Top of the charts in 1971!

As Smith-Madrone celebrates its 50th anniversary, we look back at the songs that topped the charts in 1971:

John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Road

Tony Orlando & Dawn’s Knock Three Times

Fifth Dimension’s One Less Bell To Answer

 Isaac Hayes’ Shaft

Joan Baez’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

The Beatles’ Imagine

Aretha Franklin’s Rock Steady

Don McLean’s American Pie

Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.

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