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memories of the ’70s – Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

For this Brit-American band, Rumours was a milestone and for the first time Fleetwood Mac hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with Dreams. Releasing their 11th studio album in February 1977, the band’s second single was Dreams … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

The number one song of summer 1987 still gets regular airplay (in a different form) thanks to an internet meme of the 21st century: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The first single released from Astley’s debut recording … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – We Are The Champions by Queen

A song that lives forever, especially for sports fan, We Are The Champions by Queen. The first single from their sixth album News of the World, the song was written by Freddie Mercury, wanting to create a song that got … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (They Long to Be) Close To You by The Carpenters

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, this song became a hit thanks to The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close To You. First recorded and released by actor/singer Richard Chamberlain in 1963, Bacharach fave Dionne Warwick also recorded the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rich Girl by Hall & Oates

The late 1970s brought success to already popular Hall & Oates with the song Rich Girl. Although rumoured to be about always-in-the-news heiress Patty Hearst, the song written by Hall was about a man. He was an ex-boyfriend of Hall’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Graceland by Paul Simon

Over 30 years ago, Paul Simon went deep into the heart of South Africa to make the album Graceland. His seventh studio album, Simon was dealing with the end of his marriage and depression, as well as a previous album … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – ABBA The Album

In December 1977, Swedish pop group ABBA released its fifth album and its first film, showcasing their style in ABBA The Album. Recording from May until November, this studio album included songs from the mini-musical The Girl with the Golden … Continue reading

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