Sunday, 27 August 2017

1976, Music: Belgian Single Charts 11/09/1976 (BRT, Radio 2 Top 30)

N° 30

Mariska Veres with "Lovin' You"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Alan Lindgren, C. Nav, Mariska Veres, Jacques Zwart, G. Westen
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 4

 

N° 29

Peter West with "Bye bye Fräulein"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Fernando Arbex, Verbist
- Highest Position: N° 20
- Weeks in the charts: 4
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N° 28

Bee Gees with "You Should Be Dancing"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
- Highest Position: N° 20
- Weeks in the charts: 5

 

N° 27

Corry with "Ik krijg een heel apart gevoel van binnen"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Ad Kraamer, Josephus A. Van der Velden
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12

N° 26

Queen with "You're My Best Friend"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Deacon
- Highest Position: N° 23
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 25

Eddie Howell with "Man From Manhattan"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Eddie Howell
- Highest Position: N° 22
- Weeks in the charts: 3

N° 24

Henry Gross with "Shannon"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Henry Gross
- Highest Position: N° 24
- Weeks in the charts: 3



N° 23

Status Quo with "Mystery Song"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Robert Young, Richard Parfitt
- Highest Position: N° 21
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 22

Billy Joel with "James"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Billy Joel
- Highest Position: N° 22
- Weeks in the charts: 2



N° 21

Johnny Wakelin with "In Zaire"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Keith Rossiter, Steve Elson
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 13



N° 20

Pussycat with "Smile"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Werner Theunissen
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 19

Sonny (Worthing) with "La belle France"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: J. Kennett, N. Winner
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 5



N° 18

Peter Frampton with "Show Me The Way (Live)"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Frampton
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 13
N° 17

Lia Velasco with "5.0.5. P.M. (Another Fridaynight)"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Elmer Veerhoff, Aart Mol, Erwin van Prehn, Geertjan Hessing, Leo Flint, Cees Bergman
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 8

N° 16

Afric Simone with "Playa Blanca"
- Country: Mozambique
- Music/Lyrics: Afric Simone, Stan Regal
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 6



N° 15

The Real Thing with "You To Me Are Everything"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ken Gold, Mickey Denne
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 9


N° 14

Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers with "Allright (Makin' Love In The Middle Of The Night)"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Arnie Treffers, Tony Britnell
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 6
N° 13

Air Bubble with "Racing Car"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Erbee, B. Oldy
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 5



N° 12

Bonnie St. Claire with "Dokter Bernhard"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Koelewijn, Peter Yellowstone, Roberto Danova
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 11

Jeane Manson with "Avant de nous dire adieu"
- Country: USA/France
- Music/Lyrics: Michel Mallory, Jean Renard
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 13

N° 10

Will Tura with "Denk je nog wel eens aan mij"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, Nelly Byl
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 15

N° 9

Vicky Leandros with "Tango d'amor"
- Country: Greece/Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Klaus Munro, Leo Leandros
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 10



N° 8

Full House with "Standing On The Inside"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Neil Sedaka
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 10

N° 7

Jesse Green with "Nice And Slow"
- Country: Jamaica
- Music/Lyrics: Ken Gibson, Jesse Green
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 14



N° 6

Bryan Ferry with "Let's Stick Together"
- Country: UK
- Music Lyrics: Wilbert Harrison
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 5

George Baker Selection with "Wild Bird"
- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Hans Bouwens
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 9



N° 4

Elton John & Kiki Dee with "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ann Orson, Carte Blanche
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 10

N° 3

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds with "Now Is The Time"
- Country: Jamaica/UK
- Music/Lyrics: Biddu
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 14

N° 2

The Manhattans with "Kiss And Say Goodbye"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Winfred Lovett
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12

Sunday, 20 August 2017

1975, Film: “Mahogany”

The American romantic drama film “Mahogany” premieres on 8 October 1975 in New York City. The film was directed by Berry Gordon, with a screenplay by John Byrum based on a story by Toni Amber. “Mahogany” main players are Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Marisa Mell. The titlesong "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)" was sung by Diana Ross and written by Michael Masser and Gerald Goffin.

