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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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memories of the ’70s – Play That Funky Music

For late summer 1976, radio playlists all included this gem: Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Written by Rob Parissi, the band had reformed after the previous band members had broken up. With a renewed devotion to music, Parissi … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor

Forty years ago, the Billboard charts of the 1970s welcomed many disco songs, and the month of April was taken over by the hot single Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. The R&B/blues/gospel vocalist had been long-time on the roster of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bad News Bears

A movie about a cranky coach and a new team in Little League proved to be a box office winner with the comedy drama The Bad News Bears. Starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, The Bad News Bears was written … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – December 1963 by The Four Seasons

The second week of March in 1976 was memorable for The Four Seasons, who hit the top of the charts with their song December 1963. The song written by group member Bob Gaudio and his wife Judy Parker, initially was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Charlie’s Angels

In the mid 1970s, three beautiful women who would have easily been dubbed supermodels or Playboy centrefolds became crime fighters in the series Charlie’s Angels. Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts for executive producer Aaron Spelling, theĀ original name for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon

The mid 1970s brought Paul Simon his first solo hit with the memorable song 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Recorded in the Fall of 1975, the song was released by Simon in December 1975, the second single from his … Continue reading

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