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Subject: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/02/13 at 7:26 pm

Thought I'd start this one off with my favourite song of 1975 ...

This song is a cover of a 60s track by a duo called Stella and Bambos.  I'd like to say it's one of my favourite cover versions of all time, but I have no idea what the original sounds like.  I think I can almost say with certainty that I don't need to hear the original to know the answer.  Just a fantastic song ...

Wednesday - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTYrpzMSJnA

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Speaking of cover songs, here's the late great John Lennon with his cover of a Ben E. King classic ...

John Lennon - Stand By Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_ghOG9JQM

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/02/13 at 7:49 pm

I'll have to do some research on this one. I was 15 years old and liked almost everything I heard on the radio. Music was changing (and diverse). It still had hits that felt early 70's mixed with a the more modern sounding stuff. There were oldies still having hits (like Neil Sedaka - Laughter In the Rain) mixed in with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody  (which entered our charts in late '75).

In Australia ABBA were hitting it big time. They had 4 number 1's in 1975 in OZ (and another top 5 as well).  10cc had I'm Not In Love. The Eagles and The Doobies were going strong. The Sweet has Fox On the Run...

Like I said  ... I'll have to do some research on this one and add to my list properly.
For me ...it was a great year in music :)




Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/02/13 at 9:05 pm



For me ...it was a great year in music :)


Me too. Rock music was still good. Disco wasn't too popular yet (thank goodness).




Wednesday - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow



Good song.  8) It has always reminded me of "Early in the morning" by Vanity Fare. Both songs are so good.

So was this one:

America ~ Sister Golden Hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxgGVIrDqY

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/02/13 at 10:43 pm


Me too. Rock music was still good. Disco wasn't too popular yet (thank goodness).

Good song.  8) It has always reminded me of "Early in the morning" by Vanity Fare. Both songs are so good.

So was this one:

America ~ Sister Golden Hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxgGVIrDqY


Loved that song ... it would have made my top 5 for the year. I'll find out for sure later...

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/02/13 at 10:51 pm

Here's one that was a hit that year in the U.S., but was recorded the previous year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ2ZNCip9YM
"How Long" by Ace


It was the band's best-known song, but frontman Paul Carrack went on to sing with other bands, such as Squeeze (early 80s) and Mike + The Mechanics (late 80s), in addition to having some solo work.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/02/13 at 10:58 pm

KISS  - Rock and Roll All Nite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoMAVlS1Rfo

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 6:52 am


Thought I'd start this one off with my favourite song of 1975 ...

This song is a cover of a 60s track by a duo called Stella and Bambos.  I'd like to say it's one of my favourite cover versions of all time, but I have no idea what the original sounds like.  I think I can almost say with certainty that I don't need to hear the original to know the answer.  Just a fantastic song ...

Wednesday - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTYrpzMSJnA

---------------------------------------------------

Speaking of cover songs, here's the late great John Lennon with his cover of a Ben E. King classic ...

John Lennon - Stand By Me



This version is pretty good.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 6:54 am


Me too. Rock music was still good. Disco wasn't too popular yet (thank goodness).

Good song.  8) It has always reminded me of "Early in the morning" by Vanity Fare. Both songs are so good.

So was this one:

America ~ Sister Golden Hair



America had some good hits in the 70's. Especially "Tin Man".

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 6:57 am


Here's one that was a hit that year in the U.S., but was recorded the previous year:


"How Long" by Ace


It was the band's best-known song, but frontman Paul Carrack went on to sing with other bands, such as Squeeze (early 80s) and Mike + The Mechanics (late 80s), in addition to having some solo work.


This must've been their only hit. ???

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 7:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lutXQO3GdFo

here comes the choo-choo train.

BT Express- Express

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/03/13 at 7:06 am


This version is pretty good.


Compared to what version, Howard?  ;)

I know you've asked about this pair before, Jason - but they seem to have slipped through the mighty net that is the web. As far as I can gather, they were a male/female duo who both played guitars in the...bossa nova style! Nothing like the Wednesday recording!

They released two LPs in the late 60s, both of which do NOT feature this track. Their only other recordings that I can find certainly give nothing away either...so I'm actually wondering if it was written and pitched around various music companies, hoping that someone would pick it up. Perhaps only someone involved with Wednesday (or S&B themselves) could provide the answer!

Anyway, three British chart toppers that came near enough right on top of one another...

The legends that are 'The Quo'! They've spent almost eight YEARS in total on the British singles chart, but only one of those weeks were spent at #1, with this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNPJuJSVmNA


Most people know them for 'Magic', but this was thier most succesful one here. Hit #1 for most of February!

(I think this was the first time I saw a double-necked guitar!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQZ5AHUk2U


Produced by Alan Parsons, as was this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJ0cyXbMbI

They had other hits, but this one keeps the roof over Steve's head!

The British #1 that came after this...I'd rather not talk about!  :P

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/03/13 at 9:41 am


This must've been their only hit. ???

Yeah, I think Ace was a one hit wonder with that song.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/03/13 at 10:35 am


Yeah, I think Ace was a one hit wonder with that song.


They had a few good songs that didn;t chart well. Try and listen to these 2

"Ain't Gonna Stand For This No More" and "Rock & Roll Runaway". Good songs.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 1:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD6PqT3LjQk

Get Dancin- Disco Tex And The Sexolettes

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/03/13 at 1:50 pm

Compared to what version, Howard?

Ben E. King's?  ???

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/03/13 at 9:33 pm


I know you've asked about this pair before, Jason - but they seem to have slipped through the mighty net that is the web. As far as I can gather, they were a male/female duo who both played guitars in the...bossa nova style! Nothing like the Wednesday recording!

They released two LPs in the late 60s, both of which do NOT feature this track. Their only other recordings that I can find certainly give nothing away either...so I'm actually wondering if it was written and pitched around various music companies, hoping that someone would pick it up. Perhaps only someone involved with Wednesday (or S&B themselves) could provide the answer!


It does seem like this song almost does not exist.  had it not been for the song writing credits on the 45, I would have assumed it was a Wednesday original


Here's a cover song from 1975 where the original version is familiar ...

Bond - Dancin' on A Saturday Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbdepWciMuQ

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 6:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUGSt_E61Vw

Glen Campbell-Rhinestone Cowboy

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/06/13 at 5:12 am


Compared to what version, Howard?  ;)

I know you've asked about this pair before, Jason - but they seem to have slipped through the mighty net that is the web. As far as I can gather, they were a male/female duo who both played guitars in the...bossa nova style! Nothing like the Wednesday recording!

They released two LPs in the late 60s, both of which do NOT feature this track. Their only other recordings that I can find certainly give nothing away either...so I'm actually wondering if it was written and pitched around various music companies, hoping that someone would pick it up. Perhaps only someone involved with Wednesday (or S&B themselves) could provide the answer!

Anyway, three British chart toppers that came near enough right on top of one another...

The legends that are 'The Quo'! They've spent almost eight YEARS in total on the British singles chart, but only one of those weeks were spent at #1, with this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNPJuJSVmNA


Most people know them for 'Magic', but this was thier most succesful one here. Hit #1 for most of February!

(I think this was the first time I saw a double-necked guitar!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQZ5AHUk2U


Produced by Alan Parsons, as was this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJ0cyXbMbI

They had other hits, but this one keeps the roof over Steve's head!

The British #1 that came after this...I'd rather not talk about!  :P


Wow Paul ... loved all of these, especially Down, Down (by The Quo).  Pilot had big hits here with both January and Magic. As far as Steve Harley goes ... I couldn't believe his voice would work as Phantom of the Opera!

