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1976

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This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career focusing on 1976. To find out what else was happening in 1976 select any of the following options:

In the News
In the Charts

Singles
One Hit Wonders
Albums

At the Movies
On Stage
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 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  

Lyn Paul.


SITE LINKS

New Seekers

New Seekers
on TV: 1976


New Seekers:
TOTP



New Seekers'
Appreciation Club

Newsletter No. 5
Spring 1976



In Print

In Print 1976


In Print:
programmes

Starrtime '76

Jack & The Beanstalk


On the Net

On the Net:
The Seventies


Lyn Paul.

Lyn Paul
(photo from the
Starrtime '76
theatre programme).


WEB LINKS

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and Museum


Q Magazine

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Songfacts

Who Does That Song?


'70s Music

Super '70s

The UK Number Ones:
1975-1979



Brotherhood of Man, Save Your Kisses For Me (single cover).

Brotherhood of Man
Save Your
Kisses For Me

(single cover)


WEB LINKS

Brotherhood
of Man

Brotherhood
of Man
Official Website


It's So Nice (single cover).

New Seekers
It's So Nice
(To Have You Home)

(German
single cover)


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New Seekers

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Facebook
Group


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New Seekers


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New Seekers


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New Seekers



I Wanna Go Back (single cover).

New Seekers
I Wanna Go Back
(German
single cover)


WEB LINKS

Freddie Starr

The Official
Website of
Freddie Starr


Television

DigiGuide TV Library

TV.com

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Television
Comedy

BBC
Comedy


British
TV Comedy
Database


The Good Life

British
TV Comedy
Database:
The Good Life



The Good Life, Series 2 (DVD cover).

The Good Life
Series 2
(DVD cover)


WEB LINKS

Those Were The Days...

BBC:
I Love 1976


In The '70s:
The Seventies
nostalgia site


Do You Remember
the '70s, '80s
and '90s?


BBC
On This Day


Guardian Century

History
.com


Nostalgia Central

rotten.com
Today in
Rotten History


Scope Systems
Historic Events
and Birth-Dates


This Day In Music

Wikipedia:
20th Century

Don't Wait For Me

In April Lyn Paul spends three weeks in Portugal. Part work and part holiday, it is her first break for two years.

Meanwhile Sandra Stevens (who Lyn replaced in The Nocturnes back in 1966) has a huge success with the Brotherhood of Man when they win the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with the song Save Your Kisses For Me.

The New Seekers re-form in April (without Lyn). The line-up includes newcomers Kathy Ann Rae (who takes Lyn's place) and Danny Finn (who takes over from Peter Oliver). There is some speculation in the press that Kathy has been recruited as a Lyn look-alike, but the group is quick to deny this.

"The new girl, Kathy, looks similar to Lyn Paul, yet the group maintain that it wasn't intentional, despite Kathy's once-dark hair having recently been dyed blonde.

'When I first met the boys there was no talk about re-forming the New Seekers. It was simply to record material they had written,' explains the latest recruit.

'And there wasn't a deliberate attempt for me to look like Lyn. It's the contrast between myself and Eve that was needed.' ..." (Record Mirror, 10th April 1976, page 11)

On 16th May the New Seekers hold a reunion concert at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Lyn attends the concert and is spotted by a reviewer from Record Mirror signing autographs at the bar. The group releases a comeback single, It's So Nice (To Have You Home) (CBS 4391) at the same time that Lyn releases her last single for the Polydor label, Mama Don't Wait For Me (Polydor 2058 737).


New Seekers.

The new line-up of the New Seekers.
Pictured (left to right):
Paul Layton, Kathy Ann Rae, Marty Kristian,
Eve Graham and Danny Finn.

Copyright © Chris Walter. Photo used with permission.
See more of Chris Walters' photographs
at the Photofeatures website.

Up. Down.


On 5th June Lyn appears at the New Victoria Theatre, London with the Sandpipers. The Sandpipers had first appeared in the UK charts in 1966 with the top ten hit Guantanamera. Before the year is out they will score another hit with Hang On Sloopy (UK number 32).

From 6th June through till September Lyn appears with Freddie Starr in Starrtime '76 at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.


Starrtime 76 programme.

Starrtime '76 programme.

Up. Down.


