Tag Archives: 1979

memories of the ’70s – Babe by Styx

At the end of the 1970s, a ballad was the song that captured the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts: Babe by Styx. Written by Dennis DeYoung, the song was a birthday gift to his wife Suzanne. He recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

The end of the 1970s was the beginning of a music career for Prince Nelson Rogers, with his first hit single I Wanna Be Your Lover. Working on the follow-up to his debut album, Prince released his second album For … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Skatetown USA

Trying to capitalize on pop culture trends, William Levy and Lorin Dreyfuss created a film to lure the roller skating fans to the big screen with Skatetown USA. Written by Nick Castle, who was also an actor best known for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Off the Wall by Michael Jackson

In summer 1979, Michael Jackson made his fifth studio album, and started the next part of his solo career with Epic Records and the release of Off The Wall. Jackson had left his previous label Motown, and had finished making … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney

In November 1979, a former Beatle, working by himself in his home studio decided to celebrate the holiday season with the song Wonderful Christmastime. In the Fall of 1979, Paul McCartney was focused on writing and recording his second solo … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Trekkies got a big screen gift for Christmas in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first film made after the 1960s television┬áseries concluded 10 years previously. Creator Gene Roddenberry had lobbied Paramount Pictures to continue the series with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McDonald’s Happy Meal

In the last days of the 1970s, kids were given an unique extra when they ordered a meal at McDonald’s – the Happy Meal. Debuting in June 1979, the Happy Meal was a drink, fries, hamburger, cookies and a toy … Continue reading

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