Posts Tagged ‘1973’

06.12
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70s Music Charts March 10th 1973

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Sir Richard Sharples and his aide Capt. Hugh Sayers were shot dad in Bermuda. The Black Beret Cadres were years later found guilty of killing the High commissioner and his aide.

No. 20

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond

No. 19

Nice One Cyril by Cockerel Chorus

See Football Songs

No. 18

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

No. 17

Gonna Make You An Offer You Cant Refuse by Jimmy Helms

No. 16

Pinball Wizzard (See Me Feel Me) by New Seekers

Article about New Seekers

No. 15

Looking Thru’ The Eyes Of Love by Partridge Family featuring David Cassidy

No. 14

The Twelfth Of Never by Donny Osmond

Article about Donny Osmond

No. 13

Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeh) by Gary Glitter

Article about Gary Glitter

No. 12

Sylvia by Focus

No. 11

Baby I Love You by Dave Edmunds

No. 10

Whisky In The Jar by Thin Lizzy

No. 9

Doctor My Eyes by Jackson 5

No. 8

Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack

See article about Roberta Flack

No. 7

Hello Hurray by Alice Cooper

Article about Alice Cooper

No. 6

Feel The Need In Me by Detroit Emeralds

No. 5

Blockbuster by Sweet

Article about Sweet

No. 4

Part Of The Union by Strawbs

No. 3

STRAIGHT IN

20th Century Boy by T.Rex

Article about T.Rex

No. 2

Cindy Incidentally by Faces

Article about Rod Stewart

No. 1

Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

06.10
12

Music Charts March 3rd 1973

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This was the week that the American ambassador for Sudan was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. It was also the week a plane crash over France killed nearly 70 people on board the Spanish flight from Majorca to London. 47 British nationals were killed on that DC9 flight.

No. 20

Reelin’ And Rockin’ by Chuck Berry

Article about Chuck Berry

No. 19

Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack

Video and article about Roberta Flack

No. 18

Long Hired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond

No. 17

Take Me Home Country Roads by Olivia Newton John

No. 16

Gonna Make You An Offer You Cant Refuse by Jimmy Helms

Florida born James Helms was a black soul singer who released a few unsuccessful singles in the 1960s. Gonna Make You An Offer was a one hit one wonder for Jimmy in the 1970s.But he sort of reappeared in the 1980s as the man behind the group Londonbeat.

No. 15

Roll Over Beethoven by Electric Light Orchestra

Article about ELO

No. 14

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

No. 13

Hello Hurray by Alice Cooper

Article about Alice Cooper

No. 12

Doctor My Eyes by Jackson 5

No. 11

Daniel by Elton John

No. 10

Feel The Need In Me by Detroit Emeralds

Originally known as The Emeralds in the 1960s, this soul group coming from Arkansas consisted of four brothers. Abrim, Ivory, Raymond and Chleophus Tilmon.  Feel The Need In Me was also a hit in 1977. The group split in 1974, with some of the group becoming involved with 1970s hit group the Floaters.

No. 9

Looking Thru’ The Eyes Of Love by Partridge Family starring David Cassidy

No. 8

Baby I Love You by Dave Edmunds

No. 7

Whisky In The Jar by Thin Lizzy

No. 6

Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeh!) by Gary Glitter

Article about Gary Glitter

No. 5

Cindy Incidentally by Faces

Article about Rod Stewart

No. 4

Sylvia by Focus

No. 3

Blockbuster by Sweet

Article about Sweet

No.2

Part Of The Union by Strawbs

No. 1

STRAIGHT IN

Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

The glam rock kings of pop her. Slade went straight in to the No.1 position, in those days it DID happen. Noddy Holder was the lead singer  with Don Powell on the drums . The song was co-written by Noddy and the “camp” band member Jim Lea.

This was the groups fourth No. 1 in the UK. and was the first group ever to have three singles go straight into the charts at No.1 in the 1970s.

10.25
11

70s Music Charts February 24th 1973

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Dalek 150x150 70s Music Charts February 24th 1973This day in the UK was episode one of the BBC time travelling sci fi Dr Who in a story called Frontier In Space starring Jon Pertwee. The Doctors biggest enemy in the 1970s the Daleks are in this story too.

