Remember this one? Lou Reed from his 1972 album Transformer. He was a friend of David Bowie, and you can hear Bowie’s voice singing backing vocals on a lot of the songs. This is my favorite song from that album, Perfect Day.
Category Archives: 1970s
Blondie – Heart Of Glass (1979)
Jigsaw – Sky High (1975)
This song, Sky High, by British band Jigsaw was a hit in the UK, where it reached number 9 and in the USA, where it reached number 3, towards the end of 1975. It was also a hit in a lot of other countries.
Heatwave – Always And Forever (1977)
Released on December 3rd, 1977, this was the second hit single from their 1976 album, Too Hot To Handle.
Tami Lynn – I’m Gonna Run Away From You (1971)
American soul singer, Tami Lynn, had a top ten hit with this song, in the UK, in 1971. This was partly due to a following of Northern Soul fans. It did not chart in the USA.
Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough (1974)
Can’t Get Enough was the biggest hit for British rock band, Bad Company. It reached number 15 in the UK and number 5, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1974.
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman (1971)
To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.
The Stranglers – No More Heroes (1977)
This song, by the Stranglers, is to commemorate the untimely death of Dave Greenfield, on May 3rd, 2020. Dave was the keyboard player from British Punk Rock band, The Stranglers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenfield This was one of the earlier hits for the Stranglers “No More Heroes”. It never charted on the Billboard Hot 100, but did reach …
Heart – Barracuda (1977)
This was one of the earlier hits for Heart, “Barracuda”. It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1977, but did not chart, in the UK.
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)
This was the first hit for Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son”. It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1976, but only made it to 51, in the UK, being their only hit there. We used to play this, at the White Horse pub, in Swanage, in the UK, around 1978 to 1981. …