Tag Archives: 1970s

memories of the ’70s – September by Earth Wind and Fire

The beginning of September is always a good time to remember the song September by Earth Wind & Fire. Previously unreleased, although played live at many concerts, September was finally included in the band’s first best of compilation The Best … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Drivers in the mid 1970s made this brand their favourite car for 1975: the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Faced with concerns over gas prices due to the energy crisis in previous years, car buyers in the US focused on the Oldsmobile … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the summer of 1973, the concert everyone wanted to attend was the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. Produced by Sherry Finkel and Jim Koplik, the duo had been inspired by a Grateful Dead concert they … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

In 1972, a girl group’s song caught fire on the Billboard charts with I’ll Take You There. Recorded in 1971 at the famous Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, the song was written by the album’s producer Al Bell, and was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Your Song by Elton John

The beginning of the 1970s was the beginning of major success for Elton John with Your Song. Releasing his second self-titled studio album, the album was produced by Gus Dudgeon, and was the first album released in the US by … Continue reading

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