Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I think the ‘70s was a watershed era for music and music lovers because of the sheer volume and quality of music produced in the period. Music that was not just enjoyed then, but that is still thoroughly enjoyed. Music that people call “classic” and attach adjectives such as “evergreen”, “timeless” and so on.
If I were to pick my top 20 choices of the lot, they’d be


Johny and June Carter Cash- If I were a Carpenter (1970)
Simon and Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Waters (1970)
James Taylor- Fire and Rain(1970)
The Carpenters- Close To You (1970)
George Harrison- What Is Life (1970)
John Lennon- Imagine (1971)
Beatles- Let It Be (1971)
Don McLean- American Pie (1971)
Led Zeppelin- Stairway To Heaven (1971)
Carole King- It’s Too Late (1971)
Marvin Gaye- Mercy, Mercy Me (1971) 
T.Rex- Bang A Gong (1971)
Randy Newman- Political Science (1972)
Billy Preston- Nothing from Nothing (1974)
 Big Star- September Gurls (1974)
 Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here (1975)
Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run (1975)
 Bob Dylan- Tangled Up In Blue (1976)
 ABBA- Dancing Queen (1977)
Billy Joel- She’s Always A Woman (1977)
Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive (1977)

Had a great time compiling the songs, and am sure you'll have a wonderful time listening to them..


Kishore Kumar- Ae Bhai, Zara Dekh ke
Lata Mangeshkar- Baahon Me Chale Aa
Lata Mangeshkar- Bhore Bhaye Panghat Pe
Bhupinder, Lata Mangeshkar- Dil Dhundta Hai
Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar- Teri Bindiya Re
Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan- Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me
Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar- Salaam-e-Ishq
Asha Bhosle- Koi Shehri Babu
Kishore Kumar- Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se
Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi- Saamne Yeh Kaun Aaya
Asha Bhosle- O Meri Jaan
 Kishore Kumar- O Mere Dil Ke Chaen
 Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar- Tere Bina Zindagi Se
Moh.d Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar- Humko Tumse
Kishore Kumar- Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Lata Mangeshkar- Dafli Wale Dafli Baja
Mukesh, Kanchan- Kya Khoob Lagti Ho
Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi- Chura Liya Hai Tumne
Mukesh- Maine Tere Liye Hi
Kishore Kumar- Chingaari koi Bhadke


This is a special playlist because it has more songs than the ones I've mentioned above. Put the playlist on Shuffle and sit back and enjoy!

Of course Bollywood experienced more of a spurt in terms of the kind of films that were made, which was further stimulated by the music that was a flux of both Indian as well as western music, that was blended beautifully by music directors such as Kalyan-Anand, Ravindar Jain, Mohammad Rafi, S.D.Burman and R.D.Burman amongst others while this era saw the rise of the ultimate singing pair, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the 1970s and the ‘80s saw the rise of Asha Bhosle who was a beautiful conduit of both Indian and western styles of music.

Films such as


ANAND (1971)


BOBBY (1973)


ANKUR (1974)


SHOLAY (1975)

NISHANT (1975)

DEEWAR (1975)




Were revolutionary in terms of their concepts, themes, quality of production and the magnum opus film-making that Indian film industry  achieved can be credited to this period. 

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