MAHOGANY RUSH - Hard rock trio from Montreal featuring Frank Marino guitar/vocals. They had 7 charted albums in the 70's, the most popular was their first 'Child Of The Novelty'. Frank Marino's guitar stylings were similar to Jimi Hendrix. Their only charted single was "All In Your Mind/Buddy".
Pat's Favorite Song - "All In Your Mind"
MANFRED MANN - Rock group from England had 2 big hits in the 60's and one big hit in the 70's   "Blinded By The Light". Other charted songs were "Spirit In The Night" "You Angel You" and "Runner"
Their only top ten album 'The Roaring Silence' was helped by the success of "Blinded By The Light".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Blinded By The Light"
BARRY MANILOW - Our cousin Mike Steele's all-time favorite artist. He was a hit making machine in the 70's  "Mandy" "It's A Miracle" "Could It Be Magic" "I Write The Songs" "Trying To Get he Feeling Again" "This One's For You" "Weekend In New England" "Looks Like We Made It" "Daybreak" "Can't Smile Without You" "Even Now" "Copacabana" "Ready To Take A Chance Again" "Somewhere In The Night" and "Ships". He had 8 albums,  with 7 going platinum and 1 gold. He would have several more hits in the 80's
Pat's Favorite Song - "Weekend In New England"
BOB MARLEY - Legendary reggae singer/guitarist from Jamaica had 9 albums in the 70's, with 5 going gold. His only charted single was "Roots, Rock, Reggae" in 1976. He wrote Eric Clapton's hit "I Shot The Sheriff". Died of brain cancer in 1981
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND - Southern rock group from South Carolina had 9 charted albums in the 70's with 5 going gold and 2 platinum. The albums were 'The Marshall Tucker Band' 'A New Life' 'Where We All Belong' 'Searchin' For A Rainbow' 'Long Hard Ride' 'Carolina Dreams' 'Together Forever' 'Greatest Hits' and 'Running Like The Wind'. The singles were "This Ol' Cowboy" "Fire On The Mountain" "Heard It In A Love Song" "Can't You See" "Dream Lover" and "Last Of The Singing Cowboys".
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Can't You See"
STEVE MARTIN -  Popular comedian/actor was born in Texas, raised in California. Was a comedy writer for the Smothers Brothers TV show. He released 3 comedy album in the 70's  'Let's Get Small ' 'A Wild And Crazy Guy' and  'Comedy Is Not Pretty'. He had 3 charted singles "Grandmother's Song" "King Tut" and "Cruel Shoes". Made numerous appearances on TV's Saturday Night Live.
Pat's Favorite Song - "King Tut"
   Pat's Favorite Album -'Wild And Crazy Guy'
   Pat's Favorite comedy cuts - "Ramblin' Man''  and "Wild And Crazy Guy"
DAVE MASON - Singer/songwriter/guitarist from England was an original member of Traffic in the late 60's. His solo albums were 'Alone Together' 'Dave Mason & Cass Elliot' 'Headkeeper' 'Dave Mason Is Alive!' 'It's Like You Never Left' 'The Best Of Dave Mason' 'Dave Mason' 'Dave Mason At His Best' 'Split Coconut' 'Certified Live' 'Let It Flow' 'Mariposa De Oro' and 'The Very Best Of Dave Mason'. His charted singles were "Only You Know And I Know" "Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman" "So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away)" "We Just Disagree" "Let It Go, Let It Flow" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Only You Know And I Know"
Singer from England was a member of Fairport Convention. He had 2 hits in the 70's, "Woodstock" in 1971, a mellow version of the Joni Mitchell song, (as Matthews Southern Comfort) and "Shake It" in 1978. Other charted songs were "Mare, Take Me Home" "Tell Me Why" and "Give Me An Inch"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Woodstock"
MC 5 -
After their breakthrough hit "Kick Out The Jams" in 1969, The hard rock group from Detroit signed with Atlantic records and released 2 albums 'Back In The USA' and 'High Time'. With 'Back In The USA' they toned down their high energy heavy metal sound to some success. "Tonight" and "Shaking Street" were the 2 singles released from the album. "High School" and "The American Ruse" were popular FM songs. 'High Time' was their last studio album and released in 1971. "Over & Over/Sister Anne" was to be the single released but it never was. Wayne Kramer vocals died in 1991, Fred Sonic Smith died in 1994.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Shaking Street"
   Pat's Favorite Album - 'Back In The USA'
