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Spotted a saint

Saint Mungo by SMUG in Glasgow, Scotland:

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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 ’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 ’70s – Magic by Pilot

The Scots ruled the Canadian airwaves in 1975, with the release of the single Magic by the band Pilot. Formed in 1973 in Edinburgh, two of the members had been in the Bay City Rollers: David Patton and Billy Lyall. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bay City Rollers

In the early 1970s, many young girls’ fixation was on a group of Scottish lads: The Bay City Rollers. Formed in 1966, The Bay City Rollers were originally called The Saxons, and had three members: Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sloane Ranger

Fashion trends come and go, but some labels are of the time period – for the 1980s it was the Sloane Ranger. A term used for English girls of a certain standing, the Sloane Ranger was defined in the 1982 … Continue reading

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