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memories of the ’70s – Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond

The beginning of the 1970s brought many teeny bop songs to the top of the charts, including this uber-sweet ballad Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, this song, about a young man … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s was a good time for The Rolling Stones, and with the first release of an album in this decade, the band’s first single was Brown Sugar. Releasing the album Sticky Fingers in April 1971, the songs on … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McMillan & Wife

The early 1970s brought a film star to television to be paired with a young actress to solve crimes in San Francisco in McMillan & Wife. Part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, executive produced by Leonard B. Stern, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees

The first American single for the brothers from Australia led them into the spotlight: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees. In 1970, brothers Barry and Robin Gibb worked on the song, along with another song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The French Connection

Based on the book by Robin Moore, The French Connection was a breakout thriller about international drug trafficking. Directed by William Friedkin, the film starred Gene Hackman as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Roy Scheider as Buddy “Cloudy” Russo, two NYC … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Slade

The 1970s owes a debt to this band from England who were happily part of the decade’s shiny, rock ‘n’ roll glam stage: Slade. Don Powell, Dave Hill and Noddy HolderĀ met while doing the club circuit in the late 1960s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Upstairs Downstairs

The public and private lives of the Bellamy Family and their servants became appointment television and cemented the schedule of fledgling PBS show Masterpiece Theatre with the series Upstairs Downstairs. Created by actors Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, their original … Continue reading

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