 

In the real world the BBC charts continued.

 

 

No. 20

Hocus Pocus by Focus

This group now has TWO records in the Top Twenty this week, the other being at No.4. The single had been a U.S. hit in 1971, and came from the album Focus II. The Dutch musician Thijs Van Leer was the composer and he studied music at the University of Amsterdam.

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10.19
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70s Music Chart February 17th 1973

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Thalidomide 150x150 70s Music Chart February 17th 1973In this week in 1973 The Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules in favour of the Sunday Times, so they can go ahead and publish ongoing articles about Thalidomide and Distillers Company, although a lot of parents who had affected children were against the publication. The Thalidomide would be a huge story in the 1970s.

The BBC charts continue

 

 

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10.10
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70s Music Chart February 10th 1973

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queen 150x150 70s Music Chart February 10th 1973This was the week that the famous British DJ John Peel had his famous session performance with the group Queen. They performed four tracks which were My Fairy King, Keep Yourself Alive, Doing Alright and Liar.

 

The charts for this week have four brand new entries into the Top Twenty.

 

 

No. 20

Hi Hi Hi/CMoon by Wings

No. 19

Ball Park Incident by Wizzard

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10.2
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70s Music Chart February 3rd 1973

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In Vietnam the International Commission of Control and Supervision are touring the Vietnamese countryside to check on going the truce. Despite the truce, the fighting is still on going. The Vietnam war was still ongoing in many areas.

In the 1970s continue with the BBC Top Twenty of that week  only had two brand new entries. (more…)

02.17
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70s Music Chart January 27th 1973

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This week a former President of the USA died, LBJ for short was in fact Lyndon B Johnson, and also the death of actor Edward G.Robinson too.

The BBC charts for 70s music this week had six new entries, one that reflected the Union problems of that time.

No. 20

Desperate Dan by Lieutenant Pigeon

Article about Lieutenant Pigeon

No. 19

Part of the Union by Strawbs

Formally known as the Strawberry Hill boys in the 1960s and fronted by Dave Cousins the group had its biggest hit with this record from the album “Bursting at the Seams” and was written by Richard Hudson and John Ford who went on to become the group Hudson and Ford.

Lyrics to “Part of the Union”

No. 18

Crazy Horse by Osmonds

No. 17

Solid Gold Easy Action by T.Rex

Article about T.Rex

No. 16

Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul

Paul Williams was born in the US in 1934 and later became Billy Paul. This song really put Billy in the spotlight worldwide, as it won a Grammy, and the album from which the single came “360 Degrees of Billy Paul” went Gold and the single went Platinum. The songs lyrics refer to having an affair and was written by legendary writers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. A 70s music classic sing-a-long record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfr6jmJOGA8

No. 15

Paper Plane by Status Quo

Written and performed by Francis Rossi and Bob Young and came from the album “Piledriver” The song is just a head banging fun record, and although Status Quo had there first hit in the 1960s,and bigger hits in the 70s music and 80s,90s and they are still having hit singles in 2010.

No. 14

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by Tempations

Article about Temptations

No. 13

Can’t Keep It In by Cat Stevens

No. 12

Big Seven by Judge Dread

Article about Judge Dread

No. 11

Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley

Article about Elvis Presley

No. 10

Daniel by Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John with one of his biggest hits here from the album “Don’t Shoot Me I AM Only The Piano Player” written by Bernie Taupin. The song was edited before release as it is in fact a song about the Vietnam war, and a soldier returning to the US as seen through the eyes of his brother. Complicated huh?

Lyrics to “Daniel”

No. 9

If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Fronted by Teddy Pendergrass who died in 2010. The song was written for Labelle but they turned it down.

Article about group member Bernard Wilson and Teddy Pendergrass

See the video of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”

No. 8

Wishing Well by Free

Article about Free

No. 7

Hi Hi Hi/ C Moon by Wings

Article about Paul McCartney and Wings

No. 6

Ball Park Incident by Wizzard

Article about Wizzard

No. 5

Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!!) by Gary Glitter

Article on Gary Glitter

Paul Francis Gadd was born in the UK in 1944, was backed by the Glitterband here with Glam Rock at it most flamboyant here.