I recall the top 3 songs in our Brisbane radio charts at one time were as follows;
1. Down, Down - Status Quo
2. Fox On the Run - Sweet
3. Come Up and See Me - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

Here's another I liked from back then ... cheesy ... but catchy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0sOA6hTg0

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/06/13 at 7:34 am



Here's another I liked from back then ... cheesy ... but catchy!


Love will keep us together was really played so often on the radio during that time. A very catchy song indeed.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/06/13 at 3:15 pm


Wow Paul ... loved all of these, especially Down, Down (by The Quo).  Pilot had big hits here with both January and Magic. As far as Steve Harley goes ... I couldn't believe his voice would work as Phantom of the Opera!

I recall the top 3 songs in our Brisbane radio charts at one time were as follows;
1. Down, Down - Status Quo
2. Fox On the Run - Sweet
3. Come Up and See Me - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

Here's another I liked from back then ... cheesy ... but catchy!




Didn't The Captain have any singing parts or did he just play the piano a lot? ???

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/06/13 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MNLUpJDZk

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons- Who Loves You?

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3j_fdSpkmE

"All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNTk9DKgnbk

Doobie Brothers- Take Me In Your Arms

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/09/13 at 11:50 pm

Here is a familiar song from Quebec born singer Michel Pagliaro.  As far as I know, this one never made it outside of Canada.  I still here this on the radio from time to time ...

Pagliaro - What the Hell I Got
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUSiLRkYkcU


Here's one that is fun to sing along with ...

Major Hoople's Boarding House - I'm Running After You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0AAhhyrp1E


Here's the 2nd single by a then up and coming artist who went on to score a few other hits ...

Barry Manilow - It's A Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf3IBf7uL9k

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/09/13 at 11:51 pm


"All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.


One of the best songs ever to base upon classical music!

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/10/13 at 4:05 am


"All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.


Eric seemed to have a thing about plundering Sergei's back catalogue - his follow-up hit, 'Never Gonna Fall In Love Again' is also based on a Rachmaninoff piece...

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 4:16 am


Eric seemed to have a thing about plundering Sergei's back catalogue - his follow-up hit, 'Never Gonna Fall In Love Again' is also based on a Rachmaninoff piece...
From Songfacts:

"When he wrote this , Carmen thought the Rachmaninoff music was in the public domain, meaning he could use it free of charge. After this song came out, he found out it wasn't and agreed to a settlement with the Rachmaninoff estate."

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/10/13 at 6:41 am

Of course, Eric wasn't the only one fond of browsing through the back catalogues...here's that man again doing something to Chopin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3N_aycyLVk

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 6:50 am


Of course, Eric wasn't the only one fond of browsing through the back catalogues...here's that man again doing something to Chopin!




Barry Manilow had some great piano skills.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 6:52 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwc0AW67CmA

EWF- Shining Star

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 6:53 am

One song Barry Manilow did not write...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VH2SVes0E8

...written by Bruce Johnston.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 9:02 am

Dreams Of You by Ralph McTell, the tune of the song is based on J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcaXK6g7oLU

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 4:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSutwr3_F_E

Major Harris-Love Won't Let Me Wait

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/13 at 4:41 am

"Autobahn" is a song by German electronic band Kraftwerk, composed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider of the band, with Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics. It is co-produced by Conny Plank, and was the band's first track to use sung lyrics. Recorded in 1974 (released in May 1975), the song is designed to capture the feel of driving on a motorway.

A version of the song lasting over 22 minutes was recorded as the title track of the album Autobahn. This was edited to a more modest 4 minutes and released as a single, giving the band an unexpected Top 40 hit in the USA, and other countries, the first of their career. A differently edited version, at 3 minutes 27 seconds duration, was released in the UK, reaching #11, and was later included on the UK compilation LP Exceller 8. The song also reached #12 in Canada (Vertigo VE-203) and number 12 in the Netherlands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68C-r9kSLNE

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 6:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMXJqDvrTc8

Leon Haywood- I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/14/13 at 8:43 pm

Always liked this one ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCusyLPrFCo

... and this probably started the Bee Gees revival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBw25CrUS-o

... and how big was this that year?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4LWIP7SAjY

... another I liked a whole lot!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XWxyQVqP-M

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/14/13 at 8:54 pm

This one was so under rated. Fabulous song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypn9oKaO-3E

Another great band ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAzMhLGXYSM

... another favourite from that year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quyB8PMTD3o

Goodness ... we can see his eyes!!!  :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrffDM3hHk8

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Redhairkid on 12/15/13 at 8:23 am

1975 was the year 'Born To Run' was released. The greatest song ever! For me, that is.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lu81z2E6pE

KC & The Sunshine Band- Get Down Tonight

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/16/13 at 2:29 pm


This one was so under rated. Fabulous song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypn9oKaO-3E




Excellent song. And it was how I felt at 17.



Cat

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/16/13 at 6:16 pm


1975 was the year 'Born To Run' was released. The greatest song ever! For me, that is.


Such a great song! Such energy!


Bruce Springsteen ~ Born To Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3t9SfrfDZM

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Redhairkid on 12/17/13 at 7:38 am

Thank you, Warped! x

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/17/13 at 4:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj23_nDFSfE

Van McCoy-Hustle

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/13 at 7:46 am

Terry Jacks' version from 1975 of Kevin Johnson's "Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life". Did not chart in the UK, but the does single exist.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbLaeTqqcw

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwc0AW67CmA

Earth Wind and Fire- Shining Star

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/20/13 at 4:37 pm


Terry Jacks' version from 1975 of Kevin Johnson's "Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life". Did not chart in the UK, but the does single exist.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbLaeTqqcw


That version did reach #22 here in his native Canada, and also made #97 in the US chart.  I know it best, but I do also enjoy Johnson's original.  A great song!

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/20/13 at 4:41 pm


That version did reach #22 here in his native Canada, and also made #97 in the US chart.  I know it best, but I do also enjoy Johnson's original.  A great song!


I know them both, I prefer Terry Jacks's version probably coz I heard it more.  Terry Jacks had many hits in Canada, solo and with "The Poppy Family" with his wife at the time, Susan Jacks.

Here's one of Susan's songs from 1975: Anna-Marie
It was popular in Canada, not sure if anyone outside of Canada knows this one. I know for sure Whistledog knows it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvAGRtUk5KM

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UweCldffuBI

David Ruffin Walk Away From Love

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/29/13 at 10:28 am

A good year for a certain Kenny Nolan...who he? Well, he's better known for his writing skills, though he did have a big hit with the sickly 'I Like Dreamin'' in 1977...

'Get Dancin'' and 'Lady Marmalade' we've already heard, but here's a couple more from his pen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqz9eyakGqY

(Also known as 'My Eyes Deplored You' (!), this set the ball rolling for the first of many comebacks for Frankie...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6-T_cArSBc

Not a big hit in the US, but did well here - good use of one of them newfangled drum machines!

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/29/13 at 3:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg

loving you minnie riperton

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/31/13 at 6:54 pm

Jefferson Starship - Miracles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tCrBF71JCU

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47G-Wa4qfs

The Ohio Players - Fire

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/12/14 at 6:57 pm


loving you minnie riperton


This song is like nails on a chalkboard.  I never saw the appeal.  I still don't :-\\

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/12/14 at 7:22 pm

1975 was the year of a cover song battle here in Canada.  The week of May 31, a Canadian singer named Charity Brown rose to the Top 5 in Canada with a cover of the Motown classic Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me).  It was the first time the song (as a song itself) had appeared in the Top 40 in North America.  It did not chart in the US or the UK ...

Charity Brown - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr-___iSt0A

That same year, The Doobie Brothers released a version around the same time which became a big US hit, and despite a Top 40 placing in Canada, it failed to match the success of Charity's version in Canada ...

