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memories of the ’70s – Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John

In the mid 1970s a songstress topped the charts with her album Have You Never Been Mellow: by Australian singer Olivia Newton John. Her sixth studio album, Newton-John recorded the album at Abbey Road Studios in London, with producer John … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sing A Song by Earth Wind & Fire

A funky dance song by Earth Wind & Fire got o the top of the charts in 1976 – Sing A Song. Written by Maurice White and Al McKay, the song was a mix of soul, funk and R&B and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mandy by Barry Manilow

The middle year of the 1970s saw a song that was reinvented by Barry Manilow cruise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – Mandy. Written by Scott English and Robert Kerr, the song was originally titled Brandy. English … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Passenger

In the mid 1970s, Jack Nicholson starred in this mystery about a television journalist who gets caught up in a drama while overseas in The Passenger. Directed by Michael Antonini, Nicholson plays David Locke, a TV journalist working on a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters

This girl group stepped out into the funk with the first single from their 1975 album How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters. Steppin was The Pointer Sisters third album, released by ABC/Blue Thumb Records. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Drivers in the mid 1970s made this brand their favourite car for 1975: the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Faced with concerns over gas prices due to the energy crisis in previous years, car buyers in the US focused on the Oldsmobile … Continue reading

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memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn

The American trio topped the charts in the mid 1970s with a memorable cover of a song He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).  Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson aka Tony Orlando and Dawn attended the … Continue reading

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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 – 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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