Posts Tagged ‘1969’

Canned Heat made the UK charts in 1969 with Let’s Work Together written by Wilbert Harrison. It is also on their 1970 album Future Blues.

Released in 1969 as Humble Pie’s first single, Natural Born Boogie, written by Steve Marriott, reached no.4 in the UK single charts, and was their highest UK entry. The single and its B-side Wrist Job cab be found as bonus tracks on the CD version of their first album from 1969, As Safe As Yesterday Is. Humble Pie were former Small Faces front man Steve Marriott vocals, guitar, former Herd front man Peter Frampton vocals, guitar, former Spooky Tooth member Greg Ridley vocals, bass and Jerry Shirley drums. The title was spelt Natural Born Bugie on the records.

Shocking Blue – Venus

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Music, Netherlands, Pop, Rock
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Dutch group Shocking Blue released Venus in 1969, it was written in 1969 by Robbie van Leeuwen and can be found on the CD version of their second album At Home. At the time of this recording Shocking Blue were Mariska Veres vocals, Robbie van Leeuwen guitar and backing vocals, Klaasje van der Wal bass, and Cor van der Beek drums.

The Move – Blackberry Way

Posted: April 1, 2013 in Music, Pop
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Though The Move had had four successful hit singles previously, Blackberry Way, their sixth single, was the first to reach no.1 in the UK charts. Written by Roy Wood and sung by Carl Wayne who was shortly to leave the group, it became The Move’s biggest selling hit.

Pentangle – Light Flight

Posted: March 23, 2013 in Folk-rock, Music
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Pentangle released their third album Basket Of Light in 1969. Side one’s opening track Light Flight, also released as a single in 1970,  was used as the title music for the BBC series Take Three Girls. Pentangle were Jacqui McShee vocals, John Renbourn guitar & vocals, Bert Jansch guitar & vocals, Danny Thompson double bass, and Terry Cox drums.

From the Chicago Transit Authority self titled double album comes Listen which was also released on the CBS sampler Fill Your Head With Rock. They group later changed their name to Chicago after legal threats from the actual Chicago Transit Authority. Written by keyboardist Robert Lamm, Listen features great guitar from Terry Kath.

A one hit wonder from Thunderclap Newman with the single Something In The Air which got to number 1 in the singles chart. They only released one album, Hollywood Dream, in 1969.