Times Of Our Lives: 1970


Back after a holiday sabbatical, this week’s Times of our Lives reaches 1970.

A tumultuous year; Paul McCartney left the Beatles, the age of majority fell to 18 and England entered the international football wilderness following the 2 – 3 defeat to West Germany in Leon. It would be another twelve years before the nation would taste what has become habitual World Cup finals disappointment.

The worst decision, some would say, was the Royal Navy ceasing to distribute grog to sailors; 31st July 1970 is ‘Black Tot Day’.

A brief post as I try to catch up with life generally. Still remembering that this time of day is one for coffee and a Spanish brandy; Magno, in case you are wondering. Going on holiday isn’t such a bad idea after all…

This week’s playlist can be found here if the widget below doesn’t work. It’s still one I’d tell my younger self to enjoy although we are on the cusp on my first record. More to follow when that year arrives. It explains a lot.

Artist Song
The Who Substitute – Live At Leeds
George Harrison What Is Life
Van Morrison Caravan
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up – Extended Version
The Kinks Lola
David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World
Freda Payne Band Of Gold
The Allman Brothers Band Leave My Blues At Home
Donny Hathaway The Ghetto
Bob Marley & The Wailers Soul Almighty
Symarip Skinhead Moonstomp
The Stooges T.V. Eye
Diana Ross Dark Side Of The World
The Delfonics Down Is Up, Up Is Down
Clarence Wheeler, The Enforcers Doin’ What I Wanna
T. Rex Ride A White Swan
Humble Pie Red Light Mamma, Red Hot!
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Just To Settle My Nerves
James Brown, The James Brown Band Ain’t It Funky Now (Parts 1 and 2)
Traffic Every Mother’s Son
The Supremes Stoned Love
The Isley Brothers Get Into Something, Pt. 1
David Porter I’m A-Tellin’ You
Archie Bell & The Drells Wrap It Up
The Main Ingredient Somebody’s Been Sleeping

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