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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

A ballad by Chicago became the band’s first number one hit on Billboard: If You Leave Me Now. The tenth album by the band, Chicago X was created after a break from the previous album. Recorded in the spring of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Freaky Friday

Created by the Disney machine, this fantasy comedy was a fave of kids of December 1976: Freaky Friday. Written by Mary Rodgers and directed by Gary Nelson, Freaky Friday starred Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Nickleodeon

The mid ’70s brought many successes but also brought failures, with one of the year’s biggest flops in the form of Nickleodeon. Written and directed by Peter Bogdonavitch, the film’s storyline was based on stories the director heard from silent … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tonight’s The Night by Rod Stewart

The late 1970s helped solidify Rod Stewart’s career, especially with the release of the single Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright). The first single for Stewart’s seventh album, A Night on the Town, the album was written and recorded between … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silent Movie

Fans of satire and slapstick comedy got a dose of cultural commentary in the Mel Brooks film Silent Movie. Co-written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, Silent Movie is a parody of the silent film era, and starts Brooks as Mel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

The mid 1970s Billboard charts reflected a wide range of music styles, including the soft rock, easy listening, ballad by Chicago: If You Leave Me Now. Written by the band’s bass guitar player Peter Cetera, he also recorded the ballad, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Statler & Waldorf

The fine art of heckling took a new turn with the debut of two characters to the small screen in the mid 1970s: Statler & Waldorf. For those who don’t know this duo, do you know those two guys on … Continue reading

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