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memories of the ’70s – Heart of Glass by Blondie

The end of the ’70s brought us a disco song with a rock/punk twist: Heart of Glass by Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, the song was initially written in 1974 and was titled Once I … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tragedy by Bee Gees

In 1979, the decade’s last year had many memorable songs including the second single from the Bee Gees with the song Tragedy. Releasing their 15th album Spirits Having Flown, the band’s second single Tragedy was as with all their songs, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart

The end of the 1970s brought a change to a singer’s sound with Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Written by Stewart and collaborators Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings, the song was included on Stewart’s 1978 album Blondes Have … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Real People

At the end of the 1970s, tv talk show, news and reality tv combined in a popular television series called Real People. Debuting in 1979 on NBC TV, the series was the idea of producer George Schlatter, who had previously … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

The end of the 1970s was the debut of a band that would create a lasting rock classic: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders. Written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, two of the four members of The Pretenders and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – My Sharona by The Knack

At the end of the 1970s, a debut song became a pop anthem that is still beloved: My Sharona by The Knack. Written by band members Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, the song was written about Fieger’s girlfriend Sharona. Averre … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

A song that was intended as a song for an 11 year old became a disco hit of 1979: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. Written by singer Frederick Knight, the song was intended for a teenybopper singer Stacy Lattisaw, … Continue reading

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