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One-hit wonders of the 1970s

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One-hit wonders of the 1970s

Close up of actor Keith Carradine arriving for the opening of the movie “Nashville” in 1975.

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Nazareth: ‘Love Hurts’

Nazareth perform on stage in 1975

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Keith Carradine: ‘I’m Easy’

Portrait of Keith Carradine

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Norman Greenbaum: ‘Spirit in the Sky’

Norman Greenbaum with acoustic guitar

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Wild Cherry: ‘Play That Funky Music’

Wild Cherry perform onstage

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Mouth & MacNeal: ‘How Do You Do?’

Willem Duyn and Maggie MacNeal pose for portrait

Parrot Records

Frijid Pink: ‘The House of the Rising Sun’

Frijid Pink album cover

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Alicia Bridges: ‘I Love the Nightlife’

Alicia Bridges posed with city buildings

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Carl Douglas: ‘Kung Fu Fighting’

Carl Douglas performs on stage

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Mountain: ‘Mississippi Queen’

Felix Pappalardi and Leslie West of Mountain perform onstage

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Mungo Jerry: ‘In the Summertime’

Mungo Jerry perform on TV show

Epic Records

Ram Jam: ‘Black Betty’

Ram Jam album cover

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Sugarhill Gang: ‘Rapper’s Delight’

Sugar Hill Gang perform on stage

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Timmy Thomas: ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’

Timmy Thomas posed for portrait by lake

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Cyndi Grecco: ‘Making Our Dreams Come True’

Cyndi Grecco with microphone

Capitol Records

Skylark: ‘Wildflower’

Skylark Album Cover

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T. Rex: ‘Bang a Gong (Get It On)’

Bill Legend and Marc Bolan perform on Top of the Pops

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Pilot: ‘Magic’

Pilot pose for a portrait

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Steve Forbert: ‘Romeo’s Tune’

Steve Forbert performs onstage

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Billy Paul: ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’

Billy Paul performing

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Starland Vocal Band: ‘Afternoon Delight’

Starland Vocal Band pose for portrait

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Ace: ‘How Long’

Phil Harris and Paul Carrack of Ace performing on stage

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The Boomtown Rats: ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’

Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats perform on stage

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Patrick Hernandez: ‘Born to Be Alive’

Patrick Hernandez performing

Bell Records

Vicki Lawrence: ‘The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia’

Vicki Lawrence album cover

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Hurricane Smith: ‘Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?’

Hurricane Smith with horses

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