The 1970’s

Singer-songwriter Nilsson was born on this day in 1941

With the 1969 “Midnight Cowboy” movie theme “Everybody’s Talking” Nilsson scored his first big hit. During the 1970’s, he became one of the most popular singer-songwriters while at the same indulging in excess together with John Lennon. Nilsson was born 83 years ago

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Remembering the Soul legend Jackie Wilson

From his early days with The Dominoes to his solo success with memorable hits such as “Lonely Teardrops” and “Reet Petite,” Wilson’s powerful voice and dynamic performances made him a legendary figure in R&B and soul music

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Bonnie Tyler turns 73 today

Bonnie Tyler’s signature song remains the 1983 “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”, but the husky voice singer scored several other hit songs throughout the decades. Today she turns 73

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Tom Jones turns 84 today

Tom Jones career has now spanned six decades, and he has literally done everything in the music business, from hit singer to Variety shows to Las Vegas appearances and even as a coach in The Voice on recent years. Today the “Delilah” singer turns 84

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The Rock icon Suzi Quatro celebrates 74 today

Emerging during the 1970’s as a pioneering female rock musician in the male-dominated world of rock ‘n’ roll, Suzi Quatro’s self-titled debut album, released in 1973, included the hit single “Can the Can,” which topped the charts in several countries

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Remembering Gary Brooker, the distinctive voice of Procol Harum 

Procol Harum was one of the most successful bands during the late 1960’s, and crossed on into the 1970’s as a force in the Prog Rock early scene. Released in 1967, Procol Harum’s most memorable hit remains “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, but the band scored several others such as “Conquistador” and “Homburg”

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Top 10 Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

Creedence Clearwater Revival was first formed in 1959 by lead singer and guitarist John Fogerty with his high school friends Stu, Doug and his brother Tom and during the late 1960’s became one of the biggest Rock bands in the world. John Fogerty turns 79, check 10 of their best songs

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Remembering Horror Icon Vincent Price

Vincent Price was born on May 27, 1911, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Price initially began his film career as a character actor, he transitioned easily into the over the top roles he would become illustrious for in pop culture

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Remembering Peggy Lee on her birthday

Lee’s versatility extended beyond singing and she made significant contributions to the film industry, most notably by providing the voice for several characters and co-writing songs for Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan 83rd anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 83 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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Guess the Lyrics: Cher

The iconic Cher turns 78. Since the 1960’s that she has recorded some of Pop music’s most memorable songs, alongside with her acting skills. How well do you know the Pop Diva lyrics? Do the quiz and find out!

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The Amazing Miss Grace Jones

Over the last 40 years, many were the artists that were pointed as Queens of Pop, but despite never having scored strings of hits and sold millions of records, the amazing Grace Jones is the righteous Queen and turns 76 today

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Five of the Best Dennis Hopper movies

One of the most influential actors of all time, Dennis Hopper left a valuable and timeless film legacy as an actor, writer and director. We look back at five of his best movies on the 88th anniversary of his birth

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Janet Jackson celebrates 58 today

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jackson released a string of groundbreaking albums and hit singles that turned her together with her older brother Michael on the two most successful solo artists of the Jackson family

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Ten of the Best Stevie Wonder songs

With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, Stevie Wonder has composed some of Soul, Funk and Pop best songs. The once Motown child prodigy and one of the biggest music composers turns 74 today

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The Legend Of Sid Vicious: Live Fast, Die Young

Sid Vicious perhaps remains the most important Punk Rock icon of all time, but the price he paid for his immortality came earlier when he passed away from an overdose on February, 2nd 1979 in New York, aged only 21. We look back at his life and career on the 67th anniversary of his birth

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Bob Seger turns 79 today

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Seger enjoyed a string of commercial successes, propelled by hit songs like “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll”

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The singer Frankie Valli turns 90 today

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Valli and The Four Seasons dominated the airwaves with songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” earning widespread acclaim and establishing themselves as one of the most successful vocal groups of all time

