Saturday, March 26, 2011

Seventies Music Chart No1s of 1975 (US) JAN/FEB

Here are all the No1 records from the year 1975 from the US charts of that year. It really is a who's who of 70s music, and turn it up really loud and enjoy.

January

Off course a big hit by the Beatles, and credited to Lennon and McCartney, the song was alleged to have been about LSD, however it really comes from a picture that John’s son Julian had painted at School, that had featured his friend Lucy under the stars. Elton John took this single back into the charts in 1974 and75. John Lennon is actually in this recording singing as Dr. Winston O’Boogie.



Mandy by Barry Manilow

Born in 1943 Barry is still a huge star around the world, and after years of playing in bars and making jingles he made the very big time. Barry Alan Pincus (his born name). had the hit  "Mandy", which was written by Scott English and  Richard Kerr, the song was a hit in New Zealand in 1972 by Bunny Walters, and in the UK in 1971 by Scott English. Most people only remember Barry's amazing version, which originally was called "Brandy".




Please Mr Postman by Carpenters

Karen and Richard Carpenter, singing in harmony, like nobody else could with the1961 Marvelettes hit. Karen was only 32 when she died in 1983, but her voice will live on forever in the 70s music charts.

February
Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka
Written by Neil and Phil Cody


Fire by Ohio Players

This band formed way back in 1959 of course from Ohio, and Stevie Wonder was in the studio, and he knew this would be a hit.

You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt

Linda born in 1946, and in her career earned ten Grammy awards.This song from the album "Heart On A Wheel" was first a hit for Betty Everett in 1963, and was written by Clint Ballard Jnr. The Swinging Blue Jeans also had a UK hit with this single.




Best Of My Love by Eagles

This group started in California in 1971, and with the drugs and the Sun and the time, they really did catch the spirit of the mid 70s music, and have left a legacy of great music. This song was written by Don Henley, who was born in 1947, Glenn Frey  from 1948, and J D Souther born in 1945. The single comes from the album "On The Border"

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