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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1972

It is 1972.


Highway 51 in Memphis is renamed "Elvis Presley Boulevard."  A Led Zeppelin concert in Singapore is cancelled after local authorities refuse to let the band members off the plane, due to their long hair.  The US starts to attempt to deport John Lennon.  ABBA and Van Halen form. 


Big hits in 1972: Let's Stay Together (Al Green), Heart of Gold (Neil Young), The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack), I'll Take You There (The Staples Singers), The Candy Man (Sammy Davis, Jr.), Song Sung Blue (Neil Diamond), Lean On Me (Bill Withers) Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) (Looking Glass), Ben (Michael Jackson), Papa Was a Rolling Stone (The Temptations), I Am Woman (Helen Reddy), Anticipation (Carly Simon), Back Stabbers (The O'Jays), Burning Love (Elvis), Day After Day (Badfinger), Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Browne), Easy Livin' (Uriah Heep), Garden Party (Rick Nelson), Go All the Way (Raspberries), Hold Your Head Up (Argent), Honky Cat (Elton John), Jesus Is Just Alright (The Doobie Brothers), Join Together (The Who), Layla (Eric Clapton), Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (The Hollies), Mother and Child Reunion (Paul Simon), Puppy Love (Donny Osmond), Rocket Man (Elton John), Rockin' Robin (The Jackson 5), Roundabout (Yes), Saturday in the Park (Chicago), School's Out (Alice Cooper), and Witchy Woman (The Eagles).