Tag Archives: disco

memories of the ’70s – Best of My Love by The Emotions

The mid 1970s was all about dance, like this number one song of 1977: Best of My Love by The Emotions.¬† Written and produced by Maurice White and Al McKay of fellow band Earth, Wind and Fire, the song was … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – I Just Want to be your Everything by Andy Gibb

In 1976, the younger brother of the Bee Gees started working on his debut album Flowing Rivers, with the first single one that became a radio fave: I Just Want to be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. Gibb spent time … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire

For funk band Earth, Wind &¬†Fire, 1975 brought them their first number one single, the memorable Shining Star. Written by band members Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Philip Bailey, the song was written for the CBS album That’s the Way … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

memories of the ’70s – The Ohio Players

The sound of the ’70s was punctuated by the collaborations of this R&B band: The Ohio Players. Formed in 1959, the band broke up and reformed twice before ever charting a hit. In 1971, the band scored a minor hit … Continue reading

Posted in Pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment