Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…
1963 – The Beach Boys release “Surfer Girl,” the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.
1966 – The Rolling Stones begin nine days of recording sessions for their next album at RCA Studios in Hollywood. Tracks recorded include “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “My Obsession,” “Yesterday’s Papers” and “Back Street Girl.”
1971 – Paul McCartney announces the formation of his first post-Beatles band, Wings. Members include his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.
1955 – Bo Diddley records “Bo Diddley” and “I’m a Man” during his first session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago.
1964 – The Beatles begin work on their first film, A Hard Day’s Night.
1967 – The Supremes record “Reflections” and “The Happening.”
1973 – The Doobie Brothers release The Captain and Me.
1983 – CD players are launched in the US, along with 16 CD’s released by CBS Records. The first test pressing of a CD had taken place four years prior in 1979, and they had been available elsewhere in the world prior to this ...