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1972

This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career from 1972. To find out what else was happening in 1972 select any of the following options:

In the News
In the Charts

Singles
One Hit Wonders
Albums

At the Movies
On Television
Sporting Heroes
Page-turners
Who said that?

To find out about the rest of Lyn's career, choose a year from the table below.

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1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 20082009
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I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (single cover).

New Seekers
I'd Like To Teach
The World To Sing
(In Perfect Harmony)

(French
single cover).


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New Seekers'
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Winter '72
Newsletter



In Print

In Print 1972


In Print:
programmes

New Seekers'
UK tour


New Seekers'
tour of
Australia
and
New Zealand



On the Net

On the Net:
Eurovision


On the Net:
The Seventies



WEB LINKS

Music

About.com
Top 40 / Pop
Home Page


AMG
All Music Guide


ARTIST direct

Chartwatch

Classic Bands
.com


Click Music

Collins Crapo's
Oldies Website


everyHit.com

Nostalgia Central:
Music


Oldies Music

Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
and Museum


Q Magazine

Rolling Stone

Songfacts

Who Does That Song


We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (cassette cover).

New Seekers
We'd Like To
Teach The World
To Sing

(cassette cover).


WEB LINKS

'70s Music

Super '70s

The UK Number Ones:
1970-1974


Beg, Steal Or Borrow (single cover).

The New Seekers'
1972
Eurovision entry
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
(UK single cover).


WEB LINKS

Eurovision
Song Contest

The Eurovision
Database


Eurovision
Song Contest
Statistics


Beg, Steal Or Borrow (French single cover).

New Seekers
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
(French
single cover).


WEB LINKS

David Cassidy

David Cassidy
.com


Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin
.com


Harry Chapin
Music


Neil Diamond

The Original
Neil Diamond
Home Page


José Feliciano

José Feliciano
.com



Live at the royal Albert Hall (cassette cover).

New Seekers
Live at the
Royal Albert Hall

(cassette cover).


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New Seekers

New Seekers
Official Website


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New Seekers


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New Seekers



In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (video cover).

New Seekers
The New Seekers
In Concert
at the
Royal Albert Hall

(Portland Films)



The New Seekers at the Royal Albert Hall (video cover).

New Seekers
The New Seekers
at the
Royal Albert Hall

(Castle Hendring)


WEB LINKS

Osmonds

The Osmond's
Official Website


Todd Rundgren (album cover).

Todd Rundgren
Something / Anything?

Released in
February 1972,
this LP includes
I Saw The Light.
Lyn Paul
sang the lead vocal
on the
New Seekers'
version of this song.


WEB LINKS

Todd Rundgren

The
Todd Rundgren
Connection


Sweet

Give Us A Link

The Sweet music


T Rex

The Official
Marc Bolan Fan Club
Web Site


Dionne Warwick

The Official
Dionne Warwick
Website



Come Softly To Me (single cover).

New Seekers
Come Softly To Me
(single cover).


WEB LINKS

Desert Island
Discs

Terence Cuneo


Those Were The Days...

BBC:
I Love 1972


BBC:
I Love 1972
Music


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Do You Remember
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and '90s?


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On This Day


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.com


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Teach The World

I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by the New Seekers begins the year at number 1 and stays there for four weeks. In an interview with David Jensen, Lyn Paul recalled the day when the single first topped the charts. The New Seekers were in the office of the group's publicist, Tony Barrow.

"We were just waiting and waiting and waiting, and suddenly we were told: 'Yes, you've reached number 1' and the champagne opened. I don't remember leaving the office!" (From The Bottom To The Top, Capital Gold)

The single stays on the charts for a total of 21 weeks and ends the decade as the 6th best-selling single of the 1970s. The single also earns the group a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Performance of 1972.

Not only is the record a huge hit in the UK, its success is repeated around the world. In the USA the single reaches number 7 and would have done even better had it not been for a rival Country and Western version of the song by the Hillside Singers.


I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (sheet music).

Sheet music for
the New Seekers' number 1 hit
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony).

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Following this success, an album is released in March entitled We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (Polydor 2383 103). The album makes its chart début on 1st April, spends 25 weeks in the Top 50 and gets as high as number 2. Lyn takes the lead vocal on just one of the tracks - a Paul Williams' song entitled Just An Old Fashioned Love Song.

