Jud Strunk – “Daisy A Day”

Tweet Talk to me about daisies and I’m likely to respond with “I’ll Give You A Daisy A Day”… that was the title line of a song by a man called Jud Strunk in the early Seventies (1973 to be precise). It’s a simple love song about a couple together from childhood to old age […]

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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” And “Sweet Alabama”

Tweet While I wasn’t really a follower of U.S. Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd at the time, I became very familiar with three of their tracks from the early Seventies, namely “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” and “Sweet Alabama”. This was largely through working with a band in Germany called Nuthin’ Fancy who were big […]

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The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” And “Holidays In The Sun”

Tweet The late Seventies were the years of punk rock, and although not the first punk rock band, The Sex Pistols were the epitome of the movement, with songs like “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen”, “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays In The Sun”. I didn’t actually get a (taped) copy of their only […]

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Lynn Anderson – “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”

Tweet In addition to topping the U.S. country chart, in late 1970 country singer Lynn Anderson scored a Number 3 Billboard Hot 100 pop chart hit with “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”. The following year the song, written by Joe South, also hit No. 3 in the United Kingdom and became one of […]

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