Precious and Few: Pop Music of the Early '70s

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 29, 2014 - Music - 216 pages
Precious and Few is a lively and nostalgic look back at the forgotten era of pop that gave us "Hooked on a Feeling", "Dancing in the Moonlight", "I Am Woman", "Seasons in the Sun", and more. The early 1970s brought a "Convoy" of popular rock music--everything from cheesy to the classic. The authors of Precious and Few, Don Breithaupt and Jeff Breithaupt, true-blue '70s fanatics, have put together this irresistibly readable book to transport readers back to a time when people wore smiley-face buttons, went to singles bars, and heartily sang along with Mac Davis. Illustrations throughout.
 

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How I fell in love with pop music I have a distinct physical memory of the plastic AM clock radio I got sometime before turning ten years old. I can close my eyes and see it perfectly: glowing amber ... Read full review

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Singer/songwriter Don and his brother Jeff try to reclaim the music of their youth. Beginning in 1971 after the breakup of the Beatles and ending in 1975 with the advent of disco, they devote 31 brief ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Solo Beatles
7
Late sixties Continued
11
Early Sixties Revisited
16
Bubblegum
23
Soft Rock
30
Seventies Pop
35
Blueeyed Soul
42
Bad Taste
109
Novelty Records
115
Instrumentals
121
Jazz Pop
128
Progressive Rock
133
Religious Pop
140
Canadian Pop
145
Selfpity Pop
153

The Twillght of Motown
47
Philly Soul
52
Seventies Soul
60
World Rhythms
67
Utopian Pop
72
Folk Pop
78
Socially Aware Pop
83
Sexual Revolution
89
Feminist Pop
93
Macho Soul
98
Hard Rock
102
MOR
158
Ballads
163
Story Songs
169
Buzzwords
174
The Dawn of Disco
181
Conclusion
186
Grammy Nominees and Winners 197175
189
Bibliography
199
Index
201
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About the author (2014)

Don Breithaupt and Jeff Breithaupt remember exactly where they were when the KISS Army invaded. Don, a three-time Juno Award nominee, is a musician and journalist; he lives in Bolton, Ontario. Jeff is a freelance writer and arts fundraiser; he lives in New York City.

Don and Jeff are coauthors of Precious and Few: Pop Music of the Early '70s and Night Moves: Pop Music in the Late '70s.

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