Category Archive: 1974

DEVIL GATE DRIVE

Devil Gate Drive Released 10 February 1974 Format 7″ Genre Glam rock Label RAK Records Writer(s) Nicky Chinn Mike Chapman Producer(s) Nicky Chinn Mike Chapman “Devil Gate Drive” is a song by American singer Suzi Quatro. It was Quatro’s second (and final) solo number one single in the UK, spending two weeks at the top …

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DIAMOND DOGS

Diamond Dogs Released 24 May 1974 Recorded January 1974 – February 1974 Studio Olympic Studios and Island Studios, London; Ludolph Studios, Nederhorst den Berg, Netherlands Genre Glam rock Length 38:25 Diamond Dogs is the eighth studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 24 May 1974 on the label RCA. Thematically, it was …

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FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE (Roberta Flack song)

Feel Like Makin’ Love (Roberta Flack song) 1974 “Feel Like Makin’ Love” is a song composed by singer-songwriter Eugene McDaniels, and recorded originally by soul singer-songwriter Roberta Flack. The song has been covered by several R&B and jazz artists. Released nine months before the album of the same title, the song became one of the …

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MANDY (song)

Mandy – 1974 “Mandy”, originally titled “Brandy”, is a song written and composed by Scott English and Richard Kerr. “Brandy” was a hit in 1971 for Scott English in the UK and in 1972 for Bunny Walters in New Zealand, but achieved greater success when covered in 1974 by Barry Manilow in the US with …

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SHE (song)

She (Charles Aznavour song) – 1974 “She” is a song written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer and released by Aznavour as a single in 1974. The song was written as a theme tune for the British TV series Seven Faces of Woman. The song was also recorded in French, German, Italian and Spanish under …

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YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFIL

You Are So Beautiful – 1974 “You Are So Beautiful” is a song written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher. Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys contributed to the song’s genesis, but his official credit was omitted. It was first recorded by Preston and made popular by Joe Cocker. Preston who grew up playing the …

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SHE (Song)

She (Charles Aznavour song) – 1974 “She” is a song written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer and released by Aznavour as a single in 1974. The song was written as a theme tune for the British TV series Seven Faces of Woman. The song was also recorded in French, German, Italian and Spanish under …

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A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG

A Very Special Love Song – 1974 “A Very Special Love Song” is the title of a 1974 song by country music singer Charlie Rich. The song was written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, songwriters who had also written Rich’s 1973 hit, “The Most Beautiful Girl”. The song is included on Rich’s 1974 album, …

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ROXANNE (song)

Roxanne (song) “Roxanne” is a song by English rock band The Police. Written by lead singer and bassist Sting, the song was released in April 1978 as a single from their debut album Outlandos d’Amour. It was written from the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute. On re-release …

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MR. VANDEBILT

Mrs. Vandebilt – 1974 “Mrs. Vandebilt” is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from the album Band on the Run. The track was not issued as a single in the UK or US, but was a single in Continental Europe and Australia. The opening lines of the song are taken from the catchphrase of …

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