During the Autumn Lyn has a full schedule of cabaret dates (and a holiday in Barbados):

  • 7th - 9th October, Charleys, Portsmouth.
  • 10th - 16th October, Birkenhead.
  • 17th - 23rd October, Venues, Dublin.
  • 25th - 30th October, Fagins, Manchester.
  • 7th - 13th November, Stoneleigh Club, Porthcawl.
  • 21st - 27th November, Venues, S. Ireland.
  • 7th - 11th December, Bunnys, Cleethorpes.

On 19th and 20th October Lyn records a TV appearance on Wednesday at Eight (Thames Television, Series 1, Episode 4). Broadcast on 1st December, the show is hosted by Tom O'Connor and features appearances by comedian Billy Dainty and the Opportunity Knocks stars Peters & Lee.

Meanwhile, the New Seekers support Andy Williams for a week at the London Palladium and, on 5th November, release a second single, I Wanna Go Back (CBS 4786).

Lyn ends the year with a "record breaking" season in panto (23rd December - 5th February) at the Davenport Theatre, Stockport, starring with the comedy duo Little and Large in Jack & The Beanstalk. Lyn's sister Mandi also joins the cast as a member of the Chorus.


Jack and the Beanstalk (promotional flyer).

Leaflet promoting
Jack & The Beanstalk

Up. Down.


Incidentally...

The New Seekers had been gone for two years but they hadn't been forgotten! In an episode of the popular TV programme The Good Life entitled Home Sweet Home, Margo accosts her husband Jerry as he sits on the settee with his headphones on:


Margo: Are you listening to the New Seekers?

Jerry: Yes

Margo: Why?

Jerry: I like the New Seekers.

Margo: Well I detest wallpaper music.

Jerry: Oh! That's why I'm wearing headphones.

Margo: I'm sorry Jerry but I don't understand how you can listen to some silly sixteen bar song when you've got the whole of Fidelio on the shelf.

Jerry: I prefer British pop to German pop.

Margo: Philistine!

Jerry: True!


The Good Life
Series 2, Episode 6: Home Sweet Home
Written by:
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.
First broadcast: Friday, 16th January 1976, 8.30pm (BBC 1).


Autograph.


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In the News - 1976
   
 Jan

The Archers celebrates its 25th anniversary on 1st January and becomes the longest running serial on radio.

In Northern Ireland, on 5th January, ten Protestant men are shot dead as they return home from work in a mini-bus.

On the same day a new Constitution comes into force re-naming Kampuchea (formerly Cambodia) Democratic Kampuchea.

Zhou Enlai, the Premier of the People's Republic of China, dies on 8th January, aged 78.

Agatha Christie dies on 12th January, aged 85.

On 21st January Concorde takes off on its first commercial flights. A British Airways Concorde flies from London to Bahrain while an Air France Concorde simultaneously flies from Paris to Rio.

British mercenaries fly to Angola on 28th January to join the Angola Liberation Front (FNLA) in its armed struggle with the Marxist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

 Feb

Queen Elizabeth II opens the new National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on 2nd January.

Guatemala is hit by a magnitude-7.5 earthquake on 4th February. The death toll exceeds 23,000.

Frank Stagg, a Provisional IRA hunger striker from County Mayo, dies in Wakefield Prison on 12th February on the 62nd day of his hunger strike.

General Murtala Muhammed, Head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria, is assassinated on 13th February.

On 18th February the UK recognises the MPLA government in Angola.

The "Cod War" over fishing rights in the Atlantic escalates on 19th February when Iceland suspends diplomatic relations with Britian.

On 21st February Florence Ballard, one of the original members of the Supremes, dies of a heart attack, aged 32.

Angela Baddeley, best known for her role as Mrs. Bridges in Upstairs, Downstairs, dies on 22nd January, aged 71.

L.S. Lowry dies on 23rd February, aged 88.

On 27th February the Post Office announces the end of Sunday collections and Saturday afternoon opening.

On 28th February the National Theatre Company gives its last performance at the Old Vic before moving to its new home on the South Bank.

