Posts Tagged ‘Heatwave’

01.24
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70s Music Chart February 5th 1977

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The year is 1977 and we were still wearing flares and wide shirt lapels. But at least the music was better than the fashion. Wasn’t it?

The charts were still being complied by the British Market Research Bureau.

No. 20

New Kid In Town by Eagles

Article and videos for the Eagles

No. 19

Boogie Nights by Heatwave

The Wilder brothers from Ohio linked up with some Swiss and British guys and Jamaican too. and came up with this so called Funkadelic sound. From the album Too Hot To Handle they produced the Boogie Nights a classic disco hit which was written by Rod Temperton who also wrote Thriller, Off The Wall for Michael Jackson.

Heatwave were produced by early 1970s pop heartthrob Barry Blue.

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06.20
11

70s Music Chart January 13th 1979

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lurch 300x222 70s Music Chart January 13th 1979This month Lurch from the Addams family died, he was actor Ted Cassidy he was only 48. We also said goodbye to Donny Hathaway the singer jumped off a building at the age of 35. Another singer to say goodbye was Van McCoy who had the classic No. 1 with  The Hustle.

In the 1970s chart for this month, we see  four new entries into the top Twenty.

No. 20

Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart

Article about Rod Stewart

No. 19

Shooting Star by Dollar

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06.12
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70s Music Charts January 6th 1979

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A new year enters, and some famous people were born in January 1979 including model Kelly Brook and musician Pete Doherty ,also Vincent Kartheisher who played Peter in Madmen.

In the 1970s chart from No. 20 to No. 11 we have the likes of The Buzzcocks right through to Rod Stewart.

No. 20

Promises by Buzzcocks

This English group from Bolton were formed in the punk era of 1976 and fronted by Pete Shelly, who already had minor hits during the 1970s. The name Buzzcocks came from a newspaper review for another group that said “its the buzzcocks!”

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05.26
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70s Music Chart January 28th 1978

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fantasy island 216x300 70s Music Chart January 28th 1978In the U.S. the Sci Fi series called Fantasy Island Aired on Television. Many people probably remember Fantasy Island-especially those who grew up in the 1980s. The first episode of this show actually aired in 1978.

This show featured a guide known to have angelic qualities. This guide took people to an imaginary Island-one that they would want to go to, where their fantasies were to be fulfilled. However, even though this was a great opportunity, guests of Fantasy Island would pay as much as $50,000 dollars to benefit from this chance to escape.
In the 1970s charts in the UK we have four brand new entries in the BBC top twenty.

No. 20

As Time Goes By by Dooley Wilson

No. 19

Who Pays The Ferryman by Yannis  Markoppoulos

 

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