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memories of the ’70s – Billy Don’t Be a Hero

A 1970s song became a chart-topping song twice in two countries by two different bands: Billy Don’t Be a Hero. Written by Mitch Murray and Paul Callander, the song focuses on a young man joining the Army and wanting to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones

Heading into the next decade, The Rolling Stones kicked off the 1980s with the album and the first single of the same name: Emotional Rescue. Recorded in 1979 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with the Glimmer Twins as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s was a good time for The Rolling Stones, and with the first release of an album in this decade, the band’s first single was Brown Sugar. Releasing the album Sticky Fingers in April 1971, the songs on … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman

With the success of numerous songs by the Brothers Gibb, a cover of their song also got a number one hit for Yvonne Elliman with If I Can’t Have You. Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb for the Saturday … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

The beginning of the 1980s introduced many of us to a newly-solo punk rock artist: Billy Idol and a song from his past that led to his future: Dancing With Myself. Having some success with Generation X at the end … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – King Rocker by Generation X

For the punk crowd, this British band made a quick splash in the late 1970s with this single: King Rocker by Generation X. William Broad, John Towe and Tony James met forming the band Chelsea with John O’Hara, but soon … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Seasons Change by Expose

The late 1980s brought another girl group to the charts with the song Seasons Change by Expose. Formed originally in 1984 by Miami DJ Lewis Martinee, the girl group was Sandra Casanas, Alejandra Lorenzo and Laurie Miller. The trio recorded … Continue reading

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