As a youngster, I was learning about becoming a record collector from my brother. One of the things he suggested to me was to get all the release sheets that I could, and the ones I had access to were Phonolog Release Sheets. At the Wallach’s Music City, they would throw out the old sheet when the new one came in, so I got all the discarded Phonolog release sheets, beginning in April, 1971.
I don’t have every single week, but – as you will see – I have a lot of them. Also, I will continue to post the “Time Machine” feature from Strange Days magazine in Japan.
Dang, I am getting’ old! I remember 1971 like it was…yesterday…last week… last… er,…last… I remember 1971! And yep, it was 40 years ago.
There is a fairly big part of me that was already decided by 1971. Generally speaking, the items I will list first are the titles that I bought, or eventually bought. I will also list some titles that I saw, or that somehow attracted my attention – but maybe didn’t warrant a purchase. I will also list singles! All titles and info are coming off of a nice 1971 piece of paper: Phonolog!
So, from 1971 forward, I pretty much have my chronology straight. I know what order I heard / saw stuff in. And I am amazed at how many albums / singles from 1971 that I actually still own (and enjoy!).
If you have anything to add to my ongoing observations of 1971, please do not hesitate to contribute! Be it chart title or imported record – I want to hear from you! How do you feel about 1971 in 2011? Simple nostalgia or harrowing past? I remember 1971 like…
My dad was who was driving me to record stores in 1971 – I didn’t get my license for another 5 or 6 years. I was 12 going on 13 – in “junior high school” (now quaintly referred to as “middle school”). I had been going to L.A. to look for imported records for a few years by that time. I was still a bit young to go to concerts, however. Once in “Junior high”, I met a few other people that I could discuss music with – some peers at school, some guys at record stores…even a relative or two. I was writing to my brother, who was in Germany by 1971.
No more Beatles, no more Jimi Hendrix…1971 was rough on a young music fan! I couldn’t afford Billboard, and I didn’t know where they sold Circus or Creem locally. I was 13 years old, and too old (and wrong gender) for 16 Magazine. I had recently finished with Mad Magazine, and had yet to discover National Lampoon. I only infrequently read Rolling Stone or Crawdaddy – they didn’t seem to ever talk about the bands that interested me! And it was so hard to find issues of Melody Maker, Sounds, or the N.M.E. – besides, I was trying to spend what little money I could get on records, not magazines / newspapers!