No. 4

You’re So Vain by Carly Simon

Billboard Charts 1973

No. 3

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

Article about David Bowie

No. 2

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond

Article about Jimmy Osmond

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No. 1

Blockbuster! by Sweet

Article about Sweet

02.7
11

70s Music Chart January 20th 1973

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This is the week that the US President Nixon appeared on live TV and Radio to give more details of the ceasefire in Vietnam. It was also the week that in Uganda Idi Amin ousted the President Obote, who had led Uganda from 1962.

In the 70s music chart that week we see four new entries into the top twenty including a classics from Free and Cat Stevens.

No. 20

Come Softly To Me from New Seekers

Article about New Seekers

The New Seekers were formed after the Australian Seekers finished. The group became huge with the Coca Cola commercial theme “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” in 1971, and they had several chart hits in the 1970s. The group split up in 1974 after arguments about money.

Group member Marty Kristian was born in Australia, Eve Graham in UK, Lyn Paul also in the UK and appeared in the very first episode of ITV in the UK  “Coronation Street” in the 1960s. Peter Doyle died in 2001.

This single itself was originally a hit in 1959 by The Fleetwoods.

 

No. 19

Ben by Michael Jackson

No. 18

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by Temptations

Article about Temptations

Written by Norman Whitfield who died in 2008 and Barrett Strong from the Motown label this classic 70s music single must have one of the longest introductions in the 1970s at 4.39,  and the record itself was twelve minutes long. However The Temptations made this a hit, but it originally belonged to the group “The Undisputed Truth” but was a very small hit.

This song got three Grammy awards in 1973.

At this time the group consisted of  Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin who died in 1995, Richard Street and Otis Williams

Lyrics to “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”

No. 17

Desperate Dan by Lieutenant Pigeon

No. 16

Can’t Keep It In by Cat Stevens

Steven Demetre Georgiou born in 1948 in London, is also known as Yusef Islam and Cat Stevens. This single came from the album “Catch A Bull At Four”

Lyrics to “Cant Keep It In”

No. 15

Wishing Well by Free

Formed in 1968 this British band already had “Alright Now” in the 1970s, and this single.

Free split up in a few months from now, and some members went on to form Bad Company.

Lyrics to “Wishing Well”

Band member died at the age of 25 because of drug complications in 1976, Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke went on to Bad Company. Andy Fraser went on to form The Sharks.

No. 14

Gudbuy T’Jane by Slade

Article about Slade

No. 13

Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues

No. 12

Shotgun Wedding by Roy “C”

No. 11

Help Me Make It Through The Night by Gladys Knight and the Pips

No. 10

Big Seven by Judge Dread

Article about Judge Dread

No. 9

Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley

Article about Elvis Presley

No .8

Crazy Horses by Osmonds

No. 7

Solid Gold Easy Action by T.Rex

Article about T.Rex

No. 6

Ball Park Incident by Wizzard

Article about Wizzard

No. 5

Hi Hi Hi/C Moon by Wings

Article about Paul McCartney

No. 4

You’re So Vain by Carly Simon

No. 3

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

No. 2

Blockbuster by Sweet

Article about Sweet

No. 1

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond
Article about Jimmy Osmond

02.6
11

70s Music Chart January 13th 1973

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This was the week that Nixon called a ceasefire in Vietnam, as the American lives lost got to over 45,000 and the Vietnamese lost around 180,000.

The 70s music charts nows continues with “Desperate Dan” coming into the charts along with a 70s music “Blockbuster”.

N0.20

Crocadile Rock by Elton John

No.19

Desperate Dan by Lieutenant Pigeon

This was the follow up to the number one single “Mouldy Old Dough” for the Coventry based group. Hilda Woodward was on the piano who died at the age of  85 in 1999.

No.18

Help Me Make It Through The Night by Gladys Knight and the Pips

No.17

Why by Donny Osmond

Article about Donny Osmond

No.16

Blockbuster by Sweet
Article about Sweet

Another glam rock group from the UK originally formed in 1968. The front man from Glasgow Brian Connolly died in 1997, and was the brother of the British actor Mark McManus of “Taggert” fame. The drummer Mick Turner died in 2002.

This single would soon be a huge Number one.