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Mark Volman of The Turtles turns 77 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 77

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Billy Dee Williams turns 87 today

Billy Dee Williams was born on April 6, 1937, in New York City. Williams became a blockbuster sci-fi legend with his role as Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” & “Return of the Jedi”

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Remembering the Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 85thbirthday

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In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself

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Marvin Gaye’s last hours

On April 1, 1984, Marvin was fatally shot by his father in their Los Angeles home. On the day of the murder, Marvin and Marvin Sr were arguing about a misplaced insurance policy document. At this point, the relationship between Marvin and his father was as heated as ever- Marvin’s sister had moved out of the house just to avoid the conflict.

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In praise of Michel Polnareff

A superstar in his native land for nearly sixty years, a colossal star in Japan, but despite living for many years in the United States, Michel Polnareff is disappointingly little-known in the English-speaking world.

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 77 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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60’s sex symbol Ursula Andress turns 88

Former actress, model, and sex symbol Ursula Andress was born on March 19, 1936, in Ostermundigen, Switzerland. Andress is best known for her breakthrough role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, “Dr. No” in 1962.

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Actor Patrick Duffy turns 75 today

Patrick Duffy is best known for playing Bobby Ewing on the long-running television series “Dallas”. He also starred on the TV shows “Man from Atlantis” and “Step by Step,” among other roles.

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 70 today

Together with her sister Ann, they became the first women to front a Hard Rock band. With Heart, Nancy Wilson scored several hits that are now regarded as Rock classics such as “Barracuda”, “Crazy on You”, “Alone”, “These Dreams” and “What About Love” among others. She turns 70 today

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Revisiting KISS masterpiece “Destroyer”

Released on this day in 1976, “Destroyer” it’s much more than just another KISS album. It’s perhaps their defining record that includes some of their best songs produced by Bob Ezrin. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

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Quincy Jones turns 91 today

Quincy Jones is mostly known famous for producing Michael Jackson’s best selling albums including “Thriller”, but there’s much more to his six decades career than his contributions to Pop music

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The Cult of The Hero: “Flash Gordon”

A movie that will take you on a magical journey, through different worlds and where you really don’t have to make sense of anything, just enjoy the trip, the color, the action scenes, the beautiful vintage FX’s and Queen’s perfect score along with it.

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey turns 80

One of the most legendary and iconic Rock singer and frontmen ever, Roger Daltrey influenced and continues to influence generations of singers, with his unique vocals and charismatic stage presence

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career on his 81st birthday

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Yoko Ono turns 91 today

The artist Yoko Ono is most famous for her marriage and relationship to John Lennon, but she has had a long and productive artistic career on several fields and her experimental music influenced many of the early Alternative Rock and Art Rock movement

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Remembering the artist and politician Sonny Bono on his birthday

Sonny Bono helped to launch Cher’s career with their successful duo Sonny & Cher back in the 1960’s, with a string of hits such as “I Got You Babe” or “The Beat Goes On”. But he also wrote many songs for other artists and had an active acting career and later in his life, also as a politician. Look back at Sonny Bono’s life

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David Bowie releases “Sound And Vision” in 1977

On February 11, 1977, one of David Bowie’s most revolutionary and famous songs, “Sound And Vision” was the first single to be released from the album “Low”, the Experimental Electronic-Rock adventure of the Berlin period. The back vocals on the song were done by a very special singer

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Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack turns 87 today

Roberta Flack was born on February 10, 1937, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She is known for her #1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, and for “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You”, two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

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The Doors’ Solid Rock of “Morrison Hotel”

On February 9, 1970, The Doors redefine and reinvent themselves with a solid Rock album that was a drastic departure from their previous (and failed) attempt at making orchestral music. We look back at this timeless Rock classic that even inspired the name of a famous restaurant chain

