WXPN’s Bob Bumbera makes the case for 1970 as being the greatest year in music on Slacker.
WXPN’s annual countdown theme this year is the Greatest Year In Music. We’re asking you to vote for up to five of your favorite/greatest years in music. Voting ends today at Midnight, and starting Monday, November 2nd, WXPN will play back the top greatest years in music all week long. Voting is easy – VOTE NOW here for what you think was the greatest year in music.
Some of the most important classic rock records came out in 1970. Neil Young’s After The Goldrush, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, Moondance by Van Morrison. The Beatles released Let it Be, George Harrison released his debut, All Things Must Pass, and Miles Davis unleashed Bitches Brew.
1970 also saw the release of:
Led Zeppelin 111 – Led Zeppelin
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Funhouse – The Stooges
Loaded – The Velvet Underground
Deja Vu – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek & The Dominos
American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead – Grateful Dead
Cosmo’s Factory – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bryter Layter – Nick Drake
Tea For The Tillerman – Cat Stevens
Abraxas – Santana
Morrison Hotel – The Doors
Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd
The Madcap Laughs – Syd Barrett
Curtis – Curtis Mayfield
John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic
Tumnleweed Connection – Elton John
Starsailor – Tim Buckley
Sweet Baby James – James Taylor
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out – The Rolling Stones
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon
Below, WXPN’s Bob Bumbera hosts the 1970 episode of the Greatest Year In Music on Slacker.