On 25th March the New Seekers represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Polydor 2058 201). The song comes second with a score of 114 points and the single reaches number 2 in the UK charts. On 24th April, when the New Seekers make their first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, Eve Graham jokes about it:

"The song that we're going to sing now has done quite well for us in the British charts and we're also pleased to say that it's doing well in the charts in Europe even though it didn't win a certain contest!"


Beg, Steal Or Borrow (sheet music).

Sheet music for
the New Seekers' Eurovision hit
Beg, Steal Or Borrow.

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Up until now Eve had performed the lead vocal on all but one of the New Seekers' singles. This time Lyn shares the lead vocal with Peter Doyle.

The concert at the Royal Albert Hall is one of the highlights of the New Seekers' second tour of the UK, which they embark on almost immediately after performing at Edinburgh's Usher Hall in the Eurovision Song Contest. The concert is recorded for television and years later is released as a video. An album of the concert, Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Polydor 2657 010), is released in time for Christmas. It features Lyn singing two solos - the ballad I'll Be Home and the crowd-rousing I'm A Nut. She shares the spotlight with Peter Doyle on two other songs - When I Was Small and Beg, Steal Or Borrow.

Such is the New Seekers popularity at this point in their career that Polydor Records re-release the group's last album for Philips. In June Beautiful People reappears in the shops with the title Never Ending Song Of Love (Polydor 2383 126). Meanwhile the New Seekers are voted the world's top vocal group by readers of Record Mirror and also receive a Carl-Alan award from the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Lyn, Eve, Peter, Paul & Marty spend most of the year travelling back and forth between the UK and the States. Part of the Summer is spent in the USA recording a five week TV series, The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (ABC, 15th July - 12th August). The show is broadcast on Saturday mornings between 10.00am - 11.00am. It features song and dance numbers and comedy sketches lampooning popular films and TV series. Amongst the other regulars on the show are some "names in the making": Teri Garr (who went on to greater success in films such as The Conversation, Young Frankenstein and Tootsie); Cheryl Ladd (then Cheryl Stopelmoor who found fame as Farrah Fawcett's replacement on Charlie's Angels); and Steve Martin (whose many hit films include All Of Me, Roxanne, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Father Of The Bride). The New Seekers' Summer TV appearances in the UK include a show of their own on BBC1 (Sunday, 23rd July, 7.25pm) and a guest appearance on Saturday Variety (ITV, Saturday, 12th August, 8.30pm).

During the Summer the New Seekers also cram in a cabaret tour of the north of England and a three week residence at the Talk Of The Town. Before returning to the States again, they squeeze in a short concert tour of Germany, including sell-out dates in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kiel and Munich.

A new single, Circles (Polydor 2058 242), enters the UK chart on 10th June. The song is credited to the pen of Harry Chapin, a singer-songwriter from the USA, who would go on to have hits under his own name in 1974 with W.O.L.D. and Cats In The Cradle (US number 1). Circles gets to number 4 in the UK and spends 16 weeks on the singles chart.

An album, also entitled Circles (Polydor 2442 102), is released in September. Lyn takes the lead vocal on two tracks - Todd Rundgren's I Saw The Light and Neil Diamond's Song Sung Blue. Neil Diamond's version of Song Sung Blue had been a UK hit in May 1972. Todd Rundgren's version of I Saw The Light wasn't to be a hit until June 1973, when it would reach number 36 in the UK chart.

In October the New Seekers take part in the BBC's 50th anniversary celebrations by recording a TV special titled Fifty Years Of Music. Others appearing on the show include Lulu, who gets things under way with a selection of songs from the 1920s and Henry Hall, who with the help of the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra, recalls the big band sound of the 1930s. Vera Lynn and Cliff Richard perform songs from the decades with which they are most associated (the 1940s and 1960s respectively) while Gilbert O'Sullivan covers the 1970s. The New Seekers sing Smile, originally a hit for Nat 'King' Cole in 1954, followed by a medley of other songs from the 1950s - Teresa Brewer's Music Music Music ("Put another nickel in / In the nickelodeon ..."), the Everly Brothers' Bye Bye Love, Catch A Falling Star and Magic Moments (both hits for Perry Como in 1958) and Scarlet Ribbons. The latter, which was a hit for Harry Belafonte in 1957, features Lyn Paul on lead vocal. The programme is screened on BBC2 on 6th November at 8.50pm. After recording their appearance the New Seekers fly back to America for a concert in Hollywood and another at the Forum, where they co-star with Bill Cosby, José Feliciano and Dionne Warwick.