- Bass guitarist/piano/vocalist from Liverpool was the one to announce his leaving the Beatles in 1970. He has the most successful solo career of all 4 members. He released 11 solo albums in the 70's with 9 going platinum and 2 gold. The albums were 'McCartney' 'Ram' 'Wild Life' 'Red Rose Speedway' 'Band On The Run' 'Venus And Mars' 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound' 'Wings Over America' 'London Town' 'Wings Greatest' and 'Back To The Egg'. The singles were "Another Day" "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" "Mary Had A Little Lamb" "Little Woman Love" "Hi, Hi, Hi" "My Love" "Live And Let Die" "Helen Wheels" "Jet" "Band On The Run" "Junior's Farm/Sally G" "Listen To What The Man Said" "Letting Go" "Venus And Mars Rock Show" "Silly Love Songs" "Let 'Em in" "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" "Mull Of Kintyre/Girl's School" "With A Little Luck" "I've Had Enough"
 "London Town" "Goodnight Tonight" "Getting Closer" and "Arrow Through Me".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
   Pat's Favorite Album - 'Ram'
   Pat's Least Favorite Album - Easily 'Wild Life'. His first album with his group Wings was horrible. Everyone wondered what he was trying to prove. This album was released in late 1971 and unbelievably made the top ten. This release started people asking for the Beatles to reunite. McCartney would redeem himself in the next 2 years.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist from New York state broke through in late 1971 with his mega hit "American Pie" which was inspired by Buddy Holly. Other singles were "Vincent" (about Vincent Van Gogh) "Dreidel" and "If We Try". He had 2 hits albums 'American Pie' which went platinum, and 'Don McLean'.
Pat's Favorite Song - "American Pie" (although I'm still sick of hearing it)
MEAT LOAF - Singer from Dallas got his first big break by singing lead vocals on Ted Nugent's 'Free For All' album in 1976. He released 'Bat Out Of Hell' in 1978 with Jim Steinman arranging and writing the songs on the album. He released 3 singles from the album "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" and You Took The Words Right Out Of Mouth". He would act in several movies including 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. He would make a comeback in the 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"
MELANIE - Melanie Safka from Queens, NY had 9 charted singles in the 70's with the most popular being "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" "Peace Will Come (According To Plan)" "Ruby Tuesday" "Brand New Key" "The Nickel Song" "Ring The Living Bell" and "Bitter Bad"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)"
HAROLD MELVIN & BLUE NOTES - R & B group from Philadelphia had 11 charted songs in the 70's with the most popular being "If You Don't Know Me By Now" "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck" and "Wake Up Everybody". Teddy Pendergrass was the drummer and left for a solo career in 1976.
Pat's Favorite Song - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
BETTE MIDLER - Singer/actress was born in New Jersey and raised in Hawaii. Barry Manilow was her arranger/accompanist in the early years. She had 7 charted singles in the 70's "Do You Want To Dance" "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" "Friends" "In The Mood" "You're Movin' Out Today" "Storybook Children" and "Married Men". She was in many movies and would continue her success into the 80's and 90's.
STEVE MILLER BAND - Blues rock singer/songwriter guitarist was born in Milwaukee and raised in Dallas. He had 4 charted albums in the 60's and was slowly building his popularity in the early 70's. FM radio in the late 60's and early 70's played a lot of his songs. His breakthrough hit came in 1973 with "The Joker". The albums released were 'Number 5' 'Rock Love' 'Recall The Beginning-A Journey From Eden' 'Anthology' 'The Joker' 'Fly Like An Eagle' 'Book Of Dreams' and 'Greatest Hits 1974-78'. His singles were "Going To The Country" "Rock Love" "The Joker" "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash" "Living In The U.S.A." "Take The Money And Run" "Rock'n Me" "Fly Like An Eagle" "Jet Airliner" "Jungle Love" and "Swingtown"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Fly Like An Eagle"
   Pat's Favorite Album - 'Fly Like An Eagle'
THE MIRACLES - Motown R & B group from Detroit featuring Smokey Robinson on lead vocals. After huge success in the 60's, the group continued on with more hits in the 70's. Smokey would leave the group in 1972 to go solo. The hits were "Point It Out" "The Tears Of A Clown" "I Don't Blame You At All" "Do It Baby" and "Love Machine".
   Pat's Favorite Song - "The Tears Of A Clown"
JONI MITCHELL - Singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist was born in Alberta, Canada and raised in Saskatoon, Canada. (Her real name is Roberta Joan Anderson) She released 9 albums in the 70's with 3 going platinum and 5 going gold. 'Ladies Of The Canyon' 'Blue' 'For The Roses' 'Court And Spark' 'Miles Of Aisles' 'The Hissing Of Summer Lawns' 'Hejira' 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter' and 'Mingus'. The singles were "Big Yellow Taxi" "You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio" "Raised On Robbery" "Help Me" "Free Man In Paris" "Big Yellow Taxi (Live)"and  "In France They Kiss On Main Street" 
Pat's Favorite Song -  "Help Me"
MOLLY HATCHET - Southern rock band from Florida featuring Danny Joe Brown on vocals. Released 2 albums in the late 70's 'Molly Hatchet' and 'Flirtin' With Disaster'. They would have charted singles in the early 80's.
MOMENTS - R & B Trio from New Jersey would have a few charted hits in the 70's. "Love On A Two-Street" "If I Didn't Care" "All I Have" and "Sexy Mama"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Love On A Two-Way Street"
EDDIE MONEY - Real name Edward Mahoney, singer from Brooklyn, NY.(was formerly an officer in the NYPD). He released 2 albums in the 70's  'Eddie Money' and 'Life For The Taking'. The singles were "Baby Hold On" "Two Tickets To Paradise" "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" "Can't Keep A Good Man Down" and "Get A Move On". He would many more hits through the 80's into the 90's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Two Tickets To Paradise"
MONTROSE - Hard rock group from San Francisco featuring Robbie Montrose guitar and Sammy Hagar
guitars/vocals. They released 5 albums in the 70's  'Montrose' 'Paper Money' 'Warner Bros. presents Montrose!' 'Jump On It' and 'Open Fire'. They had no charted singles but WB released "Rock Candy" "I Got The Fire" "Bad Mooter Scooter" "Make It Last" "Rock The Nation" and "Space Station Number 5" all which got significant airplay on FM radio.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Bad Motor Scooter"
MOODY BLUES - Pop/rock group from England hit stardom in the 60's and continued on to even bigger stardom in the 70's. The albums were 'A Question Of Balance' 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' 'Seventh Sojourn' 'This Is The Moody Blues' 'Caught Live + 5' and 'Octave'. The singles were "Question" "The Story In Your Eyes" "Isn't Life Strange" "Nights In White Satin" "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) / "For My Lady" "Steppin' In A Slide Zone" and "Driftwood".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Nights In White Satin"
VAN MORRISON -  Pop/rock singer from Ireland had breakthrough success in the 60's and would continue on in the 70's with albums 'Moondance' 'His Band And The Street Choir' 'Tupelo Honey' 'Saint Dominic's Preview' 'Hard Nose The Highway' 'T.B. Sheets' 'It's Too Late To Stop Now' 'Veedon Fleece' 'A Period Of Transition' 'Wavelength' and 'Into the Music'. The singles were "Come Running" "Domino" "Blue Money" "Call Me Up In Dreamland" "Wild Night" "Tupelo Honey" "Like A Cannonball" "Jackie Wilson Said" "Redwood Tree"/ "Saint Dominic's Preview" "Gypsy" "Warm Love" "Moondance"and  "Wavelength"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Moondance"
    Pat's Favorite Album - 'Moondance'
MOTT THE HOOPLE - Rock group from England featured Ian Hunter on vocals and Mick Ralphs on guitar.
