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Subject: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Nostalgic on 11/10/07 at 2:23 pm

Here are the 50 biggest songs in the U.S. in 1972, according to Billboard magazine:

1.  THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE - Roberta Flack - no. 1
2.  ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY) - Gilbert O'Sullivan - no. 1
3.  AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean - no. 1
4.  WITHOUT YOU - Nilsson - no. 1
5.  THE CANDY MAN - Sammy Davis Jnr. - no. 1
6.  I GOTCHA - Joe Tex
7.  LEAN ON ME - Bill Withers - no. 1
8.  BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME - Mac Davis - no. 1
9.  BRAND NEW KEY - Melanie - no. 1
10. DADDY DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST - Wayne Newton

11. LET'S STAY TOGETHER - Al Green - no. 1
12. BRANDY (YOU'RE A FINE GIRL) - Looking Glass - no. 1
13. OH GIRL - Chi-Lites - no. 1
14. NICE TO BE WITH YOU - Gallery
15. MY DING-A-LING - Chuck Berry - no. 1
16. IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG, I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT - Luther Ingram
17. HEART OF GOLD - Neil Young - no. 1
18. BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW - Stylistics
19. I'LL TAKE YOU THERE - Staple Singers - no. 1
20. BEN - Michael Jackson - no. 1

21. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - Robert John
22. OUTA-SPACE - Billy Preston
23. SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS - War
24. LONG COOL WOMAN (IN A BLACK DRESS) - Hollies
25. HOW DO YOU DO? - Mouth and MacNeal
26. SONG SUNG BLUE - Neil Diamond - no. 1
27. A HORSE WITH NO NAME - America - no. 1
28. POPCORN - Hot Butter
29. EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL - Main Ingredient
30. PRECIOUS AND FEW - Climax

31. LAST NIGHT I DIDN'T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL - 5th Dimension
32. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - Moody Blues
33. GO ALL THE WAY - Raspberries
34. TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
35. BACK STABBERS - O'Jays
36. DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER - Osmonds
37. SUNSHINE - Jonathan Edwards
38. STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN - Mel And Tim
39. DAY AFTER DAY - Badfinger
40. ROCKET MAN (I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG, LONG TIME) - Elton John

41. ROCKIN' ROBIN - Michael Jackson
42. BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY - Daniel Boone
43. SCORPIO - Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band
44. MORNING HAS BROKEN - Cat Stevens
45. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS - Arlo Guthrie
46. GARDEN PARTY - Rick Nelson
47. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - Johnny Nash - no. 1
48. BURNING LOVE - Elvis Presley
49. CLEAN UP WOMAN - Betty Wright
50. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent


And here are the biggest songs in the U.K. that same year:

1.  AMAZING GRACE - The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
2.  MOULDY OLD DOUGH - Lieutenant Pigeon
3.  PUPPY LOVE - Donny Osmond
4.  WITHOUT YOU - Nilsson
5.  I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - New Seekers
6.  SON OF MY FATHER - Chicory Tip
7.  ROCK AND ROLL (PART 2) - Gary Glitter
8.  METAL GURU - T. Rex
9.  MOTHER OF MINE - Neil Reid
10. TELEGRAM SAM - T. Rex

11. AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean
12. MAMA WERE ALL CRAZEE NOW - Slade
13. SCHOOL'S OUT - Alice Cooper
14. YOU WEAR IT WELL - Rod Stewart
15. BEG, STEAL OR BORROW - New Seekers
16. VINCENT - Don McLean
17. CLAIR - Gilbert O'Sullivan
18. MY DING-A-LING - Chuck Berry
19. HOW CAN I BE SURE? - David Cassidy
20. SYLVIA'S MOTHER - Dr Hook and the Medicine Show


Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/07 at 2:26 pm

November 10th 1972 - Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Brigitte on 11/10/07 at 3:46 pm

Best movie of '72 (IMO) - The Godfather

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/07 at 4:04 am

November 11th 1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization - The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: karen on 11/12/07 at 8:23 am



And here are the biggest songs in the U.K. that same year:

1.  AMAZING GRACE - The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
2.  MOULDY OLD DOUGH - Lieutenant Pigeon
3.  PUPPY LOVE - Donny Osmond
4.  WITHOUT YOU - Nilsson
5.  I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY) - New Seekers
6.  SON OF MY FATHER - Chicory Tip
7.  ROCK AND ROLL (PART 2) - Gary Glitter
8.  METAL GURU - T. Rex
9.  MOTHER OF MINE - Neil Reid
10. TELEGRAM SAM - T. Rex

11. AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean
12. MAMA WERE ALL CRAZEE NOW - Slade
13. SCHOOL'S OUT - Alice Cooper
14. YOU WEAR IT WELL - Rod Stewart
15. BEG, STEAL OR BORROW - New Seekers
16. VINCENT - Don McLean
17. CLAIR - Gilbert O'Sullivan
18. MY DING-A-LING - Chuck Berry
19. HOW CAN I BE SURE? - David Cassidy
20. SYLVIA'S MOTHER - Dr Hook and the Medicine Show




There's only three here I don't recognise (# 19, 15 and 9) though I suspect if I heard a clip I would know those as well.  It's an embarrassment looking at the top two selling singles!

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/07 at 8:47 am


There's only three here I don't recognise (# 19, 15 and 9) though I suspect if I heard a clip I would know those as well.  It's an embarrassment looking at the top two selling singles!
I am in that unfortunate position of remembering Neil Reid singing "Mother of Mine" on Top of the Pops.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: karen on 11/12/07 at 8:52 am


I am in that unfortunate position of remembering Neil Reid singing "Mother of Mine" on Top of the Pops.


I've just googled for the lyrics and I know the song, but in my head it is a woman singing it.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/07 at 8:56 am


I've just googled for the lyrics and I know the song, but in my head it is a woman singing it.  :-\\
Neil Reid at the time of his record was a young boy with an unbroken voice.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: karen on 11/12/07 at 9:04 am


Neil Reid at the time of his record was a young boy with an unbroken voice.


Perhaps that's it then. 

It is the sort of record that was played on the weekend request programmes on the radio.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/07 at 9:28 am


Perhaps that's it then. 

It is the sort of record that was played on the weekend request programmes on the radio.
I cannot remember the last time I heard it.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 11:33 pm

November 30th 1972 - Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/29/07 at 11:50 pm

Superfly
Lady Sings The Blues

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/30/07 at 2:15 pm

Wow. Precious and Few was from 1972 ??? Wow, my parents must have been listenng to an  oldies station because I remember hearing it all the time even in 78-79. In fact many of the songs on the list I heard all the time even in the early 80s.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/07 at 2:23 am

December 11th 1972 - Apollo 17 becomes the sixth mission to land on the Moon.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/07 at 2:02 am

December 14th 1972 - Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17. This was the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/14/07 at 6:10 pm

I was 12 in '72, and in Junior High.  I was a very awkward 12  :-[

I do in fact remember a lot from '72.  I remember the Presidential election stuff and the dirty politics.  I remember watching shows like All In The Family, Sanford and Son and Mary Tyler Moore.  I remember it was the first year I went to summer camp and had a blast.  I grew up a lot that year.

