#1 hits of the 70’s

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The President’s “Duet” With Al Green On ‘Let’s Stay Together’

When President Barack Obama stopped by New York’s Apollo Theater last week for a fundraiser, he had a little fun and went acapella when he saw  Al Green in the audience,breaking into a couple of […]

01/27/2012

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Glen Campbell’s Version Of ‘Southern Nights’ – Nothing Like The Original

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Glen Campbell[/lastfm] is coming to town next month for a stop on his farewell tour, and there’s no doubt Southern Nights will be on the set list.  It was his last major hit and […]

01/17/2012

Can You Understand What This Bay City Rollers Member Is Saying?

When you start missing the fashions of the 70’s, take a good look at the above picture.  One of today’s Turntable Tuesday hits this afternoon features Scotland’s The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bay City Rollers[/lastfm] who hit #1 […]

11/22/2011

The Beatles Called Him “Mr. Fixit”

That was his nickname. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alistair Taylor[/lastfm] was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brian Epstein[/lastfm]‘s personal assistant, but ended up also serving [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] in that capacity doing various things they couldn’t do for themselves like shopping and […]

08/11/2011

KC And The Sunshine Band’s Sped Up Guitar On ‘Get Down Tonight’

Tell me with a straight face the 70’s didn’t have some of the most butt ugly clothes of any decade!  But the music is a different story.  Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 has some of […]

04/07/2011

Anne Murray’s Originally Passed On Her Only #1 Song

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Anne Murray[/lastfm] was one of Canada’s biggest exports in the 70’s with 22 hits on the American Hot 100.  She won a Grammy for Pop Female Vocal with You Needed Me.  But the first […]

03/05/2011

Shirley Jones Real Household Resembled The Partridge Family Household – A Lot

Our KOOL Weekend Of Love features one of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Partridge Family[/lastfm]‘s love songs, I Think I Love You.  A couple of things that I founf interesting about the show is the fact that [lastfm […]

02/12/2011

The Jackson Five’s Star Studded Audition For Motown

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Barry Gordy[/lastfm] signed [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Jackson Five[/lastfm] to Motown records in 1969.  41 years ago today, they had their first #1 hit for the label.  The audition was a star studded affair in Barry’s […]

01/31/2011

B.J. Thomas Recorded His Biggest Hit While Suffering From Laryngitis

You won’t believe this story. Let’s just say the songwriter was not happy with[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] B.J. Thomas[/lastfm] when he showed up for the recording session.  

01/22/2011

What ‘You’re So Vain’ Did To Carly Simon

It was her only #1 hit.  It’s featured in today’s Top 5 @ 5 as I take a look at the hits from this day in 1973.  It was a huge boost to her career, […]

01/13/2011

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