They released 7 albums in the 70's that charted 'Mott The Hoople' 'All The Young Dudes' 'Mott' 'The Hoople' 'Rock And Roll Queen' 'Mott The Hoople Live' and Drive On'. The singles were "Rock And Roll Queen" "All The Young Dudes" "One Of The Boys" "Sweet Jane" "Honaloochie Boogie" "All The Way From Memphis" "Roll Away The Stone"  and "The Golden Age Of Rock 'N' Roll" . Ian Hunter would go on to solo success and Mick Ralphs would join Bad Company.
Pat's Favorite Song - "All The way From Memphis"
   Pat's Favorite Album - "Mott"
   Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "Drivin' Sister" from 'Mott' "Born Late '58" from 'The Hoople'
MOUNTAIN - Hard rock group from New York with members Leslie West guitars/vocals, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing and Steve Knight. The albums released were 'Mountain Climbing!' 'Nantucket Sleighride' 'Flowers Of Evil' 'Mountain Live' 'The Best Of Mountain' 'Twin Peaks' and 'Avalanche'. The singles were "Mississippi Queen" "Never In My Life" "Silver Paper" "The Animal Trainer And The Toad" and "Travelin' In The Dark".
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Mississippi Queen"
   Pat's Favorite Album - "Nantucket Sleighride"
   Pat's Favorite LP cuts - "Nantucket Sleighride" and "Theme From An Imaginary Western"
MICHAEL MURPHY -  Country singer/songwriter from Dallas had  6 albums released in the 70's, with 2 doing pretty well  'Blue Sky-Night Thunder' and 'Swans Against The Sun'. His singles were "Geronimo's Cadillac" "Wildfire" "Carolina In The Pines" "Renegade" "What's Forever For" and "Still Taking Chances"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Wildfire"
ANNE MURRAY - Singer from Nova Scotia, Canada had 19 charted singles in the 70's. Most notable were "Snowbird" "Talk It Over In The Morning" "Danny's Song" "Love Song" "You Won't See Me" "You Needed Me" "I Just Fall In Love Again" "Shadows In The Moonlight" and "Broken Hearted Me"
GRAHAM NASH - Singer/guitarist from England was a member of the Hollies in the 60's and helped form Crosby, Stills and Nash. He released 2 solo albums and 5 albums with David Crosby in the 70's. His charted singles were "Chicago" "Military Madness" "Immigration Man" (with David Crosby)  "War Song" (with Neil Young) "Southbound Train" (with David Crosby) "Carry Me" (with David Crosby) and "Out Of The Darkness" (with David Crosby).
Pat's Favorite Song - "Immigration Man"
   Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Frozen Smiles" from 'Graham Nash/David Crosby'
NAZARETH - Hard rock band from Scotland had 9 charted albums in the 70's with 'Hair Of The Dog' (which went platinum) 'Close Enough For Rock 'N' Roll' and 'Play 'N The Game' being the most popular. "Love Hurts" was their only charted single of the 70's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Love Hurts"
   Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Hair Of The Dog"
RICK NELSON - After his breakthrough success in the late 50's and through the 60's, Rick formed a new band 'The Stone Canyon Band'. He had 4 charted singles in the 70's "She Belongs To Me" "Easy To Be Free" "Garden Party" and "Palace Guard".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Garden Party"
MICHAEL NESMITH - Ex-Monkee singer/songwriter/guitarist had some solo success in the 70's. He released 3 albums in the 70's and his singles that charted were "JoAnne" "Silver Moon" and "Nevada Fighter". He formed his own video production company in 1977.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "JoAnne"
NEW SEEKERS - Off shoot group from the Seekers. Had 9 charted singles in the 70's. The most popular were "Look What They've Done To My Song Ma" "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (from the Coca-Cola commercial) and "Pinball Wizard/See Me, Feel Me"
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE - Country Rock group from San Francisco released 8 albums in the 70's. Never had a hit single, but you could hear some of their songs on FM radio, back when FM was cool. The most popular albums were 'New Riders Of The Purple Sage' 'Powerglide' 'Gypsy Cowboy' 'The Adventures Of Panama Red' 'Home, Home On The Road' and 'Brujo'
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - Born in England, and raised in Australia. Released 10 albums in the 70's with 2 going platinum and 6 going gold. Her singles were "If Not For You" "Let Me Be There" "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" "I Honestly Love You" "Have You Never Been Mellow" "Please Mr. Please" "Something Better To Do" "Let It Shine" "Come On Over" "Don't Stop Believin' " "Every Face Tells A Story" "Sam" "You're The One That I Want" (with John Travolta) "Hopelessly Devoted To You" "Summer Nights" (with John Travolta) "A Little More Love" "Deeper Than The Night" and "Totally Hot". She would have several more hits into the 80's.
NILSSON - Harry Nilsson was from Brooklyn. Had 7 charted singles in the 70's "Me And My Arrow" "Without You" "Jump Into The Fire" "Coconut" "Spaceman" "Remember (Christmas)" and "Daybreak"
He had 3 albums of note 'The Point!' 'Nilsson Schmilsson' and 'Son Of Schmilsson' Died of a heart attack in 1994.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Without You"
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND - Country/folk /rock group from California. Had 7 charted albums in the 70's with 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken' going platinum. The hit singles were "Mr. Bojangles" "House At Pooh Corner" and "Some Of Shelley's Blues".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Mr. Bojangles"
TED NUGENT - Detroit hard rock singer/guitarist and former member of the Amboy Dukes is known as "The Motor City Madman". Had 6 charted albums in the 70's with 4 going platinum and 2 gold. 'Ted Nugent' 'Free-For-All' 'Cat Scratch Fever' 'Double Live Gonzo!' 'Weekend Warriors' and 'State Of Shock'. His singles were "Hey Baby" "Dog Eat Dog" "Cat Scratch Fever" "Home Bound" "Yank Me, Crank Me" and "Need You Bad".
Pat's Favorite Song - "Cat Scratch Fever"
   Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Free-For-All"
R & B group from Ohio had 14 charted singles in the 70's with the most popular being  "Funky Worm" "Ecstasy" "Jive Turkey" "Skin Tight" "Fire" "I Want to Be Free" "Sweet Sticky Thing" "Love Rollercoaster" "Fopp" and "Who'd She Coo?"  
O'JAYS - Another R & B group from Ohio. Had 17 charted singles in the 70's with their biggest being "Back Stabbers" "Love Train" "Time To Get Down" "Put Your Hands Together" "For The Love Of Money" "I Love Music" "Livin' For The Weekend" and "Use Ta Be My Girl".
   Pat's Favorite Song - "For The Love Of Money"
ORLEANS - Pop group from NYC featured John Hall on guitar. Had 5 charted singles in the 70's "Let There Be Music" "Dance With Me" Still The One" "Reach" and "Love Takes Time"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Still The One"
DONNY OSMOND -Teeny bopper star from the Osmonds had 12 charted songs in the 70's. His biggest hits were "Sweet And Innocent" "Go Away Little Girl" "Hey Girl" "Puppy Love" "Too Young" "Why" and "The Twelfth Of Never".
OSMONDS - Family group from Utah. Got their break by being on the Andy Williams show. Their hit singles were "One Bad Apple" "Double Lovin' " "Yo-Yo" "Down By The Lazy River" "Hold Her Tight" "Crazy Horses" "Goin' Home" "Let Me In" "Love Me For A Reason" and "The Proud One"  
GILBERT O'SULLIVAN - Singer/pianist from Ireland had a few charted hits in the 70's "Alone Again Naturally" "Clair" "Out Of The Question" "Get Down" and "Ooh Baby"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Clair"
OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Country/rock group from Missouri had 6 charted albums in the 70's, the most popular being 'The Ozark Mountain Daredevils' 'It'll Shine When It Shines' 'The Car Over The Lake Album' amd 'Men From Earth'. Their singles were "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" "Jackie Blue" "If I Only Knew" "You Know Like I Know" and "Take You Tonight"
Pat's Favorite Song - "You Know Like I Know"
PABLO CRUISE - Pop/rock quartet from San Francisco had a few hits in the 70's. "Whatcha Gonna Do?"
