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memories of the ’70s – Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John

In the mid 1970s a songstress topped the charts with her album Have You Never Been Mellow: by Australian singer Olivia Newton John. Her sixth studio album, Newton-John recorded the album at Abbey Road Studios in London, with producer John … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late 1970s, a tender  and emotional film about relationships and the effects of war came to the big screen in Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd, the film was directed by Hal Ashby and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sing A Song by Earth Wind & Fire

A funky dance song by Earth Wind & Fire got o the top of the charts in 1976 – Sing A Song. Written by Maurice White and Al McKay, the song was a mix of soul, funk and R&B and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mandy by Barry Manilow

The middle year of the 1970s saw a song that was reinvented by Barry Manilow cruise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – Mandy. Written by Scott English and Robert Kerr, the song was originally titled Brandy. English … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Passenger

In the mid 1970s, Jack Nicholson starred in this mystery about a television journalist who gets caught up in a drama while overseas in The Passenger. Directed by Michael Antonini, Nicholson plays David Locke, a TV journalist working on a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas

To kick off the 1970s, the first number one song of the year (and decade) was a song from a film: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. Written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Spy Who Loved Me

In 1977, James Bond came back to the screen with Roger Moore in the memorable The Spy Who Loved Me. This was Moore’s third time as the British spy, and although based on the Ian Fleming book of the same … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White

A hit maker from the beginning,  Barry White scored another top of the charts with the lead single from his third album Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe. Releasing his third album Can’t Get Enough, White wrote, recorded and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters

This girl group stepped out into the funk with the first single from their 1975 album How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters. Steppin was The Pointer Sisters third album, released by ABC/Blue Thumb Records. … Continue reading

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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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