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Music Charts March 25th 1972

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This was the week in the 1970s that CND in the UK marched from London’ Trafalgar Square to Aldermaston. The sixty mile march was draw attention to the UK’s atomic bombs. When they arrived a crowd of 3000 greeted them.

No. 20

I’d like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by New Seekers

See the video and the article about New Seekers here

No. 19

Too Beautiful To Last by Englebert Humperdinck

In the 1970s this singer had two albums in the top twenty and two UK top twenty singles, of which this one. Although in 1976 he would have a U.S. Country No. 1 with After The Loving which also won him a Grammy. But for the UK this was his LAST top twenty hit.



70s Music Chart January 1st 1972 Part Two

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This is the second part of the very first BBC 70s music chart of 1972, as compiled for the BBC by the British Market Research Bureau. This part counts down the top ten best selling singles in the UK of that week, and completes the 70s music of January 1st 1972.

The first part numbers 20 to 11 here.

No. 10

Gypsies,Tramps And Thieves by Cher

From the album “Cher “comes this  great single, which was such a success that the album even got  to be renamed to the single title and stayed on the album charts for 45 weeks. Cher was born in 1946 as Cherilyn  Sarkisian and sang on backing vocals to such 60s hits like “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers and “Da Doo Ron Ron”. During this time she was still appearing with Sonny on the “Sonny and Cher” TV show

Written by Bob Stone, the single tells the story of a girl to a woman travelling around , and tells of the hardship she encountered.