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memories of the ’70s – Rock Your Baby by George McRae

One of the classics of disco was born in 1974 thanks to another band: Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band, the song was not … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Billy Don’t Be a Hero

A 1970s song became a chart-topping song twice in two countries by two different bands: Billy Don’t Be a Hero. Written by Mitch Murray and Paul Callander, the song focuses on a young man joining the Army and wanting to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gordon’s War

In the early 1970s, a returning soldier finds his war isn’t done in the film Gordon’s War. Directed by Ossie Davis, the film was one of the Blaxploitation movies made in the early 1970s. Written by Howard Friedlander and Ed … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt

In the mid 1970s a young singer chose a popular song and took it to number one: You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt. Written by Clint Ballard Jr., the song was first performed by Dee Dee Warwick in 1963 as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, Albert Finney took on the famous role of Hercule Poirot to solve the Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film was adapted by Paul Dehn for the big … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Thank God I’m a Country Boy by John Denver

In the mid 1970s, a non-traditional country song hit the top of the Billboard charts as John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy became one of the most popular songs on radio playlists. Recorded for Denver’s 1974 album Back … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Lady Marmalade by Labelle

The sound of the mid 1970s was found in the soulful sounds of the girl groupĀ Labelle and theĀ hit song Lady Marmalade. Written by songwriting duo Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, the song was inspired by Crewe’s observations of the city … Continue reading

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