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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 – 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 – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

In the early 1970s, author Judy Blume kicked off a series that would become a favourite for decades with the novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The book introduces two characters: brothers Peter and Farley Hatcher, the latter who … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Lean on Me by Club Nouveau

The late 1980s brought a few gems from the past back into vogue – like the classic song Lean on Me by Club Nouveau. Written by Bill Withers, Lean on Me was released by the singer/songwriter as the first single … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starman by David Bowie

For fans of David Bowie, 1972 was a memorable year for the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and its first single: Starman. Recorded in 1971, the album was almost finished when … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Watership Down by Richard Adams

In the early 1970s, a fantasy novel about the life of rabbits in England became a bestseller on the literary lists: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Inspired by his home in Hampshire, England and the writings of British naturalist Ronald … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – album design

This decade’s distinctive style came from many creative minds;¬†for several bands, their album design and image was¬†created by a Japanese artist: Tadanori Yokoo. (Above – Emerson Lake and Palmer 1972) His unique use of photo collage style to create a … Continue reading

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