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memories of the ’70s – Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

Author Judy Blume put a little of herself in this poignant novel of the mid ’70s: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. The story begins with 10 year old Sally, who moves with her brother, parents and Grandmother from New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Angie by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s brought a ballad from The Rolling Stones to the top of the charts: Angie. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was the lead single of their 1973 album Goat’s Head Soup, but consequent articles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

A collaboration with another famous musician was the basis of this song becoming a number one hit in 1975: Fame by David Bowie. After finishing the recording sessions¬† in Philadelphia for his ninth studio album Young Americans, Bowie moved to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond

The beginning of the 1970s brought many teeny bop songs to the top of the charts, including this uber-sweet ballad Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, this song, about a young man … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

The end of the 1970s was the debut of a band that would create a lasting rock classic: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders. Written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, two of the four members of The Pretenders and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Foul Play

The late 1970s bought a comedic small screen tv star to the big screen with the comedy/mystery film Foul Play. Written¬† and directed by Colin Higgins, the film was the movie debut for actor Chevy Chase, who had made his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – My Sharona by The Knack

At the end of the 1970s, a debut song became a pop anthem that is still beloved: My Sharona by The Knack. Written by band members Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, the song was written about Fieger’s girlfriend Sharona. Averre … Continue reading

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