Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 11-23-22

Today’s playlist celebrates Thanksgiving and the November 23 birthdays of Miley Cyrus, Marcia Griffiths, Bruce Hornsby, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Betty Everett, Johnny Mandel, Shed Seven’s Rick Witter, Manhattan Transfer’s Alan Paul, and Jack Marshall; the November 24 birthdays of The Beatles’ Pete Best, Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson, The Association’s Jim Yester, Don & Juan’s Claude “Juan” Johnson, and Lee Michaels; and the November 25 birthdays of Percy Sledge, EPMD’s Erick Sermon, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan, Bob Lind, Inner Life’s Jocelyn Brown, Stacy Lattisaw, and Lighthouse Family’s Tunde Baiyewu.

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Throwback Thursday: 1968

Today’s Throwback Thursday playlist makes a strong case for 1968 being the best year for pop music in the rock era. So many classics hit that year. Yes, I know I didn’t include all of them. I didn’t want to be too classic rock heavy, as other genres produced timeless pieces as well. There’ll be a part 2 one of these weeks. Until then, enjoy!

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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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