This Weekend in 1971

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fleetwood mac 1971 This Weekend in 1971

This isn’t a hit list; it’s a “time capsule” from this weekend in 1971!  WHERE were YOU?

Lots of interesting things were goin’ on, music-wise!

[lastfm]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm] announced that Bob Welch is going to be the latest addition to the band.

The guitarist is replacing the departing Jeremy Spencer.

Fleetwood Mac is still based in England, but will move to Los Angeles in 1974.  Bob will leave Fleetwood Mac before the California relocation.

Fleetwood Mac’s moving to the west coast had a LOT to do with them finally making some noise on the charts.  They’d finally have their first hit after [lastfm]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Lindsay Buckingham[/lastfm] joined the group in their post-UK days; the late 1975 tune “Over My Head.”

rolling stones This Weekend in 1971

In other music news this weekend in 1971, Decca Records, the Rolling Stone’s previous label, released an LP titled “Stone Age,” comprised of old Stones’ catalog material, like a cover version of [lastfm]Chuck Berry[/lastfm]‘s “Around and Around” and some Jagger-Richards tunes.

Just last month (March of ’71) the Stones placed an ad in Brit music papers stating, “Re:  The Decca LP, Stone Age:  We didn’t know this record was going to be released and it is, in our opinion, below the standard we try to keep up, both in choice of content and cover design.”  The statement was actually signed by ALL of the [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm]!

Some top albums in stores this weekend in 1971:  “Golden Biscuits” by [lastfm]Three Dog Night[/lastfm], “Pearl” from [lastfm]Janis Joplin[/lastfm], “Abraxas,” the [lastfm]Santana[/lastfm] LP and “Chicago III.”

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