I spent hour upon hour listening to the radio, generally Top 40.  It was nicer to me than most of my "friends"    :P

At least there were some great tunes to be heard  :)

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: whiteport on 12/14/07 at 8:51 pm

November 2 1972, I turned 9.. :)

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Banks on 12/16/07 at 7:44 pm

29th of May, 1972...I was born.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Nostalgic on 12/16/07 at 8:53 pm

My parents were married on Sept. 16, 1972.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 2:26 am

December 19th 1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/08 at 3:46 am

27th January 1973 – The Paris Peace Accords were signed in Paris, temporarily ending the Vietnam War with a ceasefire. North Vietnam would violate the treaty one year later when it attacked South Vietnam on December 13, 1974.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/08 at 2:12 am

February 8th - 1973 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: gumbypiz on 02/08/08 at 3:03 am

February 8th, 1973, I was 6 years old, just getting ready to move from the boonies of Cheshire, Connecticut (30 miles outside of New Haven, Conn).

I didn't know it yet, but I was in for a big change in atmosphere, moving from the comfy confines of suburban Conn to rural, down south Mississippi!

A young, sheltered black kid moving from the liberal north (we still had Black Panther morning breakfast stations in '73!) to the still very backward south...

Can't begin to describe what I was going to experience, good and bad... :o

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/08 at 1:48 am

February 11th 1973 - Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/08 at 1:47 am

February 12th 1973 - Ohio becomes the first U.S. state to post distance in SI units on signs. 

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/08 at 1:24 am

February 27th 1973 - The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/08 at 1:47 am

July 13th 1973 - Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/08 at 11:55 pm

July 25th 1973 - Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: cooper street relic on 07/25/08 at 12:57 am


Best movie of '72 (IMO) - The Godfather




Best Fricken movie ever!! :D :D :D

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Now playing: Iggy Pop - The Passenger
via FoxyTunes

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/08 at 12:56 am


Best movie of '72 (IMO) - The Godfather



Best Fricken movie ever!! :D :D :D

----------------
Now playing: Iggy Pop - The Passenger
via FoxyTunes
I still haven't seen it.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/08 at 12:57 am

July 28th 1973 – About 600,000 people attended what was the largest musical concert in history at the Watkins Glen International Raceway near Watkins Glen, New York, USA.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/08 at 12:54 am

September 24th 1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/08 at 6:22 am

October 17th 1973 - OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/08 at 6:23 pm

October 19th 1973 - President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/08 at 12:39 am

October 20th 1973 - The Sydney Opera House opens.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/08 at 11:46 pm

Ocotber 23rd 1973 - The Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations about the scandal.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/23/08 at 6:49 pm


Ocotber 23rd 1973 - The Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations about the scandal.


Whoa, Watergate.  I was 13 then.  I remember the TV news had it on every day, and people were getting mad about it.  That was all just a little over my head - but I knew something strange was brewing.  It wasn't so common at that time, at least to that point, to go accusing the U.S. President and his aides with crimes!  (Not that I was a big fan of Nixon - I wasn't - but he was the only President we had.)  :-\\

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/08 at 7:08 pm

October 30th 1973 – Istanbul's 1,510-metre (5,000 ft) long Bosporus Bridge was completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus Strait for the first time.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/08 at 1:39 am

November 1st 1973 - Watergate Scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/08 at 6:03 pm

November 14th 1973 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/08 at 1:43 am

November 16th 1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline, an oil pipeline connecting the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 3:36 am

November 22nd 1973 - The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/08 at 6:04 pm

Novmeber 27th 1973 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/08 at 6:12 pm

December 6th 1973 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/09 at 2:17 am

January 6th 1974 - In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/09 at 6:35 am

January 27th 1974 - Brisbane river floods causing the largest flood to affect Brisbane City in the 20th Century

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/09 at 4:32 am

January 30th 1979 - Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/09 at 3:14 am

February 27th 1974 - People magazine is published for the first time.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 5:31 am

April 18th 1974 – The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore Dry port.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/09 at 7:38 pm

Rounding up, this is what Canada was listening to the week beginning April 27th, 1974 ...


