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FlinterFile: The Doors- L.A. Woman

The album L.A. Woman, the last Doors album with Jim Morrison, was released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- Moonshadow

In 1971 Cat Stevens released a song with a message of hope. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Carole King- So Far Away

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The album Tapestry brought us several singles, including this song, which was the fourth single from the album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Doobie Brothers- Nobody

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The Doobie Brothers made their debute in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: John Dummer’s Famous Music Band- Nine By Nine

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John Dummer started a band in 1967, which we would now see as a kind of supergroup. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Meet Me On The Corner

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Lindisfarne released their second album in 1971. This album became a commercial success. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lally Stott- Jakaranda

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Lally Stott, a British songwriter, probably is quite unknown. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Joan Baez- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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In 1971, Joan Baez covered a song which was originally recorded by the Band. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The New Seekers- I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing

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In 1971, the New Seekers recorded a song which was originally used in a Coke commercial. The commercial was a success and radio stations got questions to play the complete song. However, that version did not exist… Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Roger Whittaker- The Last Farewell

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In 1971, Roger Whittaker released his only big US hit. The song was written by Ron Webster, who was an amateur folk singer. He wrote the lyrics when he was on a bus, driving through the pooring rain, and he wished he was somewhere warm. Roger Whittaker had a radio show in which he invited listeners to send lyrics, which he would sing to his own music. Ron Webster did so, and Roger Whittaker recorded the song. Four years later, the song was released in the US, when the wife of a radio programmer heard the song in Canada. In the US, it became a number 19 hit, in the UK it was number 2! Enjoy

Roger Whittaker- The Last Farewell