The 2015 Blogging A-Z Challenge Collection

The 2015 A-Z Blogging Challenge was a labor of love for me as I embarked on a musical tour of my life, highlighting the bands, musicians and songs that were an integral part of my growing up back in the 60s and 70s. Also included are some 80s and 90s greats, with the occasional one-hit wonder thrown in. This project is a work in progress: I’ll be adding to it as I remember songs and bands that I forgot along the way. I hope you enjoy this flashback journey as much as I’ve enjoyed traveling it.

A is for AC/DC, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Allman Brothers, Argent, Aldo Nova, The Animals, America, Autograph and Asia!

B is for Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Brownsville Station, Bob Seger, Badfinger, Blackfoot, Billy Squire, Billy Thorpe, Boston, Billy Joel, Billy Preston, Bread, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, the Band and of course The Beatles!

C is for Creedence Clearwater Revival, Charlie Daniels Band, Chicago, Cream, Crosby Stills & Nash, Collective Soul, The Cars and Chic!

D is for Donovan, Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple, the Doors, David & David, Dan Fogelberg, David Essex, David Bowie and Duran Duran!

E is for the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Eddie Money, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Edgar Winter, Elton John and the Electric Light Orchestra!

F is for Fleetwood Mac, Firefall, Fine Young Cannibals, Foghat, Free, the Fixx and Foreigner!

G is for the Guess Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Wright, Golden Earring, Genesis, George Harrison, Gordon Lightfoot and the Grateful Dead!

H is for Heart, Head East, the Hollies, Humble Pie, Harry Nilsson, Harry Chapin and Helen Reddy!

I is for Iron Butterfly, INXS, Ides of March and It’s A Beautiful Day!

J is for Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Walsh, Journey, Joan Jet, Judas Priest, James Taylor, John Cougar Mellencamp, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix!

K is for King Crimson, the Kinks, Kansas, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang and Kiss!

L is for Lynryd Skynyrd, Looking Glass, Lovin’ Spoonful, Loggins & Messina, Little River Band and Led Zeppelin!

M is for the Monkees, Molly Hatchet, Montrose, Mountain, the Mamas & the Papas, the Moody Blues, Muddy Waters, Marshall Tucker Band, Mitch Ryder, Madonna, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson!

N is for Nazareth, Neil Young, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and No Doubt!

O is for Otis Redding, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, the Outlaws and Ohio Players!

P is for Percy Sledge, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pure Prairie League, Paul McCartney, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Police, The Pretenders, Procol Harum, Prince, Paul Simon, Pat Benatar, Patti Smith, Patti Labelle, Peaches & Herb, Poison and Pink Floyd!!! Wowsa!

Q is for Quarterflash, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Queen!

R is for Rare Earth, Rolling Stones, REO Speedwagon, R.E.M., Rush, Ratt, Robert Palmer, Rainbow, Rod Stewart, Robin Trower, Ringo Starr, the Romantics, Rick James and Red Rider

S is for Steppenwolf, Styx, Santana, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Simon & Garfunkel, Sammy Hagar, Sugarloaf, Sonny & Cher, Seals & Crofts, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stories, the Spinners, Sister Sledge, Simple Minds, the Smithereens, Squeeze, Soft Cell and Sass Jordan!

T is for Three Dog Night, Ted Nugent, Triumph, Ten Years After, Thin Lizzy, Traffic, Talking Heads, .38 Special, The Turtles, Tom Petty, Toto, Todd Rundgren, the Temptations and Tina Turner!

U is for Uriah Heep, U2 and Utopia!

V is for Van Morrison, Van Halen and Vanilla Fudge!

W is for Wild Cherry, War, the Who and Warren Zevon!

X is for Xavier Rudd, XTC and X!

Y is for the Yardbirds, Yes and the Youngbloods!

Z is for the Zombies and Z Z Top!

 One Hit Wonders and Other Songs that I Forgot!

40 thoughts on “The 2015 Blogging A-Z Challenge Collection

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  4. I’m back tracking catching up on reading the blogs from A2Z challenge. It is so nice to remember going down the 60’s-80’s memory lane. Thanks for sharing the post.


    • Hey Lisa. Thanks for checking out my A-Z Collection! Glad it’s giving you a ride down that awesome memory lane… 🙂


  5. Hey Michele, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I do remember visiting your blog during the challenge, but I don’t remember if left you a comment or not.

    I remember the header, with dogs, and the theme with the musicians. I am so glad that you are also doing the Boobs, blood and Carnage challenge as well. It is not something I am doing this time for various reasons. We only have 24 hours in a day, and I find many ways to waste it, I don’t want one more right now.


  6. Hokey-Smoke, MICHELE, I’m not sure I can even think of a Rock / Pop artist not on this list.

    Well, actually, yeah… You don’t have Todd Rundgren listed. Don’t ever let DiscConnected see that! Oh, wait. Never mind. I see you put him under “T”.

    But wait, again! No CARPENTERS?! I loves me The Carpenters.

    And no, BEACH BOYS?! I loves me The Beach Boys, too.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    ‘Loyal American Underground’


    • Didn’t I do the Carpenters? I thought for sure I added them. And yep, I forgot the Beach Boys! Wow, how did that happen?? That’s why this is a work in progress. I’ll go ahead and add some BB and Carpenters. Don’t know why I didn’t think of them…
      Thanks for checking it out! 🙂


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