Category 1970

Tony Orlando And Dawn

Tony Orlando And Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was popular in the 1970s. Their signature hits include “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”, and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)”.
Tony Orlando and Dawn

Telma Hopkins, Tony Orlando and Joyce Vincent Wilson at the premiere of their television show, 1974.
Background information
Also known as
Dawn
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Origin
New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Pop
Years active
1970–1977, 1988–1993, 2005, 2015
Labels
Bell, Elektra

Past members
Tony Orlando
Telma Hopkins
Joyce Vincent
Pamela Vincent

Early history

Tony Orlando was born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis on 3 April 1944...

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The Talented Jim Stafford

The Talented Jim Stafford

Jim Stafford

James Wayne Stafford (born January 16, 1944) is an American comedian, musician, and singer-songwriter. While prominent in the 1970s for his records “Spiders & Snakes”, “Swamp Witch”, “Under The Scotsman’s Kilt”, “My Girl Bill”, and “Wildwood Weed”, Stafford has headlined at his own theater in Branson, Missouri, since 1990. Stafford is self-taught on guitar, fiddle, piano, banjo, organ and harmonica.

Jim Stafford


Stafford in 1975
Background information
Birth name James Wayne Stafford
Born January 16, 1944 (age 73)
Origin Winter Haven, Florida, U.S.
Genres Country, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, comedian, musician
Instruments Vocals, various instruments
Years active 1974–present
Website Jim Stafford Theatre

Early years

Stafford was raised in Wint...

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The Wings Part Two

The Wings Part Two

1974–78: Second line-up

After Band on the Run, Jimmy McCulloch, former lead guitarist in Thunderclap Newman and Stone the Crows, joined the band. The first Wings project with McCulloch was McGear, a 1974 collaboration between Paul and his younger brother Mike McGear, with session musician Gerry Conway playing drums. Warner Bros. Records chose not to play up the “Wings” angle in its marketing for McGear, and the album sold poorly. However, the sessions also generated a single credited to McGear’s group the Scaffold, “Liverpool Lou”, which became a top-10 hit in the UK. Shortly thereafter, Geoff Britton joined Wings on drums, and the first recording session with this full line-up was held in Nashville, where the band stayed at the farm of songwriter Curly Putman Jr...

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The Wings Part One

The Wings Part One

Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, were an Anglo-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group’s existence.
Wings

Wings, 1975. L–R: Joe English, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch and Paul McCartney.
Background information
Also known as
Suzy and the Red Stripes
The Country Hams
Origin
England
Genres
Rock, soft rock
Years active
1971–1981
Labels
Apple, Capitol, Parlophone, Columbia

Past members
* P...

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