Chicago V is the fourth studio album (fifth overall) by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1972. It is notable for being the group's first single full-length release, after having released three consecutive double albums and a box set of live material. Following the release of Chicago III in 1971, which almost left Chicago creatively spent, the band decided to curb their penchant for double albums and work on more concise numbers (in contrast to the suites that had typified their previous work) in order to fit all of their new material onto a single album. Chicago V is also notable for Robert Lamm's prolific songwriting; eight out of its ten tunes are composed solely by him. Recorded just before Chicago at Carnegie Hall was released in the fall of 1971, Chicago V was cut in just over a week and held over for release until the following summer. Preceded by "Saturday In The Park", which reached #3 - the band's biggest hit thus far, the critically-acclaimed Chicago V became the biggest hit album of 1972, not only becoming Chicago's first #1 album but spending nine weeks in the pole position in the US. In the UK, the release managed to reach #24. Follow-up single, "Dialogue (Part I & II)" (#24) also became a Top 30 hit. 01 - A Hit By Varese 02 - All Is Well 03 - Now That You've Gone 04 - Dialogue (Part I) 05 - Dialogue (Part II) 06 - While The City Sleeps 07 - Saturday In The Park 08 - State Of The Union 09 - Goodbye 10 - Alma Mater LINK
David Peel is a New York-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s with Harold Black, Billy Joe White, Larry Adams and Dean White, performing as David Peel and the Lower East Side. Though his raw, acoustic "street rock" with lyrics about marijuana and "bad cops" appealed mostly to hippies at first, the sound and DIY ethic make him an important early performer of punk rock music. He has performed with artists ranging from B. B. King to Stevie Wonder to the Plastic Ono Band and GG Allin. David Peel and the Lower East Side Band was one of the first bands to regularly perform on cable TV in Manhattan on the public access channel of Manhattan Cable Television, as well as at the first Smoke-In concerts sponsored by the Yippies in New York City in Central Park. John Lennon devoted the first stanza of his "New York City" to David Peel. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono subsequently produced Peel's third album, The Pope Smokes Dope. Concerned about major label censorship, Peel founded Orange Records to release his own recordings and also those of other independent artists such as: GG Allin & The Jabbers and Mozarts People. Peel is still actively recording and performing his music, planning the release of a CD-ROM-based book of photographs and enjoying a new audience through online services such as iTunes. The Japanese label, Captain Trip Records, has released an extensive boxed set of his music. David Peel recorded two successful albums on Elektra Records: Have a Marijuana and The American Revolution, establishing himself as one of the founders of what was to become the punk and new wave movements in England and America.
01 - Lower East Side 02 - Pledge Of Allegiance 03 - Legalize Marijuana 04 - Oink Oink 05 - I Want To Get High 06 - I Want To Kill You 07 - Girls Girls Girls 08 - Hey Mr. Draft Board 09 - God 10 - I'm A Runaway
Marty Wilde is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky Wilde, Kim Wilde and Roxanne Wilde. Wilde was performing under the name Reg Patterson at London's Condor Club in 1957, when he was spotted by impresario Larry Parnes. Parnes gave his protégées stage names like Billy Fury, Duffy Power and Dickie Pride, hence the change to Wilde. The 'Marty' came from the commended 1955 film, Marty. Wilde was signed to the British recording arm of Philips Records, with US releases appearing on the Epic label via Philips' reciprocal licensing agreement with Columbia Records Stateside. From mid 1958 to the end of 1959, Wilde was one of the leading British rock and roll singers, along with Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard. Wilde's backing group were called the Wildcats. At various times they featured Big Jim Sullivan on lead guitar; Tony Belcher on Rhythm Guitar; Bobbie Clarke on drums; plus Brian Locking on bass guitar and Brian Bennett on drums who both later joined The Shadows. 01 - Wild Cat 02 - Honeycomb 03 - Love Bug Crawl 04 - Afraid To Love LINK
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966. The group's membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years, including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band. Constant members since the early times are singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna and drummer Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen was with the band from 1966 to 1986 and returned during 2001. Keyboardist Bob Carpenter joined the band in 1977. The band is often cited as instrumental to the progression of contemporary country and roots music. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is the first album by the band released in 1967. This album reached 161 on the US Charts. The single "Buy For Me The Rain" reached 45 on the US charts. 01 - Buy For Me The Rain 02 - Euphoria 03 - Melissa 04 - You Took The Happiness 05 - Hard Hearted Hannah 06 - Holding 07 - Song To Jutta 08 - Dismal Swamp 09 - I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My 10 - Crazy Words, Crazy Tune 11 - You're Gonna Get It In The End LINK
The Doors - 1968 - Singer Bowl A hot, humid night in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York. The date was Friday, August 2nd, 1968. The Singer Bowl built by the Singer Sewing Machine Company for the 1964 World's Fair was an oval-shaped arena with steep-sloped bleachers and a central rotating stage, powered by electric motors. A kind of rotating theater-in-the-round. This night would be the kick-off show for that summer's New York Rock Festival, which extended through the month of August. There were three bands booked to play. Absent from the handbill circulating throughout the city was a local act, Kangaroo. Next up was a British band still somewhat underground to American audiences, in spite of having already released several records they called themselves the Who. Headlining the show was a group whose favorite crowds were in the Big Apple, though they originated across the continent in Los Angeles. That, of course, was the Doors. 01 - Backdoor Man 02 - Five To One 03 - Break On Through 04 - When The Music's Over 05 - Vast Radiant Beach 06 - Wild Child 07 - Wake Up 08 - Light My Fire 09 - The End LINK The Doors - 1968 - Live L.A Forum There are only two known sources for this audience recording. 01 - Tell All The People 02 - Love Me Two Time 03 - Who Scared You 04 - Spanish Caravan 05 - The Crystal Ship 06 - Wild Child 07 - Touch Me LINK
Kinks debut album from 1964, released with three tracks missing as You Really Got Me in the United States. 01 - Beautiful Delilah 02 - So Mystifying 03 - Just Can't Go to Sleep 04 - Long Tall Shorty 05 - You Really Got Me 06 - Cadillac 07 - Bald Headed Woman 08 - Too Much Monkey Business 09 - I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain 10 - Stop Your Sobbing 11 - Got Love If You Want It LINK