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memories of the ’70s – The Man Who Fell to Earth

Based on the book by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth debuted on the big screen in 1976, the first starring role for performer David Bowie. Bowie plays Thomas Newton, an alien from a distant planet, who has … 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 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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