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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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memories of the ’70s – House Calls

The end of the decade brought a sitcom to the airwaves that relied on the day to day of life in a hospital with House Calls. Created by Julius Epstein and Max Shulman for NBC Universal Distribution, the premise was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

The beginning of the 1970s kicked off in the right direction for this well-known band with its tenth studio album Exile on Main Street. The Rolling Stones recorded the album at Keith Richards’ rental home in France called Villa Nellcote, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tragedy by Bee Gees

In 1979, the decade’s last year had many memorable songs including the second single from the Bee Gees with the song Tragedy. Releasing their 15th album Spirits Having Flown, the band’s second single Tragedy was as with all their songs, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart

The end of the 1970s brought a change to a singer’s sound with Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Written by Stewart and collaborators Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings, the song was included on Stewart’s 1978 album Blondes Have … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – A Chorus Line

In the middle of the 1970s, a play took the oldest story of Broadway and made it the show: A Chorus Line. With music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, the musical focused on the 17 dancers chosen … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Real People

At the end of the 1970s, tv talk show, news and reality tv combined in a popular television series called Real People. Debuting in 1979 on NBC TV, the series was the idea of producer George Schlatter, who had previously … Continue reading

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