“Goodbye To Love” was written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis and said “Hello” to #7 on the US Hot 100 and #9 in the UK. Listen below and enjoy the unexpected distorted guitar solo by Tony Peluso!
Jackson Five, ‘Dancing Machine’ (‘Record World’ magazine, April 13, 1974). Click to enlarge.
“Appearing at the MGM Grand Hotel.”
The Jackson 5’s “Dancing Machine” originally appeared on the group’s fall 1973 L.P., Get It Together. After the single became a #2 hit in the US in 1974, the band’s following album was entitled Dancing Machine and again featured the tune.
I definitely remember this one being all over the radio when I was seven years old and it was hard to resist its charms. Dance along below.
David Bowie’s “DJ” appeared on the Lodger L.P. and released as a single in the summer of 1979.
“DJ” was written by Bowie, Brian Eno, and Carlos Alomar and features Adrian Belew on searing lead guitar. Wikipedia (currently) incorrectly states that the song was only released as a single in the UK. I remember “DJ” being treated as Bowie’s current single in the US (as Discogs shows) and I caught the official video on TV in ’79. The shot where Bowie runs his hands down the Venetian blinds stuck in my memories from childhood. Catch the vid below.
This Keith Richards tune was quickly written and recorded without all of the band present. That’s Richards on vocals, bass, and guitar, and producer Jimmy Miller on drums. Released as a single in the summer of ’72, “Happy” reached #22 on the US Hot 100.
Elvis Presley ‘At Madison Square Garden’ (‘Cash Box’ magazine, July 01, 1972). Click to enlarge.
The Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden L.P. released shortly after the June 10th, 1972 concert. The album features tunes such as; “All Shook Up,” “Polk Salad Annie,” and “Proud Mary” and hit Gold status by August ’72 and Triple Platinum by the 1990s.
Check out an excellent slice-of-life clip featuring “That’s All Right” below.
Elvis Presley As Recorded At Madison Square Garden Concert Footage (1972)