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Great Songwriters From the 1970's


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Okay Marvin Ill Start This one:

In no particular order:

Raspberries

Genesis

Elton John

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

John Lennon

Rush

Styx

Journey

The Cars

Reo Speedwagon

Queen

Deep Purple

Led Zeppelin

Triumph

Kiss

Eric Clapton

Alice Cooper

CCR

Billy Joel

Peter Frampton

Aerosmith

ZZTop

Pink Floyd

Bad Company

The Who

The Kinks

Supertramp

David Bowie

Van Halen

James Taylor

Jim Croce

John Denver

Cat Stevens

Paul Simon

Ted Nugent

Jethro Tull

Moody Blues

Chicago

The Doors

Boston

Abba

Beach Boys

Bee Gees

Blue Oyster Cult

Eric Clapton

Barry Manilow

Commodores

CSN

ELP

Yes

Doobie Bros

Bob Dylan

ELO

The Eagles

Fleetwood Mac

Foreigner

Jacksons

Thin Lizzy

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Stealy Dan

Am I missing anyone?

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Ok I'll bite:

1. Eric

2. Elton John / Bernie Taupin

3. Billy Joel

4. Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

5. Don Henley & Glenn Frey

6. Bruce Springsteen

7. Albert Hammond

8. Jim Croce

9. Stevie Wonder

10. B-R-M Gibb

11. Jackson Browne

12. Dan Fogelberg

13. Lindsey Buckingham

14. Elvis Costello

15. Michael McDonald

16. Jeff Lynne

17. Darryl Hall / John Oates

18. Paul McCartney

19. Paul Simon

20. Donald Fagen / Walter Becker

21. Rod Stewart

22. James Taylor

23. Neil Young

24. Lionel Ritchie

Marv

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I will add the name of Rick Nelson. I just got done seing the end of the new DVD being released later this month called "Rick Nelson Sings". It is currently being played on PBS stations. I want to see all of it. Anyway at the end they play Rick's three sons Sam, Gunnar and Matthew singing "Garden Party". Wow, are they ever good. It says this is the first time the three have ever perfomed publicly together. Sam looks so much like his Dad it is eerie. He sings like him too.

Rick Nelson was a very good songwriter. He had to reinvent himself as any good songwriter and performer many times must do. He went from being known primarily because his Dad Ozzie Nelson a former bandleader would put Ricky on the end of the show in the fifties for him to sing his latest "teen idol" song. Rick really became a very accomplished Rockabilly songwriter and singer. I believe that most of his songs have stood the test of time. Sure, some of them were forgetable schmaltzy songs but he had some gems in there from the early days too.

Phil

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Gordon Lightfoot

Burton Cummings

Lonesome Dave Peverett

Carly Simon

Carol King

Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, Dan Peek

Paul Williams

Paul Anka

I like Barry Manilow, but don't think he was a prolific "writer"....think he was expert at finding a good song and really bringing it to life on record.

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I definitely agree with most of the songwriters mentioned here. EC and Raspberries are at the top of my list--it goes without saying.

But nobody mentioned the Addrisi Brothers, Don and Dick Addrisi. They wrote some good ones, even for The Association. I loved their song "We've Got To Get It On Again."

smile --Darlene

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James Burton is one of the most acclaimed guitarists among other musicians and those 'in the know.' It really is too bad that the majority of the public is unaware of his greatness.

I've got a Rick Nelson double "Country" album that was released in the early 1970's. It also really puts a light on his undeniable talent.

Marv

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I think Ted ('mannoman') is one of the very biggest Rick Nelson fans.

James Burton is one of the most acclaimed guitarists among other musicians and those 'in the know.' It really is too bad that the majority of the public is unaware of his greatness.

Marv

Right you are, on both accounts, Marv.
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Tom Waits

Randy Newman

Carole King

Joni Mitchell

Tom Rush

Tim Hardin

Fred Neil

Tim Buckley

Leonard Cohen

Lou Reed

Bryan Ferry

Difford & Tilbrook (Squeeze)

Joey Ramone & Dee Dee Ramone

Rick Neilson (Cheap Trick)

Marvin Gaye

Pete Ham (Badfinger)

Nilsson

Pagliaro

Miles Gtoodwyn (April Wine)

Nick Drake

Emitt Rhodes

Ian Huner (Mott The Hoople)

David Johansen (New York Dolls)

Alex Chilton & Chris Bell (Big Star)

Nick Lowe

Dwight Twilley

Al Green

Roy Wood (Move/ Wizzard)

Marc Bolan (T. Rex)

Noddy Holder (Slade)

Joe Strummer & Mick Jones (The Clash)

Tom Verlain (Television)

Patti Smith

Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia (see: American Beauty)

Sly Stone

John Prine

Loudon Wainwright III

Bill Withers

Ronnie Laine (Faces)

Bob Marley

Gram Parsons

Graham Parker

Jonathan Richman (Modern Lovers)

Paul Weller (The Jam)

Dave Edmunds

Jeff & John Murphy (Shoes)

Al Stewart

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