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Lost in the ’70s: Gary Glitter

John C. Hughes has gotten himself Lost in the '70s again, and this time, he's all alone with Gary Glitter. Careful, John!...

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Lost in the ’70s: Andrea True Connection, “N.Y., You Got Me Dancing”

The Andrea True Connection was always, uh, more than "More, More, More" -- and John C. Hughes is here to prove it with this week's Lost in...

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Lost in the ’70s: Bryan Adams, “Let Me Take You Dancing”

I realize I’ve sort of hit upon a theme lately when it comes to LIT70s, but I don’t think it’s fair to limit just the...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Beach Boys, “Here Comes the Night”

This week's edition of Lost in the '70s finds John C. Hughes uttering that most heartfelt of mantras for the true rock fan: "Fuck Mike...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Monkees, “Oh My My”

What happens when you take two Monkees out of the zoo? Why, 1970's Micky Dolenz/Davy Jones opus Changes, of course....

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Lost in the ’70s: The Nerves

I bought and fell in love with Blondie’s Parallel Lines album when I was around ten years old, and always wondered who the mysterious...

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Lost in the ’70s: Amanda Lear, “Blood and Honey”

Where to begin with Ms. Lear?  How about her modeling career in ’60s France?  How about her years-long romance with surrealist...

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Lost in the ’70s: Raspberries, “Let’s Pretend”

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Seventies, it was next to impossible to escape hearing  Raspberries almost daily on the radio...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Sweet, “Blockbuster”

Eight children, four each from different families, puréed Brady Bunch style in a $250-a-month, four-bedroom apartment in mid-’70s...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Quick

Unknown to nearly everyone save the most devoted power-pop and glam aficionados, the Quick were managed by legendary Los Angeles scenester...

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Lost in the ’70s: Cheryl Ladd, “Think It Over”

Charlie’s Angels chanteuse Cheryl Ladd was known for two spectacular things: her acting and her singing. What? What’d you think...

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Lost in the ’70s: T. Rex

Though history has been kind to Marc Bolan and T. Rex, during their early-’70s heyday American radio most definitely was not....

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Lost in the ’70s: Metro, “Criminal World”

Have I mentioned that the internet is a pretty cool place lately?  No?  Okay, Imma mention it now! I mean, first there’s all...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Sugar Bears

Breakfast was the most important meal of the day for a child of the ’70s.  Not because of the nutritional intake it provided to...

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Lost in the ’70s: Carpenters, “Ticket To Ride”

It wasn’t the most auspicious of beginnings for Richard and Karen Carpenter.  Despite later huge success with several Top 40 hits...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Skids, “Masquerade”

Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson founded Scottish punk band the Skids in 1977 – and if that second name sounds familiar, it’s...

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Lost in the ’70s: Michael Nesmith, “Cruisin'”

Former Monkee Michael Nesmith closed out the ’70s in a better position than when the decade began.  After the Monkees disbanded,...

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Lost in the ’70s: Jeff Lynne, “Doin’ That Crazy Thing”

Remember when the Hustle swept through discos everywhere?  People were taking Hustle classes, the nightly news reported on the fad,...

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Lost in the ’70s: Charo, “Stay With Me”

We all know Charo for her ubiquitous variety show and Love Boat appearances throughout the ’70s, but did you know the former María...

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Lost in the ’70s: “Laverne & Shirley Sing”

Boy, we’d buy anything in the ’70s, wouldn’t we? Laverne & Shirley, the most successful spin-off from Happy Days, was...

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Lost in the ’70s: Neil Diamond, “Desirée”

So, who worries about the music their kids listen to? I don’t have any kids myself, but when I was visiting my 13-year-old niece...

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Lost in the ’70s: Joan Armatrading

Can you believe Joan Armatrading has been making music for nearly 40 years? Yeah, me neither. Did you know her first album came out all the...

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Lost In The ’70s: ABBA, “Hey Hey Helen”

Yeah, I know we’ve done ABBA once already this year, but in celebration of “Mamma Mia” stinking up theater screens...

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Lost in the ’70s: Blondie, “Union City Blue”

When I was 11 years old and living in rural Grafton, Ohio, there weren’t too many other kids my age in our neighborhood, especially...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Ethel Merman Disco Album

Happy Gay Pride! I mean, really. This just may be the gayest post ever on Popdose, and that’s coming from the guy who does a feature...

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Lost in the ’70s: Mud, “Dyna-Mite”

With the exception of Bowie and a couple of can’t-be-denied hits from the Sweet and T. Rex, American radio just had no time for glam...

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Lost in the ’70s: Ringo Starr, “Snookeroo”

The ’70s were the golden age of the double A-side single, a curious little thing where a record company would release a single and...

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Lost in the ’70s: Josie and the Pussycats

With long tails and ears for hats, Josie and the Pussycats, created by Archie Comics genius Dan DeCarlo, debuted on Saturday-morning TV...

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Lost in the ’70s: The Motels, “Total Control”

No, it’s not Tuesday again, and your eyes are not deceiving you. While considered by most to be an ’80s band, the Motels’...

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Lost in the ’70s: Donna Summer, “Sunset People”

In 1979, Donna Summer could do no wrong — she was, in fact, riding high with three Top Ten hits in a row. So no one blinked when...