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70s Music Chart February 5th 1972

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bloody sunday 70s Music Chart February 5th 1972This was the week that the British Embassy in Dublin was complely destroyed by demonstrators, who were more than angry about the actions of British troops in the Bloody Sunday fiasco. It was the same day that eleven victims of Bloody Sunday were buried.

Only three new entries into the BBC charts this week.

No. 20

Theme from The Persuaders by John Barry

John Barry Died in 2010

No. 19

Sleepy Shores by Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra

Johnny Died in 2010

No. 18

Soley Soley by Middle Of The Road

No. 17

American Pie by Don Mclean

No. 16

All I Never Need Is You by Sonny And Cher

No. 15

Family Affair by Sly And The Family Stone

Grammy Award winning song for this year for the group, with members Sly and Freddie Stone, who of course were brothers. Sly was born as Sylvester Stewart in Texas in 1943. The trumpeter was Cynthia Robinson, and drummer Greg Errico had just left the band at this point. More to come in the 1970s for this group.

Lyrics to Family Affair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YZpbYqOw4o

No. 14

Baby I’m A Want You by Bread

No. 13

Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens

No. 12

Moon River by Greyhound

No. 11

Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip

Written by Giorgio Moroder who later this decade would work with Donna Summer, and he also had a hit in his own right with From Here To Eternity. Co writer Peter Belotte also worked with the Three Degrees and Melba Moore.

This British group with lead vocalist Peter Hewson, was just called Chicory in the U.S., and this song is famous for being the first pop record to have the Moog synthesiser.

Lyrics to Son Of My Father.

No. 10

I Just Can’t Help Believing by Elvis Presley

No.9

Lets Stay Together by Al Green

No. 8

Where Did Our Love Go by Donnie Albert

No. 7

Have You Seen Her by Chilites

No. 6

Stay With Me by Faces

No. 5

Brand New Key by Melanie

No. 4

A Horse With No Name by America

No. 3

Mother Of Mine by Neil Read

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43-n0fSafMo

No. 2

I’d Like To Teach The Wor d To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by New Seekers

No. 1

Telegram Sam by T.Rex

 

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