Born to Run     Bruce Springsteen     The Boss     Captain and Tennille     Love Will Keep us Together     Aerowsmith     Toys in the Attic     Steven Tyler     Joe Perry     Horses     Patti Smith     Godmother of Punk     Earth, Wind and Fire     Maruice White     EWF     That's the Way of the World     Shining Star     Natalie Cole     Paul Simon     Still Crazy After All These Years     50 Ways to Leave Your lover     The Wiz     Freddy Fender     Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.     Before the Next Teardrop Falls     Texas Tornadoes

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Song of the Year 1975

 


bruce Springsteen 1975
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
's breakout album, listed by Rolling Stone as the 18th best album of all time. The album saw The Boss on the covers of both TIME and NEWSWEEK and by 1986 it had gone triple platinum. Time Magazine review 1975

 


Billboard Top 40 of 1975

 

1. Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille
2. Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell
3. Philadelphia Freedom, Elton John
4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Freddy Fender
5. My Eyes Adored You, Frankie Valli
6. Shining Star, Earth, Wind and Fire
7. Fame, David Bowie
8. Laughter In The Rain, Neil Sedaka
9. One Of These Nights, Eagles
10. Thank God I'm A Country Boy, John Denver
11. Jive Talkin', Bee Gees
12. Best Of My Love, Eagles
13. Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton
14. Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas
15. Black Water, Doobie Brothers
16. Ballroom Blitz, Sweet
17. Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, B.J. Thomas
18. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You), Tony Orlando and Dawn
19. At Seventeen, Janis Ian
20. Pick Up The Pieces, Average White Band
21. The Hustle, Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony
22. Lady Marmalade, Labelle
23. Why Can't We Be Friends?, War
24. Love Wont Let Me Wait, Major Harris
25. Boogie On Reggae Woman, Stevie Wonder
26. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights, Freddy Fender
27. Fight The Power, Pt. 1, Isley Brothers
28. Angie Baby, Helen Reddy
29. Jackie Blue, Ozark Mountain Daredevils
30. Fire, Ohio Players
31. Magic, Pilot
32. Please Mr. Postman, Carpenters
33. Sister Golden Hair, America
34. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Elton John
35. Mandy, Barry Manilow
36. Have You Never Been Mellow, Olivia Newton-John
37. Could It Be Magic, Barry Manilow
38. Cat's In The Cradle, Harry Chapin
39. Wildfire Michael Murphy
40. I'm Not Lisa, Jessi Colter

 


Top Albums of 1975

 

Stylistics - The Best Of The Stylistics
Bay City Rollers - Once Upon A Star
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
The Carpenters- Horizon
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
Patti Smith - Horses
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Journey - Journey
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Bob Seger - Beautiful Losers
Aerosmith: Toys In The Attic
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
Kiss - Alive!
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
David Bowie - Young Americans
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
The Who - The Who by Numbers
Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams
The Eagles - One of These Nights

The Grammy's 1975

 

Album of the Year: Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon


Song of the Year: Send in the Clowns - Stephen Sondheim, songwriter

 

natalie cole 1975

 

Best New Artist of the Year: Natalie Cole

 

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon

 

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: At Seventeen - Janis lan

 

Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus
Lyin' Eyes - Eagles

 

Best Rhythm and Blues Song: Where Is the Love - Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch, Willie Clarke and Betty Wright, songwriters

 

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: Living for the City - Ray Charles

 

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: This Will Be - Natalie Cole

 

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus: Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire

 

Best Jazz Performance By a Group: No Mystery - Chick Corea and Return to Forever

 

Best Country Song: Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - Chips Moman and Larry Butler, songwriters

 

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson

 

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You) - Linda Ronstadt

 

Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group: Lover Please - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

 

Best Album Package: Honey, Jim Ladwig, art director (Mercury)


honey 1975



The Tony's (Musicals)
1975

 

The Wiz 1975

 

Best Broadway Musical: The Wiz

Best Actor Broadway Musical: John Cullum, Shenandoah

Best Actress Broadway Musical: Angela Lansbury, Gypsy

Best Supporting Actor Broadway Musical: Ted Ross, The Wiz

Best Supporting Actress Broadway Musical: Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Wiz

Best Director Broadway Musical: Geoffrey Holder, The Wiz

Best Choreographer: George Faison, The Wiz

Best Score Broadway Musical: Charlie Smalls, The Wiz

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Music News 1975

 

 

captain and tennille 1975New pop duo Captain and Tennille give The Carpenters a run for the money with their #1 pop hit Love Will Keep us Together. Seems the talent in this married duo is Toni Tennille. I could not help but notice the two of them play 5 keyboard between them. The Captain and Tennille page

 

Rock & Roll 1975

 



arrowsmith 1975Aerowsmith - Toys in the Attic
became the breakthrough album for the Boston band led by vocalist Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry. The team was the American version of the Glimmer Twins (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones) The album included the hits Sweet Emotion, Walk this Way and Toys in the Attic. Aerosmith bio at Rolling Stone


Heavy Metal 1975

 



patti smith 1975Horses is the first album by New York artist Patti Smith who fused beat poetry and rock to become the Godmother of Punk. The live album begins with a cover rendition of Van Morrison';s Gloria which she introduces with the controversial words, "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine." Rolling Stone rates the album 44th of all time. Rolling Stone Biography

Rhythm & Blues 1975

 


earth wind and fire 1975Earth, Wind and Fire, also known as EWF, though hatched in 1969 by group leader Maruice White, finally got their breakthrough album with the album That's the Way of the World which was the soundtrack to a little known movie starring Harvey Keitel. It contained two big hits, Shining Star and the song from the name of the movie, That's the Way of the World. EWF is still around and still popular. The Earth Wind and Fire webpage


Folk Pop Rock 1975

 


50 Ways to Leave Your lover

 

paul simon 1975Paul Simon has a big hit album with Still Crazy After All These Years which contained 4 top hits. It won a grammy for best album of the year in 1976. It was his last successful album until his megahit comeback Graceland in 1986. Paul Simon Website




Country & Western 1975

 


freddy fender 1975Freddy Fender was born Baldemar Huerta in San benito, Texas. One of the first Hispanic country stars he had a 1959 hit song with Wasted Days and Wasted Nights. The following year he was caught with marijuana and served 3 years in one of the worst prisons in America at Angola, Louisiana. With a probation stipulation that he stay out of the music business his career fell flat unit 1975 when he enjoyed two back to back big country hits, Before the Next Teardrop Falls and a remake of Wasted Days and Wasted Nights. He went on with a string of hits and in his later years fronted the Texas Tornadoes and became a mentor to Los Lobos. He passed away in 2006 with the hope of being the first Mexican American to be inducted into the Country Western Hall of Fame. The Freddy Fender story

 

 

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