Paul’s Forgotten ’70s

Here is my first excursion into the 1970s. Part 1 is primarily glam rock with a Bowie & related finale. Part 2 concentrates on novelty songs, television themes and a couple from the movies. The third instalment is a mix of pop and rock, many of them juggernauts while Part 4 concentrates on funk and disco. Lastly I look at the punk & ska era from the end of the decade. The photograph dates from early December 1979; a visit to Santa Claus who was in residence at Todd’s department store in Limerick. The final year of belief.

Part 1
01 Lou Reed – Vicious
02 Jobriath – I’m A Man
03 Roxy Music – Pyjamarama
04 Roy Wood – Forever (Edit)
05 Bonnie St Claire & Unit Gloria – Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet
06 Gary Glitter – I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
07 The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
08 New York Dolls – Trash
09 Brett Smiley – Va Va Va Voom
10 The Peppers – Pepper Box
11 Marc Bolan & T. Rex – Teenage Dream
12 Cockney Rebel – Judy Teen
13 Sweet – The Six Teens
14 The Glitter Band – Angel Face
15 The Rubettes – Sugar Baby Love
16 Slade – Far Far Away
17 Dana Gillespie – Andy Warhol
18 Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World
19 Mick Ronson – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
20 David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide


Part 2
01 1970 England World Cup Squad – Back Home
02 Mr Bloe – Groovin’ With Mr Bloe
03 Sakkarin – Sugar Sugar
04 John Barry – Theme From The Persuaders
05 Benny Hill – Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
06 Johnny Pearson – Sleepy Shores
07 Stavely Makepeace – Slippery Rock ’70s
08 Lieutenant Pigeon – Mouldy Old Dough
09 Maureen McGovern – The Morning After
10 Simon Park Orchestra – Eye Level (Theme From Van Der Valk)
11 Drupi – Vado Via
12 Candlewick Green – Who Do You Think You Are
13 Geoff Love & His Orchestra – Match Of The Day Theme (Off Side)
14 The Wombles – Remember You’re A Womble
15 Band Of The Black Watch – Dance Of The Cuckoos
16 Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band – The Floral Dance
17 Driver 67 – Car 67 (UK Single Version)
18 Cats UK – Luton Airport
19 Chas & Dave – Gertcha
20 John Williams – Cavatina (Theme From The Deer Hunter)


Part 3
01 The Beatles – The Long And Winding Road
02 Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
03 The Poppy Family – Which Way You Goin’, Billy?
04 Arrival – Friends
05 Brotherhood Of Man – United We Stand
06 Gilbert O’Sullivan – Nothing Rhymed
07 Roger Whittaker – Mamy Blue
08 Andy Williams – Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
09 Cliff Richard – Jesus
10 Fleetwood Mac – Sentimental Lady
11 Perry Como – And I Love You So
12 The Carpenters – Solitaire
13 Simon May – The Summer Of My Life
14 Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat
15 Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle
16 Elvis Presley – Way Down
17 Elton John – Song For Guy (Single Version)
18 Renaissance – Northern Lights
19 The Sad Café – Every Day Hurts
20 Beach Boys – Lady Lynda


Part 4
01 Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band – Scorpio
02 Titanic – Sultana
03 MFSB featuring The Three Degrees – TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (7″ Mix)
04 Santana – Samba Ta Pi
05 Hot Chocolate – Emma
06 Bee Gees – Mr Natural
07 Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Single Edit)
08 Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven
09 Grace Jones – La Vie En Rose (7″ Version)
10 Donna Summer – Theme From The Deep (7″ Version)
11 Marshall Hain – Dancing In The City
12 ABBA – Summer Night City
13 Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You (7″ Mix)
14 France Joli – Come To Me (Radio Edit)
15 Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven (Single Version)
16 Chic – Good Times (Single Mix)
17 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (Edit)
18 Sheila B. Devotion – Spacer (Single Version)
19 Herb Alpert – Rotation (7″ Mix)
20 James Last – Rise (7″ Mix)


Part 5
01 Elvis Costello – Alison
02 The Yachts – Suffice To Say
03 Eddie & The Hot Rods – Do Anything You Want To Do
04 Wire – Dot Dash
05 Nick Lowe – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
06 The Stranglers – Walk On By (Single Edit)
07 The Cure – Killing An Arab
08 The Fall – It’s The New Thing
09 Squeeze – Up The Junction
10 Cheap Trick – Surrender
11 The Clash – English Civil War
12 The Damned – Smash It Up
13 Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head
14 Sex Pistols – No One Is Innocent
15 The Jam – Strange Town
16 Dr Feelgood – Milk And Alcohol
17 The Specials – Gangsters
18 Madness – The Prince (7″ Mix)
19 The Selecter – On My Radio
20 Johnny Thunders – You Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory

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