Music – 1970 – The Grateful Dead – Truckin – Performed On The Roots Of Rock N Roll TV Special

“Truckin’“ is a song by the Grateful Dead….which first appeared on their 1970 album American Beauty…. and was recognized by the United States Library of Congress in 1997 as a national treasure. Written by band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and lyricist Robert Hunter…..as“Truckin’” molds classic Grateful Dead rhythms and instrumentation. The lyrics refer to a drug raid of the band’s hotel lodgings in…

Music – 1978 – The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do + My Girl + Just My Imagination

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s…..as the group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, began with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….while pioneering psychedelic soul….and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music…..as the band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M. T. A. + Greenback Dollar -Sung Live At Coconut Grove

“M.T.A.”, often called “The MTA Song”, is a 1949 song by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes….and was informally known as “Charlie on the MTA”….as the song’s lyrics tell an absurd tale of a man named Charlie trapped on Boston’s subway system….which was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The song was originally recorded as a mayoral campaign song for Progressive Party candidate Walter A. O’Brien…..while a version…

Music – 1978 – The Association – Windy + Along Comes Mary – Performed Live At The Coconut Grove

The Association is an American sunshine pop band from California….who during the late 1960’s had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts….which included “Windy”, “Cherish”, “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary”….with the first and latter being featured in this video herewith…..and were the lead-off band at 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival…..as they are known for intricate vocal harmonies by…

Music – 1978 – Neil Diamond – Dry Your Eyes – Performed Live At The Last Waltz Concert Of The Band

Neil Diamond is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor…..with 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts….as Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide….which makes him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.  On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten # 1 singles to include “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung…

Music – 1983 – Special – Dick Clark Provides Highlights And A Tribute To MoTown On 25th Anniversary

Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor….as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988….who also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve….which transmitted Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations….as Clark was well known for his trademark sign-off….“For…

Music – 1983 – DeBarge + High Anxiety – Ways Of Love + Gonna Take A Heart Tonight + Need Your Lovin

DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family…..which was a family of musical talent often compared to the Jackson family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later. DeBarge released six studio albums….of which four…

Music – 1983 – Diana Ross + The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love & Someday We Will Be Together

“Stop! In the Name of Love” is a 1965 song recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes for MoTown Records….which was written and produced by Motown’s main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland….and held the # 1 position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 27, 1965 through April 3, 1965….while reaching the # 2 position on…

Music – 1976 – Bob Dylan – Forever Young + Let Me Come Home With You – Sung At Last Waltz Concert

“Forever Young“ is a song by Bob Dylan….which was recorded in California in November 1973…..and first appeared….in two different versions, one slow and one fast….on Dylan’s fourteenth studio album Planet Waves in 1974…..as a demo version of the song, recorded in New York City in June 1973 was included on Dylan’s 1985 compilation Biograph.  In the notes included with that album, Dylan is quoted as…