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The Music and Events of 1971

Our favorite songs of 1971 included these:

Title Artist
 
A Good Love Is Like a Good Song B. W. Stevenson
Absolutely Right Five Man Electrical Band
Ainít No Sunshine Withers, Bill
All I Ever Need is You Sonny & Cher
Amazing Grace Collins, Judy
Amos Moses Reed, Jerry
An Old Fashioned Love Song Three Dog Night
Another Day Paul McCartney & Wings
Baby Iím a Want You Bread
Beginnings Chicago
Behind Blue Eyes Who
Black Magic Woman Santana
Brand New Key Melanie
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
Burning Bridges Mike Curb Congregation
Call Me the Breeze (Aka ďThe BreezeĒ) Skynard, Lynard
Chic-A-Boom Dewdrop, Daddy
Colour My World Chicago
Country Roads Denver, John
Desiderata Crane, Les
Do You Know What I Mean Michaels, Lee
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is Chicago
Doesnít Somebody Want to Be Wanted Partridge Family
Domino Morrison, Van
Done Too Soon Diamond, Neil
Donít Pull Your Love Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds
Dragginí the Line Tommy James & the Shondells
Easy Loviní Hart, Freddie
Family Affair Sly & the Family Stone
For All We Know Carpenters
For the Good Times Price, Ray
Funky Nassau Beginning Of the End
Gimmie Some Loviní Traffic
Go Away Little Girl Osmond, Donny
Got to be There Jackson, Michael
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves Cher
Have You Ever Seen the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Seen Her Chi Lites
Help Me Make It Through the Night Smith, Sammi
Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again Fortunes
Here Comes the Sun Havens, Richie
Hey Tonight Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hot Pants Brown, James
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Bee Gees
I Am I Said Diamond, Neil
I Donít Know How to Love Him Reddy, Helen
I Felt the Earth Move King, Carole
I Just Want to Celebrate Rare Earth
I Woke Up in Love this Morning Partridge Family
If Bread
If I Were a Woman Gladys Knight & the Pips
If Not For You John, Olivia Newton
If You Could Read My Mind Lightfoot, Gordon
If You Really Love Me Wonder, Stevie
Imagine Lennon, John
Indian Reservation Paul Revere & the Raiders
It Donít Come Easy Starr, Ringo
Itís Impossible Como, Perry
Itís too Late King, Carole
Iíve Found Someone of My Own Free Movement
Joy to the World Three Dog Night
Just My Imagination Temptations
Kiss an Angel Good Morniní Pride, Charley
Knock Three Times Dawn
Let Your Love Go Bread
Liar Three Dog Night
Lion Sleeps Tonight, the John, Robert
Lonely Days Bee Gees
Love Her Madly Doors
Love the One Youíre With Stills, Stephen
Loviní Her Was Easier (Than Anything..) Kristofferson, Kris
Lucky Man Emerson Lake & Palmer
Maggie May Stewart, Rod
Me and Bobby McGee Joplin, Janis
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo Lobo
Melting Pot Booker T & the MGs
Moonshadow Stevens, Cat
Mother Freedom Bread
Mr. Big Stuff Knight, Jean
Mr. Bojangles Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nathan Jones Supremes
Never Can Say Goodbye Jackson Five
Never Ending Song of Love Delaney & Bonnie
Never My Love Fifth Dimension
New York, New York Sinatra, Frank
No Love at All Thomas, B.J.
One Bad Apple Osmonds
One Fine Morning Lighthouse
One Man Band Three Dog Night
One Tin Soldier Coven
One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley
Oye Como Va Santana
Pay to the Piper Chairmen of the Board
Peace Train Stevens, Cat
Power to the People Lennon, John
Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner
Put Your Hand in the Hand Ocean
Rainy Days and Mondays Carpenters
Respect Yourself Staple Singers
Riders on the Storm Doors
Rings Cymarron
River Deep, Mountain High Four Tops
Rose Garden Anderson, Lynn
Saturday Morning Confusion Russell, Bobby
Se Ya Cabo Santana
Sheís a Lady Jones, Tom
Signs Five Man Electrical Band
Smackwater Jack King, Carole
Smiling Faces Undisputed Truth
So Far Away King, Carole
Sooner Or Later Grassroots
Spanish Harlem Franklin, Aretha
Stay a While Bells
Stones Diamond, Neil
Stoney End Streisand, Barbra
Superstar Carpenters
Superstar Temptations
Sweet City Woman Stampeders
Sweet Mary Wadsworth Family Mansion
Take Me Home Country Roads Denver, John
Temptation Eyes Grassroots
Thatís the Way I Always Heard Simon, Carly
The Story in Your Eyes Moody Blues
Theme from Love Story Lai, Francis
Theme from Shaft Hayes, Isaac
This Isnít What the Governmeant Bread
Timothy Buoys
Treat Her Like a Lady Cornelius Brothers & Sis Rose
Two Divided By Love Grassroots
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney & Wings
Watching Scotty Grow Goldsboro, Bobby
Wedding Song Stookey, Paul
What Is Life Harrison, George
What the World Needs Now/Abraham, Martin Clay, Tom
What the World... Abraham... Clay, Tom
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Dramatics
Whatís Going On Gaye, Marvin
When Youíre Hot, Youíre Hot Reed, Jerry
Wild World Stevens, Cat
Wonít Get Fooled Again Who
Woodstock Matthews Southern Comfort
Your Song John, Elton
Your Song Three Dog Night
Youíve Got a Friend Taylor, James


Meanwhile, in 1971...

January: CBS television introduces "All in the Family."

"All Things Considered" debuts on public radio.

Rock star Jim Morrison dies of a drug overdose; the Doors close.

First class postal rates for a one-ounce, first class letter increase to 8 cents.

April: The Supreme Court upholds bussing of school children to achieve a racial balance.

Daniel Ellsburg provides detailed, classified papers on the U.S. involvement in Vietnam to "The New York Times." Ellsberg is indicted in December, but the "cat is out of the bag."

August: President Nixon imposes a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in order to combat runaway inflation (which is just over 3% per year). The stock market responds enthusiastically, but the AFL-CIO refuses to go along.

Boomers can now vote in federal elections as the 26th amendment lowers the voting age from 21 to 18.

September: A bloody riot at Attica prison in New York kills 43.

President Nixon declares a war on cancer, authorizing $1.5 billion per year to fight cancer.

The approval of soft contact lenses by the FDA marks a huge step forward in eye care.

October: "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens on Broadway.

U.S. troop strength in Vietnam is down to 200,000 as President Nixon's "Vietnamization program" continues.

The Peoples' Republic of China becomes a member of the United Nations.

The Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series.

Cigarette advertising is now banned on television and radio; but tobacco sales continue to be strong.

Walt Disney's vision of a theme park with endless land comes true after his death with the opening of Disney World outside of Orlando, Florida

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The French Connection."


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