TW | LW | TITLE / ARTIST

01 | 05 | TSOP - MSFB
02 | 16 | The Loco Motion - Grand Funk
03 | 03 | The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
04 | 01 | Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
05 | 06 | Oh My My - Ringo Starr
06 | 07 | I'll Have to Say I Love You in A Song - Jim Croce
07 | 08 | Let it Ride - BTO
08 | 11 | Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight and the Pips
09 | 09 | Star Baby - The Guess Who
10 | 13 | Piano Man - Billy Joel
11 | 20 | Keep on Singing - Helen Reddy
12 | 02 | Hooked on A Feeling - Blue Swede
13 | 22 | Just Don't Want to Be Lonely - The Main Ingredient
14 | 21 | Tubular Bells (Theme from The Exorcist) - Mike Oldfield
15 | 04 | A Very Special Love Song - Charlie Rich
16 | 14 | Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) - Bill Amesbury
17 | 17 | Tell Me A Lie - Sami Jo
18 | 30 | The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night
19 | 15 | Linda Won't You Take Me In - Murray McLauchlan
20 | 33 | My Mistake - Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
21 | 29 | I Am What I Am - Lois Fletcher
22 | 34 | (I've Been) Searchin' So Long - Chicago
23 | 37 | Midnight at Oasis - Maria Muldaur
24 | 28 | Lookin' For A Love - Bobby Womack
25 | 31 | Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
26 | 10 | Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
27 | 27 | Me and My Stone - The Stampeders
28 | 35 | Help Me - Joni Mitchell
29 | 12 | Sunshine on My Shoulder - John Denver
30 | 38 | Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
31 | 44 | Teen Angel - Wednesday
32 | 24 | Can You Feel It - Lighthouse
33 | 36 | Touch A Hand Make A Friend - Staple Singers
34 | 46 | The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
35 | 50 | Dancing Machine - Jackson Five
36 | 43 | Don't You Worry About A Thing - Stevie Wonder
37 | 39 | Happiness is Me and You - Gilbert O'Sullivan
38 | 42 | Outside Woman - Bloodstone
39 | 41 | I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
40 | 49 | Werewolf - Five Man Electrical Band
41 | 18 | Dark Lady - Cher
42 | 19 | Eres Tu (Touch the Wind) - Mocedades
43 | 47 | Chamelelon - Herbie Hancock
44 | 32 | I Fell in Love With You Sometime - Gary and Dave
45 | 45 | A Dream Goes on Forever - Todd Rundgren
46 | 52 | Come the Son - Ian Thomas
47 | 72 | I Won't Last A Day Without You - The Carpenters
48 | 48 | Dance With the Devil - Cozy Powell
49 | 51 | Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
50 | 59 | If You Love Me Let Me Know - Olivia Newton-John
51 | 65 | You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
52 | 54 | Thanks For Saving My Life - Billy Paul
53 | 53 | Heavenly - Temptations
54 | 55 | Would You Lay With Me - Tanya Tucker
55 | 58 | Let's Get Married - Al Green
56 | 85 | Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
57 | 77 | You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
58 | 64 | Daybreak - Nilsson
59 | 60 | It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile - Tony Orlando and Dawn
60 | 63 | All in Love is Fair - Barbra Streisand
61 | 61 | Loving You - Johnny Nash
62 | 62 | Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
63 | 57 | Beyond the Blue Horizon - Lou Christie
64 | 66 | One Hell of A Woman - Mac Davis
65 | 89 | My Girl Bill - Jim Stafford
66 | 93 | The Streak - Ray Stevens
67 | 67 | Traveling Boy - Garfunkel
68 | 68 | Another Park Another Sunday - Doobie Brothers
69 | 70 | Keep it in the Family - Leon Heywood
70 | 86 | If it Feels So Good Do It - Ian Lloyd and Stories
71 | 71 | Once You Understand - Think
72 | 69 | Payback - James Brown
73 | 74 | Who is He and What is He to You - Creative Source
74 | 75 | Mighty Mighty - Earth, Wind and Fire
75 | 76 | Touch and Go - Al Wilson
76 | 78 | I'm in Love - Aretha Franklin
77 | 80 | Where is the Answer - Copper Penny
78 | 79 | Power of Love - Martha Reeves
79 | 81 | Put A Little Love Away - Emotions
80 | 82 | Stagger Lee - Teen Angel and the Rockin' Rebels
81 | -- | Just As Bad as You - Shawne Jackson
82 | -- | Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
83 | 83 | Loving Arms - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
84 | 91 | Summer Breeze - Isley Bros.
85 | 88 | Flip, Flop and Fly - Downchild Blues Band
86 | 94 | No Charge - Melba Montgomery
87 | 90 | Lady - Danny McBride
88 | 96 | Under the Influence of Love - Love Unlimited
89 | -- | Tell Laura I Love Her - Johnny T. Angel
90 | 98 | Time to Cry - Don Goodwin
91 | -- | The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
92 | 92 | Steam Heat - Pointer Sisters
93 | 99 | La Grange - ZZ Top
94 | 95 | I'll Be the Other Woman - Soul Children
95 | 100 | What Do You Know About Love - Apple and Appleberry
96 | 97 | The Same Love That Made Me Laugh - Bill Withers
97 | -- | Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
98 | -- | Going Down Slow - Bobby Blue Band
99 | -- | Standing at the End of the Line - Lobo
100 | -- | For the Love of Money - O'Jays

