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Wayne's Music 11/12 September 2010. Forgotten 70s songs.

Heartbeat Showaddywaddy came from Leicester, dressed as teddy boys, with a handful of revivals from the 50s. Midnight Blue Melissa Manchester, the daughter of a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera … she came through the Manhattan School Of Music and Art, studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon, before performing on the Manhattan Club scene where she was discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow.
There Goes My First Love The Drifters; just when everybody thought they'd drifted off the radar, the American institution moved to England, and reappeared in the 70s with chart numbers like this.
I'm A Train Albert Hammond, the British-Gibraltan singer/songwriter/producer.
The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich was there when it all started - at SUN records in the 50s he was a session musician for Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Bill Justis and many others.
The Laughing Gnome every artist produces at least one work that must make them cringe in later life. . Maybe this is THAT song for David Bowie.
Ravishing Ruby Tom T Hall wrote 11 #1 hit songs, and earned the knick-name "The Story-teller" because he wrote so many songs for dozens of performers.
I'm Not In Love 10CC, what an impact this song had in 1975 … art rock had arrived.
Twelfth Of Never Donny Osmond with believe it or not his second #1 in the UK, in 1973, with full production and orchestration by Don Costa and Mike Curb.
My Friend The Wind demis Roussos - the Greek Crooner - although he was born in Egypt.
Beyond The Blue Horizon Lou Christie.
Bicycle Morning Billy Sans, came from nowhere with this medium-sized hit in 1974.
I Want You To Want Me Cheap trick in Colour; when this was released on the album Live at Nippon Budakan, it became the band's biggest seller in 1978/79.
Cruel To be Kind Nick Lowe, one of the architects of the new wave sound of the 70s, with the song that his band Brinsley Schwartz rejected, and after the split up, lowe joined Rockpuile with Dave Edmunds, and later as a solo performer released this song in 1979.
I Don't Like Mondays Boom Town rats - when Bob Geldof was in Atlanta, he heard the story of Brenda Spencer, the 16 year old San Diego High School Student who lived across the road from the school, and on Monday January 29th 1979 she opened fire on the school with a rifle, killing 2 adults (including the principal) and injuring 9 students. Geldof wrote the song there and then, a studio demo was recorded with grand piano, and by the time he introduced it on stage in Loch Lomand, Scotland, the song had been transformed dramatically.

Wayne's Music Sunday 12 September 2010. forgotten 70s songs.

Torn between two Lovers Mary McGregor did not like her hit song, and still doesn't like it much.
No Regrets The Walker Brothers in 1975, back in the recording studio after an 8 year split.
Fire Pointer Sisters were back as a trio by 1978 and worked on an album of west coast soft rock with the title Energy! Hit me With Your Rhythm Stick Ian Drury with his smash hit, some polls called it the best record of 1979.

Marie Jeanne George Baker Selection … alias Johannes Bouwens a Dutch singer songwriter who became George Baker.
He Thinks I Still care Anne Murray the first solo Canadian singer to hit #1 on the pop charts with "Snowbird". Everyday Slade - were Wolverhampton's Wonder Boys,named by some publications as the UK's top 70s band.
Don't Play Your Rock And Roll To me Smokey
Don't Pull Your Love Glen Campbell
I Wouldn't Want To be Like You Alan Parsons
Could It be Love Jennifer Warnes In November 1968, Warnes (as "Jennifer Warren") portrayed the female lead in the Los Angeles, California production of the stage musical Hair.
Heard It In A Love Song Marshall Tucker band - loosely associated with the "southern rock" category.
It's All Over Now Baby Blue Graham Bonnett, one half of the duo The Marbles.
Lay Down Sally Eric Clapton
Swingtown Steve Miller Band
Arms Of Mary The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.
Question Moody Blues. Justin hayward's song questioning the war in Vietnam.
Oh You pretty Thing herman's Hermits. Well, strictly speaking Peter Noone in his solo days, producing this hit version of David Bowies' song.