as I searched the charts from 1970-1979, I couldn’t believe how many mellow hits there were.

Bohemian Rhapsody, Layla, Free Bird, Stairway To Heaven, and Won’t Get Fooled Again may be the songs that got all the glory during the 70s, but it was the pop hits which dominated the Billboard Hot 100. Well, the last song isn’t soft but I thought I would leave you with just a tiny hint of what’s coming tomorrow. 🙂

Your Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

1970s Hits

Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds – Carly Simon
Albert Hammond – Jud Strunk – Bobby Vinton
Jim Stafford – Brownsville Station

Comments (8)

  1. Don Doyle

    Good Morning, Ray. I’ll be brief today. Carly Simon exploded on the scene with Your So Vain. People were fascinated with the lyrics and everyone had an opinion as to the identity of the mystery man. It was a good song and generated lots of discussion. Very unusual and lots of fun. Albert Hammond singing about life in California hit close to home for me in the 90s. Two of my sons decided to relocate to the Golden State and I dreamed that they would return home. I certainly didn’t want them to suffer like Albert, and fortunately they didn’t but it just seemed so far away. Whenever I hear the song it takes me back to that time. It must be a great song to move me that way, especially after all these years. Smoking in the Boy’s Room, loved the song even though I was the villain in the song as a teacher who had to raid the boy’s room. Nice job today Ray. You really took me back to some interesting places today. Rock On.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Don. Much appreciated. 🙂
      I know (or at least I think) the medley was a little more mellow than you like but as I stated in the intro, “mellow” was the source of so many hits in the 70s. None of today’s songs are “Forgotten 45s” but a lot of them have slipped through the cracks as time rolls on.
      By the way, tomorrow’s medley will have nothing mellow about it. 😉

  2. Wendyl

    It was great to hear these tunes, many of which I hadn’t heard in a long time! Thanks for the gentle push into the day with big smiles! 🙂 XOXOXOXO 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ❤️
      Thursday seems to have become a “catch your breath” day for medleys. I assure you tomorrow’s medley is nothing like today’s mix. 😉
      Have a GREAT day!

  3. Penny

    Sorry I think I forgot to say something on yesterday’s medley’s which was awesome! Have lost count of how many times I have listened to today’s! I remember when “I don’t like spiders and smakes” came out ….. had to listen again .. cracked me up then and still does now!! Smoking in the boys room was a true tribute to my jr high days (us girls would substitute – the girls room) .. won’t get into it but was very fitting … LOL I have heard rumors over the years of “your so vain” is about …… can’t remember if Carly has ever said. I’ll give a daisy a day ……. what a tribute to true love! I could go on and on of every song but am so tired and need to get to bed. Have a great, safe and warm evening Ray!!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny ❤️
      I am very happy you had the chance to experience some memories from today’s medley. ‘Daisy A Day’ is one of the great love songs.
      Friday’s medley is going to pick up where ‘Smokin’ In The Boys Room’ ended. It rocks!


    This brought back an out of the ordinary memory. I was tending bar in Portland Maine. Jud Strunk came in and invited me to a party. I asked if I could invite a friend. So we went and it was great fun. He and his back up all jamming. Very nice man…a perfect gentleman 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Lovely memory, Eileen. ❤️
      It was a sad day when Jud died in a plane crash in 1981. 🙁


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