Synopsis
Tracy Chambers (Diana Ross), an assistant to the head buyer at a luxury department, is aspiring to be a fashion designer. She lives in the slums of Chicago and puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world’s top designers...
Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers / Mahogany
Billy Dee Williams as Brian Walker
Anthony Perkins as Sean McAvoy
Main cast
  • Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers
  • Billy Dee Williams as Brian Walker
  • Anthony Perkins as Sean McAvoy
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont as Count Christian Rosetti
  • Beah Richards as Florence
  • Nina Foch as Miss Evans
  • Marisa Mell as Carlotta Gavina
  • Lenard Norris as Wil
  • Jerome Arnold as Campaign Worker
  • Pemon Rami as Campaign Worker
  • Obelo as Campaign Worker
Anthony Perkins as Sean McAvoy and
Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers / Mahogany
Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers / Mahogany and
Jean-Pierre Aumont as Count Christian Rosetti
Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers / Mahogany
Trivia
  • Some of the costumes in the fashion show sequence were designed by Diana Ross.
  • The original director, Tony Richardson, was fired by producer Berry Gordy. Gordy took over the direction of the film himself.
  • The role of Tracy Chambers was originally written for Liza Minelli but was eventually offered to Diana Ross.

Mahogany Trailer (1975)

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

1974, Cars: Volkswagen Golf Mk I (Typ 17)

In May 1974 German carmaker Volkswagen introduced the Golf internally known as Typ 17. The Golf, named after the wind (Golf is German for Gulf Stream), was the successor to Volkswagen's historic Beetle although the Beetle remained in production until 2003 (in Germany 1978).

The development started in 1966. Two prototypes were presented in 1969, one by Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche (VW EA 266) ( EA stands for "Entwicklungsauftrag" or "development assignment") and one by Volkswagen subsidiary Audi NSU Auto Union AG (VW EA 276). The rear wheel drive Porsche design had a water-cooled engine mounted underneath the rear seats. Initially the front wheel drive Auto Union design had the four-cylinder boxer, air-cooled Beetle engine mounted in the front at a later stadium as EA 337 it was replaced by a four-cylinder water-cooled engine (type 827 engine) partly developed by Auto Union GmbH (Audi, DKW, Horch, Wanderer) and Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG). Other prototypes were VW EA 235 (Volkswagen, 1967) and EA 235A (Volkswagen, 1967). Ultimately the design (EA 337) was given to ItalDesign and Giorgetto Giugiaro penned two cars, a coupe and a hatchback. The coupe was presented as the Scirocco and the hatchback as the Golf (Rabbit in the US and Caribe in Mexico).
Predecessor: Volkswagen Typ 1 (Beetle)
Volkswagen prototype EA 235 (1967)
Volkswagen prototype EA 235A (1967)
Volkswagen prototype EA 266 by Porsche (1969)
Volkswagen prototype EA 276 by Audi NSU Auto Union (1969)
Volkswagen prototype EA 276 by Audi NSU Auto Union (1969)
Volkswagen prototype EA 337 by Giorgetto Giugiaro (ItalDesign) (circa 1970)
Volkswagen Golf pré production prototype with sliding front door (1973)
At first the Golf was marketed as a 3-door (Typ 171) and a 5-door (Typ 173) hatchback with two petrol engine choices, a 1.1L (37 kW) and a 1.5L (51 kW). In 1976 a 1.5L diesel engine with 37 kW was available. In 1975 the two-door sport model GTI appeared with a 1.6L engine (81 kW), setting the standard for other manufacturers. In 1979 a two-door cabriolet (Typ 15) appeared produced in Karmann's facility in Osnabruck. In 1980 a pickup known as Caddy (Typ 147) was introduced in the US. In Europe the Caddy was introduced in 1982.
Volkswagen Golf 3-doors (1974)
Volkswagen Golf 3-doors (1974)
Volkswagen Golf interior (1974)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (1975)
Volkswagen Golf 5-door Diesel (1976)
Volkswagen Golf 5-door (1978)
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (1980)
Volkswagen Caddy (1982)
In December 1975 the car had a minor facelift, the "swallowtail" rear panel was replaced by a rectangular one. A second facelift followed in August 1978 when plastic wrap-around bumpers replaced the metal versions. In 1980 all models had a final facelift with larger rear lamp clusters and a new dashboard. A total of 6.8 million Mk I Volkswagen Golf's were produced in Melbourne (Australia), Brussels (Belgium), Wolfsburg (Germany), New Stanton (USA), Uitenhage (South Africa), Shah Alam (Malaysia), Puebla (Mexico), Sarajevo/Vogošća (Yugoslavia). Production ended in 1983 (Germany) with the introduction of Volkswagen Golf Mk2 (Typ 19). (in South Africa The Golf Mk I was produced as Citi Golf from 1984 until 2009)
Left to right: "Swallowtail" (1974), 1975 facelift, 1978 facelift, 1980 facelift

Successor Volkswagen Golf Mk 2 (Typ 19, 1983)

Volkswagen Golf Commercial (Germany, 1974)


Volkswagen Golf Test: Rainer Günzler (ZDF, 1974)
Brochures:
Volkswagen Golf, Germany 1974
Volkswagen Rabbit, USA 1975
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, Germany 1979
Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel, USA 1979
Volkswagen Golf, France 1981