Tag Archives: 1975

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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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

A collaboration with another famous musician was the basis of this song becoming a number one hit in 1975: Fame by David Bowie. After finishing the recording sessions  in Philadelphia for his ninth studio album Young Americans, Bowie moved to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain & Tennille

The sounds of summer in July 1975 was all about love thanks to The Captain & Tennille’s Love Will Keep Us Together. Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, the song was initially performed and recorded by Sedaka in 1973, … 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 – Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention

In the mid 1970s, the sounds of disco from Europe came to the Billboard charts in the form of Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention. Producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze put together the group, named for Levay’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – At Long Last Love

A creative combination of 1930s songs and 1970s film produced one of the biggest bombs of 1975: At Long Last Love.  Produced, directed and written by Peter Bogdonavitch, the film’s title comes from a Cole Porter song and was an attempt … Continue reading

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