Silence is Golden – Tremeloes

Chart Position: 11

  • Originally recorded by Four Seasons (1964)
  • Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • Lead vocals: Rick Westwood
  • Backing vocals: Alan Blakley, Mick Clarke, Brian Poole
  • Guitar: Rick Westwood, Alan Blakley
  • Produced by Mike Smith
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Fourways (1967), Square Set (1967), Red Squares (1967), Nocturnes (1968), String-Alongs (1968), Kai Warner & His Orchestra (1968), Tracy (1982), Jim Jedhed (1989) and Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe (1996)

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I’ll Turn to Stone – Four Tops

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, R. Dean Taylor
  • This is the ‘b’ side of ‘Seven Rooms of Gloom’ (1967)
  • Lead vocals: Levi Stubbs
  • Backing vocals: Obie Benson, Lawrence Payton and Duke Fakir
  • Instruments: Funk Brothers
  • Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Later recorded by Supremes (1967)

I Take What I Want – James and Bobby Purify

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter and Mabon Hodges
  • Vocals: James and Bobby Purify
  • Produced by Papa Don Productions

 

Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield

Chart Position: NR

  • Written and produced by Stephen Stills
  • Lead vocals: Stephen Stills
  • Guitar: Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay
  • Backing vocals: Richie Furay
  • Banjo: Charlie Chin
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Later recorded by James Gang (1969), Shadows of Knight (1969), Bonnie Raitt (1971), Hookfoot (1971), Heaven Bound w/Tony Scotti (1972), Sugarcane Jane (2012), Crosby Stills & Nash (2012) and Tom Lum Forest (2016)

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Omaha – Moby Grape

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Skip Spence
  • Lead vocals: Skip Spence
  • Guitar: Skip Spence, Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller
  • Produced by David Rubinson
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

Hypnotized – Linda Jones

Chart Position: 21

  • Written by Richard Poindexter
  • Produced by George Kerr
  • This is Linda Jones’ biggest hit single
  • Linda Jones is from Newark NJ

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Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce

Chart Position: 1

  • #24 bestseller for 1974
  • Written by Jim Croce
  • Guitar: Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen
  • Harpsichord: Tommy West
  • Produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Originally released on LP in 1972
  • This song’s message about how short life is took on new meaning with Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen’s death in a plane crash in Sept 1973
  • This was the third posthumous #1 of the rock era, following ‘(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay’ (Otis Redding) and ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ (Janis Joplin)
  • Later recorded by Ed Kilbourne (1974), Eddie Kendricks (1975), Lena Horne & Michel Legrand (1975), Roger Whittaker (1978), Jerry Reed (1980), Howard Keel (1988), Glen Campbell (2000), David Young (2000), Mandy Patinkin (2001), David Tolk (2003), Michael Ball (2003), Anna Beaumont (2005), Captain and Tennille (2005), Christine Collister (2006), Fisher and Friends (2008), Chris Foster (2009), Dennis Durant (2010), Chris de Burgh (2011), Rachael MacFarlane (2012), Kai Hoffman (2013) and many others

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Blue Collar – Bachman/Turner Overdrive

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Fred Turner
  • Lead vocals: Fred Turner
  • Guitar: Randy Bachman, Tim Bachman
  • Backing vocals:  Randy Bachman, Tim Bachman
  • Keyboards: Will MacCalder
  • Produced by Bachman/Turner Overdrive
  • Bachman/Turner Overdrive is from Winnipeg Canada
  • Randy Bachman is a former member of Guess Who

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The River of Love – B.W. Stevenson

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by B.W. Stevenson
  • Guitar: B.W. Stevenson
  • B.W. Stevenson died in Apr 1988

Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room – Brownsville Station

Chart Position: 3

  • Written by Cub Koda and Michael Lutz
  • Lead vocals: Cub Koda
  • Guitar: Cub Koda and Mike Lutz
  • Produced by Doug Morris and Eric Stevens
  • Brownsville Station is from Ann Arbor MI
  • This is Brownsville Station’s biggest hit single
  • Later recorded by Motley Crue (1987) and LeAnn Rimes (2014)

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