 Mar

On Thursday, 4th March, at the end of a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, a family living in Willesden, North London, is convicted of possessing explosives used for making IRA bombs. Husband and wife Philip and Anne Maguire are each sentenced to 14 years in jail. Their two sons, Mrs. Maquire's brother and a close friend are also found guilty of the same offence and jailed. All of the convictions are later overturned.

On 5th March the Pound falls below $2.00 for the first time.

42 people are killed in the Dolomites on 9th March when a line supporting a cable car snaps.

At 4.50pm on 15th March a bomb explodes in the first carriage of a Metropolitan Line train on London's Underground. The driver of the train, Julius Stephen, is shot dead as he chases after a gunman.

The British Prime Minister Harold Wilson calls a special Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, 16th March to announce his resignation. Tony Benn, James Callaghan, Anthony Crosland, Michael Foot and Roy Jenkins all stand for election as the new leader of the Labour Party.

The Lyttleton Theatre opens on 16th March with Peter Hall's production of Hamlet, starring Albert Finney in the leading role.

On 19th March it is announced that, after a 16-year marriage, Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon have decided to live apart.

On 24th March a military junta seizes power in Argentina.

Jacqueline du Pré receives an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II on 25th March.

On 27th March a bomb explodes at the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia. 85 people are injured.

 Apr

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form the Apple Computer Company on 1st April.

On 2nd April Prince Sihanouk resigns as President of Democratic Kampuchea. The former Minister of Defence, Khieu Samphan, is elected head of state by the People's Representative Assembly on 11th April. A new government, with Pol Pot as Prime Minister, is appointed on 13th April.

On Saturday, 3rd April the Brotherhood of Man win the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdon with Save Your Kisses For Me.

Howard Hughes, the billionaire recluse, dies on Monday, 5th April, aged 70.

On the same day James Callaghan beats Michael Foot by 176 votes to 137 in the final round of the Labour Party's leadership election, and so becomes the UK's new Prime Minister. He is the first Prime Minister to have previously held all three leading Cabinet posts.

Two days later, on Wednesday, 7th April, the MP and former Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party, leaving Callaghan's government with a minority of one.

On Friday, 9th April the president of the Young Liberals, Peter Hain, is acquitted at the Old Bailey of stealing £490 from a branch of Barclays Bank. He had been wrongly identified by a bank clerk and three schoolboys.

On Sunday, 11th April Steve Wozniak demonstrates his Apple I computer to the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto. It goes on sale in July.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her fiftieth birthday on 21st April.

Portugal holds its first free parliamentary elections for fifty years on 25th April. The Socialist Party led by Mário Soares wins the most seats but without securing an overall majority. Soares becomes the Prime Minister of the 1st Constitutional government on 23rd July.

Film director Sir Carol Reed, best known for directing Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948) The Third Man (1949) and Oliver (1968), for which won the Academy Award for Best Director, dies on 25th April, aged 69.

Carry On star Sid James, who was appearing in The Mating Season by Sam Cree, collapses on stage at the Sunderland Empire Theatre on 26th April and dies in hospital about an hour later, aged 62.

 May

More than 550 people are reported to have been killed and at least 1,000 are injured in Italy's worst-ever earthquake, which strikes the northern region of Friuli on 6th May.

On the same day Pan's People dance on Top Of The Pops for the last time.

On 9th May German terrorist Ulrike Meinhof commits suicide in Stuttgart-Stennheim prison.

Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the UK Liberal Party, resigns on 10th May, following allegations made by male model Norman Scott that they had an affair. Jo Grimond temporarily takes over the leadership of the Liberal Party.

The Bolivian Ambassador to France, General Joaquin Zenteno Anaya, is shot dead in Paris on 11th May. A group calling itself the Che Guevara Brigade later claims responsibility.

 Jun

The UK has the hottest Summer since Weather Centre records began.

Britain and Iceland sign an interim agreement in Oslo on 1st June to end the "Cod War." The agreement is signed by Anthony Crosland, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, and Einar Ágústsson, the Icelandic Foreign Minister.

US oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty dies on 6th June, aged 84.

In Stockholm ABBA give a special Royal Command performance on the eve of the wedding of the King of Sweden.

Riots erupt in Soweto on Wednesday, 16th June when protesters demonstrate against the compulsory use of Afrikaans as the main teaching language in black schools. It is the worst outbreak of racial violence in South Africa since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960.

