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The last 70s music chart of January 1971, before we leap in the time machine to January 1972.
This BBC chart comes from January 30th 1971 and contains FOUR new entries into the Top Twenty, so listen out for some 70s music classics this week.
Candida by Dawn
Article on Dawn
The group started as Dawn and later changed it’s name to Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. Tony already had a couple of hits in the 1960s, and was now a retired backing singer, but was sent the song Candida, liked it and performed it, but could not put his name upfront for contractual reasons.
The song was co- written by fellow group member Toni Wine, who also wrote the Mindbenders hit ” Groovy Kind Of Love”, and the other co-writer was Philip Margo.
Dawn would be having a huge “Yellow Ribbon” hit later in the 1970s.