In November, while the New Seekers tour Australia and New Zealand, a single is released titled Come Softly To Me (Polydor 2058 315). The song was originally recorded in 1959 by the Fleetwoods (London HL 8841). The New Seekers' version, which features Marty Kristian on lead vocal, enters the UK singles chart on 2nd December. The group promotes the single with TV appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: in the UK the New Seekers appear on Top Of The Pops and The Golden Shot; In the USA the group performs the song on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (CBS, Friday, 17th November, 8.00pm).

Come Softly To Me is the New Seekers' fifth UK Top 20 hit and marks the end of a hugely successful year on the UK singles charts. At the final count, the group's singles have amassed a total of 53 weeks on the charts, placing them second only to T Rex (58 weeks) and well ahead of artists like David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson, Slade and Sweet.

On Sunday, 17th December the New Seekers perform a special Christmas concert at the Hammersmith Palais for members of their Fan Club. The show is compered by DJ Ed Stewart. 8,000 people turn up and there is pandemonium as the group are mobbed by hysterical fans. Recalling scenes such as this in an interview 33 years later, Lyn said:

"Normally the groups that were being screamed at ... were all male. But we were the very first mixed group with two females in it that had all this adulation ... It was something to behold, I tell you, all these thousands of people outside hotels, actually breaking doors down to try and get to you. It was quite frightening at times but it was still a great thing to go through." (Flashback, BBC Radio Leeds, 14th August 2005)

One of Lyn's most vivid memories is the hysteria just after the Eurovision Song Contest.

"We were staying at the Caledonian in Edinburgh during the Eurovision and they had swing doors ... They saw us in the foyer and actually broke through the swing doors to try and get to us." (Flashback, BBC Radio Leeds, 14th August 2005)

On Christmas Day the group escape the "Seeker fever" in the UK by flying to America for a season at Disneyland. Meanwhile, on 27th December there is a repeat showing of the New Seekers appearance on Fifty Years Of Music (BBC1, 5.45pm).


Incidentally...

In January, while the New Seekers were topping the UK charts with I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, the writers of the song, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, were simultaneously having Top 10 hits with Softly Whispering I Love You by the Congregation and Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight by Cilla Black.

On Saturday, 30th September the painter Terence Cuneo is the guest castaway on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. One of the records he chooses to take with him to the desert island is the New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.


Autograph.


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In the News - 1972
   
 Jan

The US President, Richard Nixon, announces his intention to run for re-election in November.

The former Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth is badly damaged by fire in Hong Kong harbour on Sunday, 9th January.

On the same day 280,000 UK coal-miners begin a national seven-week strike, following the failure of pay negotiations with the National Coal Board.

Sheikh Mujib is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

On 20th January the Prime Minister Edward Heath announces that unemployment in the UK had passed the 1 million mark for the first time since the 1930s.

On 22nd January in Brussels Edward Heath, Sir Alex Douglas-Home and Geoffrey Rippon sign the Treaty of Accession of the UK to the European Economic Community.

The UK appoints its first Ambassador to Communist China.

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, British troops fire on a crowd of civil rights marchers, killing thirteen people and wounding seventeen more (a 14th man later dies of his injuries). The day on which this occurs, 30th January, becomes known as Bloody Sunday.

 Feb The British Embassy in Dublin is burnt down on 2nd February in a reprisal for Bloody Sunday.

The UK and six other European countries officially recognise the new state of Bangladesh.

As the miners' strike takes hold, power cuts are introduced in the UK. A state of emergency is declared on 9th February. The strike is called off on Friday, 25th February after miners vote to accept a £95m pay package.

On 22nd February an IRA bomb explodes outside the officers' mess at the 16th Parachute Brigade headquarters in Aldershot, southern England. Six civilians are killed - five kitchen staff and an army priest - and 19 others injured.

President Nixon visits China.

 Mar The miners' strike is settled on 2nd March, so putting an end to the power cuts.

On 24th March the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, announces to the House of Commons that direct rule from Westminster is to be imposed on Northern Ireland. William Whitelaw is appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

On 26th March, following nine months of negotiations, Malta and the UK sign a new seven-year defence agreement.