On 20th June the US navy evacuates 270 Western tourists from Beirut, following the murder of the American ambassador, Francis Meloy.

The Seychelles become an independent republic on 29th June. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester represent Queen Elizabeth II at the independence celebrations.

 Jul

On 1st July Donald Neilsen is found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Lesley Whittle and three sub-postmasters. He is sentenced to life imprisonment.

On Sunday, 4th July Israeli troops mount a raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda to rescue 103 Jewish hostages being held there by Palestinian militants.

David Steel is elected leader of the UK Liberal Party on 7th July.

Four mercenaries, one American and three Britons, are executed in Angola on Saturday, 10th July. The men had been sentenced to death by firing squad at the People's Revolutionary Tribunal in Luanda on 28th June. Nine other mercenaries were given prison sentences ranging from 16 to 30 years.

The British ambassador to the Irish Republic, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, and a civil servant, Judith Cooke, are killed outside the Ambassador's Dublin residence on 21st July when the car they are travelling in drives over a land mine planted by the IRA.

The UK breaks off diplomatic relations with Uganda on 28th July.

On the same day an earthquake of 8.3 magnitude strikes the industrial city of Tangshan in China, killing 242,419 people.

On 29th July the famous pierhead at the end of the world's longest pier, in Southend, is destroyed by a fire.

 Aug

Film director Fritz Lang, best known for the films Metropolis (1927) and M (1931), dies on 2nd August, aged 85.

On 6th August John Stonehouse is sentenced to seven years in jail for fraud. The MP's secretary, Sheila Buckley, is given a two-year suspended sentence.

A tusnami strikes the Philippines on 17th August, killing 5,000 people.

Workers at the Grunwick Film Processing Laboratories in Willesden go on strike on 23rd August over unfair dismissals of colleagues, pay inequality and the company's racist practices.

A work-to-rule by Spanish air traffic controllers causes delays for holidaymakers.

On 25th August Jacques Chirac resigns as French Prime Minister.

On 30th August the Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot. At least 66 people are arrested.

On 31st August George Harrison is found guilty of subconsciously plagiarising the Ronnie Mack song He's So Fine (a hit for the Chiffons in 1963) when he wrote his 1971 chart-topper My Sweet Lord.

 Sep

On Wednesday, 1st September, despite a Bank Holiday deluge two days earlier, the Yorkshire Water Authority (YWA) installs the first of 11,500 standpipes in the streets, following the UK's longest period without rain for 80 years.

On 3rd September a riot at Hull prison is brought to an end after 67 hours of unrest.

Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, dies at 10 minutes past midnight on 9th September, aged 82.

On 10th September a British Airways Trident (Flight 476 from London to Istanbul) collides at 33,000 feet with an Inex-Adria Aviopromet DC-9 (Flight 550 from Split to Cologne). All 176 people aboard both flights are killed.

The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester is opened on 15th September.

On 19th September a Turkish Airlines Boeing 727-200 (Flight 452 from Istanbul to Antalya) crashes at Karatepe in Isparta, killing all 154 on board.

Eight men are killed on 23rd September when a fire breaks out at Swan Hunter's Neptune shipyard, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. More than 500 men had been working on the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Glasgow at the time.

On Friday, 24th September Ian Smith accepts Henry Kissenger's proposal for a two-year transition to black majority rule in Rhodesia.

 Oct

In the West German general election Helmut Schmidt's coalition government is returned to power on 3rd October with a reduced majority.

British Rail's first InterCity 125 high speed train goes into service on Monday, 4th October, making its journey from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads in 92 minutes, 4 minutes ahead of schedule.

Dame Edith Evans, celebrated for her delivery of Lady Bracknell's line "A handbag?" in The Importance Of Being Earnest, dies on 14th October, aged 88.

The Sex Pistols sign to EMI on 15th October.

In China Chairman Mao's widow is accused of plotting to seize power. She and the other members of the "Gang of four" are arrested.

Michael Foot is elected Deputy Leader of the Labour party on 21st October.

Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh resigns as President of Ireland on 22nd October. He had controversially referred the government's Emergency Powers Bill to the Supreme Court to test its constitutionality, bringing him into conflict with the Fine Gael-Labour National Coalition. He is succeeded by Patrick Hillery.

