70's Music Revisited

Remembering the Music of the 1970's

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Month: June, 2009

Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine

June 29, 2009 | 1974, Group, Jackson 5, Male, Michael Jackson

By 1974 the Jackson 5 had not only added their younger brother Randy to the group, but were also on a downturn in the music industry. Before Dancing Machine their last top 10 hit was in 1972 with Sugar Daddy. Part of this was that Motown wasn’t sure in what direction they wanted the act […]

Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life

June 26, 2009 | 1977, Female

One of the biggest recording of all time and the biggest of the 1970s was the title song of the movie You Light up My Life written by Joe Brooks. Kasey Cisyk recorded the song for the movie, it was lip-synced by Didi Conn. The movie version was released as a single but peaked at […]

RIP – Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009 | Commentary, Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson * August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Alice Cooper – School’s Out

June 22, 2009 | 1972, Alice Cooper, Group, Top 40

It was June of 1972. The group Alice Cooper had released a few albums, but they were still seen more of a novelty act based on the guy who decided to change his name to Alice Cooper. Other than I’m Eighteen, released in early 1971 they had seen little action on the charts. That changed […]

Bob Seger – Night Moves

June 19, 2009 | 1977, Group, Top 40

Even though Bob Seger had been recording since 1969 until 1976 he was mostly known as a Regional artist out of Michigan. Things began to change in 1976. First there was his Live Bullet album with his Silver Bullet Band. At the end of 1976 they released the album Night Moves which featured the single […]

Carpenters – For All We Know/Rainy Days and Mondays

June 13, 2009 | 1971, Carpenters, Female, Group, Top 40

The song For All We Know was written by Fred Karlin, Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer and was featured in the film Lovers and Other Strangers. Karlan composed the music. Griffin and Royer supplied the the lyrics first using the names Arthur James and Robb Wilson. Robb Royer and Jimmy Griffin were both members of the […]

Deep Purple – Highway Star

June 7, 2009 | 1972, Album Cuts, Deep Purple, Group

Deep Purple’s Album Machine Head is one of the first albums that is considered as Heavy Metal. The album’s most familiar song is Smoke On The Water, but another popular song from the Album is Highway Star. Highway Star opens the album as the first song on side 1 and was written, as were all […]

Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You

June 4, 2009 | 1975, Female, Number 1

Minnie Riperton had one of the most unforgettable voices. She could easily reach five octaves. Her most remembered song, as well as her best selling recording, is Lovin’ You from 1974 album Perfect Angel. It was the song that pushed her into stardom although she had been entertaining since 1961. Just prior to this she […]