Boogie Oogie Oogie was the first single from the self-titled debut album, A Taste of Honey. It was their biggest hit single spending three weeks at Billboard’s Single Chart at Number 1. The group formed in Los Angeles, California, and originally consisted of Janice Marie Johnson (vocals, bass), Hazel Payne (vocals, guitar), Perry Kibble (keyboards) […]
Patti Smith was the leader of the group that shares her name the Patti Smith Group. They signed in 1975 to Arista Records. Because the Night was from their second album Easter, their most commercially successful album partly due to this top 20 single. At the same time the group was recording Easter, Bruce Springsteen […]
Gerry Rafferty had been part of the Duo Stealer’s Wheel along with Joe Egan. When the duo separated it was not without problems. Rafferty had been banned from the recording studio for three years after the break up. Baker Street was the first released single from the Album City to City. The single reached Number […]
Chic may have began as a black rock band, but they became an act that helped define the Disco Era. In 1978 they recorded what would become the most popular disco song of the era. The signature line, ‘Aaaaahh, freak out!’ came because the writers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards couldn’t use their original idea […]
1978 was the height of the Disco Era, but there were many other genres being played during this time. One unusual hit came from Jazzman Chuck Mangione. This version is of the 4 minute edit, on the album it was over 8 minutes long, from an appearance on Midnight Special.