70s Music Chart February 7th 1976
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Britain went nuts about ice skating, and in particular one ice skater called John Curry who represented the UK at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck winning Britain its first gold medal in the sport for twelve long years. In later life John caught the AIDS virus and died young. In the 1970s John Curry was a huge sports personality.
The BBC chart of that week had a supergroup at No. 1 and a forties band leader high in the charts.
Low Rider by War
From the album Why Cant We Be Friends this song had already been a hit in the U.S. where the band were once known as Eric Burden and War. In fact this was their 22nd U.S. single release, and was the most successful. Eric Burden was well known in the 1960s as the lead singer to the Animals.
And in case you did not know a low rider was a car.
Lyrics to Low Rider
Moonlight Serenade/In The Mood / Little Brown Jug by Glenn Miller
The 1970s meets the 1940s here as a montage of the great band leader makes the charts. Glenn disappeared in 1944 in a presumed plane accident, but his body was never found. In the Mood first charted in 1940, Moonlight Serenade in 1939 and Little Brown Jug in was written in 1869.
December ’63 (Oh What A Night) by Four Seasons
Lead singer Frankie Valli was born in 1934 and had numerous solo hits in the 1960s, and with the Four Seasons in the 1960s had Sherry, Walk Like A Man and of course Rag Doll. In the 1970s the band was still going strong. This song was written by the keyboard player Bob Gaudio and his wife to be Judy Parker. The song was originally about 1933 prohibition, but was changed to 63 and to be about a guys first time.
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