The Queen opens the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition at the British Museum on 29th March.

On 31st March CND supporters set off on a 56-mile Easter march from London to Aldermaston, Berkshire.

 Apr The first home video recorders go on sale.

On 4th April Pulsar launches the first digital watch.

On 10th April more than 5,300 people are killed by an earthquake in southern Iran.

On 20th April the astronauts aboard the Apollo 16, Charles Duke and John Young, become the fifth team to land on the moon, despite problems the previous evening with an engine on their command module, Orion.

The Soviet Union refuses visas to Swedish officials trying to present Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn with his Nobel Prize for Literature.

Five Colleges at Oxford University admit women students for the first time.

 May On 9th May Israeli soldiers disguised as maintenance staff rescue 100 people on board a hijacked Sabena plane at Lod airport in Tel Aviv.

The Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and the actress Margaret Rutherford both die on 22nd May.

Ceylon becomes a republic with the new name of Sri Lanka.

The Duke of Windsor dies at his home in Paris on 28th May, aged 77. Before his death he receives a visit from the Queen.

On 22nd May the US President Richard Nixon begins a week-long visit to Moscow. On 26th May a treaty to halt the nuclear arms race, known as the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), is signed in the Kremlin by President Nixon and the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev.

The travel company Thomas Cook & Son, which had been state-owned since 1948, is sold to a private consortium of businesses on 26th May for £22.5 million.

On 29th May three Japanese terrorists kill 26 people and injure more than 70 others at Lod Airport, Tel Aviv.

 Jun More than 400 miners are killed in an explosion at the Wankie Colliery in Rhodesia.

Gay News is founded.

The Watergate burglary takes place on 17th June. Five burglars are arrested.

On 18th June 118 people aboard a BEA flight from Heathrow to Brussels are killed in Britain's worst-ever air crash. The Trident jet crashes in a field outside Staines, missing the town centre by just a few hundred metres.

A hurricane hits the eastern States of the USA. More than 120 people are killed and half a million are made homeless by the ensuing floods.

 Jul Reginald Maudling resigns as Home Secretary while police investigate the affairs of architect John Poulsen (Maudling had been the Chairman of one of Poulsen's companies).

76 people are killed in a head on crash between two trains in Seville, Spain.

On 28th July dock workers in the UK begin an official strike.

 Aug US troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.

On Friday, 4th August, eighteen months after he had seized power, Idi Amin orders the expulsion of all Asians living in Uganda. The 50,000-strong community is given 90 days to leave.

On Thursday, 22nd August the International Olympic Committee (IOC) withdraws its invitation to Rhodesia to participate in the Munich Olympics, following the threat of a boycott by African nations.

Sir Francis Chichester dies on 26th August, aged 70.

Prince William of Gloucester is killed in a plane crash on Monday, 28th August while taking part in the Goodyear International Air Trophy at Halfpenny Green, near Wolverhampton.

 Sep On 1st September the School Leaving Age in the UK is raised from 15 years to 16.

Nine Israeli athletes, who had been kidnapped from the Olympic Village in Munich by Black September terrorists, are killed on Wednesday, 6th September in a gun battle at the Fürstenfeldbruck military airbase. A policeman also dies in the shooting, along with four of the terrorists. The Olympic Games resume after a 24-hour suspension.

Dr. Ami Sachori, a diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London, is killed by a letter bomb on 19th September.

The "Cod War" begins when an Icelandic gunboat sinks two British trawlers.

UK building workers, who had been on strike for 11 weeks, accept a 30% pay increase.

Norwegians vote against joining the Common Market.

 Oct The result of a Danish referendum shows that a majority of voters are in favour of joining the Common Market.

Sir John Betjeman is appointed Poet Laureate on Tuesday, 10th October, following the death of Cecil Day-Lewis.

On 17th October The Queen begins a state visit to Yugoslavia, her first to a Communist country.

The Liberal politician Cyril Smith wins the by-election held in Rochdale on 26th October. The seat had been held by Labour for 14 years.

The Osmonds fly into London on 29th October for their first-ever tour of the UK. They are greeted at Heathrow airport by thousands of excited fans.

 Nov The US poet and literary critic Ezra Pound dies in Venice on 1st November, aged 87.