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Mamie Van Doren Turns 93

Mamie Van Doren was born Joan Lucille Olander on February 6, 1931, in Rowena, South Dakota. She is an actress, known for “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” (1966), “Teacher’s Pet” (1958) and “Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women” (1968)

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The Ballad Of Alice “Super Duper Alice Cooper”

Alice Cooper celebrates 76 years old today. Celebrate the icon’s birthday by watching “Super Dooper Alice Cooper”, an essential documentary that will give you a better glimpse of the man behind Alice Cooper, the persona that almost drove Vincent Furnier to death

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The Legend Of Sid Vicious: Live Fast, Die Young

Sid Vicious perhaps remains the most important Punk Rock icon of all time, but the price he paid for his immortality came earlier when he passed away from an overdose on February, 2nd 1979 in New York, aged only 21. We look back at his life and career on the day that marks the anniversary of his untimely death

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Remembering Lisa Marie Presley on her birthday

The daughter of the ultimate rock legend of all time, Lisa Marie Presley was in the limelight all her life, not always for the best of the reasons. From the loss of her father at age 9, to a disastrous marriage to Michael Jackson in the 90’s, the weight of the Presley name brought her bitterness at times, and ultimately ended up in tragedy

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Phil Collins turns 73 today

Phil Collins first came to prominence during the 1970’s as the drummer, and later the lead singer, for Prog-Rock band Genesis, achieving a notorious and successful solo career in the 1980’s with a string of hit songs

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Too Beautiful to Die: The short life of the world’s first supermodel

Born on January 29, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gia Marie Carangi is widely considered to be the first supermodel. While paving the way for models like Elle MacPherson and Cindy Crawford to achieve superstardom, Gia’s beauty introduced her to the temptations of fame, to which she could not help but fall, victim. On November 18th, 1986, Gia Carangi passed away, her battle with AIDS proving too strong for the 26-year-old.

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The importance of David Bowie’s first visit to America

On January 27th, 1971, despite his fear of flying, David Bowie gets on a plane for a flight across the Atlantic for the first time financed by his label Mercury Records to go on a promotional tour of his album “The Man Who Sold The World”. Despite being unable to perform due to work visa restrictions, Bowie made the most out of this trip and it was there he started to plan his next career move

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Melanie Safka 1947-2024

The famed folk singer Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk passed away on January 23, she leaves a legacy that includes some of the most famous folk songs of the 20th century. 

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David Bowie’s Station To Station: The creative side effects of the cocaine

After the much successful incursion into soul music with the album “Young Americans”, Bowie explored new and experimental sounds with “Station To Station” released on January 23, 1976 with his Thin White Duke alter-ego at full steam. Though recorded in Los Angeles, the influential album can be regarded as the preparation for the then upcoming “Berlin Trilogy”

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Actress Diane Lane turns 59 today

Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York City and is an Oscar nomination for her role as a wayward wife in 2002’s Unfaithful. Lane has since worked more box office magic with romantic fare like Under the Tuscan Sun and Nights in Rodanthe, with additional projects including Secretariat, Man of Steel

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The Punk Rock mastermind Malcolm McLaren was born 78 years ago

His Portuguese grandmother used to tell him “To be bad is good… to be good is simply boring”, and Malcolm McLaren followed those words throughout his life. He was responsible to bring Punk to England and help to spread it around the world. The creator and mastermind behind the Sex Pistols was born on this day in 1946.

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The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 72 today

Much has been written about Paul Stanley, he’s the Starchild, one of the most iconic alter-egos and characters in Rock music. With KISS, Paul Stanley has led a career that has earned him millions of followers around the globe. The pinnacle of his success was back in the 1970’s but today, Stanley remains one of the biggest Rock Stars in the world

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Remembering Robert Palmer

During the 1980’s Robert Palmer embraced the new MTV trend and went on to make some of the 1980’s most iconic music videos which earned him a new exposure to a younger audience including the famous one for the song “Addicted To Love”

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