Mouth And MacNeal – “How Do You Do”

Tweet In 1971 Dutch duo Mouth And MacNeal had a Number One hit in the Netherlands with “How Do You Do”. They went on to hit No. 8 in the United States in July of the following year. As someone has commented, Mouth And MacNeal seemed to like making videos of it, because they made […]

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Les Humphries Singers – “Mexico” (“The Battle of New Orleans”)

Tweet The Les Humphries Singers were better known in Europe than the USA, but the one song of theirs that sticks in my mind is their 1972 hit “Mexico”. It is actually an adaptation of the song “The Battle of New Orleans”, written by musician and school teacher Jimmy Driftwood (James Corbitt Morris) in 1936 […]

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Middle Of The Road – “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” And “Samson and Delilah”

Tweet It was the age of miniskirts and hot pants when Scottish band Middle Of The Road with lead singer Sally Carr had a string of pop hits in 1971 and 1972, including “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” and “Samson and Delilah”. For some reason the lines “Last night I […]

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Dobie Gray – “Drift Away”

Tweet In 1973 Dobie Gray sang the most popular version of “Drift Away”, sometimes known as “Give Me The Beat, Boys”, which had originally been recorded a year earlier, and has since become a classic ending song for concerts. He took it to Number 5 in the USA, though it didn’t enter the charts in […]

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Cher – “Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves”, “Half Breed”, “Dark Lady”, “If I Could Turn Back Time” And “Just Like Jesse James”

Tweet The first solo Number One hit by Cher of Sonny and Cher fame was “Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves” in 1971. “Half Breed” and “Dark Lady” also reached the top spot in 1973 and 1974 respectively. Cher has had any more hits over the years, but two of my favourites after the Seventies were “If […]

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