Juan Perón returns to Argentina after 17 years in exile.

Richard Nixon is re-elected President of the USA on 7th November. In the elections for the US Congress Andrew Young becomes the first black American from the South to be elected since the mid-19th century.

On 6th November the British government imposes Phase One of its anti-inflation programme, with a 90-day freeze on pay, prices, dividends and rents.

Israel and Syria fight an eight-hour battle on the Golan Heights on 21st November.

On 24th November Finland becomes the first Western nation to formally recognize East Germany as a separate country.

In the UK the Race Relations Act comes into force on 26th November.

On the same day Anglo-Icelandic talks on the dispute over fishing limits in waters off Iceland break down.

 Dec Apollo 17 lands on the moon on 11th December - the sixth and last of the Apollo missions to do so.

On Friday, 22nd December fourteen people are rescued from the Andes, ten weeks after surviving a plane crash.

On Saturday, 23rd December Nicaragua is hit by an earthquake which devastates the capital Managua and kills more than 10,000 people.

Former US President Harry S. Truman dies on 26th December, aged 88.

On New Year's Eve Clive Sinclair unveils the world's first pocket calculator.


Autograph.


In the Charts
 
UK Chart Debuts
 
  • Colin Blunstone
  • David Cassidy
  • Lynsey de Paul
  • Electric Light Orchestra
  • Roberta Flack
  • Gary Glitter
  • Michael Jackson
  • Lindisfarne
  • Osmonds
  • Roxy Music
  • Stylistics
  • 10cc
  • Wizzard

UK Best-selling Singles
 
  • America
    A Horse With No Name

  • Argent
    Hold Your Head Up

  • Chuck Berry
    My Ding-a-Ling

  • Blackfoot Sue
    Standing In The Road

  • Colin Blunstone
    Say You Don't Mind

  • David Bowie
    Starman

  • Carpenters
    Goodbye To Love / I Won't Last A Day Without You

  • Johnny Cash and the Evangel Temple Choir
    A Thing Called Love

  • David Cassidy
    Could It Be Forever / Cherish

  • David Cassidy
    How Can I Be Sure

  • Chelsea FC
    Blue Is The Colour

  • Chiffons
    Sweet Talking Guy

  • Chi-Lites
    Have You Seen Her

  • Chicory Tip
    Son Of My Father

  • Chiffons
    Sweet Talkin' Guy

  • Alice Cooper
    Elected

  • Alice Cooper
    School's Out

  • Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
    Seaside Shuffle

  • Lynsey de Paul
    Sugar Me

  • Neil Diamond
    Song Sung Blue

  • Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
    Sylvia's Mother

  • Drifters
    At The Club / Saturday Night At The Movies

  • Drifters
    Come On Over To My Place

  • Donnie Elbert
    Where Did Our Love Go?

  • Faces
    Stay With Me

  • Roberta Flack
    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

  • Fortunes
    Storm In A Teacup

  • Gary Glitter
    Rock and Roll Part 2

  • Al Green
    Let's Stay Together

  • Hawkwind
    Silver Machine

  • Michael Jackson
    Ain't No Sunshine

  • Michael Jackson
    Ben

  • Michael Jackson
    Got To Be There

  • Michael Jackson
    Rockin' Robin

  • John and Yoko / the Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
    Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

  • Elton John
    Crocodile Rock

  • Elton John
    Rocket Man

  • Judge Dread
    Big Seven

  • Vicky Leandros
    Come What May
    [Eurovision Song Contest winner]

  • Lieutenant Pigeon
    Mouldy Old Dough

  • Lindisfarne
    Lady Eleanor

  • Lindisfarne
    Meet Me On The Corner

  • Don McLean
    American Pie

  • Don McLean
    Vincent

  • Melanie
    Brand New Key

  • Moody Blues
    Isn't Life Strange

  • Mott the Hoople
    All The Young Dudes

  • Move
    California Man

  • Johnny Nash
    I Can See Clearly Now

  • Johnny Nash
    There Are More Questions Than Answers

  • New World
    Sister Jane

  • Nilsson
    Without You

  • Donny Osmond
    Puppy Love

  • Jimmy Osmond
    Long Haired Lover From Liverpool

  • Osmonds
    Crazy Horses

  • Gilbert O'Sullivan
    Alone Again (Naturally)

