Flashback: Pivotal Music From January 1971

January

I’m reading a book called Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth, which is a great read. Each chapter covers one month, and at the end of the chapter Hepworth includes a list of songs/albums released that month that somehow impacted and/or shaped the future of music. I thought it would be fun to share some of those picks with you all. So, here are all nine songs from January’s list:

Get Down and Get With It by Slade:

 

Domino by Van Morrison:

 

America by Yes (Simon & Garfunkel cover):

 

Your Song by Elton John:

 

Working Class Hero by John Lennon:

 

I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds:

 

In My Chair by Status Quo:

 

No Matter What by Badfinger:

 

Ride A White Swan by T. Rex:

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