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Updated on December 27, 2012

Welcome to the Baby Boomer Chronicles, the other BBC. I created this as I have a sentimental and nostalgic side to my nature. While my focus is on the Baby Boomer generation, born during 1946-1964. If you come either late or early to the party, welcome all the same. For me, like many others, great songs mark milestones in time’s passage as a part of life’s journey. When ever a song appeared at the ‘top of the charts’, I usually knew what going on in the world and in my life for during that particular time period. I put up a classic music nugget or two and hope that your memory is jogged in such a way, as mine always is. We will focus on music from year 1960-1989. For me, much earlier, I do not remember well, and after about 1990, my feelings about popular music were akin to those of my parents about the rock and roll era. They still look for that ‘Doggie in the Window’. This focuses primarily on popular music. In any case, let your tastes and imagination take you to ever greater heights. This may well be your catalyst.

"You see, we can move freely within the first 3 dimensions, but within the 4thdimension, time, we are all prisoners".


“The Time Machine” H.G. Wells

Who says that we can’t observe and enjoy the changing landscape while imprisoned?

I found a couple of great songs here that help me define the year 1975. Yes, its personal, like a fingerprint. You may well find a different path, see table of "Top 100 Pop Songs for 1975". As we move backwards into time, may you find your way as pleasant.....

"Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns

"Chevy Van" was one of those melodies that stayed with you long after the song end it. Who among us who was old enough does not remember it? Sounds just as good now as it sounded 36 years ago.

Lady Marmalade - Labelle

To watch and listen, click here

This is another one on which they virtually wore out the vinyl, but I think 1975 everytime I hear it.

Top Pop 1975


01. Love Will Keep Us Together » Captain & Tennille
02. Rhinestone Cowboy » Glen Campbell
03. Philadelphia Freedom » Elton John
04. Before The Next Teardrop Falls » Freddy Fender
05. My Eyes Adored You » Frankie Valli
06. Shining Star » Earth, Wind & Fire
07. Fame » David Bowie
08. Laughter In The Rain » Neil Sedaka
09. One Of These Nights » Eagles
10. Thank God I'm A Country Boy » John Denver
11. Jive Talkin' » Bee Gees
12. Best Of My Love » Eagles
13. Lovin' You » Minnie Riperton
14. Kung Fu Fighting » Carl Douglas
15. Black Water » Doobie Brothers
16. Ballroom Blitz » Sweet
17. (Hey Wont You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song » B.J. Thomas
18. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) » Tony Orlando & Dawn
19. At Seventeen » Janis Ian
20. Pick Up The Pieces » Average White Band
21. The Hustle » Van McCoy & The SoulCity Symphony
22. Lady Marmalade » Labelle
23. Why Can't We Be Friends? » War
24. Love Wont Let Me Wait » Major Harris
25. Boogie On Reggae Woman » Stevie Wonder
26. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights » Freddy Fender
27. Fight The Power, Pt. 1 » Isley Brothers
28. Angie Baby » Helen Reddy
29. Jackie Blue » OzarkMountain Daredevil
30. Fire » Ohio Players
31. Magic » Pilot
32. Please Mr. Postman » Carpenters
33. Sister Golden Hair » America
34. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds » Elton John
35. Mandy » Barry Manilow
36. Have You Never Been Mellow » Olivia Newton-John
37. Could It Be Magic » Barry Manilow
38. Cat's In The Cradle » Harry Chapin
39. Wildfire » Michael Murphy
40. I'm Not Lisa » Jessi Colter
41. Listen To What The Man Said » Wings
42. I'm Not In Love » 10cc
43. I Can Help » Billy Swan
44. Fallin' In Love » Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
45. Feelings » Morris Albert
46. Chevy Van » Sammy Johns
47. When Will I Be Loved » Linda Ronstadt
48. You're The First, The Last, My Everthing » Barry White
49. Please Mr Please » Olivia Newton-John
50. You're No Good » Linda Ronstadt
51. Dynomite » Bazuka
52. Walking In Rhythm » Blackbyrds
53. The Way We Were / Try To Remember » Gladys Knight & The Pips
54. Midnight Blue » Melissa Manchester
55. Don't Call Us, We'll Call You » Sugarloaf
56. Poetry Man » Phoebe Snow
57. How Long » Ace
58. Express » B.T. Express
59. That's The Way Of The World » Earth, Wind & Fire
60. Lady » Styx
61. Bad Time » Grand Funk
62. Only Women » Alice Cooper
63. Doctor's Orders » Carol Douglas
64. Get Down Tonight » K.C. & The Sunshine Band
65. You Are So Beautiful / It's A Sin When You Love Somebody » Joe Cocker
66. One Man Woman-One Woman Man » Paul Anka & Odia Coates
67. Feel Like Makin' Love » Bad Company
68. How Sweet It Is » James Taylor
69. Dance With Me » Orleans
70. Cut The Cake » Average White Band
71. Never Can Say Goodbye » Gloria Gaynor
72. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone » Paul Anka
73. Morning Side Of The Mountain » Donny & Marie Osmond
74. Some Kind Of Wonderful » Grand Funk
75. When Will I See You Again » Three Degrees
76. Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) » Joe Simon
77. I'm Sorry / Calypso » John Denver
78. Killer Queen » Queen
79. Shoeshine Boy » Eddie Kendricks
80. Do It (Til You're Satisfied) » B.T. Express
81. Can't Get It Out Of My Head » Electric Light Orchestra
82. Sha-La-La (Makes Me Happy) » Al Green
83. Lonely People » America
84. You Got The Love » Rufus
85. The Rockford Files » Mike Post
86. It Only Takes A Minute » Tavares
87. No No Song / Snookeroo » Ringo Starr
88. Junior's Farm / Sally G » Paul McCartney & Wings
89. Bungle In The Jungle » Jethro Tull
90. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) » Leo Sayer
91. Someone Saved My Life Tonight » Elton John
92. Misty » Ray Stevens
93. Bad Blood » Neil Sedaka
94. Only Yesterday » Carpenters
95. I'm On Fire » Dwight Twilley Band
96. Only You » Ringo Starr
97. Third Rate Romance » Amazing Rhythm Aces
98. You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet / Free Wheelin' » Bachman-Turner Overdrive
99. Swearin' To God » Frankie Valli
100. Get Dancin' » Disco Tex & The Sex-O-lettes

Was that 1975 thing good for you?

You have to think about 1975, month by month. Without looking it up in Wikipedia, which events do you remember?

I know the news stories that got my attention: Oddly enough, I cannot think of a memorable story when evaluating month by month. I am getting lax. But sometime that year the following happened:

1. Exploits of Patty Hearst and the SLA

2. Attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford


Nothing to write home about, this time




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    • Credence2 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Billdo1603, So kind of you to visit and comment. I was never much of a sports fan but each of us has that events or events that remain with us even though so much time has passed. It weird but from the perspective of 1975 and the time that has passed the equivalent time before that would put us at 1938, thats awesome. Thanks for looking in...

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      7 years ago from Worcester

      2 Things I remember from 1975. Springsteen released "Born to Run" and the Red Sox almost won the World Series.


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