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Wayne's Music 13/14 August 2011. 1970s.

Lawyers, Guns and Money Warren Zevon with another sardonic view of life. He didn't pull any punches in his lyrics for this song about paranoia on The Cold War.

Acropolis Adieu Mireille Mathieu , the French Chanteuse, the oldest daughter in a family of 14 children, sometimes hailed as the successor to Edith Piaf.
Hooked On A feeling Blue Swede with their highly successful cover of B J Thomas's song … the Swedish Rock group adapted the ooga-chucka-ooga chucka background from a Johnathon King version he had recorded earlier.
So, You Are A Star The Hudson brothers, were actually brothers, but their birth name was Salerno.
Cinnamon Girl Neil Young from the first album he recorded with Crazy Horse in 1969.
Me And Mrs Jones Billy Paul with one of the great love songs of the 70s, which is about marital infidelity.
If You Want To Sing Out Cat Stevens with one of his songs from the soundtrack he wrote for the 1971 film Harold and Maude.
In The Morning The Bee Gees from the album "Inception and Nostalgia" in 1972.
Night Moves Bob Seger with the song that Rolling Stone magazine named as single of the year in 1977.
Solisbury Hill Peter Gabriel, singing about his break with Genesis and anticipation of his new challenge as a solo artist.
Road Runner The Modern Lovers led by Jonathon Richman from Massachussetts, the band was very influential in the punk rock and new wave era.
Venus Shocking Blue, the Dutch rock band from The Hague had an International #1 that brings the 70s right back into the frame.
Knocks me Off My feet Stevie Wonder with one of my favourites from Songs In The key Of Life (1976).
Miss You The Rolling Stones doing DISCO? Mick Jagger insists it was not conceived as a disco song - Keith Richards says it was a damn good disco record, it was calculated to be one".

Wayne's Music Sunday 14 August 2011. 1970s. PART ONE

Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston The Rhythm and Blues musician played with the Who's Who of the rock music industry;
Drift Away Dobie Gray with the breakthrough song for both himself and producer/writer Mentor Williams (the brother of songwriter Paul Williams) .
Wish You Were here Pink Floyd from one of their best albums.


The Jean Genie David Bowie's "smorgasbord of imagined Americana"
One Toke Over The Line Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley with their obvious song about drugs, described as a song about excess.
Mexico James Taylor from Gorilla his 6th album in 1975. David Crosby and Graham Nash sing the harmonies.
The Stranger Billy Joel with the title track from his breakthrough album in 1977, with 9 songs now considered "classic Joel".
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Looking Glass, the band formed by Rutgers University alumni … they were basically a hard rock band, and this one off hit was NOT typical of their overall sound as concert goers found out sometimes to their disappointment.
Street Life Randy Crawford the jazz and rhythm and blues singer was named the 'Most Outstanding Performer' at the 1980 Tokyo Music Festival.
Three Little Birds Bob Marley with one of his most popular songs from the 77 album Exodus.
I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick with their greatest song - there must be over 20 cover versions of this 1977 winner from the band's second album "Colour".
Breakdown I think this was the first song I heard from Tom petty And The Heartbreakers, and the wonderful guitar work by Heartbreaker Mike Cambell sold it to me.
The Thrill is Gone B B King with his first million seller.
Take me To The River Talking Heads, the band that grew out of the Rhode Island School Of design in Providence, where David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth formed "The Artistics" in 1974.
Evil Ways Santana, with the first hit, and it's a crowd favourite 40 years later.
Cruel To be Kind Nick Lowe started out in the band Kippington Lodge with his good friend Brinsley Schwarz, then the band was named Brinsley Schwartz and Lowe wrote some of his best songs.
Up The Junction The Squeeze , with the third single from the second album Cool For Cats.
Honky cat Elton John - features the most extensive horn section on any Elton John song of the time to provide additional rhythm elements.