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Number 79

Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Arista ARIST 181 - 1978) Written by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN album, Because the Night was picked up by Patti Smith who was recording her most popular album EASTER right next door, the two artists sharing the same...

Number 78

Frankie Miller - Darlin' (Chrysalis CHS 2255 - 1978) Written by sax player Oscar Blandamer in 1970, Darlin' wasn't to find success for another seven years when it was recorded by the British band Poacher and shortly afterwards by Glaswegian rock singer Frankie Miller, who took the song to number...

Number 77

Duncan Browne - Journey (RAK 135 - 1072) I was just 15 when Duncan Browne's uplifting acoustic classic Journey hit the charts in 1972. Trained as a Classical guitarist, the English singer-songwriter's unusual style was a welcome change to some of the pop fodder around at the time, in fact the...

Number 76

Al Green - Let's Stay Together (London HLU 10348 - 1971) With most of the great music being recorded in 1971, especially in terms of what we now think of as classic albums, the singles charts could also provide some memorable moments in a wide range of styles and genres. The soulful sound of Al...

Number 75

Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer (BC Records CB 157 - 1971) Although the LP was the main domain of British Prog Rock bands in the late Sixties and early Seventies, the 45rpm single format did provide some of the less stubborn bands with one or two lucrative hits. The three-piece Atomic Rooster...

Number 74

The Move - Brontosaurus (Regal Zonophone RZ 3026 - 1970) The Move were one of the few pop bands in the mid to late 1960s whose singles had the credibility to cross over to rock audiences. It was with the band's heavy riff-laden single Brontosaurus , that saw the first flowering of the rock outfit...

Number 73

Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (Charisma CB 224 - 1973) I wasn't on board the Genesis bandwagon until well after the release of the band's fourth album FOXTROT sometime in early 1973 and I distinctly recall eagerly awaiting around for their next instalment, which came in the form...

Number 72

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed (MAM 3 - 1970) In the early 1970s it was impossible to avoid the songs of Gilbert O'Sullivan, whose appeal spread across a wide demographic. His stage presence appeared totally out of place as glam rock began to dominate the charts at the time. Seated at the...

Number 71

Pentangle - Light Flight (Transatlantic Big 128 - 1969) It seems that Pentangle's Light Flight has always been with me from the start even though it was recorded in 1969, a clear twelve years after I first waddled into the world. I vaguely recall the TV show Take Three Girls, for which the song...

Number 70

The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (Decca F.12952 - 1969) Originally written as a country song, influenced by both Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, Honky Tonk Women has become one of The Rolling Stones' signature tunes over the last six decades. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith...

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