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70s Music Charts February 9th 1974

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It is February 1974, and this month and Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn was charged with with treason and is forced out on the country. He finally ended up living in Switzerland for a few years, after being deported into West Germany.

The BBC charts continue for that week.

No. 20 Loves Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra

The writer and producer to this beautiful instrumental was none other than Barry White himself. Barry must have been surprised where life was going to take him, because at the age of seventeen he was jailed for theft. But in prison he listened to Elvis, and his life changed. Very soon Barry’s distinctive voice will be heard by the whole world in the 1970s, but here we listen to his production talents.

No. 19

The Wombling Song by Wombles

This is the phenomena of the Wombles and the power of children’s TV. Based on the books of Elizabeth Beresford about mystical creatures on the grounds of Wimbledon common in the UK. The theme to the five minute TV programmes became a huge hit with school kids, and the man who wrote it Mike Batt released it as a single. Amazingly the Wombles (Mike Batt) would have huge hits in the 1970s. Mike later this decade would score a No. 1 with the song Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel.

No. 18

Teenage Dream by Marc Bolan and T.Rex

Article about T.Rex

No. 17

Living For The City by Stevie Wonder

Article about Stevie Wonder

No. 16

My Coo Ca Choo by Alvin Stardust

Article about Alvin Stardust

No. 15

Teenage Lament 1974 by Alice Cooper

Article about Alice Cooper

No. 14

Devil Gate Drive by Suzie Quatro

Susan Kay Quatro was born in 1950, and is known as a regular guest on the 1970s TV series Happy Days with the Fonz. That is where the black leather from Suzie managed to get into the dreams of the boys all around the globe. This record would become her 2nd UK No.1 after Can the Can.

Article about Suzie Quatro

Devil Gate Drive was written by the famous Chinn and Chapman, and this song actually got played on Happy Days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXok94y3nLg

No. 13

Love On A Mountain Top by Robert Knight

No. 12

How Come by Ronnie Lane and the band Slim Chance

No. 11

Radar Love by Golden Earring

No. 10

Forever by Roy Wood

No. 9

All Of My Life by Diana Ross

Article about Diana Ross

No. 8

You Wont Find Another Fool Like Me by New Seekers

Article about New Seekers

No. 7

The Show Must Go On by Leo Sayer

Article about Leo Sayer

No. 6

Rockin Roll Baby by Stylistics

Article about Stylistics

No. 5

The Man Who Sold The World By Lulu

No. 4

Solitaire by Andy Williams

Article about Andy Williams

No.3

Dance With The Devil by Cozy Powell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6fjNII99wg

No. 2

Teenage Rampage by Sweet

Article about Sweet

No.1

Tiger Feet by Mud

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