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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 forĀ 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 – Movin’ by Brass Construction

The disco era of the 1970s spawned many memorable one hit wonders, including one that came out of a jam session: Movin’ by Brass Construction. The funk/disco band was working on its first album, and spent time in the studio … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silver Streak

A comedy thriller that paired two funny men for the first time – Silver Streak starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Directed by Arthur Hiller and written by Colin Higgins, the Silver Streak screenplay was a mix of comedy and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

In 1976, singer/songwriter/piano man Stevie Wonder released his eighteenth album, one that would become one of his best: Songs in the Key of Life. Disillusioned with living in the US and his music career, Wonder was ready to quit the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Animals, Animals, Animals

For kids of the late 1970s, the love for animals was fostered through a weekly show: Animals, Animals, Animals. Debuting in 1976, the ABC series was focused on teaching children about animals. Created by Lester Cooper and hosted by Hal … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silly Little Love Songs by Wings

In the mid 1970s, this song by Paul McCartney became a radio favourite: Silly Little Love Songs. Written for the album Wings at the Speed of Sound, McCartney wrote this song in response to the criticism of his songwriting being … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy

For this Irish band, success hit after a worldwide hit with a song the band didn’t love – Whiskey in a Jar – but soon their name became synonymous with their next hit “The Boys are Back in Town.” Embarking … Continue reading

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