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Wow...never knew Neil Young ever had a top 20 hit, never mind a #1...

Know any of 'em?...

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15 minutes ago, JustDan said:

Wow...never knew Neil Young ever had a top 20 hit, never mind a #1...

Know any of 'em?...

I didn't remember it hitting #1 either but I was in 6-7th grades and know every one of those, even had some.

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I was between 11 and 12 years old, Dan.  I remember most of those great songs apart from The Chi-Lites and The Staples Singers. Also, The Three Dog Night one was sung by another group 'over here', I'm sure.

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I was 11 years old also. So rock n roll wasn't a big driver back then! 

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Yes, I remember them all.

I got married (for the first time) that year. I was 20. I was a student nurse.

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Not a sausage roll in sight, unless you count Little Jimmy Osmond!

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13 minutes ago, Born To Walk said:

Meanwhile in the UK

 

Ah! I was hoping someone would post one from 'over here' :) I remember them all - a couple I wish I could forget :lol:

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Remember them all. I was saving up to get married, working behind the bar at the Locarno night club in Birmingham - some of those songs take me right back there!

Unsurprisingly, Me & Mrs Jones has a special place in my heart.

Now I need to listen to the UK ones.

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Ha! I used to play Long Haired Lover for the residents during Eurythmics classes - they'd been walking very slowly to a dirge previously … they didn't half quicken their steps and smile when this one was on.

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9 hours ago, JustDan said:

Wow...never knew Neil Young ever had a top 20 hit, never mind a #1...

Know any of 'em?...

For some reason this person skips 1970 and 1971. '71 was my first year as a pop music freak. Great Post Dan Thanks !!!

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Also ...My Ding A Ling was banned on my local pop station ( 77 WABC ) .... I had the single .... I guess it was played by another station.

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I was 6, but the car radio was always tuned to a country, oldies or pop station and if Mom wasn't playing her records in the house, she would have the radio on there, too, so I know them all, even though I wasn't into buying records yet. Most of them are in my current music collection.

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9 hours ago, JustDan said:

Wow...never knew Neil Young ever had a top 20 hit, never mind a #1...

 

You mean this one didn't make it as a radio hit too???

F!#*in Up

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If I remember correctly he said Heart of Gold was his foray into pop music, it was a interesting journey, or words to that effect. May have been on the sleeve notes to Decade.

best song! Reberta Flack by a soul mile, Imho.

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I was 8 years old going on 18 in 1972.

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3 hours ago, gsquare said:

You mean this one didn't make it as a radio hit too???

F!#*in Up

umm........no

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Despite having spent the first 8 months of 1972 inside my mother's tummy, I am pleased to say I knew all but 3 or 4 of those songs, and listen to some of them (or the parent albums) on a regular basis. :D

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Just took a photo of a picture I have in my sitting-room - none of them online, too long ago for stuff like that.  This is September, 72, Mitford, Sunny Morpeth.  My dad had almost been killed by a roof-fall down the pit a couple of years earlier. A slab of the roof fell on his head and knocked his face into some machinery … luckily, not working that day.  Dad said not to worry cos he'd have been nowhere near it HAD it been working. :)  I was so proud to take his arm that day.

 

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