It all began with the popularity of many R&B artists like Isaac Hayes and other legends like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and others. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” Al Greene
Sammy Davis, Jr. scored a big hit with “Candy Man”.
Artists like Neil Young, Three Dog Night, and America recorded hits as easy listening. “Heart of Gold’ Neil Young
Glam rock was all the rage in Britain with T. Rex “Rock On”
The Rolling Stones were touring again in the U.S. for the first time since 1969 promoting their latest album Exile on Main Street “Sweet Virginia”
For two whole months, the most popular song of the year was by Don McLean ‘American Pie”