Jacobmarley1 wrote:These are all "poppy" groups, even Ike and Tina Turner doing their rendition of "Proud Mary." I can't see that pop-ish music (Jackson 5) driving Ronnie out of his mind with hate. It was the popular music of the time, and it stands to reason that Ronnie would have listened to that music, too - in bars, at clubs, maybe even at Brigante-Karl.
Dawn must have been listening to some underground black music station with "unique" music not heard on regular radio dials. I just wonder what it was. I'd like to listen to a sample, maybe get a 'step-up' on music I missed out on.
BooshaGirl wrote:People who lived in the NorthEast US in the early 70's were lucky enough to pick up CKLW's strong Canadian signal. I'm sure Dawn listened to such groups as:
Stylistics (commonly mistaken as Motown--but actually from Philly) "You are Everything..." and many hits
The Spinners (Motown): "Could it be I'm falling in love"
Barry White -- many romantic hits
Gladys Knight and the Pips: "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Isaac Hayes (who could forget "SHAFT?" He's a bad mutha (shut your mouth!)
The O'Jays "For the Love of Money" and "Love Train"
Rokiisun wrote:I wonder if she would have been into artists and bands like Janis Joplin, Cream, Eric Clapton, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Suzi Quatro, Lynyrd Skynyrd...
The Eagles also comes to mind
BooshaGirl wrote:Vintage Boy--too right. Bands back then were TALENTED....not overproduced and manufactured like most.
I don't know about the "boy band" thing. When I was in Jr. High school, Leif Garret and Andy Gibb and all those creepy teeny-boppers were all the rage with the girls. Oh yeah--and that girlie-boy who was so popular--Shaun Cassidy maybe? He had a TV show -- The Hardy Boys or some crap. Anyway, those bands and artists always made me cringe. The girls had posters of these "Teen Beat" creeps in their lockers. I had Jimi Hendrix in mine. For real. I hope Dawn liked REAL music. She had to. Back then, if she truly liked the R&B music best, there weren't many black artists being "overproduced."
BooshaGirl wrote:yeah, those are better groups, but Dawn was dead before Funkadelic anad those bands became popular, I'm pretty certain. Parliament wasn't even known around MY parts until like 1976-77. The early late '60's and early 70's bands make more sense.
kathyM wrote:Very interesting Boosha. Maybe Ronnie was racist.
Victoria Principles wrote:kathyM wrote:Very interesting Boosha. Maybe Ronnie was racist.
Says here that Ronnie liked soul music.
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