Tag Archives: 1975

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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memories of the ’70s – TV show board games

For pop culture obsessed kids of the 1970s, there was many ways to celebrate their favourite TV heroes. And one of the most fun – the board game. Debuting in 1973, the police detective series Kojak became a hit with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow

Written and recorded by others, the version by Barry Manilow made I Write the Songs a contender for Billboard’s Hot 100 list. The song was written by Bruce Johnston, best known as a member of The Beach Boys, in 1975, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Christmas 1975

In 1975, young kids were writing their letters to Santa Claus – hoping for that favourite toy. During this year, some of the top selling toys included the infamous Pet Rock and the video game Pong. Looking at the some … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell

For a songwriter of the mid 70s it took a major recording star’s interest in his song to get to the top of the Billboard charts: Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell. Written by Larry Weiss in 1974, the song appeared … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Strongest Man in the World

For kids of the mid 1970s who though animated movies weren’t cool anymore, they progressed to the other side of Disney, like The Strongest Man in the World starring Kurt Russell. A sequel to previous Disney films – The Computer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

Flasback to the 1975, and the number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week – Fame by David Bowie. Recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios, the song was co-written with John Lennon and Bowie’s regular collaborator Carlos … Continue reading

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