70s Music Chart January 23rd 1971
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70s Music continues with the the BBC charts from January 23rd 1971, and a reminder that the BBC charts are compiled for the BBC by the British Market Research Bureau.
Broken Hearted by Ken Dodd
No Matter What by Badfinger
From Swansea in Wales, this group actually had their first hit written by Beatle Paul McCartney, and the group was led by Peter Ham, who hanged himself in 1975 following severe financial arguments and problems with his business manger Stan Polly, who himself died in 2009. Peter Ham would also be the co writer for the classic “Without You”.
Later in 1971 several members of the group would perform with George Harrison Lennon in Bangladesh, and George Harrison himself would become the groups producer later in 1971.
Article about Andy Williams
The Pushbike Song by Mixtures
This Australian group from Melbourne had a hit all around the world with this song, which was written by the brothers Evan and Idris Jones.
The group consisted of Terry Dean and Rod De Clark, and this was a cover of Mungo Jerry’s hit of the same name.
Article about Glenn Campbell
Article about Judy Collins
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
Ex Beatle George Harrison, who died in 2001 from cancer, was later this year in Bangladesh to sing and meet Ravi Shanker.
This single came from his 1970 album “All Things Must Pass”, and the single is all about the Krishna God, but the record caused legal problems as it was claimed it was similar to an older record called “Hes So Fine” by The Chiffons, however George said the song was actually inspired by the song “Oh Happy Day”.
Later George bought the rights to “He’s So Fine”, and had the last laugh.
Article about Kinks
When I’m Dead And Gone by McGuinness Flint
Ride A White Swan by T.Rex
Article about T.Rex
Grandad by Clive Dunn
Article about Clive Dunn