  • Gilbert O'Sullivan
    Clair

  • Elvis Presley
    I Just Can't Help Believing

  • Neil Reid
    Mother of Mine

  • Cliff Richard
    Living In Harmony

  • Rolling Stones
    Tumbling Dice

  • Roxy Music
    Virginia Plain

  • Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
    Amazing Grace

  • Shangri-Las
    Leader Of The Pack

  • Paul Simon
    Mother And Child Reunion

  • Peter Skellern
    You're A Lady

  • Slade
    Gudbuy T' Jane

  • Slade
    Mama Weer All Crazee Now

  • Slade
    Take Me Bak 'Ome

  • Sly and the Family Stone
    Family Affair

  • Hurricane Smith
    Oh Babe, What Would You Say

  • Sonny and Cher
    All I Ever Need Is You

  • Ringo Starr
    Back Off Boogaloo

  • Cat Stevens
    Morning Has Broken

  • Rod Stewart
    You Wear It Well

  • Supremes
    Automatically Sunshine

  • Supremes
    Floy Joy

  • Sweet
    Little Willie

  • Sweet
    Wig Wam Bam

  • T Rex
    Metal Guru

  • T Rex
    Telegram Sam

  • 10cc
    Donna

  • Jackie Wilson
    I Get The Sweetest Feeling

  • Neil Young
    Heart Of Gold


One Hit Wonders
 
  • Roy C
    Shotgun Wedding

  • Hot Butter
    Popcorn

  • Mardi Gras
    Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby

  • Johnny Pearson Orchestra
    Sleepy Shores (Theme from Owen M.D.)

  • Faron Young
    It's Four In The Morning

  • Python Lee Jackson
    In A Broken Dream

  • Shag (Jonathan King)
    Loop Di Love


Hit Albums

Neil Diamond, Moods (album cover).

  • David Bowie
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

  • Bread
    Best Of Bread

  • Neil Diamond
    Moods

  • George Harrison and Friends
    Concert For Bangladesh

  • Lindisfarne
    Fog On The Tyne

  • Don McLean
    American Pie

  • Osmonds
    Crazy Horses

  • Rolling Stones
    Exile On Main Street

  • Paul Simon
    Paul Simon

  • Slade
    Slayed?

  • Phil Spector
    Phil Spector's Christmas Album

  • Cat Stevens
    Catch Bull At Four

  • Rod Stewart
    Never A Dull Moment

  • T Rex
    Bolan Boogie

  • T Rex
    The Slider

  • Yes
    Close To The Edge

  • Neil Young
    Harvest


Osmonds, Crazy Horses (album cover).

At the Movies
 
 
  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
  • The Boyfriend
  • Cabaret
  • The Candidate
  • Carry On Abroad
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Deliverance
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Duel
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask (Woody Allen)
  • The French Connection
  • Frenzy
  • The Godfather
  • The Hospital
  • Lady Caroline Lamb
  • Mary, Queen Of Scots
  • Play It Again Sam (Woody Allen)
  • What's Up Doc?
  • Young Winston

On Television
 
 
  • The Adventures Of Black Beauty
  • Alistair Cooke's America
  • Are You Being Served?
    (pilot episode)

  • Colditz
  • Columbo
  • Dad's Army
    (Series 5)

  • Dave Allen At Large
    (Series 2)

  • Emmerdale Farm
  • Father, Dear Father
    (Series 6)

  • General Hospital
  • John Craven's Newsround
  • The Liver Birds
    (Series 3)

  • Look - Mike Yarwood!
    (Series 2)

  • Love Thy Neighbour
    (Series 1 and 2)

  • M*A*S*H
    (USA)

  • Mastermind
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
    (Series 3)

  • My Wife Next Door
  • On The Buses
    (Series 6)

  • Pebble Mill At One
  • Record Breakers
  • Sale Of The Century
  • Shut That Door!!
    (Larry Grayson)

  • Steptoe and Son
    (Series 7)

  • Thirty Minutes Worth
    (Harry Worth)

  • Till Death Us Do Part
    (Series 4)

  • The Two Ronnies
    (Series 2)

  • Van Der Valk
  • The Waltons
  • War and Peace
  • Weekend World

Sporting Heroes
 

BBC Sport

BBC
Sports Personality
of the Year:
Mary Peters


Tennis: Virginia Wade wins the women's singles title at the Australian Open, beating Evonne Goolagong in the final in straight sets (6-4, 6-4).
Goolagong also loses in the final at Wimbledon, this time to Billie Jean King, who takes the title for the fourth time (6-3, 6-3). King also wins the women's singles title at the French Open and the US Open.
Stan Smith wins his first (and last) Wimbledon men's singles title, beating Ile Nastase in five sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5).

