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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

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

FlinterFile: 1994:- Sing To Me

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

FlinterFile: Bob Dylan- Baby Stop Crying

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

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- New York Times

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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”

FlinterFile: Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock

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In 1978, Mother’s Finest released one of their few hits. The group was founded by Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy and Glenn ‘Doc’ Murdock, and they made a special mix of funk and rock. Their first single (Fire) was a small hit in the US, but the big success (in Europe) came with the song Baby Love. They became a regular act on several festivals, and their song Piece Of The Rock became a hit in especially the Netherlands, where it charted at number 7. Enjoy

Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock