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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The Talented Helen Reddy Part Four

The Talented Helen Reddy Part Four

Family

Reddy is an enthusiastic genealogist; she has researched her family’s history extensively and founded the Tasmanian Genealogical Society. “Genealogy is addictive; it begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, then a passion, and finally an obsession. Not only with each generation uncovered does the number of people to investigate double but so too does the desire to understand the forces that shaped them,” she writes in her autobiography.
Reddy was once asked in an interview once whether her name had any connection to the Reddy caste from India. Her response was: “I have done some research on my father’s side; most of my research has been done on my mother’s side...

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The Talented Helen Reddy Part Three

The Talented Helen Reddy Part Three

Later recordings

In 1990, Reddy issued Feel So Young – on her own label – an album which included remakes of Reddy’s repertoire favourites; her one interim recording had been the 1987 dance maxi-single “Mysterious Kind”, on which Reddy had vocally supported Jessica Williams. 1997 saw the release of Center Stage, an album of show tunes which Reddy recorded for Varèse Records; the track “Surrender” – originating in Sunset Boulevard – was remixed for release as dance maxi-single. Reddy’s final album to date was the 2000 seasonal release The Best Christmas Ever. In April 2015, Reddy released a cover of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” for the album Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles on the Purple Pyramid label.

Film, theatre and television

Reddy (...

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The Talented Helen Reddy Part Two

The Talented Helen Reddy Part Two

The “I Am Woman” era and stardom

Helen Reddy, 1975
Within a year, Wald relocated Reddy and Traci to Los Angeles, where he was hired at Capitol Records, the label under which Reddy was to attain stardom; however, Wald was hired and fired the same day.
Reddy became frustrated as Wald found success managing such acts as Deep Purple and Tiny Tim without making any evident effort to promote her; after 18 months of career inactivity, Reddy gave Wald an ultimatum: “he [must] either revitalize her career or get out… Jeff threw himself into his new career as Mr. Helen Reddy. Five months of phone calls to Capitol Records executive Artie Mogull finally paid off: Mogull agreed to let Helen cut one single if Jeff promised not to call for a month...

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The Talented Helen Reddy Part One

The Talented Helen Reddy Part One

Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian singer, actress and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman”. She is often referred to as the “Queen of ’70s Pop”.
Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy in concert, 1974
Background information
Birth name
Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy
Born
25 October 1941 (age 75)
Melbourne, Australia
Genres
Pop, easy listening
Occupations
Singer, actress
Instruments
Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active
1970–2002
Labels
Fontana, Capitol,
MCA,
Helen Reddy Inc.
Website
www.helenreddy.com
Reddy placed 25 songs on the Billboard...

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Captain & Tennille Part Two

Captain & Tennille Part Two

1990s-present

Throughout the 1990s, they continued to perform various concert dates at venues around the world, frequently at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe which was close to their home near Carson City, Nevada. One of their more notable appearances in that decade occurred when they played at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1995, as part of their 20th anniversary as an act.
At the same time throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Tennille enjoyed a second career as a big band and pop standard singer, not unlike pop colleague Linda Ronstadt. She performed with orchestras throughout the country and subsequently recorded several solo albums including Mirage Records’ More Than You Know (1984), and All of Me on Gaia Records in 1987.
In 1999, on Cartoon Network...

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Captain & Tennille Part One

Captain & Tennille Part One

Captain & Tennille
Page issues
Captain & Tennille were American recording artists whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. The husband-and-wife duo were “Captain” Daryl Dragon (born August 27, 1942) and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille (born May 8, 1940). They have five albums certified gold or platinum and scored numerous hits on the US singles charts, the most enduring of which included “Love Will Keep Us Together”, “Do That to Me One More Time”, and “Muskrat Love”. They hosted their own television variety series on ABC in 1976–77.
Captain & Tennille

Captain and Tennille, 1976
Background information
Origin
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Pop, soft rock
Years active
1974–2013
Labels
A&M, Casablanca, Mirage
Website
captainandtennille.net

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