Browsing: Music – 1970s

The success of the 70’s London punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue was almost entirely due to the irreverent, pugnacious sincerity of its founder Mark Perry (pictured below right). That Perry should form a…

America was formed in London by Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell where their folks were stationed in US military bases in the United Kingdom. It was an ironic…

American Flyer comprised Craig Fuller (formerly of Pure Prairie League), Doug Yule (ex-Velvet Underground), Steve Katz (ex-Blood, Sweat & Tears) and Eric Kaz. Their eponymous debut album (1976) was produced by…

This Munich-based musical commune released several albums as simply Amon Duul during the sixties before adding the suffix ‘II’ in 1969 for their first international major label release, Phallus Dei (“God’s penis”).…

Following the international success of his three older brothers in The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb (born 5 March 1958) appeared as a star in his own right during 1977. Gibb was…

Angel, like Kiss and Cheap Trick, took the flamboyance of the glam rock bands of the earlier 70s and added the heavier sounds of the likes of Black Sabbath in a way which was to prove influential…

One of the greatest female singers of Southern soul music, Ann Peebles grew up singing gospel in her father’s Baptist choir, idolising and occasionally backing the legendary Mahalia Jackson. Her secular…

Stiff Records had great commercial hopes for this Manchester quartet, led by balding, bespectacled singer/guitarist/pianist Clive Gregson, whose songs – mostly about the unhappy side of love – always showed real…

Argent was formed in 1969 by Rod Argent following the demise of The Zombies. Their 1971 single Hold Your Head Up reached #5 in the UK and God Gave Rock…

Australian band Ariel was the brainchild of Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, following on from the break-up of their previous band Spectrum in April 1973. Ariel played blues-tinged rock with some country overtones.…