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Frank on 04/25/09 at 11:38 pm


Rounding up, this is what Canada was listening to the week beginning April 27th, 1974 ...


TW | LW | TITLE / ARTIST

01 | 05 | TSOP - MSFB
02 | 16 | The Loco Motion - Grand Funk
03 | 03 | The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
04 | 01 | Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
05 | 06 | Oh My My - Ringo Starr
06 | 07 | I'll Have to Say I Love You in A Song - Jim Croce
07 | 08 | Let it Ride - BTO
08 | 11 | Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight and the Pips
09 | 09 | Star Baby - The Guess Who
10 | 13 | Piano Man - Billy Joel
11 | 20 | Keep on Singing - Helen Reddy
12 | 02 | Hooked on A Feeling - Blue Swede
13 | 22 | Just Don't Want to Be Lonely - The Main Ingredient
14 | 21 | Tubular Bells (Theme from The Exorcist) - Mike Oldfield
15 | 04 | A Very Special Love Song - Charlie Rich
16 | 14 | Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) - Bill Amesbury
17 | 17 | Tell Me A Lie - Sami Jo
18 | 30 | The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night
19 | 15 | Linda Won't You Take Me In - Murray McLauchlan
20 | 33 | My Mistake - Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
21 | 29 | I Am What I Am - Lois Fletcher
22 | 34 | (I've Been) Searchin' So Long - Chicago
23 | 37 | Midnight at Oasis - Maria Muldaur
24 | 28 | Lookin' For A Love - Bobby Womack
25 | 31 | Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
26 | 10 | Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
27 | 27 | Me and My Stone - The Stampeders
28 | 35 | Help Me - Joni Mitchell
29 | 12 | Sunshine on My Shoulder - John Denver
30 | 38 | Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
31 | 44 | Teen Angel - Wednesday
32 | 24 | Can You Feel It - Lighthouse
33 | 36 | Touch A Hand Make A Friend - Staple Singers
34 | 46 | The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
35 | 50 | Dancing Machine - Jackson Five
36 | 43 | Don't You Worry About A Thing - Stevie Wonder
37 | 39 | Happiness is Me and You - Gilbert O'Sullivan
38 | 42 | Outside Woman - Bloodstone
39 | 41 | I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
40 | 49 | Werewolf - Five Man Electrical Band
41 | 18 | Dark Lady - Cher
42 | 19 | Eres Tu (Touch the Wind) - Mocedades
43 | 47 | Chamelelon - Herbie Hancock
44 | 32 | I Fell in Love With You Sometime - Gary and Dave
45 | 45 | A Dream Goes on Forever - Todd Rundgren
46 | 52 | Come the Son - Ian Thomas
47 | 72 | I Won't Last A Day Without You - The Carpenters
48 | 48 | Dance With the Devil - Cozy Powell
49 | 51 | Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
50 | 59 | If You Love Me Let Me Know - Olivia Newton-John
51 | 65 | You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
52 | 54 | Thanks For Saving My Life - Billy Paul
53 | 53 | Heavenly - Temptations
54 | 55 | Would You Lay With Me - Tanya Tucker
55 | 58 | Let's Get Married - Al Green
56 | 85 | Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
