POP MUSIC was once so new and daring: it’s shocking to think that it’s over 50 years old. Some standards have been around for over half a century… What, then, were we listening to 50 years ago? It was an odd year, 1970. The influence of the older generation saw a good deal of old school easy listening in the charts – while the movements that were to develop during the 1970s were not yet established. Come with us – whether it’s down memory lane or to unknown territory – and remember or find out what it was all about.
Our last Sounds stayed at number 1 for seven weeks – the longest of any single in 1970. It was eventually replaced on 28th July by Elvis Presley, with The Wonder of You. Elvis needs no introduction – so let’s go straight to another chance to listen to the song. It was to occupy the top spot for six weeks – the second longest of the year, achieved by this and two other singles.
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