So here's the deal. I've missed two Saturdays in a row with the Saturday morning tunes. And this picture, circa 1974, turned up this week in my Facebook news feed.
So it's a sign. That's what it is. Time for a p3 Saturday morning tune three-fer, something never before attempted in the nine-year history of this blog. Brace yourselves, and set the controls for 1974.
Moving left to right, we start with Maria Muldaur and her biggest – and oddly sexiest – hit:
And Linda Ronstadt, of whom we never get enough around here:
And finally, Bonnie Raitt (and yes, that is a half-finished bottle of Jim Beam she's holding in the photo):
And for those p3 readers who are asking, quite understandably, “Who is this Burt Sugarman person of whom they speak?” – well, it's this guy.
Nineteen seventy-four. It was a very good year.