Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 8-20-22

Today’s playlist celebrates the August 20 birthdays of Isaac Hayes, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hütter, Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, Boogie Down Productions’ KRS-One, Hawkwind’s Dave Brock, John Hiatt, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, The Knack’s Doug Fieger, The Seeds’ Sky Saxon, Jim Reeves, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, Demi Lovato, and Nikki & Rich’s Nikki Leonti.

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Throwback Thursday: 1971

I recently read a book about the music of 1971. It was pretty bad. I should have been clued off seeing that the book derived its title from the name of a Rod Stewart album that came out in…1972. The author and I agree that 1971 was a great year for music, though he focused mainly on white acts. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, recently named the number one album of all-time in Rolling Stone, was dismissed as being overrated due to white guilt, something the author clearly doesn’t feel. I humbly suggest that the playlist below shows more of the greatness (and diversity) of 1971’s music than this book.

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