On Monday, 25th October Queen Elizabeth II oficially opens England's new National Theatre, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun.

The Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings Act is passed on 26th October. The Act enables married women to obtain a court order against their violent husbands without divorce or separation proceedings. It does not apply to unmarried women.

 Nov

Jimmy Carter wins the US Presidential election held on 2nd November with 51% of the popular vote. President Gerald Ford concedes victory at a White House press conference at midday on 3rd November. It is the first time since 1932 that a sitting president has been dismissed from office.

On 15th November peace-keeping troops from Syria move into Lebanon and take up station in the capital Beirut.

Sir Basil Spence, the architect of Coventry Cathedral, dies on 19th November, aged 69.

Rupert Davies, best known for his role in the BBC television series Maigret, dies on 22nd November, aged 59.

On 24th November an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hits the Van Province of eastern Turkey

Lol Creme and Kevin Godley leave 10cc on 26th November.

On the same day the trade name Microsoft is registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.

 Dec

The Museum of London is opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd December.

Bob Marley is wounded outside his home in Kingston, Jamaica on 3rd December, when a gunman tries to kill him. Bob's wife Rita Marley and his manager Don Taylor are also wounded.

The composer Benjamin Britten, who had been made a life peer in the Queen's birthday honours list, dies at his home in Aldeburgh on 4th December, aged 63.

Reg Prentice resigns as Minister for Overseas Development on 21st December.

Isaac Hayes files for bankruptcy on 22nd December.

Autograph.


In the Charts
 
UK Chart débuts
 
  • Boney M
  • Barbara Dickson
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Billy Ocean
  • Real Thing
  • Rose Royce
  • Sex Pistols
  • Donna Summer
  • Bonnie Tyler

Answer Me (single cover).

UK Best-selling Singles

Don't Go Breaking My Heart (single cover).

  • ABBA
    Dancing Queen

  • ABBA
    Fernando

  • ABBA
    Mamma Mia

  • ABBA
    Money Money Money

  • Joan Armatrading
    Love And Affection

  • Bay City Rollers
    I Only Wanna Be With You
  • Bellamy Brothers
    Let Your Love Flow

  • Barry Biggs
    Side Show

  • Brotherhood of Man
    Save Your Kisses For Me
    [Eurovision Song Contest winner]

  • Tina Charles
    Dance Little Lady Dance

  • Tina Charles
    I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)

  • Chicago
    If You Leave Me Now

  • Dana
    Fairy Tale

  • Kiki Dee
    Loving And Free

  • Detroit Spinners
    The Rubberband Man

  • Barbara Dickson
    Answer Me

  • Dr. Hook
    A Little Bit More

  • Dr. Hook
    If Not You

  • David Dundas
    Jeans On

  • Electric Light Orchestra
    Livin' Thing

  • Yvonne Elliman
    Love Me

  • Andy Fairweather-Low
    Wide Eyed and Legless

  • Fatback Band
    (Do The) Spanish Hustle

  • Four Seasons
    December '63 (Oh What A Night)

  • Four Seasons
    Silver Star

  • Fox
    S-S-S-Single Bed

  • Peter Frampton
    Show Me The Way

  • Gallagher and Lyle
    Heart On My Sleeve

  • Gallagher and Lyle
    I Wanna Stay With You

  • Glitter Band
    People Like You And People Like Me

  • Guys 'n' Dolls
    You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

  • Elton John
    Pinball Wizard

  • Elton John and Kiki Dee
    Don't Go Breaking My Heart

  • Gladys Knight and the Pips
    Midnight Train To Georgia

  • Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Blinded By The Light

  • Manhattans
    Hurt
  • Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains
    Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez (Theme From 2nd Movement)

  • Johnny Mathis
    When A Child Is Born (Soleado)

  • Simon May
    The Summer Of My Life

  • John Miles
    Music

  • Miracles
    Love Machine

  • Dorothy Moore
    Misty Blue

  • Paul Nicholas
    Dancing With The Captain

  • Billy Ocean
    Love Really Hurts Without You

  • Mike Oldfield
    In Dulce Jubilo / On Horseback

  • Dolly Parton
    Jolene

  • Pussycat
    Mississippi

  • Queen
    Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Queen
    Somebody To Love