57 | 77 | You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
58 | 64 | Daybreak - Nilsson
59 | 60 | It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile - Tony Orlando and Dawn
60 | 63 | All in Love is Fair - Barbra Streisand
61 | 61 | Loving You - Johnny Nash
62 | 62 | Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
63 | 57 | Beyond the Blue Horizon - Lou Christie
64 | 66 | One Hell of A Woman - Mac Davis
65 | 89 | My Girl Bill - Jim Stafford
66 | 93 | The Streak - Ray Stevens
67 | 67 | Traveling Boy - Garfunkel
68 | 68 | Another Park Another Sunday - Doobie Brothers
69 | 70 | Keep it in the Family - Leon Heywood
70 | 86 | If it Feels So Good Do It - Ian Lloyd and Stories
71 | 71 | Once You Understand - Think
72 | 69 | Payback - James Brown
73 | 74 | Who is He and What is He to You - Creative Source
74 | 75 | Mighty Mighty - Earth, Wind and Fire
75 | 76 | Touch and Go - Al Wilson
76 | 78 | I'm in Love - Aretha Franklin
77 | 80 | Where is the Answer - Copper Penny
78 | 79 | Power of Love - Martha Reeves
79 | 81 | Put A Little Love Away - Emotions
80 | 82 | Stagger Lee - Teen Angel and the Rockin' Rebels
81 | -- | Just As Bad as You - Shawne Jackson
82 | -- | Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
83 | 83 | Loving Arms - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
84 | 91 | Summer Breeze - Isley Bros.
85 | 88 | Flip, Flop and Fly - Downchild Blues Band
86 | 94 | No Charge - Melba Montgomery
87 | 90 | Lady - Danny McBride
88 | 96 | Under the Influence of Love - Love Unlimited
89 | -- | Tell Laura I Love Her - Johnny T. Angel
90 | 98 | Time to Cry - Don Goodwin
91 | -- | The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
92 | 92 | Steam Heat - Pointer Sisters
93 | 99 | La Grange - ZZ Top
94 | 95 | I'll Be the Other Woman - Soul Children
95 | 100 | What Do You Know About Love - Apple and Appleberry
96 | 97 | The Same Love That Made Me Laugh - Bill Withers
97 | -- | Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
98 | -- | Going Down Slow - Bobby Blue Band
99 | -- | Standing at the End of the Line - Lobo
100 | -- | For the Love of Money - O'Jays



I remember having lots of these songs on some K-Tel albums I bought back then
What website do you get your list from?

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: mooster on 04/26/09 at 1:46 am


I remember having lots of these songs on some K-Tel albums I bought back then


Same here! Some great songs  8)

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: mooster on 04/26/09 at 1:47 am


January 27th 1974 - Brisbane river floods causing the largest flood to affect Brisbane City in the 20th Century




I remember that :(

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Paul on 04/26/09 at 11:42 am


Rounding up, this is what Canada was listening to the week beginning April 27th, 1974 ...


Some fine songs in there, too!

Just because, here's the British equivalent (sadly, I only have the '40' to hand!)