Lyrics to “Blockbuster”

No.15

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John and Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

No.14

My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry

Article about Chuck Berry

No.13

Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues

No.12

Ben by Michael Jackson

No.11

Shotgun Wedding by Roy “C”

No.10

Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley

No.9

Gudbuy T’Jane by Slade

No.8

Big Seven by Judge Dread

Article about Judge Dread

No.7

You’re So Vain by Carly Simon

No.6

Ball Park Incident by Wizzard

Article about Wizzard

No.5

Hi Hi Hi/C Moon by Wings

Articel about Paul McCartney

No.4

Crazy Horses by Osmonds

No.3

Solid Gold Easy Action by T.Rex

Article about T.Rex

No.2

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

No.1

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond
Article about Jimmy Osmond

01.23
11

70s Music Chart January 6th 1973 Part Two

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jimmy osmond in the 1970s 70s Music Chart January 6th 1973 Part Two

Another of the Osmond brothers now. Little Jimmy was born in 1963 and holds the record of the youngest person to have a No. 1 in the British charts. He was only nine at the time.

We continue the countdown of the BBC charts of the week 6th January 1973. This 70s music chart has a huge guest list including John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  The first part of the charts can be found here number 20 to number 11 inclusive.

No. 10

Hi Hi Hi/C Moon by Paul McCartney and Wings

Article about Paul McCartney

Paul and his band got into a little trouble here, as the single was Hi Hi Hi, but the BBC decided that the lyrics had a link to drug taking. So most of the radio audiences in the UK never heard the record when it first came out.

Here are the lyrics to “Hi Hi Hi”

See the video of Hi Hi Hi here

As the record company could not get air play for “Hi Hi Hi” they made the single into a double A side, and “C Moon” became the hit as far as radio was concerned. This reggae style record was inspired by the song “Woolly Bully”. The title C Moon actually means to be cool. And the record was a cool record for sure.

Lyrics to “C Moon”

No. 9

Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues

Originally a hit back in 1967 this song is an all time classic for 70s music too. Justin Hayward wrote the song in Swindon when he was nineteen after his girlfriend gave him some satin sheets. It is assumed he was thinking what it would be like i bed with his girlfriend and the satin sheets. Also performing on the single was John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas,Graeme Edge and Peter Knight who died in 1985.

Peter was an orchestra director for Morecombe and Wise in the 1970s, and in 1972 was the conductor for the “very last goon show of all”.

Lyrics to “Nights In White Satin”

This record would appear again later in the 1970s.

 

No. 8

Shotgun Wedding by Roy “C”

Roy Charles Hammond was born in 1939 and in 1965 he recorded this single under his own record label. It became a hit in 1966 and again in 1972 when released on Black Hawk Records.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAcDZ3QL94s

No. 7

My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry

Article about Chuck Berry

No. 6

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John and Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

No. 5

Gudbuy T’Jane by Slade

Article about Slade

The fantastic glam rock group headed by Noddy Holder with a real glam rock classic. In all during their time they had six number ones, and every year the Christmas classic is heard all over the world. Part of the lyrics were inspired by a girl called Jane on a TV show Slade were appearing on. The girl was demonstrating a  sex machine. Even more amazing is that the band had never played the record until the day of the recording.

No. 4

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

From the album “Aladdin Sane”. The song had problems as another song in the charts at the same time from the Sweet had the same riff. Both parties finally agreed it was just a coincidence. David Robert Jones was born in 1947 and along with Marc Bolan they really put Glam into rock.

No. 3

Crazy Horses by Osmonds

The Osmond brothers broke all the rules with this record. It was nothing like what had come before, and it really did show that they were very able to change with the times in the 70s music charts. The song was a a protest song about pollution from the cars.

It was a very brave record to bring out at the time, and in fact it stands the test of time.

No.2

Solid Gold Easy Action by T.Rex

Marc was born in 1947 as Mark Field, and died in a car crash at the top of his game in 1977, and along with David Bowie, he is the true king of the Glam Rock phase, in fact Marc actually played on Bowie’s 1970 hit “Prettiest Star”.

No. 1

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond

Article about Jimmy Osmond

Another of the Osmond brothers now. Little Jimmy was  born in 1963 and holds the record of the youngest person to have a No. 1 in the British charts. He was only nine at the time.