Tag Archives: soft rock

memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Little Jeannie by Elton John

The beginning of the 1980s led Elton John back into the spotlight with the single Little Jeannie. After announcing he wouldn’t tour any longer, stopping his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and seduced by the fleeting music trends of the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s -Where Did Your Heart Go? by Wham!

The swan song for the ’80s pop band Wham! was a final single – a cover of the ballad Where Did Your Heart Go?  Written by David Was and Don Was, the song was first recorded and released by their … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

A ballad by Chicago became the band’s first number one hit on Billboard: If You Leave Me Now. The tenth album by the band, Chicago X was created after a break from the previous album. Recorded in the spring of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul

A star on the small screen, then a top 40 hitmaker with Billboard: the one hit wonder Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul. Soul was starring in the hit cop show Starsky & Hutch, and decided to turn … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

The mid 1970s Billboard charts reflected a wide range of music styles, including the soft rock, easy listening, ballad by Chicago: If You Leave Me Now. Written by the band’s bass guitar player Peter Cetera, he also recorded the ballad, … Continue reading

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