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Song of the day: Kraftwerk- Autobahn

Kraftwerk is one of the bands that were very influential in music. They were one of the first who didn’t use normal instruments and opened up the way for dance, house, techno, hip hop and the more. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Gary Shearston- I Get A Kick Out Of You

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The Australian singer Gary Shearston had a big hit with this song in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Resonance- O.K. Chicago

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Resonance was a band which was formed by Pierre Bachelet, a French musician, and Mat Camison. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Joey Dyser- 100 Years

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If you’re talking about one hit wonders, this is a good example. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Leo Sayer- One Man Band

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Roger Daltrey released his debut solo album in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Catapult- Hit The Big Time

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In 1974, glam rock was very popular. In the Netherlands, the answer to Mud and the Sweet was found in the band Catapult. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces

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In 1974, the Average White Band had a gigantic funk hit. The Scottish band used this song as their signature tune. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Gino Vannelli- People Gotta Move

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In 1974, Gino Vannelli connected black and white with one song. The italian Canadian was discovering the disco sound with his brother, looking for synthesizers and new recording methods. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes- Get Dancin’

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In 1974, a hairdresser made his way to the charts. Sir Monti Rock III, who was named Joseph Montanez when he was born, He was a regular on the show of Johnny Carson in the sixties, and had his first hit with this song. The next song, also disco, featured Jocelyn Brown as a background singer. This song was written by Bob Crewe, a former Four Seasons member and later the man who wrote Lady Marmalade among other songs. Get Dancin’ was a number 10 hit in the US and even number 8 in the UK. Enjoy

Disco-Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancin’

FlinterFile: Harry Chapin- W.O.L.D.

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In 1974, Harry Chapin made a song about the radio. It was the time that DJ’s had a lot of influence on the music that was played in their show. Just like it is now, stations could change their format and therefore change DJ’s. Many DJ’s did want to be on air, so they looked for another station, and cared less about their private life. As Harry Chapin was promoting his music, he got to know quite some DJ’s as he played in their shows. The song was inspired by several of them, and he thought that it would be good to write a song about DJ’s if you wanted to get your music on air. The station WOLD exists, but it would rather be a play on the word WORLD. It hit the charts at number 36 in the US and 34 in the UK. Enjoy

Harry Chapin- W.O.L.D.