70s Music Chart January 4th 1975

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The second  part of the chart from January 1975, this is the first week of the new year, and this is the top ten of that week as compiled by the BBC by the British Market Research Bureau. 70s music hit the midway mark, and things were changing.

No. 10

Down Down by Status Quo

Article about Status Quo

They had hits in the 60s, and now they are still big in the 7os music charts, with another classic sounding single from the rocking Quo. The group were put together in 1962 by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster. Alan’s last time with Status Quo, was in front of a global audience in 1985 with Live Aid from Wembley in London. This single was written by Francis and Bob Young, and came from the album “On The Level”.


No. 9

Oh Yes! You’re Beautiful by Gary Glitter

Article about Gary Glitter

Gary at his prime here, this single came from the album “Touch Me” and included another single release “Do You Want To Touch Me (Oh Yeah). Gary is said to be suffering heart problems and in hiding in the UK ,after being convicted of child abuse. He was a huge star in the 1970s.

No. 8

You’re The First, My last, My Everything by Barry White

Article about Barry White

Five time Grammy award winner Barry Eugene White was born in 1944 and died in 2003  from Renal failure, and other complications because of his weight.

Barry had been responsible in the 70s music of the Love Unlimited Orchestra, he also wrote the huge hit “Walking In The Rain, With The One I Love”, later Barry went solo and became the “The Walrus of Love”  to his fans. This was Barry’s first number one, and came from his album “Cant Get Enough”.

No. 7

The Inbetweenies/Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me by Goodies

Article about Goodies

The BBC TV comedy series called “The Goodies” ensured that the TV fun, got transferred to the music scene.

The Goodies Videos

No .6

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

The Canadian rock group fronted by Randy Bachman with his brother and an 18 yo Fred Turner started a group in the 70s called Brave Belt.They changed the name to the Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Their second album “Not Fragile” included this monster single, and the song is about a singer who meets a devil woman. This track only went on the album at the last minute, as the producers believed it lacked something.


No. 5

My Boy by Elvis Presley

Article about Elvis Presley

Now divorced Elvis had just finished a big tour last year and was suffering from exhaustion and drug taking. This single was composed by Jean Bourtayre and Claude Francois, it was also a small hit for Richard Harris in 1971.



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