Author: The GlamGuru

70s UK Number Ones – August

1970 ELVIS PRESLEY – The Wonder Of You (all month) 1971 T.REX – Get It On (1st and 2nd week) DIANA ROSS – I’m Still Waiting (3rd and 4th week) 1972 DONNY OSMOND – Puppy Love (1st week) ALICE COOPER…

70s UK Number Ones – July

1970 MUNGO JERRY – In The Summertime (all month) 1971 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD – Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep (1st, 2nd and 3rd week) T.REX – Get It On (rest of the month) 1972 SLADE – Take Me Back ‘Ome…

70s UK Number Ones – June

1970 CHRISTIE – Yellow River (1st week) MUNGO JERRY – In The Summertime (rest of the month) 1971 DAWN – Knock Three Times (1st and 2nd week) Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (3rd and 4th week)…

70s UK Number Ones – May

1970 NORMAN GREENBAUM – Spirit In The Sky (1st and 2nd week) ENGLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD – Back Home (rest of the month) 1971 DAVE AND ANSIL COLLINS – Double Barrell (1st and 2nd week) DAWN – Knock Three Times…

Remembering Steve Priest

Steve Priest, charismatic bass player and superb vocalist from arguably the best glam rock band in the world, The Sweet, passed away on 4th June aged 72 after a short illness. Known for his outrageous performances on Top of the…

Real Ale

OK, so it’s taken as read these days that all the good pubs have handpumps on the bar, but any member of the Campaign For Real Ale will tell you that you had a fight on your hands to find…

Saturday Morning Children’s TV

Up until 1976, children’s TV had mainly been restricted to weekdays between 4.0 and 5.45pm. No one seemed to know what to broadcast on Saturday Mornings, apart from the odd cartoon and Garden Sheds Around Britain type series ! Meanwhile,…

Pop Cover Version LPs

Although the market of today is awash with compilation albums, the Now That’s What I Call Music 27’s and the Dance Heat – The Second Fire types were in short supply in the early 1970’s. For the 70’s youngster (or…

Curly Perms

Oh dear. In 1978, just as hair was getting shorter, punk/new wave fashion had taken over from the baggy trousers with 8 inch waistbands and platform shoes were back on Do Not Bring Out Until The Mid 90s shelf, the…

Featured Fad – I-Spy Books

They stirred the inquiring mind of the 70’s child, they were educational, they were very cheap…… I Spy books were the first examples of the self help & self education culture….probably. (Well it sounded good when I wrote it !).…