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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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memories of the ’70s – The Ohio Players

The sound of the ’70s was punctuated by the collaborations of this R&B band: The Ohio Players. Formed in 1959, the band broke up and reformed twice before ever charting a hit. In 1971, the band scored a minor hit … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Barefoot Executive

A Walt Disney production that was a cross between a kid’s film with a dash of adult comedy, The Barefoot Executive starred a chimpanzee who was deciding the fate of television series. A satire of television networks, this film starred … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

John Lennon combined his anti-war stance and a holiday sentiment in the 1971 song Happy Xmas (War is Over), which has become a holiday classic. After the success of his album Imagine, Lennon realized a gentle touch would get across … Continue reading

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