The Doobie Brothers - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNTk9DKgnbk

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Tia on 01/12/14 at 8:54 pm


So was this one:

America ~ Sister Golden Hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxgGVIrDqY
great tune. IMO it's the real national anthem.

it's called patriotism, bitches. look into it. ah-MOORCKA.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 6:43 am


1975 was the year of a cover song battle here in Canada.  The week of May 31, a Canadian singer named Charity Brown rose to the Top 5 in Canada with a cover of the Motown classic Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me).  It was the first time the song (as a song itself) had appeared in the Top 40 in North America.  It did not chart in the US or the UK ...

Charity Brown - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)


That same year, The Doobie Brothers released a version around the same time which became a big US hit, and despite a Top 40 placing in Canada, it failed to match the success of Charity's version in Canada ...

The Doobie Brothers - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)




I prefer The Doobie Brothers version.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tHUW_3FMkY

Mike Post - The Rockford Files

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/14/14 at 6:17 pm

Two from ELO, probably my favorite 70's band.


Evil Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s98UgBSNoL4

(Seems like I heard this song constantly when I was a little kid.  :)}


Strange Magic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqcp6xfV9_w

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 9:11 pm


Strange Magic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqcp6xfV9_w


This one always makes me think of the original Carrie from 1976 as it was used as one of the songs at the dance.  Love ELO alot!

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7HlBFf_InM&feature=kp

Carol Douglas - My Simple Heart

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/17/14 at 10:15 pm

Ray Stevens - Misty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhUpCy8Th8

Innovative country arrangement of an old jazz standard.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/18/14 at 3:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN5bio8xXp0

Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes - I wanna dance wit' choo

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/20/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1WKTOEHEqs

Silver Convention " Save Me "

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/20/14 at 7:29 pm

Here's a real obscurity that I really enjoy that I was reminded of from a post in another thread ...

Hans Staymer Band - Hello Central (Give Me Dr. Music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9VApVS4lRg

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/20/14 at 7:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QX7288H1ao

Silver Convention - Get up and Boogie

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/20/14 at 7:40 pm


Here's a real obscurity that I really enjoy that I was reminded of from a post in another thread ...

Hans Staymer Band - Hello Central (Give Me Dr. Music)



This one I heard before, I don't feel as bad at not knowing the Hans Staymer song from 1972 if you don't know it either.

Here are two songs . One band is called "Wednesday", which is the day after tomorrow, and the song is called "Here Today Gone Tomorrow".  The other group had a song called "Only yesterday" , and yesterday was Sunday. Confused? You won't be after the episode of SOAP!  :D

Wednesday ~ Here Today Gone Tomorrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTYrpzMSJnA

Carpenters ~ Only Yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhqkxzXbUMs

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/20/14 at 7:44 pm


This one I heard before, I don't feel as bad at not knowing the Hans Staymer song from 1972 if you don't know it either.

Here are two songs . One band is called "Wednesday", which is the day after tomorrow, and the song is called "Here Today Gone Tomorrow".  The other group had a song called "Only yesterday" , and yesterday was Sunday. Confused? You won't be after the episode of SOAP!  :D


LOL  That Wednesday song is my favourite song of 1975.  It is a cover song, and one of these days, I will find the original, and give it a listen, so I can officially put it in my Top 10 greatest cover songs ever!

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/21/14 at 7:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DboYRXmhrc

Ben E. King-Supernatural Thing

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/22/14 at 10:55 pm

How about some War  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xTGrfs5TXM

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/23/14 at 8:17 am


How about some War  8)




love this song. :)

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/23/14 at 8:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLYsuudJuA&feature=kp

Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/23/14 at 8:00 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLYsuudJuA&feature=kp

Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park


I really like this song, and I did then too.  I remember hearing it more in '76 but I think that City Life album came out just before Christmas of '75.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/23/14 at 8:51 pm

Sugarloaf  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0tiFIV9Pmg

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/24/14 at 3:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSRXuKa5PIs

GWEN McCRAE - Rockin Chair

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 01/26/14 at 4:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4FOXoAiSmo

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/26/14 at 3:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsfaI5fBZ68&feature=kp

Average White Band - I Just Can't Give You Up

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/26/14 at 3:29 pm





love this song.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/14 at 7:14 am

^ Which song, for the quoted reply is blank?

