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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: 1974

It is 1974.


The Ramones and Rush form.  ABBA wins the Eurovision song contest and become an international sensation with "Waterloo."  Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" returns to the US top 40, after its use in both American Graffiti  and Happy Days.  "Mama" Cass Eliot dies of a heart attack.  John Lennon makes an unannounced 3-song guest appearance at an Elton John concert at Madison Square Garden - his last stage performance.  Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac.  Jefferson Airplane implodes, with the chief result being Jefferson Starship.


Big hits in 1974: The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand), Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce), The Joker (Steve Miller Band), You're Sixteen (Ringo Starr), Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks; kill it with fire), Sunshine on my Shoulders (John Denver), Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Suede), Bennie and the Jets (Elton John), TSOP (MSFB and The Three Degrees), The Locomotion (Grand Funk Railroad), Band on the Run (Paul McCartney & Wings), Rock the Boat (Hues Corporation), Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack), I Shot the Sheriff (Eric Clapton), I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton-John), You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Whatever Gets You Through the Night (John Lennon), Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas), Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin), Waterloo (ABBA), The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies), The Bitch Is Back (Elton John), For the Love of Money (The O'Jays), It's Only Rock and Roll (The Rolling Stones), Jungle Boogie (Cool & the Gang), Killer Queen (Queen), Smokin' in the Boys' Room (Brownsville Station), and Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd).