August 1974... 40 years ago this month. For me, the summer between Middle School and High School. The overriding story that month was Richard Nixon's resignation, following the Watergate Scandal.
On a lighter note.... What was happening in music?
Albums released in August1974 include:
- Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends... (Live)
- Bachman Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
- Crosby, Stills Nash & Young - So Far (Greatest Hits).
As for singles, 4 songs topped the charts in (the 5 weeks) of August 1974:
- (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka (8/24 and 8/31)
- Annie's Song - John Denver (8/3)
- The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace (8/17)
- Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack (8/10)
Some really good songs made their Top 40 chart debuts, including 6 future #1's. Notables (IMHO) include:
- Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston (peaked at #1)
- Can't Get Enough 0 Bad Company (#5)
- Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (#8)
- It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It) -Rolling Stones (#16)