Category Archives: 1970-1979

FlinterFile: Arlo Guthrie- The City Of New Orleans

Arlo Guthrie wrote quite some songs, but had his only hit in the charts with a cover… Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Black Sabbath- Paranoid

This song was the most successful single Black Sabbath released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive

The movie Saturday Night Fever produced four number 1 hits in the US, of which this was the second. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Little River Band- I’ll Always Call Your Name

The Little River Band released their first album in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jonathan King- Million Dollar Bash

Bob Dylan recorded the album The Basement Tapes in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rocky Sharpe & The Replays- Imagination

Rocky Sharpe and his band The Replays released their second hit in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Paul Davidson- Midnight Rider

The Allman Brothers Band released the song Midnight Rider in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tony Joe White- Delta Love

Tony Joe White released this song in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Cars- Just What I Needed

From 1976 on, the Cars were playing live shows. However, they didn’t have a hit – yet. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Player- Baby Come Back

The band Player made their debut in the charts in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tol Hansse- Achter De Rhododendron

In 1977, Tol Hansse released his first album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Billy Preston- Will It Go Round In Circles

In 1973, Billy Preston released on of his two number 1 hits he had in the US. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Bee Gees- How Deep Is Your Love

1978 was a very successful year for the Bee Gees, as several songs from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever reached number 1 in the US. This one already hit the top spot at the end of 1977… Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Peter Brown- Love In Our Hearts

Peter Brown released his second album, Stargazer, in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Sugarloaf- Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Sugarloaf had had one hit, in 1970. In 1974, they found themselves without a record label. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

In 1975, Queen released their legendarious album A Night At The Opera. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Eagles- Hotel California

This classic song comes from a historic album and is probably the best known song by the Eagles. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Wim Sonneveld- Het Dorp

In 1974, an older song by Wim Sonneveld was a hit. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Led Zeppelin- Stairway To Heaven

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At the start of the seventies, Led Zeppelin were a popular band. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Meat Loaf- Paradise By The Dashboard Light

In 1978, Meat Loaf made his debut in the music scene with the album Bat Out Of Hell. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: John Lennon- Imagine

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John Lennon made a song with a political melody and a great melody. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water

This song could be seen as the masterpiece of Simon & Garfunkel, though Paul Simon didn’t sing on it. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Doors- Riders On The Storm

This song was the last song the Doors ever recorded with Jim Morrison – he died a few weeks later in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: ABBA- Dancing Queen

Some songs don’t need an introduction anymore, and I think this is one of them. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pink Floyd- Money

Pink Floyd released their famous album Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing

The Dire Straits released their first single in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Supertramp- School

Supertramp released their album Crime of the Century in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Bowie- Heroes

David Bowie moved to Germany in 1977, to record the album Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Alice Cooper- Halo Of Flies

In 1971, Alice Cooper and band released the album Killer. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bette Midler- The Rose

The best songs are often written in a few minutes. Just like this song, which only needed 10 minutes to be written. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Carpenters- Yesterday Once More

Due to a rock ‘n roll revival concert in 1971 and some other events, many older hits were popular again in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Run For Home

Lindisfarne had their first US hit with this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dolly Parton- You Are

Dolly Parton made a transition from country music to pop music in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Sweet- Teenage Rampage

The Sweet wanted to move on from glamrock to hardrock in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Seasons- Rhapsody

The Four Seasons released their album Helicon in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: 10CC- I’m Mandy, Fly Me

In the seventies, National Airlines had an advertisement campaign with slogans like ‘I’m Laura/Jo/Cheryl. Fly me”. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Les Humphries Singers- Mama Loo

The disco sound of the Les Humphries Singers was quite popular in the early seventies. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Joost Nuissl- Ik Ben Blij Dat Ik Je Niet Vergeten Ben

Joost Nuissl released his only hit in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- The Seeker

In 1970, The Who had to find a way to carry on after their very successful rockopera Tommy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Earth, Wind & Fire- Got To Get You Into My Life

There have been quite some covers of songs by the Beatles. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: McGuinn, Clark & Hillman- Surrender To Me

The three founding members of the Byrds formed another group to record an album in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Queen- We Will Rock You

Queen released a new stadium anthem in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Apollo 100- Joy

The band Apollo 100 didn’t exist long, but they did exist long enough to make two albums and have a big hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dennis Yost & The Classics IV- Rosanna

This band started off as a cover band, but had quite some success with their own songs, too. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Easy Driver

Kenny Loggins released his second solo album, Nightwatch, in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lou Reed- Satellite Of Love

Lou Reed wrote this song already in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kayak- Wintertime

Kayak was a Dutch band formed around Ton Scherpenzeel and with members like Pim Koopman (who later formed Diesel) and Cees van Leeuwen. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Neil Diamond- Skybird

This Neil Diamond song came from the soundtrack of the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Temptations- It’s Summer

The song It’s Summer was released twice. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dillinger- Cokane In My Brain

The Jamaican rapper Dillinger had a big hit in 1977 with his song Cokane In My Brain. Read the rest of this entry