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.
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.
Teenage Dream by Marc Bolan and T.Rex
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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.
Devil Gate Drive was written by the famous Chinn and Chapman, and this song actually got played on Happy Days.
Dance With The Devil by Cozy Powell
Teenage Rampage by Sweet
Tiger Feet by Mud