Horse Racing: Well To Do wins the Grand National.
Lester Piggott, riding Roberto, wins the Derby for the sixth time.

Football: Tommy Docherty is appointed Manager of Manchester United.
Leeds United win the 100th FA Cup Final, beating Arsenal 1:0.
Having been promoted from the Second Division in 1969, Derby County end the season as League Champions for the first time in the club's history.
Glasgow Rangers win the European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Dynamo Moscow 3:0 in the final.

Snooker: Alex Higgins beats the defending Champion, John Spencer, to win the first of his two World Snooker Championships.

Olympics: the US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first athlete to win seven gold medals at an Olympics.
Mary Peters wins a gold medal for Britain in the Women's Pentathlon.

Golf: Lee Trevino wins the British Open for the second year running. Jack Nicklaus is runner-up.

Chess: Bobby Fischer of the US beats Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union to become the first American world chess champion.

Horse Racing: Willie Carson becomes Champion Jockey for the first time.

Rugby: Welsh fly-half John Barry retires, aged 27.

Page-turners
 

Man Booker Prize

Winner:
John Berger
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On the shortlist:

Susan Hill
Bird Of Night

Thomas Keneally
The Chant Of Jimmy Blacksmith

David Storey
Pasmore



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Who said that?

1972

It was a time in our lives that was like living in the inside of a diamond ... It was a very good year.
Liza Minnelli

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the only city that I have walked completely around and only gone uphill.
Sean Collins

The English notion of having a good time is to visit Edinburgh in August to watch a Hungarian juggle live lobsters in a street full of Americans while paying over the odds for a Mars Bar deep fried in batter.
Humphrey Lyttelton, 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue'

Edinburgh is a cross between Copenhagen and Barcelona, except that in Copenhagen and Barcelona they speak more understandable English.
John Malkovich

Eurovision

A chance to get one trivial pop record away into the charts, a short-lived celebrity status for the lucky winners, a few bob in the bank for all concerned, and goodnight Irene.
From 'ABBA: the Name of the Game'
by Andrew Oldham, Tony Calder and Colin Irwin


The whole point of entering the Eurovision Song Contest is to try to come last - a coveted position which the crafty Finns have more or less cornered for years.
Karl Shaw

Winning ... and Losing

Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.
Damon Hill, 'Sunday Times', 18th December 1994

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost.
Martina Navratilova


Planes, Trains and Limousines

There are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
Robert Benchley, 'Pluck and Luck'

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore

I love flying. I've been to almost as many places as my luggage.
Bob Hope

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
Jean Kerr

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Mark Russell

No matter where you go, there you are.
Bob Topping

I have found that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
Mark Twain

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

America

I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual.
John Fellows Akers

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Jacques Martin Barzun

The Americans are remarkable organizers. And that's just their problem, they organize everything. Everything is planned, even orgasms!
Marlene Dietrich

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
James T. Farrell

The average American is less homophobic than he thinks he's supposed to be and more racist than he's willing to admit.
Barney Frank

The difference between America and England is that Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way.
Earle Hitchner

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Elbert Hubbard

America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
Henry M. Jackson

First, the sweetheart of the nation, then her aunt, woman governs America because America is a land where boys refuse to grow up.
Salvador de Madariaga

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee

America: the land of the dull and the home of the literal.
Gore Vidal

We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde

Australia

That brown and pleasant land.
Dame Edna Everage

Australians are just British people who are happy.
Craig Hill

Australia is an outdoor country. People go indoors only to use the toilet and that's a recent development.
Barry Humphreys

There is food in Australia. Not as we know it. The natives do, of course, on occasion put matter to mouth, but one cannot possibly call what they ingest food.
Bette Midler

Inside every Australian there's an Irishman fighting an Englishman.
Philip Royce

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles Schultz

Australian television has a reputation for being the most educational in the world, largely because it's so bad it makes you want to read a book.
Mark Wallington, 'Daily Mail', 25th August 1988


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