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 7:16 am


^ Which song, for the quoted reply is blank?


Jigsaw-Sky High

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/30/14 at 3:33 pm

Pink Floyd released their album "Wish you were here". My 2nd face Floyd album (After Dark Side)

PINK FLOYD ~ "Wish You Were Here"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvPr9YV7-Xw

Pink Floyd ~ Welcome To The Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-udg9zQSE

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwc0AW67CmA&feature=kp

Earth Wind and Fire- Shining Star

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: zcrito on 02/02/14 at 1:09 am

1975 was a good year for music.

The Blackbyrds were already mentioned but not this song,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeyL1yVY_6Q
From February 1975.


Another good one from '75,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88AbXxdKIDc
From August 1975.

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Nostalgic on 02/02/14 at 6:26 am

El Bimbo by Bimbo Jet, used in the Police Academy movies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deXt2lkMpZU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDyq_RcSo8

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/02/14 at 3:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVN8lS8934M&feature=kp

The Blackbyrds - Happy Music

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/14/14 at 12:00 pm

Here's a classic one called El Bimbo by a group called Bimbo Jet.  If you do not recognize it for this version ...

Bimbo Jet - El Bimbo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deXt2lkMpZU


... You may recognize it in this cover version from the 80s ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ctDypxm6bI

"Dancing sir.  Mostly dancing" :D

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 02/14/14 at 12:39 pm


Here's a classic one called El Bimbo by a group called Bimbo Jet.  If you do not recognize it for this version ...




The version I know from 1975 is this one.  I love Herb Alpert's instrumental music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YZH12UVxY

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/14/14 at 1:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRFdQO7GyS8&feature=kp

It's A Miracle - Barry Manilow

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Nostalgic on 02/15/14 at 4:44 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZN_8M4OpMo

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 3:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7HlBFf_InM&feature=kp

Carol Douglas - My Simple Heart

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 06/13/14 at 4:38 pm



Excellent song. And it was how I felt at 17.



Cat


Totally Agree

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/14 at 12:55 am

Zexy Euro-zpace rock --

Future Woman by Rockets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekNsE_0V_Y4

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/25/14 at 3:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUbxBSL6TXs

Faith Hope And Charity - To Each His Own

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 2:12 pm

"Let Me Be the One" was the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, written by Paul Curtis and performed in English by the band The Shadows. At the close of voting, it had received 138 points, placing 2nd in a field of 19.

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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Redhairkid on 04/01/15 at 1:15 pm

The celebrity crush I had in 1975 is an embarrassment to me now!  :-[ :P

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Nostalgic on 05/19/15 at 7:29 am

Top 100 Singles of 1975 according to Billboard magazine:

TITLE; ARTIST(S)
1 LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER - Captain And Tennille - no. 1
2 RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glen Campbell - no. 1
3 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM - Elton John - no. 1
4 BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS - Freddy Fender - no. 1
5 MY EYES ADORED YOU - Frankie Valli - no. 1
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6 SHINING STAR - Earth, Wind And Fire - no. 1
7 FAME - David Bowie - no. 1
8 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN - Neil Sedaka - no. 1
9 ONE OF THESE NIGHTS - Eagles - no. 1
10 THANK GOD I'M A COUNTRY BOY - John Denver - no. 1
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11 JIVE TALKIN' - Bee Gees - no. 1
12 BEST OF MY LOVE - Eagles - no. 1
13 LOVIN' YOU - Minnie Riperton - no. 1
14 KUNG FU FIGHTING - Carl Douglas - no. 1
15 BLACK WATER - Doobie Brothers - no. 1
16 BALLROOM BLITZ - Sweet
17 (HEY WON'T YOU PLAY) ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG - B.J. Thomas - no. 1
18 HE DON'T LOVE YOU (LIKE I LOVE YOU) - Tony Orlando And Dawn - no. 1
19 AT SEVENTEEN - Janis Ian
20 PICK UP THE PIECES - Average White Band - no. 1
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21 THE HUSTLE - Van McCoy And The Soul City Symphony - no. 1
22 LADY MARMALADE - Labelle - no. 1
23 WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS? - War
24 LOVE WON'T LET ME WAIT - Major Harris
25 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN - Stevie Wonder
26 WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS - Freddy Fender
27 FIGHT THE POWER (PART 1) - Isley Brothers
28 ANGIE BABY - Helen Reddy - no. 1
29 JACKIE BLUE - Ozark Mountain Daredevil
30 FIRE - Ohio Players - no. 1
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31 MAGIC - Pilot
32 PLEASE MR POSTMAN - Carpenters - no. 1
33 SISTER GOLDEN HAIR - America - no. 1
34 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS - Elton John - no. 1
35 MANDY - Barry Manilow - no. 1
36 HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW? - Olivia Newton-John - no. 1
37 COULD IT BE MAGIC? - Barry Manilow
38 CAT'S IN THE CRADLE - Harry Chapin - no. 1
39 WILDFIRE - Michael Murphy
40 I'M NOT LISA - Jessi Colter
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41 LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID - Wings - no. 1
42 I'M NOT IN LOVE - 10cc
43 I CAN HELP - Billy Swan - no. 1
44 FALLIN' IN LOVE - Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds - no. 1
45 FEELINGS - Morris Albert
46 CHEVY VAN - Sammy Johns
47 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED? - Linda Ronstadt
48 YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING - Barry White
49 PLEASE MR PLEASE - Olivia Newton-John
50 YOU'RE NO GOOD - Linda Ronstadt - no. 1
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51 DYNOMITE - Bazuka
52 WALKING IN RHYTHM - Blackbyrds
53 THE WAY WE WERE / TRY TO REMEMBER - Gladys Knight & The Pips
54 MIDNIGHT BLUE - Melissa Manchester
55 DON'T CALL US, WE'LL CALL YOU - Sugarloaf
56 POETRY MAN - Phoebe Snow
57 HOW LONG - Ace
58 EXPRESS - B.T. Express
59 THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD - Earth, Wind & Fire
60 LADY - Styx
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61 BAD TIME - Grand Funk
62 ONLY WOMEN - Alice Cooper
63 DOCTOR'S ORDERS - Carol Douglas
64 GET DOWN TONIGHT - K.C. & The Sunshine Band - no. 1
65 YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL / IT'S A SIN WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY - Joe Cocker
66 ONE MAN WOMAN - ONE WOMAN MAN - Paul Anka & Odia Coates
67 FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE - Bad Company
68 HOW SWEET IT IS - James Taylor
69 DANCE WITH ME - Orleans
70 CUT THE CAKE - Average White Band
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71 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE - Gloria Gaynor
72 I DON'T LIKE TO SLEEP ALONE - Paul Anka
73 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN - Donny & Marie Osmond
74 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL - Grand Funk
75 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN? - Three Degrees
76 GET DOWN, GET DOWN (GET ON THE FLOOR) - Joe Simon
77 I'M SORRY / CALYPSO - John Denver - no. 1
78 KILLER QUEEN - Queen
79 SHOESHINE BOY - Eddie Kendricks
80 DO IT (TIL YOU'RE SATISFIED) - B.T. Express
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81 CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD - Electric Light Orchestra
82 SHA-LA-LA (MAKES ME HAPPY) - Al Green
83 LONELY PEOPLE - America
84 YOU GOT THE LOVE - Rufus
85 THE ROCKFORD FILES - Mike Post
86 IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE - Tavares
87 NO NO SONG / SNOOKEROO - Ringo Starr
88 JUNIOR'S FARM / SALLY G - Paul McCartney & Wings
89 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE - Jethro Tull
90 LONG TALL GLASSES (I CAN DANCE) - Leo Sayer
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91 SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT - Elton John
92 MISTY - Ray Stevens
93 BAD BLOOD - Neil Sedaka - no. 1
94 ONLY YESTERDAY - Carpenters
95 I'M ON FIRE - Dwight Twilley Band
96 ONLY YOU - Ringo Starr
97 THIRD RATE ROMANCE - Amazing Rhythm Aces
98 YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET / FREE WHEELIN' - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - no. 1
99 SWEARIN' TO GOD - Frankie Valli
100 GET DANCIN' - Disco Tex & The Sex-O-lettes

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 12:01 pm

"Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and his daughter Doris Fisher. The song was first recorded by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in 1940. The Ink Spots featuring Bill Kenny also recorded it the same year. A live instrumental version was played and recorded by Johnny Hodges with Duke Ellington and his orchestra in the Cristal Ballroom, Fargo, North Dakota, also in 1940.

"Whispering Grass" was a 1975 UK number-one single by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle. Davies and Estelle were actors in the successful sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It was number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks from 7 June 1975. The record is a comic version of The Ink Spots' 1940 recording, and was sung in character.

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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Neeta on 07/01/15 at 5:25 am

I love, LOVE the music of the 70s, especially mid 70s onwards mainly coz I was born in 68 so I didn't start paying attention till about '75 when we got our first record player.... and when of course Countdown got popular.  I got into a lot of the earlier stuff in the 80s thanks to my best friend at the time who was a couple of years older than me, and her very trendy parents who were way into music the way my parents weren't, and so "expanded my musical horizons" LOL.

A couple of songs to get me started....
Polly Brown - Puff of Smoke.  She was from Pickettywitch (love that name!) earlier in the 70s.
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Hush - Glad All Over.
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And my favourite silly song from '75.... Maureen Elkner's Rak off Normie.  So very Aussie.
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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 9:30 am

"Sailing" is a song written by Gavin Sutherland. Rod Stewart recorded the song at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama, for his 1975 album Atlantic Crossing, and it was subsequently a number 1 hit in the UK in September 1975 for four weeks.

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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/21/15 at 9:12 pm

This hit the U.S. charts in early '75.  My first intro to this Superstar 70's group - and a favorite of mine from them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBtPf7FOoM

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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/21/15 at 9:41 pm

Funky and Disco-ey - I always liked this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqbhZjQRBBo

Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:27 pm

"Barbados" was a UK Number 1 single released in May 1975 by Typically Tropical. "Barbados" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 37 in late June 1975, and five weeks later was at Number 1 for a week. In total, "Barbados" spent eleven weeks on the chart. The track also reached Number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart, Number 1 on the South African Singles Chart, and 20 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report).

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Subject: Re: 1975: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 6:37 am

Surprisingly not included for 1975!


"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 studio album A Night at the Opera. It is a six-minute suite, consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. The song is a more accessible take on the 1970s progressive rock genre. It was the most expensive single ever made at the time of its release.

When it was released as a single, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became a commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. It reached number one again in 1991 for another five weeks when the same version was re-released, eventually becoming the UK's third best-selling single of all time. It topped the charts in several other markets as well, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands, later becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. In the United States the song originally peaked at number nine in 1976. It returned to the chart at number two in 1992 following its appearance in the film Wayne's World, which revived its American popularity.

Although critical reaction was initially mixed, "Bohemian Rhapsody" remains one of Queen's most popular songs and is frequently placed on modern lists of the greatest songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which many scholars consider ground-breaking. Rolling Stone magazine states: "Its influence cannot be overstated, practically inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on the air." In 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find "The Nation's Favourite Number One" over 60 years of music.

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