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Archive for the ‘Unexpected Gems’ Category

  • Carl Douglas

    Unexpected Gem: Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede – Crazy Feeling

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    To most of us Carl Douglas is mainly considered a one-hit wonder with his homage to 1970s martial arts movies ‘Kung-Fu Fighting”. It was not only the biggest-selling record of 1974 but it also sold a quite staggering 11 million copies worldwide and is the...

  • David Cassidy

    Unexpected Gems – David Cassidy Get it up for love

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    As the Justin Beiber of his day David Cassidy was among the first ever teen idols (even though he was knocking on for 20 when he made it big) and in the early 1970s his face adorned the walls of a million teenage girls’ bedrooms. As one of the first really...

  • The Tremeloes

    Unexpected Gems – The Tremeloes: Instant Whip

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    We’ve been a bit lax in terms of Unexpected Gems of late so we’re coming back with a bang and a cracking fuzz-rock (listen to the track and you’ll know why it’s so named) groover from mid-Sixties crooners and also the group Decca Records chose over...

  • Brotherhood of Man 1971

    Unexpected Gems – Brotherhood of Man: Reach Out Your hand

    • 1901 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems1 Comment

    Originally established in 1969 as a vehicle for songwriter Tony Hiller, Brotherhood of Man was an ever changing line-up of session musicians until Hiller settled on an established group who went on to Eurovision and chart success in the UK and further afield....

  • Liza Melba Moore and Nancy Wilson

    Unexpected Gems – Liza Minnelli Use Me

    • 2090 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems6 Comments

    Born into Hollywood royalty, daughter of Judy Garland, winner of an Oscar, two Golden Globes and an Emmy, one time Queen of Broadway and er, collaborator with the Pet Shop Boys Liza Minnelli’s career has been long, varied and very successful. Perhaps...