Each week William and I select two top hits from the charts in the US and UK starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time. We are now in the 1970s.
Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2021. Here is my second selection of top 1975 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William.
News Event: May 26th “Rhinestone Cowboy” single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975
Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You –
“Lovin’ You” was written by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph.
The song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the R&B chart, and #2 on the UK Singles chart. In the US, it ranked #13 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1975. “Lovin’ You” was ranked #46 on Billboard’s Top 50 Love Songs of All Time.
News Event: July 5th At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album “Wish You Were Here” with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks. After Mercury’s death, it topped the charts for another five weeks, eventually becoming the UK’s third best-selling single of all time. In the US, the song peaked at #2 after being used in the film “Wayne’s World” (1992). In 2018, the release of the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” brought the song renewed popularity and chart success worldwide.Queen Official
New Event: October 31st Bob Geldof’s first appearance with The Boomtown Rats
Now time for my second top chart picks from 1975 and I hope you will enjoy my selection
The Eagles – One of These Nights
“One of These Nights” is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. In July that year, the record became the Eagles’ first number one album on Billboard’s album chart, yielding three Top 10 singles: “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit”. Its title song is the group’s second number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold four million copies and was nominated for Grammy Album of the Year.
News Event: November 6th First performance by punk band The Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
“Born to Run” is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run. Upon its release, music critic Robert Christgau took note of its wall of sound influence and called it “the fulfillment of everything ‘Be My Baby’ was about and lots more”.
“Born to Run” was Springsteen’s first worldwide single release, although it achieved little initial success outside of the United States. Within the U.S. it received extensive airplay on progressive or album-oriented rock radio stations and the single was Springsteen’s first top 40 hit, reaching number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song ranked number 21 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the highest entry for a song by Springsteen, and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Bruce Springsteen
Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 70s: Playback FM – Wikipedia
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William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.
His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.
While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.
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Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.
She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.
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Next week 1976 Part One. We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.