TW | LW | TITLE / ARTIST

01 | 01 | Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
02 | 17 | Waterloo - Abba
03 | 02 | The Cat Crept In - Mud
04 | 08 | Remember You're A Womble - Wombles  (Biggest selling singles act of that year in the UK, no less!)
05 | 04 | Angel Face - Glitter Band
06 | 05 | You Are Everything - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
07 | 03 | Everyday - Slade
08 | 09 | Doctor's Orders - Sunny
09 | 11 | Homely Girl - Chi-Lites
10 | 15 | A Walkin' Miracle - Limmie & The Family Cookin'
11 | 13 | I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Jimmy Osmond
12 | 07 | Remember Me This Way - Gary Glitter   (Do we have to?  :P)
13 | 12 | Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets   (This was a re-issue...we wasn't that far behind the times!)
14 | 06 | Emma - Hot Chocolate
15 | 10 | Billy Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
16 | 18 | The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll - Mott The Hoople
17 | 14 | Seven Seas Of Rhye - Queen
18 | 25 | Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black - Mungo Jerry
19 | 38 | Don't Make Me Wait Too Long - Peters & Lee   (Became known as 'My Melody Of Love' in the US the following year...)
20 | 31 | He's Misstra Know-It-All - Stevie Wonder
21 | 21 | I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) - Genesis
22 | 19 | Long Live Love - Olivia Newton-John 
23 | 28 | Rock And Roll Suicide - David Bowie
24 | 16 | The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
25 | 27 | The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
26 | NE | Rock And Roll Winter - Wizzard
27 | 30 | Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
28 | 33 | Year Of Decision - Three Degrees
29 | 23 | The Wombling Song - Wombles
30 | 22 | Jambalaya - Carpenters
31 | NE | I Can't Stop - Osmonds
32 | 24 | The Air That I Breathe - Hollies
33 | 20 | I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - New Seekers
34 | 29 | You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
35 | NE | Shang-A-Lang - Bay City Rollers
36 | 34 | The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
37 | 35 | The Sting - Ragtimers   ('Cheap' British copy of #25)
38 | 37 | Satisfaction Guaranteed - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
39 | NE | I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders
40 | 36 | Jet - Wings

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/09 at 12:11 am

May 9th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Michael C. on 05/09/09 at 8:11 am

Is # 15 a typo?
Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods did Billy Don't Be a Hero.
Did Paper Lace cover it to ?

Some fine songs in there, too!

Just because, here's the British equivalent (sadly, I only have the '40' to hand!)


TW | LW | TITLE / ARTIST

01 | 01 | Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
02 | 17 | Waterloo - Abba
03 | 02 | The Cat Crept In - Mud
04 | 08 | Remember You're A Womble - Wombles  (Biggest selling singles act of that year in the UK, no less!)
05 | 04 | Angel Face - Glitter Band
06 | 05 | You Are Everything - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
07 | 03 | Everyday - Slade
08 | 09 | Doctor's Orders - Sunny
09 | 11 | Homely Girl - Chi-Lites
10 | 15 | A Walkin' Miracle - Limmie & The Family Cookin'
11 | 13 | I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Jimmy Osmond
12 | 07 | Remember Me This Way - Gary Glitter   (Do we have to?  :P)
13 | 12 | Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets   (This was a re-issue...we wasn't that far behind the times!)
14 | 06 | Emma - Hot Chocolate
15 | 10 | Billy Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
16 | 18 | The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll - Mott The Hoople
17 | 14 | Seven Seas Of Rhye - Queen
18 | 25 | Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black - Mungo Jerry
19 | 38 | Don't Make Me Wait Too Long - Peters & Lee   (Became known as 'My Melody Of Love' in the US the following year...)
20 | 31 | He's Misstra Know-It-All - Stevie Wonder
21 | 21 | I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) - Genesis
22 | 19 | Long Live Love - Olivia Newton-John 
23 | 28 | Rock And Roll Suicide - David Bowie
24 | 16 | The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
25 | 27 | The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
26 | NE | Rock And Roll Winter - Wizzard
27 | 30 | Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
28 | 33 | Year Of Decision - Three Degrees
29 | 23 | The Wombling Song - Wombles
30 | 22 | Jambalaya - Carpenters
31 | NE | I Can't Stop - Osmonds
32 | 24 | The Air That I Breathe - Hollies
33 | 20 | I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - New Seekers
34 | 29 | You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
35 | NE | Shang-A-Lang - Bay City Rollers
36 | 34 | The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
37 | 35 | The Sting - Ragtimers   ('Cheap' British copy of #25)
38 | 37 | Satisfaction Guaranteed - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
39 | NE | I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders
40 | 36 | Jet - Wings

