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memories of the ’70s – You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt

In the mid 1970s a young singer chose a popular song and took it to number one: You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt. Written by Clint Ballard Jr., the song was first performed by Dee Dee Warwick in 1963 as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

In 1978, the adopted daughter of Hollywood A lister Joan Crawford exposed her horrible childhood in the memoir A True Story: Mommie Dearest. Published by William Morrow & Co. in October, the hardcover memoir was the talk of the town … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dance the Night Away by Van Halen

In the late 1970s, an Los Angeles rock band hit the charts with its first top 20 single: Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. Written during the recording sessions for Van Halen II, the song was inspired by Fleetwood … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Le Freak by CHIC

At the end of 1978, holiday music was pushed aside for a disco/funk dance tune with the song Le Freak by CHIC. Released in September 1978, the song was written by CHIC members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The twosome … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

In 1976 the last Agatha Christie mystery was published: the Sleeping Murder. Posthumously published in October 1976  by Collins Crime Club in the UK and Dodd Mead and Company in the US, the Sleeping Murder starred a popular Christie lead, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Candleshoe

In 1977, Walt Disney Productions brought a book to the screen for the holiday season: Candleshoe. Based on the novel Christmas at Candleshoe by Michael Innes, the screenplay was written by David Swift and Anne Marie Sisson, with director Norman … Continue reading

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