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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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memories of the ’70s – Catch a Fire by The Wailers

The early 1970s solidified the sounds of Jamaica with the reggae album Catch a Fire by The Wailers. The first album issued by Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, this was The Wailers fifth studio album, with songs written by Peter Tosh … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heart of Glass by Blondie

The end of the ’70s brought us a disco song with a rock/punk twist: Heart of Glass by Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, the song was initially written in 1974 and was titled Once I … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn

The American trio topped the charts in the mid 1970s with a memorable cover of a song He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).  Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson aka Tony Orlando and Dawn attended the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

In 1975, Roald Dahl wrote a children’s book based on an adult short story and made a hero in Danny, The Champion of the World.  In 1959, Dahl published a short story in the New Yorker Magazine titled Champion of … Continue reading

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