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/09 at 8:13 am


Is # 15 a typo?
Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods did Billy Don't Be a Hero.
Did Paper Lace cover it to ?
Paper Lace covered it in the UK

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Michael C. on 05/09/09 at 8:16 am

I thought there might of been a chance of that.....
So many Artists covering songs ......
Thanks !!
Paper Lace covered it in the UK

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Michael C. on 05/09/09 at 8:25 am

In '74 I saw an ad in the N,Y. TIMES book section for Jaws....couldn't find it locally....My Uncle worked in NY City & picked it up for Me.............

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Paul on 05/11/09 at 7:43 am


Is # 15 a typo?


Nope!

Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods did Billy Don't Be a Hero.

They did!

Did Paper Lace cover it to ?


Paper Lace's version was the original! Bo & the gang's version was the 'cover'...

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: whistledog on 05/11/09 at 7:56 am

Paper Lace had 3 hits, all in 1974

1974 - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
1974 - The Night Chicago Died
1974 - The Black Eyed Boys

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Paul on 05/11/09 at 3:03 pm


Paper Lace had 3 hits, all in 1974

1974 - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
1974 - The Night Chicago Died
1974 - The Black Eyed Boys


They also had a minor hit a few years later with Nottingham Forest FC, who were the biggest thing in football/soccer at the time (Nottingham being the groups' hometown)...

The rousing 'We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands' struggled to reach #24 here, but I am reliably informed that it done very well...in Holland!

Henk may be able to confirm this, but all I can say is there must have been a whole load of Notts Forest supporters in the Netherlands!  ;)

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Frank on 06/20/09 at 1:23 am


Paper Lace had 3 hits, all in 1974

1974 - Billy, Don't Be A Hero


Billy, Don't Be A Hero  by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods was number 1 (U.S.) 35 years ago today

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/09 at 1:13 am

July 15th 1974 – Greek-sponsored nationalists overthrew Makarios III, President of Cyprus, in a coup d'état and replaced him with Nikos Sampson.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 3:30 pm

July 20th 1974 – Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a "coup d' etat", organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:57 am

July 24th 1974 – After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the Greek military junta collapses and democracy is restored.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:57 am

July 24th 1974 – Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 3:31 am

July 26th 1974 – Greek Prime Minister Constantin Caramanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:25 am

July 27th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon: obstruction of justice.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/28/09 at 7:52 pm


July 27th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon: obstruction of justice.


Watergate continues.  I was 14.

Little did we lay people know what was peering around the corner, but this was big, folks.  To quote a John Lennon song, "strange days, indeed".

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:41 am

July 30th 1974 – Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 1:40 am

August 7th 1974 – Philippe Petit performed a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 ft (417.0 m) in the air.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 2:38 am

August 8th 1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 12:53 pm


August 8th 1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.


I remember watching the whole thing on TV when Nixon waved back and left the White House.
..and they  (USA) had President Ford.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 2:33 am

Auguat 9th 1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.

Subject: Re: The 35 years ago thread

Written By: Frank on 08/09/09 at 8:05 pm


I remember watching the whole thing on TV when Nixon waved back and left the White House.
..and they  (USA) had President Ford.

And Chevy Chase now had a career in imitating him

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