Posts Tagged ‘1970’

04.11
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1970s Music Chart March 28th 1970

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Coronation Street in the 1970s 300x180 1970s Music Chart March 28th 1970Episode 949 of the worlds most famous soap made by Granada TV in the UK.

This courtesy of http://coronationstreet.wikia.com

Stan starts at the bakery as a night-watchman. Willie Piggott asks Emily to tell him how much Len‘s tender is for the student hostel job. When she refuses he threatens to refuse to renew the studio lease and evict Ena. Ray asks Emily to go over the tender figures for them but she refuses. Emily overhears Ena saying how much she enjoys living at the studio. Sandra accuses Audrey of being jealous of her and Ray. Hilda tries to turn day into night for Stan, yelling at the coalmen to keep quiet and arguing with Annie in the street about failing to turn up at work, both times waking Stan up herself. He goes to yard to sleep instead.

 

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04.7
12

1970s Music Chart March 21st 1970

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A couple of days ago the two leaders of Berlin had a meet. It was a meeting of East Germany’s Prime Minister Willi Stoth and West Germany’s Chancellor Willy Brandt. (more…)

03.31
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1970 Music Chart March 14th 1970

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In the UK the age for voting came down from 21 to just 18. The first by election with these new rules gave the Conservative party a victory in Bridgewater in Somerset. This was not a great result though for the Labour party that was in power with Harold Wilson as the prime-minister. (more…)

03.21
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1970s Music Chart March 7th 1970

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Yesterday the country of Rhodesia headed my Ian Smith broke all connections with the British crown. Ian Smith said  that the UK and its Monarchy has noting to do with the new Rhodesia.

No. 20

Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris

No. 19

That Same Old Feeling by Pickettywitch

More from lead singer Polly Brown and her band which was named after a Somerset pub. The song was written by Tony Macaulay who also wrote Build Me Up Buttercup. The other writer was John Macloud who wrote the Foundations hit In The Bad Old Days. In fact this was a hit by the Foundations back in 1969.

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07.29
11

70s Music Chart February 28th 1970

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beachboys 300x300 70s Music Chart February 28th 1970In Seattle this week the Beach Boys were in concert at the Opera house, and in Copenhagen Led Zeppelin were in concert. Back in Houston Elvis Presley was in concert at the Astrodome. Great concerts spread across the globe, wish we could hear them now.

Only two new entries in the chart, but the one that enters at unlucky No. 13 is one of the biggest songs EVER.

No. 20

Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

No. 19

Come and Get It by Badfinger

No. 18

I’m A Man by Chicago

No. 17

I Can’t Get Next To You by Temptations

 

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07.22
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70s Music Chart February 21st 1970

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tommy cooper 70s Music Chart February 21st 1970The Jackson Five appeared on American TV on American Bandstand, this was their TV debut and this would catapult these guys into a 70s supergroup, and of course Michael would be come a global superstar, both as a boy and a man in the pop charts. On British TV this very day you would be watching the legendary comedian Tommy Cooper in “It’s Tommy Cooper”.

The charts of this week  have FIVE new enteries.

No. 20

Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

Full article on Judy Collins

Lyrics to “Both Sides Now“.

Originally written and performed by Joni Mitchell in 1967, and Judy had a U.S. hit with her version in 1968 which ran the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance, in the UK the song became a huge hit in the 1970s, one of many to grace the charts by Judy Collins.

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07.12
11

70s Music Chart 14th February 1970

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anne nightingale radio one 300x187 70s Music Chart 14th February 1970This week saw Annie Nightingale start here second week as the first female DJ on Radio One. And at the time of writing Annie is still there in 2011.

Our charts continue in the 1970s with a valentines day chart.

No. 20

Hitchin’ A Ride by Vanity Fare

No. 19

Someday We Will Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes

 

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07.10
11

70s Music Chart February 7th 1970

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250px Hillman.avenger.arp .750pix 70s Music Chart  February 7th 1970This week in the 1970s was the week that the Chrysler launched the new car. the Hillman Avenger being made in Coventry, and it was the week that Barry Davies was hosting the BBC’s Match of the Day. It was a good week for the charts too.

No. 20

The Liquidator by Harry J Allstars

No. 19

Sugar Sugar by Archies

 

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11.20
10

BBC 70s Music Charts January 31st 1970

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It is the last chart of January 1970 and the 70s music chart of that week does not have many changes or new entries, but it is still a classic chart. Put on your 70s flares, comb your hair back and relax to the music of the 70s.

No. 20

I Cant Get Next To You by Temptations

Article about Tempations

Another classic Motown group from Detroit, who at this time had already been together for ten years, and they were also, the very first group from the Motown stable that won a Grammy award. At this stage both Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin were in the group, and this psychedelic soul record was produced by Norman Whitefield who died in 2008.

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11.9
10

BBC 70s Music Charts January 24th 1970

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apollo 13 patch 300x300 BBC 70s Music Charts January 24th 1970

Apollo 13 is in big trouble in space,

Apollo 13 is in big trouble in space, Dr Who, Bonanza, Green Acres and Department S are the TV Hits of the 70s, and the 70s music and the BBC charts continues as follows.

No. 20

I’m A Man by Chicago

 

Article about Chicago
No surprise to know that Chicago came from Chicago and were formed in 1967. The single “Im A Man” was originally a single hit for  the Spencer Davis Group, and written by Stevie Windwood and Jimmy Miller.

Lyrics to “I’m A Man”.

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