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Music the Week The Beatles Broke Up
by Alex Cosper (12/27/12)




The Beatles announced their break-up at a press conference on April 10, 1970. The band did not officially break up until five years later, although they discontinued recording as a group and began releasing their own solo material. The Beatles had the Billboard Hot 100 number one single at the time, "Let It Be." Their last recording had been the Abbey Road album in 1969. Let It Be was recorded earlier in 1969 and had been shelved until 1970.

TOP HITS

The Beatles - Let It Be
Jackson 5 - ABC
John Ono Lennon - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
Badfinger - Come and Get It

RECENT HITS

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Jaggerz - The Rapper
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
Chairman of the Board - Give me Just A Little More Time
Santana - Evil Ways
Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Three Dog Night - Celebrate
Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Tee Set - Ma Belle Amie
Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain

RISING HITS

Frijid Pink - House of the Rising Sun
Bobby Sherman - Easy Come, Easy Go
Supremes - Up The Ladder To The Roof
Originals - The Bells
Aretha Franklin - Call Me
Friends of Distinction - Love or Let Me Be Lonely
Guess Who - American Woman/No Sugar Tonight
Kenny Rogers & The New Edition - Something's Burning
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands of Time
Little Sister - You're The One
Neil Diamond - Shilo
Michael Parks - Long Lonesome Highway
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan - Tennessee Birdwalk
Marmalade - Reflections of My Life
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock
Gladys Knight & The Pips - You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)
Rare Earth - Get Ready
B.J. Thomas - Everybody's Out of Town
Ides of March - Vehicle
Bobbi Martin - For The Love of Him
George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag

NEW MUSIC

Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
Moments - Love On A Two Way Street
Chicago - Make Me Smile
Marty Robbins - My Woman My Woman My Wife
Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe
Jerry Butler - I Could Write a Book
Eddy Floyd - California Girl
James Brown - Funky Drummer (Part 1)
Van Morrison - Come Running
Joe South - Children
Charles Wright - Love Land
Led Zeppelin - Livin' Lovin' Maid (She's Just A Woman)
Johnny Cash - What Is Truth
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
O'Jays - Deeper (In Love With You)
Poppy Family - Which Way You Goin' Billy
Meters - Chicken Strut
B.B. King - So Excited
Steppenwolf - Hey Lawdy Mama
Bobbie Gentry - He Made A Woman Out Of Me
Funkadelic - I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing
Mark Lindsay - Miss America
Eddie Holman - Don't Stop Now
Vanity Fare - Hitchin' A Ride
Sandpipers - Come Saturday Morning
Mountain - Mississippi Queen
The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

OTHER RECORDS

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Gotta Hold On To This Feeling
Bobbie Gentry - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken
Mary Hopkin - Temma Harbour
Archies - Who's Your Baby
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Let's Give Adam and Eve Another Chance
Rick Nelson - Easy To Be Free
Street People - Jennifer Tompkins
Tommy James & The Shondells - Gotta Get Back To You
Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together
Jay & The Americans - Capture The Moment
Fifth Dimension - The Girls' Song
Dennis Yost & The Classics IV - The Funniest Thing
5 Stairsteps - Dear Prudence
Jerry Naylor - But For Love
Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone
Cuff Links - Run Sally Run
Syndicate of Sound - Brown Paper Bag
Bobby Goldsboro - Can You Feel It
Flamingos - Buffalo Soldier
Charlie Rich - July 12, 1939
El Chicano - Viva Tirado (Part 1)
Bob Seger System - Lucifer
Glen Campbell - Oh Happy Day
Vincent Bell - Airport Theme
Wilson Pickett - Cole, Cooke and Redding
Lettermen - Hang On Sloopy
Bee Gees - If I Only Had My Mind Or Something Else
Clarence Carter - I Can't Leave Your Love Alone





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