Wednesday, July 02, 2014

July 1974

Continuing the series, (Jan, Feb, Mar ,Apr and June):

July 1974... 40 years ago this month.  For me, the summer between Middle School and High School.  In sports, Baseball's All-Star game was played in Pittsburgh.  I don't remember it, which is a little odd since I lived in Pittsburgh, and was a big baseball fan...  Probably because there were no Pirates position players represented that year.
Anyway....  What was happening in music?

Albums released in June 1974 include:

As for singles, Only 3 songs topped the charts in (the 4 weeks) of July 1974:
  • Rock Your Baby - George McCrae (7/20 & 7/27/74)
  • Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation (7/6/74)
  • Annie's Song - John Denver

Some really good songs made their Top 40 chart debuts:
  • Tell Me Something Good - Rufus (Peaked at #3)
  • Call On Me - Chicago (Peaked at #6)
  • Keep On Smilin' - Wet Willie (Peaked at #10)
  • Shinin' On - Grand Funk Railroad (Peaked at #11)

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