Lost in the ’70s

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Lost in the ’70s: Meco, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”

“Hey kid,” the strange voice whispered from the dark alley of cyberspace. “C’mere, I got somethin’ for...

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Lost in the ’70s: Electric Light Orchestra

Discovery = Disco? Very! That was the joke around rock critic circles when Electric Light Orchestra unleashed Discovery upon a...

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Lost in the ’70s: Suzi Quatro

She’s Edwina Monsoon’s idea of God and for a short time in the ’70s, a lot of European pop fans felt the same way....

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Lost in the ’70s: ABBA, “Angeleyes”

The double A-side single had a nice little streak in the late ’70s; Queen alone had two. But one of my favorites didn’t chart...

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Lost in the ’70s: Steve Martin, “Grandmother’s Song”

You know what I miss? Novelty songs. Not just the typical “Weird Al” parodies, but wholly original works that slipped into the...

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Lost in the ’70s: The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco

It’s 1974 and a major milestone occurs in six-year old John Hughes’s life — he gets his weekly allowance, one dollar,...

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Lost in the ’70s: Nick Gilder, “Here Comes the Night”

Canadian Nick Gilder had a penchant for writing sugary-sweet pop/rock songs about underage hookers/street trash/what have you for a couple...