"A Place In The Sun" "Love Will Find A Way" "I Don't Want To Live Without It" "I Go To Rio" and "I Want You Tonight". They would have a couple more charted songs in the early 80's
ROBERT PALMER - Singer from England had 3 charted songs in the 70's "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" "Every Kinda People" and "Bad Case Of Loving You". He would his biggest hits in the 80's and early 90's.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Bad Case Of Loving You"
RAY PARKER Jr. - Born in Detroit, he formed Raydio in 1977 and went solo in 1982. He had 2 big hits in the 70's "Jack And Jill" and "You Can't Change That". He would have continued solo success in the 80's
PARLIAMENT - George Clinton ever changing personnel moves of musicians had a few big hits in the 70's "Tear The Roof Off The Sucker" "Flash Light"  and "One Nation Under A Groove"
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - Born in London, his project featured various musicians and vocalists. The albums in the 70's were 'Tales Of Mystery And Imagination' 'I Robot' 'Pyramid'  and 'Eve'. The singles were "Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether" "The Raven" "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" "Don't Let It Show" "What Goes Up" and "Damned If I Do"  He would have many more hits in the 80's.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "What Goes Up"
Popular female country singer from Tennessee had a few hits on the pop charts in the 70's. "Jolene" "Here You Come Again" "Two Doors Down" "Heartbreaker"and "Baby I'm Burnin' "
PARTRIDGE FAMILY - Fictional group from the TV series featured David Cassidy on vocals. The group was modeled after the Cowsills. Their charted songs were "I Think I Love You" "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" "I'll Meet You Halfway" "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" "It's One Of Those Nights" "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love"
Pat's Favorite Song - "I Think I Love You"
PEACHES & HERB - They had success in the 60's and made a comeback in the late 70's with 2 songs "Shake Your Groove Thing" and "Reunited". "We Got Love" also charted.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Reunited"
TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS - Rock group formed in LA with Tom Petty vocals guitar, Mike Campbell lead guitar, Ron Blair bass and Steve Lynch drums. The group released 3 albums in the 70's 'Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' 'You're Gonna Get It' and 'Damn The Torpedoes'. The singles were "Breakdown" "I Need To Know" and "Listen To Her Heart". Petty and his group would go on to mega success in the 80's and 90's.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Listen To Her Heart"
WILSON PICKETT - Soul singer from Alabama had break through success in the 60's and had several more hits in the 70's "Sugar Sugar" "Engine Number 9" "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" "Don't Knock My Love" and "Fire And Water" 
PINK FLOYD - Progressive rock group from England. 70's lineup was David Gilmour guitar, Roger Waters bass, Rick Wright keyboards and Nick Mason drums. Their spacey psychedelic music was huge on college campuses and FM radio before their breakthrough in 1973. The albums released were 'Atom Heart Mother' 'Relics' 'Meddle' 'Obscurred By Clouds' 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' 'More' 'A Nice Pair' 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Animals'. The singles were "One Of These Days" "Free Four/Stay" "Money" "Us And Them" "Have A Cigar" and "Wish You Were Here". More big albums and singles in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Wish You Were Here"
   Pat's Favorite Album - "Dark Side Of The Moon"
   Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Echoes" from 'Meddle'
PLAYER - Pop/rock group from LA had 4 charted songs in the 70's "Baby Come Back" "This Time I'm In It For Love" "Prisoner Of Your Love' and "Silver Lining"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Baby Come Back"
POCO - Country rock band from LA featured Rusty Young pedal steel guitar,former Buffalo Springfield members Richie Furay rhythm guitar and Jim Messina lead guitar, Randy Meisner bass and George Grantham drums. Timothy B. Schmit replaced Meisner on bass in 1970. Several personnel changes through the years. The singles were "You Better Think Twice" "C'mon" "Go And Say Goodbye" "Keep On Tryin' " "Rose Of Cimarron" "Indian Summer" "Crazy Love" and "Heart Of The Night". They released 13 albums in the 70's, their biggest seller was 'Legend' in 1979. They would have a few more charted songs in the 80's.
Pat's Favorite Song - "Crazy Love"
POINTER SISTERS - R & B sister group from Oakland. Ruth, Anita, June and Bonnie Pointer. They had 8 charted singles in the 70's the biggest being "Yes We Can Can" "Fairytale" "How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)" "Fire" and "Happiness". They would have many more hits in the 80's.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Fire"
Rock trio from England. Members were Sting vocals bass, Andy Summers guitar and Stewart Copeland drums. They released 2 albums in the 70's 'Outlandos d'Amour' and 'Regatta de Blanc'. The singles were "Roxanne" "Can't Stand Losing You" "Message In A Bottle" and "Walking On The Moon"
They would have bigger success thru the 80's until their breakup.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Roxanne"
POPPY FAMILY - Canadian pop group featuring Susan Jacks vocals and husband Terry Jacks guitar.
They had 5 charted songs "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" "That's Where I Went Wrong" "Where Evil Grows" "I Was Wondering" and No Good To Cry". Terry and Susan divorced in 1973. Terry Jacks would have one huge hit in 1974 with "Seasons In The Sun"
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Which Way You Goin' Billy?"
IGGY POP - Real name is James Osterberg, former lead singer of the Stooges. Released 4 albums in the 70's  'Raw Power' 'The Idiot' 'Lust For Life' and 'New Values'. Favorite album tracks were "Search And Destroy" "Raw Power" and "Lust For Life"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Lust For Life"
"The King Of Rock And Roll" was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and died in Memphis in August 1977 at age 42. Had  success in the 50's and 60's. Continued to have many charted songs throughout the 70's. They were "Don't Cry Daddy" "Kentucky Rain" "The Wonder Of You" "I've Lost You" "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" "I Really Don't Want To Know" "I'm Leavin' " "Burning Love" "Seperate Ways" "Steamroller Blues" "Raised On Rock" "If You Talk In Your Sleep" "Promised Land" "My Boy" "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" "Hurt" "Moody Blue" "Way Down" and "My Way". He had a staggering 40 album releases in the 70's with 12 going platinum and 10 going gold.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Kentucky Rain"
BILLY PRESTON - R & B vocalist/keyboardist born in Houston, raised in LA. Signed with Apple records in 1969. Recorded with the Beatles on "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down". His solo singles were "Outa-Space" "I Wrote A Simple Song" "That's The Way God Planned It" "Slaughter" "Will It Go Round In Circles" "Space Race" "You're So Unique" "Nothing From Nothing" and "Struttin' "
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Outa-Space"
PROCUL HARUM - Rock group from England featuring Gary Brooker vocals piano, Robin Trower on lead guitar and Matthew Fisher on keyboards. Many personnel changes through the years. They released 8 albums in the 80's with the biggest being 'Home' 'Broken Barricades' 'Live In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra' 'Grand Hotel' and 'The Best Of Procol Harum'. The singles were "Whisky Train" "Broken Barricades" "Conquistador" "Bringing Home The Bacon" and "Hotel Grand"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Conquistador"
    Pat's Favorite LP cut - "Poor Mohammed" from 'Broken Barricades'
SUZI QUATRO - Born in Detroit and moved to England at age 20. Had success over there and released 5 albums in the 70's in the USA, her most popular being 'If You Knew Suzi..' Her singles were "All Shook Up"  "Devil Gate Drive" "Can The Can" "Stumblin' In" (with Chris Norman) "If You Can't Give Me Love" and "I've Never Been In Love". Played Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Stumblin' In"
QUEEN - Rock group from England featuring Freddie Mercury vocals, Brian May guitar, John Deacon bass and Roger Taylor drums. Had 8 albums released in the 70's 'Queen' 'Queen II' 'Sheer Heart Attack' 'A Night At The Opera' 'A Day At The Races' 'News Of The World' 'Jazz' and "Queen Live Killers'. The singles were "Liar" "Keep Yourself Alive" "Killer Queen" "Bohemian Rhapsody" "You're My Best Friend" "Somebody To Love" "Tie Your Mother Down" "Long Away" "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You" "It's Late" "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Don't Stop Me Now".Mercury died of AIDS in November 1991.
   Pat's Favorite Song - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - Rock group from San Francisco released 7 albums in the 70's. 'Shady Grove' 'Just For Love' and 'What About Me' being the most popular. They had 2 charted singles "Fresh Air" and "What About Me"
Pat's Favorite Song - "Fresh Air"