Xanthe Bearman’s Seventies Show

As an Easter treat I thought I’d have a root around in my CD collection and play a bunch of 70’s tracks for you!

The 1970’s
Elton John became the decade’s biggest solo pop star, releasing diverse styles of music that ranged from ballads to arena rock. One of the most successful European groups of the decade was the quartet ABBA who first found fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo.

One of the first events of the 1970s was the break-up of The Beatles in the spring of 1970. Heavy metal music gained a cult following led by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple and Progressive Rock reached its peak of popularity in the mid-1970s.

The film Grease, starring John Travolta as Danny, Olivia Newton-John as Sandy and Stockard Channing as Rizzo, was successful both critically and commercially. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year behind the soundtrack of another musical film Saturday Night Fever.

70s picture

Free – All Right Now
Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye
Elton John – Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom
Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
Abba – Waterloo, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Dr Hook – Better Love Next Time
Sister Sledge – Lost in Music
The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
The Beatles – Let It Be
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Steve Millar Band – The Joker
The Carpenters – Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
Showaddywaddy – Under the Moon Of Love
Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall
Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
T Rex – Get It On
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
The Clash – London Calling
Sex Pistols – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone (Live)
Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Blondie – Heart of Glass
Grease – You’re the One That I Want, Summer Nights

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About Xanthe Bearman

I'm a busy mum of three teenagers! I started working as a TV presenter in 2004 and in 2006 I joined Phoenix FM as a co-presenter. When the station went full time in March 2007, I presented the lunchtime show "The Bear at Lunchtime". I really enjoyed the show but when my own business (singing and dancing with pre-school children and babies) got too busy, I had to stand down. I was brought up in the 80s and LOVE the music of that decade so was delighted when I was asked to rejoin Phoenix FM in June 2014 to present a new weekly 80s show. I've been lucky enough to interview Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Denise Pearson (Five Star) and Andy Bell (Erasure). I really enjoy choosing the tracks I'm going to play each week, there is a memory attached to nearly every one!