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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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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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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

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