70s Music Charts January 27th 1979
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We end January 1979 in the 1970s with a new number one, and a chart entry in top 100 that goes straight in at No. 6. It was also the week that Richard Baker was doing the lunch time news for the BBC.
Here are the BBC charts for this week.
Take That To The Bank by Shalamar
This American disco band had there very first top twenty UK hit with this single, and also would be there only top twenty hit of in the 1970s. Later this year the group would score a million seller in the States with “The Second Time Around”, although the UK did not like it that much and it only made No. 45.
Singer Jody Whatley went on to win a Grammy in 1987. Jeffrey Daniels was the singer/ dancer who would in 1982 do a back dance on Top Of The Pops, which made him a huge star. Howard Hewett left the band in the1980s and became involved in drugs.
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My Life by Billy Joel
William Martin Joel was born in the U.S. in 1949, and is the sixth best selling music artist in the U.S. He has won SIX Grammy awards. Billy was gigging in New York and L.A. in the early 1970s as Bill Martin. His first single hit was in 1973 with “Piano Man”. The single “My Life” came from the album “52 nd Street”, and Chicago’s Peter Cetera appears on the backing vocals.
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina by Shadows
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Musical legends The Shadows had nearly 70 hit singles in the UK charts, they were part of Cliff Richards success too, and the group was originally called The Drifters ( no relationship to the American group of the same name). The main members over the many decades included Hank Marvin with his famous Fender Stratocaster guitar. Bruce Welch O.B.E. and Brian Bennett were the other members. The Shadows had four top twenty single hits in the 1970s.
Heart Of Glass by Blondie
This group were huge in the 1970s, with the beautiful lead singer and founder Debbie Harry. Along with co founder Chris Stein they produces a fusion of punk and new wave music that took New York to the rest of the world. The group was named Blondie after truck drivers kept shouting “Hi Blondie” to Debbie as she walker around. This single would be their first UK number one, and the song Heart of Glass comes from the album “Parallel Lines” and was written by Harry and Stein in 1974, under the working title of “Once I Had Love”.
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Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury and the Blockheads