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** Music by the Month **

The Year was 1971... the Month: November ---

"Imagine"..... November 1971. John Lennon was still in our minds and our hearts even after the breakup of the Beatles. "Imagine" flew onto the charts at number 3 in November of 1971. (Strangely though, that was as high as it would get; in December, it sank to number 17, and by January, it was gone.)

Also trying her skills as a single act, Cher had the number 1 song in November 1971, "Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves." But right behind her was Isaac Hayes, with "The Theme from 'Shaft'".... "He's a complicated man, but no one understands him but his woman - John Shaft." Also going as a single act was Michael Jackson, with "Got to be There."

New on the music scene in November of 1971 was the lead vocalist from a group called The Faces. Young Rod Stewart had a huge hit with "Maggy Mae."

So rock n' roll had a little bit of something for everyone in November, 1971. I was in college at the time, still singing the songs from the 60s, and looking forward to the excitement of the 70s. Little did I know what a bumpy ride it would be!

What were you doing... in November of 1971?


We have the lyrics to some of these songs, and over 750 others, in the Lyrics section of our Music Room.

Next month, we'll look back at December 1964. Be sure to check out BBHQ in December.

More? Pick and month and year to view our "Music by the Month" archives...

August, '68 September, '63 October, '70 November, '72 December, '65
January, '60 February, '66 March, '73 April, '61 May, '64
June, '70 July, '59 August, '69 September, '66 October, '74
November, '67 December, '62 January, '71 February, '68 March, '60
April, '75 May, '65 June, '68 July, '58 August, '63
September, '73 October, '67 November, '71 December, '66 January, '70
February, '57 March, '72      


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