Thursday, 1 December 2011

No 1 UK Hit Singles (1973)

27th Jan
Only ever UK No 1 for this very successful glam rock band who went on to have many other chart hits during the early seventies.
3rd Mar
Cum On Feel the Noise
Slade's 4th UK No 1 and their first to enter the charts straight in at No 1.
31st Mar
Donny Osmond
The Twelfth Of Never
A 2nd UK No 1 for Donny with this typical tear jerker.
7th Apr
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Get Down
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for the Irishman with a song about his dog.
21st Apr
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
A 2nd and final UK No 1 with this heart warming classic about a prisoner returning home to see if his true love's still waiting for him.
19th May
See My Baby Jive
1st UK No 1 for the group that history remembers as Roy Wood's most successful chart act.
16th Jun
Suzi Quatro
Can The Can
1st UK No 1 for this American girl rocker and bassist who found fame in the UK easier than at home.
23rd Jun
10 CC
Rubber Bullets
1st UK No 1 for 10 CC with a more upbeat song than they are often remembered for.
30th Jun
Skweeze Me Pleeze Me
Slade's 5th No 1 continued their assault on the English language.
21st Jul
Peters & Lee
Welcome Home
Only ever UK No 1 for this club duo who surprisingly found fame.
28th Jul
Gary Glitter
I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
1st UK No 1 for this long-time struggling musician. He was nearly 30 by the time he became a glam-rock star.
25th Aug
Donny Osmond
Young Love
A 3rd and final UK No 1 for Donny as a solo artist although he would later hit the top again as part of The Osmonds.
22nd Sep
Angel Fingers
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for Wizzard. The song they're most remembered for, "I wish it could be Christmas every day" was beaten into the No 4 slot in this year.
29th Sep
Simon Park Orchestra
Eye Level
The instrumental theme from tv series "Van Der Valk" was first tv theme to reach the top of the charts.
27th Oct
David Cassidy
Daydreamer / The Puppy Song
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for this teenage heartthrob who returned to acting shortly after.
17th Nov
Gary Glitter
I Love You Love Me Love
A 2nd UK No 1 for Glitter with a song which sold over a million copies world-wide.
15th Dec
Merry Xmas
This perennial Xmas classic was Slade's 6th and final UK No 1, and has been in the charts many times since.

The Sweet,Blockbuster,Australia,Deleted,7
Tony Orlando & Dawn,Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree,UK,Deleted,7
Wizzard,See My Baby Jive,UK,Deleted,7
10cc,100cc: Greatest Hits Of 10cc,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,186378
Slade,Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me,France,Deleted,7
Peters & Lee,We Can Make It,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,238213
Slade,Merry Xmas Everybody,Belgium,Deleted,7

Time Magazine (1951)

1951 Time Cover - Groucho Marx
This edition of Time Magazine dates back to 1951 and gracing the front cover is the great Groucho Marx.
1951 Time Cover - Barbara Bel Geddes
This edition also from 1951 features as its cover, Barbara Bel Geddes, later to become Miss Ellie in Dallas.
1951 Time Cover - Sugar Ray Robinson #002890
Also from 1951 is Boxing legend, Sugar Ray Robinson.