  • Real Thing
    Can't Get By Without You

  • Real Thing
    You To Me Are Everything

  • Cliff Richard
    Devil Woman

  • Cliff Richard
    Miss You Nights

  • Rolling Stones
    Fool To Cry

  • Diana Ross
    Love Hangover

  • Demis Roussos
    The Roussos Phenomenon EP
  • Demis Roussos
    When Forever Has Gone
  • Sailor
    Glass Of Champagne

  • Leo Sayer
    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

  • Showaddy waddy
    Under The Moon Of Love

  • Silver Convention
    Get Up and Boogie

  • Slik
    Forever And Ever

  • Smokie
    I'll Meet You At Midnight

  • David Soul
    Don't Give Up On Us

  • Billie Jo Spears
    What I've Got In Mind

  • Candi Staton
    Young Hearts Run Free

  • Rod Stewart
    The Killing Of Georgie

  • Donna Summer
    Love To Love You Baby

  • Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
    Arms Of Mary

  • Tavares
    Don't Take Away The Music

  • 10cc
    I'm Mandy Fly Me

  • Andrea True Connection
    More More More

  • Bonnie Tyler
    Lost In France

  • Walker Brothers
    No Regrets

  • War
    Low Rider

  • Barry White
    Let The Music Play

  • Barry White
    You See The Trouble With Me

  • The Who
    Squeeze Box

  • Wings
    Let 'Em In

  • Wings
    Silly Love Songs

  • Wurzels
    I Am A Cider Drinker


One Hit Wonders
 
  • Eric Carmen
    All By Myself

  • Climax Blues Band
    Couldn't Get It Right

  • Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
    Disco Duck (Part 1)

  • Yvonne Fair
    It Should Have Been Me

  • Harpo
    Movie Star

  • Billy Howard
    King Of The Cops

  • Kursaal Flyers
    Little Does She Know

  • Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks
    Convoy GB

  • C.W. McCall
    Convoy

  • Hank Mizell
    Jungle Rock

  • Our Kid
    You Just Might See Me Cry

  • Lou Rawls
    You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

  • Robin Sarstedt
    My Resistance Is Low

  • Sherbet
    Howzat

  • Starland Vocal Band
    Afternoon Delight

  • R & J Stone
    We Do It

  • Twiggy
    Here I Go Again

  • Wild Cherry
    Play That Funky Music

  • Gheorghe Zamfir
    (Light Of Experience) Doina de Jale


Hit Albums

Eric Carmen (album cover).

  • ABBA
    Arrival

  • Joan Armatrading
    Joan Armatrading

  • Eric Carmen
    Eric Carmen

  • Neil Diamond
    Beautiful Noise

  • Eagles
    Hotel California

  • ELO
    A New World Record

  • Peter Frampton
    Frampton Comes Alive

  • Gallagher and Lyle
    Breakaway

  • Genesis
    A Trick Of The Tail

  • Emmylou Harris
    Elite Hotel

  • Nils Lofgren
    Cry Tough

  • Cliff Richard
    I'm Nearly Famous

  • Leo Sayer
    Endless Flight

  • Status Quo
    Blue for You

  • Rod Stewart
    A Night On The Town

  • 10cc
    How Dare You?

  • Thin Lizzy
    Jailbreak

  • Stevie Wonder
    Songs In The Key Of Life


Emmylou Harris, Elite Hotel (album cover).

At the Movies
 
 
  • All The President's Men
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Drum
  • Jaws
  • Lipstick
  • Mahogany
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth
  • Marathon Man
  • The Message
  • The Missouri Breaks
  • The Omen
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Shout at the Devil
  • Taxi Driver

On Stage
 


'A Chorus Line' Original Broadway Cast album.

