Recorded at The Fillmore East – New York – June 2–June 7 1970
The Chicago Auditorium – Chicago – July 5, 1970
The Forum – Los Angeles – June 26–June 28, 1970.
Released April 7, 1971
1971 Billboard 200 Pop Albums #1
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote the soundtrack to my adolescence, the compositions are prolific and timeless examples of the 1960s.
Nam, Ideals, Heartbreak, Protests, Change, Innocence, Revolt, Disappointments and Carrying On.
This song came out in 1970 and it reminded me of something out of “Hair”.
This group formed in 1967 as a blues band and with members already leaving and others coming. When they released their first unsuccessful album for a virtual unknown record label it wasn’t until they played the Miami Pop Festival in 1968 that they caught fire. Columbia signed the band.
Their first self entitled band name release in 69′ did alright, but their next in 70′ with the song’s titled album “Are You Ready” sent them on their way when it charted at #14 and the rest is history.
Written by Elton John
Recorded at the Fillmore West Nov. 12, 1970
Elton John – piano, vocals
Dee Murray – bass
Nigel Olsson – drums
Recorded Live at Tanglewood (Lenox, MA) 8-18-1970
It was written, composed, and performed by Blind Alfred Reed in 1929.
The song was made famous by Ry Cooder on his 1970 self-titled album, Ry Cooder.
Written by John D. Loudermilk in 1960
Recorded March 7, 1970 at The Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA
Lay back and enjoy.