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FlinterFile: Wings- London Town

Paul McCartney had quite a challenge when he started recording the new album London Town in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Toto- Hold The Line


The very first single from Toto was released in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band- California


In 1978, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band released the album Watch. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: 1994:- Sing To Me


In the seventies, 1994: made two albums. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bob Dylan- Baby Stop Crying


Bob Dylan released his album Street Legal in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- New York Times


Cat Stevens converted to the Islam in 1977 and changed his name with it to Yusuf Islam. The album Back To Earth would be his last album with the name Cat Stevens and the last with Western music for the coming thirty years. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jay Ferguson- Thunder Island


In 1978, Jay Ferguson released his best known record. In the sixties, he was a member of Spirit and after that of Jo Jo Gunne. In 1976 he went solo, this song came from the second solo album he made. Though he is sometimes referred to as one hit wonder, he had another hit, Shakedown Cruise, in the year after. When this song came in the charts, Thunder Island also returned. The highest chart position in the US was number 9! Enjoy

Jay Ferguson- Thunder Island

FlinterFile: Graham Parker & The Rumour- Hey Lord, Don’t Ask Me Questions

graham parker hey lord don't ask me questions

In 1978, Graham Parker & the Rumour released a live album. Graham Parker and The Rumour worked together, but also had solo hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nick Lowe- (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass


In 1978, Nick Lowe went on with teasing David Bowie. After an EP called Bowi (which lacked the ‘e’, since Bowie released the album Low, lacking an ‘e’ of Nick’s surname), he recorded a parody from the Bowie song Breaking Glass. It started as a vague idea of Lowe, who had a sort of tune. Together with his session musicians he made the track in the studio. Two of the musicians who shared in the royalties were Steve Goulding and Andy Bodnar, who played for Graham Parker And The Rumour, whose records Nick Lowe produced. The song was released as first single on Radar Records (Lowe’s album was the first album from Radar Records). It made a number 7 hit in the UK. Enjoy

Nick Lowe- (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Whenever I Call You “Friend”

kenny loggins whenever i call you friend

In 1978, Kenny Loggins released his first big solo hit. He wrote the song with Melissa Manchester, but did not record it with her. The reason for that was that they were contracted to different labels. Melissa Manchester later released a version with Arnold McCuller. Kenny Loggins recorded it with Stevie Nicks (not credited on the single, by the way), who he met when he was the opening act of Fleetwood Mac when they were touring with the album Rumours. The song became a number 5 hit in the US. Enjoy

Kenny Loggins- Whenever I Call You “Friend”