70s Music Chart January 6th 1973 Part Two
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We continue the countdown of the BBC charts of the week 6th January 1973. This 70s music chart has a huge guest list including John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The first part of the charts can be found here number 20 to number 11 inclusive.
Hi Hi Hi/C Moon by Paul McCartney and Wings
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Paul and his band got into a little trouble here, as the single was Hi Hi Hi, but the BBC decided that the lyrics had a link to drug taking. So most of the radio audiences in the UK never heard the record when it first came out.
As the record company could not get air play for “Hi Hi Hi” they made the single into a double A side, and “C Moon” became the hit as far as radio was concerned. This reggae style record was inspired by the song “Woolly Bully”. The title C Moon actually means to be cool. And the record was a cool record for sure.
Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
Originally a hit back in 1967 this song is an all time classic for 70s music too. Justin Hayward wrote the song in Swindon when he was nineteen after his girlfriend gave him some satin sheets. It is assumed he was thinking what it would be like i bed with his girlfriend and the satin sheets. Also performing on the single was John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas,Graeme Edge and Peter Knight who died in 1985.
Peter was an orchestra director for Morecombe and Wise in the 1970s, and in 1972 was the conductor for the “very last goon show of all”.
This record would appear again later in the 1970s.
Shotgun Wedding by Roy “C”
Roy Charles Hammond was born in 1939 and in 1965 he recorded this single under his own record label. It became a hit in 1966 and again in 1972 when released on Black Hawk Records.
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Gudbuy T’Jane by Slade
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The fantastic glam rock group headed by Noddy Holder with a real glam rock classic. In all during their time they had six number ones, and every year the Christmas classic is heard all over the world. Part of the lyrics were inspired by a girl called Jane on a TV show Slade were appearing on. The girl was demonstrating a sex machine. Even more amazing is that the band had never played the record until the day of the recording.
The Jean Genie by David Bowie
From the album “Aladdin Sane”. The song had problems as another song in the charts at the same time from the Sweet had the same riff. Both parties finally agreed it was just a coincidence. David Robert Jones was born in 1947 and along with Marc Bolan they really put Glam into rock.
Crazy Horses by Osmonds
The Osmond brothers broke all the rules with this record. It was nothing like what had come before, and it really did show that they were very able to change with the times in the 70s music charts. The song was a a protest song about pollution from the cars.
It was a very brave record to bring out at the time, and in fact it stands the test of time.
Solid Gold Easy Action by T.Rex
Marc was born in 1947 as Mark Field, and died in a car crash at the top of his game in 1977, and along with David Bowie, he is the true king of the Glam Rock phase, in fact Marc actually played on Bowie’s 1970 hit “Prettiest Star”.
Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond
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Another of the Osmond brothers now. Little Jimmy was born in 1963 and holds the record of the youngest person to have a No. 1 in the British charts. He was only nine at the time.
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