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Posts tagged with 70s

‘Super Fly’: How Curtis Mayfield Fashioned A Blaxploitation Classic
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‘Super Fly’: How Curtis Mayfield Fashioned A Blaxploitation Classic

The ultimate Blaxploitation soundtrack, Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Super Fly’ album transcends the movie it was written for.

Watch Upgraded Video Of David Bowie’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ Performance Of ‘Starman’

Watch Upgraded Video Of David Bowie’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ Performance Of ‘Starman’

The legendary three-minute performance launched Bowie to stardom in the summer of 1972.

‘School’s Out’: Why This Alice’s Cooper Album Is In A Different Class
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‘School’s Out’: Why This Alice’s Cooper Album Is In A Different Class

It’s title track was a global smash, but Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ album also deserves top marks as a rock classic.

‘Unknown Pleasures’: How Joy Division Created A Timeless Debut Album
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‘Unknown Pleasures’: How Joy Division Created A Timeless Debut Album

Dark, enigmatic and compelling, Joy Division’s debut album, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, has retained its allure in the decades since its release.

Good Times: How Chic’s “Bang-Bang Boogie” Song Inspired Hip-Hop
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Good Times: How Chic’s “Bang-Bang Boogie” Song Inspired Hip-Hop

Boasting one of the most-sampled hooks in history, Chic’s funky disco song Good Times made waves and kick-started the art of sampling.

‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream

Recorded live in church, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ was a landmark gospel album that converted believers and non-believers alike.

‘Lodger’: How David Bowie Checked In With A Subversive Pop Classic
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‘Lodger’: How David Bowie Checked In With A Subversive Pop Classic

The final part of his ‘Berlin Trilogy’, David Bowie’s ‘Lodger’ album was a postcard from an artist always on the move.

‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic
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‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic

Influenced by disco, Kraftwerk’s ‘The Man-Machine’ saw ‘the robots’ take over the dancefloor and pre-empt the rise of synth-pop.

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