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memories of the ’70s – Man from Atlantis

From TV movie to TV series, the story of an amnesiac from the lost continent: Man from Atlantis. After four successful TV movies, NBC TV said yes to a series based on the folklore of the lost continent of Atlantis. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – We Are The Champions by Queen

A song that lives forever, especially for sports fan, We Are The Champions by Queen. The first single from their sixth album News of the World, the song was written by Freddie Mercury, wanting to create a song that got … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (They Long to Be) Close To You by The Carpenters

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, this song became a hit thanks to The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close To You. First recorded and released by actor/singer Richard Chamberlain in 1963, Bacharach fave Dionne Warwick also recorded the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Smokey and the Bandit

In 1977, actor Burt Reynolds kicked off a movie franchise that would showcase America’s love for beer, fast cars and being lawless: Smokey and the Bandit. Written and directed by Hal Needham, the original concept for the film was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mystery Island

In the late 1970s, CBS TV aired a live-action series to lure in young mystery viewers: Mystery Island. Produced by Hanna Barbera and distributed by Warner Bros, the 10 minute segment was aired during The Skatebirds on CBS Television and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gonna Fly Now (Rocky theme song)

For the summer of 1977, radio listeners were all about the theme song from the film Rocky: Gonna Fly Now. Composed by Bill Conti, with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, the song was chosen as the theme song … Continue reading

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

In the early 1970s, fans of three major bands descended on New York State to experience the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. Produced by Shelly Finkel and Jim Koplik, the Summer Jam featured three major bands of the era: The … Continue reading

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