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FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Run For Home

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

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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: Loose Ends- Hangin’ On A String

The band Loose Ends released their second album in 1985. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. 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: Queen- We Will Rock You

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

FlinterFile: Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’

This song by Nilsson was used in the movie Midnight Cowboy. 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: Robin Gibb- Juliet

Robin Gibb was part of the BeeGees, but also released some solo records. 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

FlinterFile: Richenel- Temptation

The Dutch artist Richenel was mainly in the eighties popular. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mary Hopkin- Goodbye

The record label Apple, owned by the Beatles, found in Mary Hopkin one of their first hit artists. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Godley & Creme- Little Piece Of Heaven

Godley & Creme released their last album in 1988. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Diana Ross- Muscles

Diana Ross released her new album Silk Electric in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Firefall- You Are The Woman

What if your debut single becomes your biggest hit? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Steely Dan- Do It Again

Steely Dan made their debut in the charts with this song in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pratt & McClain- Happy Days

The TV-series Happy Days started in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Mr. Bojangles

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covered a song by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Juan Bastos- Loop Di Love

Juan Bastós had a hit with Loop di Love in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Luv’- Trojan Horse

In 1978, Luv had very much success with their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Golden Earring- Bombay

The Golden Earring released the single Bombay in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Jackson

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released their duet Jackson in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- The Only Living Boy In New York

In 1970, Simon & Garfunkel would release their album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nicolas Peyrac- So Far Away From L.A.

Nicolas Peyrac released one of his first successes in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Albert Hammond- It Never Rains In Southern California

Albert Hammond wrote down the story of his life in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Flower Pot Men- Let’s Go To San Francisco

This was the first single the Flower Pot Men released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Lee Roth- California Girls

David Lee Roth released his first solo single in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: America- California Dreamin’

The movie California Dreaming was released in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: R. Dean Taylor- Taos New Mexico

R. Dean Taylor was a successful song writer, producer and singer at Motown. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Maywood- Rio

The Dutch singing duo Maywood released a new album in 1981. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Duran Duran- Rio

Duran Duran had the desire to have success in the USA. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express

Graham Nash made a trip from Casablanca to Marrakesh in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Clash- London Calling

The Clash came in 1979 with a song about the many ways the world could come to an end. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ultravox- Vienna

Ultravox released this big hit in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Falco- Vienna Calling

Between the hits Rock Me Amadeus and Jeanny, Falco had another hit in 1986. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bonnie Tyler- Lost In France

This was the first hit Bonnie Tyler had. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mike Oldfield- To France

After having a hit with Moonlight Shadow, sung by Maggie Reilly, Mike Oldfield asked her again to sing on the single To France. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Boney M.- Belfast

Boney M. released a song about Belfast in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Electric Light Orchestra- All Over The World

The movie Xanadu was released in 1980. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- Moonshadow

In 1971 Cat Stevens released a song with a message of hope. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Cassidy- How Can I Be Sure

David Cassidy brought an ‘old’ song back in the charts in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Men Without Hats- Safety Dance

The Men Without Hats released this song in 1983 as the second single from their album Rhythm of Youth. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Undertones- Here Comes The Summer

The Undertones, a punk rock band, made their debut in 1979. 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: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich- Bend It!

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich released a single in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kajagoogoo- Too Shy

With this song Kajagoogoo made a successful debut in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Icehouse- Hey Little Girl

Iva Davies, the singer from Icehouse, started recording the Primitive Man album as a solo album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Jackson 5- ABC

The Jackson 5 released their second number 1 hit in 1970. Read the rest of this entry