Kraftwer - RadioAktivitat single Cover - 1976

9/8/16 – Kraftwerk – Radioactivity – 1976

Tomorrow 10/8/16, I will be travelling to Essen to see Patti Smith, so to finish this Kraftwerk thread, here is their environmental warning announcement. The song written by Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider and Emil Schult reached No.1 in France but performed poorly everywhere else (No.31 in Italy). I’ll be in Hamburg for the weekend, now what’s so famous about […]

Fox Single Bed 7 inch 1976 Single Cover

1/4/16 – Fox – Only You Can – Top Of The Pops – 1975 / S-S-S-S Single Bed – Top Of The Pops – 1976

Whatever happened to Susan Traynor? It’s a question that despite investigation seems hard to answer, so let me rephrase it. Whatever happened to Noosha Fox? For those of you that listened to the Pop charts pre Punk you would be very familiar with a string of catchy singles sung by a strangely charismatic front person […]

Rainbow - down-to-earth-poster-1980

26/1/16 – Rainbow – Since You Been Gone – 1979 / Russ Ballard – Since You’ve Been Gone – Supersonic – 1976

When Metal bands aren’t scaring you with gravity defying clothing, blinding you with light shows that would shame the set designers from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or guaranteeing that blood will pour from your ears treating you to deafness by the time your 25 – when they’re not insulting your intelligence with terrible lyrics or […]


25/11/15 – Janis Ian – At Seventeen – Live On Midnite Special – 1976 / Live On The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1976

A Grammy winning single in 1976 from Janis Ian’s seventh album, Between The Lines released in 1975. It captivated an American audience with a meaningful lyric and a poignant melody making it to No.1 on Cash Box and No.3 on the Billboard chart. At Seventeen toppled Glen Campbell’s Rhinestone Cowboy and penetrated the heart of […]

June Tabor

16/8/15 – June Tabor – While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping/ False False – Jools Holland’s Later -1994

June Tabor as recording artist came to the wider attention of British Folk fans in 1976 with two albums in that year. The first, Silly Sisters was a collaboration with Steeleye Span singer Maddy Prior, the second, her first solo album, Airs And Graces. Previously appearing as a guest on other people’s records, it took a […]

Wings US 1976

10/7/15 – Paul McCartney And Wings – Maybe I’m Amazed – Live In Seattle – 1976

Wings in the mid seventies playing Maybe I’m Amazed with a mid seventies tempo, featuring Jimmy McCulloch on lead guitar, Denny Laine on bass, Joe English on drums and Linda McCartney on keys with another incredible vocal performance from yours truly some 39 years ago. Sadly Linda McCartney lost her life to breast cancer in […]