1970s Music Chart February 3rd 1979
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This week the pop world lost Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. He was found dead in New York City following a drug overdose. He died in bed with his girlfriend at his side, but it was his mother than realised he was dead.
Mirrors by Sally Oldfield
Brother of superstar Mike and born in Dublin in 1947. She also provided backing vocals on Tubular Bells. This was the only single hit Sally ever had.
Cool Meditation by Third World
Best known for their 1978 classic Now That We Found Love, but this new single was a minor hit for the Jamaican group. Last year the group worked with Stevie Wonder but nothing really came from it, and the group really had nothing new to offer the charts, but they did release four albums in the 1970s.
Milk And Alcohol by Dr Feelgood
This British group was formed back in 1971 and several members come and go over the years. The group had three albums make the BBC top 40 in the 1970s, and this single was written by pop-star Nick Lowe along with Gypie Mayo. Gypie also played guitar on the single too.
Chiquitita by Abba
From the massive album Volez-Vous comes this song that translates from Spanish as Little Girl. The song had been in the pipeline for a long time and went though many reworks. It was partly inspired by El Condo Passa that was sung in the 1960s by Simon And Garfunkel. The Abba song had half its profits go the the 1979 charity International Year Of The Child. To this day the money still goes there and has raised about three million dollars. The song went to No. 1 in twelve countries, and to No. 2 in the UK.
Woman In Love by Three Degrees
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Heart Of Glass by Blondie