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memories of the ’70s – How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters

This girl group stepped out into the funk with the first single from their 1975 album How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters. Steppin was The Pointer Sisters third album, released by ABC/Blue Thumb Records. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – September by Earth Wind and Fire

The beginning of September is always a good time to remember the song September by Earth Wind & Fire. Previously unreleased, although played live at many concerts, September was finally included in the band’s first best of compilation The Best … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

A collaboration with another famous musician was the basis of this song becoming a number one hit in 1975: Fame by David Bowie. After finishing the recording sessions  in Philadelphia for his ninth studio album Young Americans, Bowie moved to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (Love is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

The late 1970s brought another Gibb brother into the spotlight with younger brother Andy Gibb and the song (Love is) Thicker than Water. Recorded in 1976, Flowing Rivers was Andy Gibb’s first solo album and the first single was the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Le Freak by CHIC

At the end of 1978, holiday music was pushed aside for a disco/funk dance tune with the song Le Freak by CHIC. Released in September 1978, the song was written by CHIC members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The twosome … Continue reading

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