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Wayne’s Music 2/3 November 2013.  Of course you remember the seventies!

‘Make It With You’         Bread – yes it was 1970 (the world was changing) this was the first single from the album “On The waters” – ushering in the soft-rock era and hitting the playlist of most easy-listening radio stations around the world. 

‘Moonlight Feels Right’            Starbuck with a great number written by keyboardist and producer of the band, Bruce Blackman –.

‘Now Is The Time’                   Jimmy James and The Vagabonds go way back to the sixties  -

‘You’re Only Lonely’      J D Souther – who was influenced a lot by Roy Orbison’s music when he was growing up …

‘Sad sweet Dreamer’       Sweet Sensation were a soul group from Manchester in England – with 16 year old lead vocalist Marcel King

‘My Angel Baby’            one from the Texan Band TOBY BEAU with one that hit the top 20 in the summer of 78 …

‘Down To Zero’    Joan Armatrading – 40 years plus in the business, 18 studio albums and several live and compilation collections …

‘All Around My Hat’       Steeleye Span -  from the 1975 album that made the electric folk band a household name in England.

‘Emma’                 Hot Chocolate – the song that was almost NOT released because Procuer Mickie Most thought it was too slow and morbid.

‘Donna’                10CC with their parody of doo-wop songs

‘What A Fool Believes’            The Doobie Brothers with the 1978 Grammy Winner for Song Of The Year and Record of the Year.

‘Run Joey Run’     the 70s also had teen tragedy songs  and here’s one you’d forgotten all about from David Geddes in 1975. 

‘You’re Such A Good Looking Woman’      Joe Dolan with the Albert Hammond and Lee Hazelwood song released in 1971.

‘ Baker Street’                Gerry Rafferty – singing about the street where he often lived – when he was trying to extricate himself from his  Stealer’s Wheel contracts after the band broke up.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 3 November 2013.  The Sugar pop classics of the 70s.   PART ONE.

‘My Baby Loves Lovin’            White Plains with lead singer Tony Burrows who was also the frontman for Edison Lighthouse, Brotherhood Of Man, The Pipkins and at least seven other groups.

‘Fool If You Think It’s Over’   Chris Rea –billed as The English Springsteen.

 ‘Without You’                Harry Nilsson with a monster in 1972 – a power ballad written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger …who recorded it first. 

‘Some Girls’                   Racey – the pop band from Weston Super-mare with a third hit song that was originally written for American group Blondie. 

‘Dreams Are Ten A penny’                 Kincade , the band that did not exist when this was a hit song in 1972 … the song was written and performed by John carter who put down a whole heap of stuff with studio musicians – when this song became a hit the Record Company was forced into forming a group to promote the work – Carter was reluctant to tour so, musician/producer John Knowles became John Kincade – until the hits ran out.


‘Don’t Let It Die’            Norman Smith the sound engineer worked on all of the Beatles sessions from 1962 to 1965 – then with Pink Floyd, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Helen Shapiro, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J Kramer and Manfred Mann – and many others, before scoring hits of his own in the 70s under the name Hurricane Smith. 

‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’         B J Thomas with the first million seller for Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1970. 

‘Rings’                 Cymarron – the trio named themselves after a Television western – just another one of the many 70s groups inspired by the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sound. 

‘Me And My Life’           The Tremeloes               

‘Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon’                   Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band ‘Early In The Morning’             here’s the one that put Vanity fare on the Map in the US …

‘Magic’                 Pilot  - the first song by Stuart Tosh, Bill Lyall and David Paton – with Alan Parsons producing the winning formula for the band in 1974. 

‘We’re All Alone’           Rita Coolidge hit paydirt with Boz Scagg’s Big number in 1977 …

‘Silly Love’           10CC – from Sheet Music – a superb album  from 1974. 

‘Won’t Somebody Dance With me’    Though the Ivor Novello awards were first presented in 1955, it was not until 1974 that one was claimed by a member of the fair sex. Lynsey de Paul was that woman, and this was the song that won it for her. 

‘Lucky Number’             Lene Lovich – American/Serbian singer/writer/actress one of the pioneers of the New Wave movement in the 70s …
‘If You leave Me Now’             Chicago – with a first number one for the band  in 1976.

‘A Friend Of Mine’                   from Gilbert O’Sullivan’s third studio album “I’m A Writer Not A Fighter” …1973. 

‘Lola’                   the song that came along at the right time to enable the Kinks to sign a new contract with RCA Records, construct their own London studio, and assume more creative and managerial control.

‘Stay Awhile’        The Bells – a Canadian Rock band which at one time had the pianist Frank Mills in the lineup (he went solo and had a hit with Music Box Dancer – a tinkley  piano hit in the seventies.)

‘After The Goldrush’      Prelude …with their famous accapella version of Neil Youg’s song …Brian Hume and His wife Irene with friend Ian Vardy were standing at a bustop – and they just started singing it – they included it in their folk group act, and it went down really well.