(1971 - the brief respite between the World's Longest Party and Our Great National Nervous Breakdown) Hard to imagine that 1971 was a sort of resting point in our rather skewed history. At the time of course, it didn't seem that way - in 1971
Newstalgia Downbeat Holiday Special with The Modern Jazz Quartet featuring the only appearance ever recorded with Paul Desmond, December 25, 1971 at Town Hall, New York.
A lecture by Erich Fromm - the subject is "How Can Conflicts Be Resolved Wtihout War" - recorded September 1971.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with Led Zeppelin, live at The Paris Theater, London from 1971 - recorded by the BBC.
Nights at the Roundtable with Willie James and his deep-soul classic "Down On My Knees".
News of the day for September 29, 1971 - The Vietnam War heating up. President Thieu orders shoot-to-kill ahead of elections where he's the only candidate. Soviet spies in UK, Crime rate goes up. Hurricane Ginger about to come on shore. Freedom of the Press Commission hearings underway. Nixon visits families of POW-MIA's meeting in Washington.
I've always considered Paul McCartney's 1971 <em>Ram</em> to be an underrated classic, and this song is a favorite. It's certainly getting me in the mood for this weekend...
(Supersister - One of the most influential bands of the 70s most people never heard of) One of the great upshots of the Progressive era in rock music was that few years where bands were influencing each other, freely borrowing and nobody from
Nights At The Roundtable with French icon Serge Gainsbourg and a track from his milestone album of 1971, "Histoire de Melody Nelson".
Nights at the Roundtable Special with T Rex, recorded in session at The BBC for the Bob Harris Show - 1971.
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