Tony Award for Best Musical:
A Chorus Line

Society of
West End Theatre
Award for Musical of the Year:
A Chorus Line


On Television
 
 
  • Are You Being Served?
    (Series 4)

  • Ask Aspel
  • The Bionic Woman
  • Charlie's Angels
    (USA)

  • Dave Allen At Large
    (Series 5)

  • Dixon Of Dock Green
    (last episode)

  • The Duchess Of Duke Street
  • The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin
    (Series 1)

  • The Freddie Starr Show
  • George and Mildred
    (Series 1)

  • The Good Life
    (Series 2 and 3)

  • I, Claudius
  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum
    (Series 3 and 4)

  • Last Of The Summer Wine
    (Series 3)

  • The Liver Birds
    (Series 6 and 7)

  • Look - Mike Yarwood!
    (Series 6)

  • Man About The House
    (Series 6)

  • The Morecambe & Wise Show
    (Series 9)

  • Multi-coloured Swap Shop
  • The Muppet Show
    (Series 1)

  • The New Avengers
  • Nuts In May
  • One Man And His Dog
  • Open All Hours
    (Series 1)

  • Paddington
  • Rich Man, Poor Man
  • Ripping Yarns
  • Rock Follies
  • Sailor
  • Sez Les
    (Series 11)

  • Starsky And Hutch
  • The Sweeney
    (Series 3)

  • The Two Ronnies
    (Series 5)

  • Two's Company
    (Series 2)

  • The Val Doonican Music Show
  • When The Boat Comes In

Sporting Heroes
 

BBC Sport

BBC
Sports Personality
of the Year:
John Curry


Ice Skating: in January John Curry wins the Men's European Figure Skating Championships in Geneva. In February he wins a gold medal in the Men's Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. In March he makes it three in a row by winning the Men's World Figure Skating title in Gothenberg. He is the first Briton to win all three titles.

Horse Racing: Rag Trade wins the Grand National. Red Rum, the winner in 1973 and '74 and runner-up in 1975, finishes second.
On 2nd June, 22 years after his first victory on Never Say Die, Lester Piggott wins the Epsom Derby on Empery. In so doing he becomes the first jockey to ride seven Derby winners.

Rowing: Oxford win the Boat Race in a record time of 16 minutes, 58 seconds.

Snooker: Ray Reardon beats Alex Higgins in the final of the World Snooker Championship (27-16).

Football: On 4th May Liverpool become Football League First Division Champions for the 9th time.
Second Division Southampton beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final.

Tennis: Sue Barker wins the women's singles title at the French Open.
Chris Evert wins the women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Evonne Cawley in the final in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 8-6).
Björn Borg wins the first of his five men's singles titles at Wimbledon, beating Ile Nastase in the final in straight sets (6-4, 6-2, 9-7).

Olympics: Nadia Comaneci becomes the first gymnast to score a perfect 10.
Swimmer David Wilkie wins gold in the men's 200m breast stroke. He only wins silver in the 100m breast stroke, despite breaking the world record. The gold medal is won by John Henckhen.

Golf: Johnny Miller wins the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by six strokes. The 1966 and 1970 British Open Champion, Jack Nicklaus, is runner-up.

Motor Racing: Barry Sheene wins the World 500cc motor cycle title.
James Hunt
wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship with a third-place finish in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Page-turners
 

Man Booker Prize

Winner:
David Storey
Saville




Postcard from 1976.

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Who said that?

Brotherhood of Man

If Abba coughed, Brotherhood of Man would be in the studio doing the same thing with a few more splutters and an extra choke or two.
From 'ABBA: the Name of the Game'
by Andrew Oldham, Tony Calder and Colin Irwin


No Going Back

I learned ... that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back - that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street.
Agatha Christie

You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you.
Heraclitus

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
A. E. Hotchner

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Waitley, 'Seeds Of Greatness'

Holidays

Doesn't the year fly quickly? One minute it's O, Come All Ye Faithful, the next you're flat on your back in the sand.
Mr. Humphries (John Inman), 'Are You Being Served?'

Ireland

Ireland has one of the world's heaviest rainfalls. If ever you see an Irishman with a tan, it's rust. We have a very old saying in Ireland: 'When you can see the mountains, it's going to rain, and when you can't see the mountains, it's raining.'
Dave Allen

The Irish make perfect sense. It's just not always the sense that others are expecting.
Dave Allen

Where would the Irish be without someone to be Irish at?
Elizabeth Bowen

The Irish is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
Sigmund Freud

The Irish are a race of people who don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.
Sidney Littlewood

I'm Irish. We think sideways.
Spike Milligan

Wales

Wales is a country where Sunday starts early and lasts several years.
Peg Bracken


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