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Rock and Roll and the Music of 1974

Elton John was on the scene and gaining popularity in both the U.S. and in the U.K. with songs like “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Bob Dylan was back in the limelight “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Frank Sinatra was singingMy Way” at the Madison Square Garden in New York City

Crosby, Stills, Nash& Young got together again with songs like “Love the One You’re With

Stevie Wonder’s second album “Innervisions” was very successful having come out the year before with songs like “Golden Lady” This year the album won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Roberta Flack came out with her album Killing Me Softly in 1973. The title song “Killing Me Softly With His Song” released as a single won the 1974 Grammy Award for Record of the Year

One of the most influential jazz music artists of all time left this world Duke Ellington Take the A Train

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  1. 1974 – Another great year for music. Gotta love Elton and Stevie. I wanted to go to Elton’s concerts; but I was unable to; and the one this fall will be his last. Thanks for posting.


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