What albums did you listen to the most while growing up?

Hunky Dory – David Bowie and K-tel – Dynamic Hits 1972

Hunky Dory – David Bowie

  1. Changes
  2. Oh You Pretty Things
  3. Eight Line Poem
  4. Life on Mars
  5. Kooks
  6. Quicksand
  1. Fill Your Heart
  2. Andy Warhol
  3. Song for Bob Dylan
  4. Queen Bitch
  5. The Bewlay Brothers

K-tel – Dynamic Hits 1972

  1. Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show – Sylvia’s Mother
  2. Dandy Livingstone – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
  3. Daniel Boone – Annabelle
  4. The Sutherland Bros. Band – Sailing
  5. Looking Glass – Bandy (You A Fine Girl)
  6. Chickory Tip – Son Of My Father
  7. Bill Withers – Lean On Me
  8. Carpenters – Goodbye To Love
  9. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
  10. Johnny Cash & The Evangel Temple Choir – A Thing Called Love
  11. Hot Butter – Popcorn
  12. Johnny Nash – Stir It Up
  13. Sly And The Family Stone – Runnin’ Away
  14. Chickory Tip – What’s Your Name
  15. Billy Preston – Outa-Space
  16. Seashells – Maybe I Know
  17. Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
  18. Argent – Tragedy
  19. Kincade – Dreams Are Ten A Penny
  20. Olivia Newton John – If Not For You
  21. The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah
  22. T. Rex – Get It On

SONG OF THE DAY – Popcorn  – Hot Butter

Funny that some of the tracks on the K-tel record I do not remember and some are so heavily etched into my soul. I know all the words of the Carpenters, and possibly wore that piece of vinyl out of the record. The idea that people listened to a whole side of an album is pants, you could decide in a few seconds if you did not like a track and then you just ‘lifted the arm’ and moved it to one you did like……I  possibly would not know   The Seashells -Maybe I Know if it jumped up and bit me…I am going to check it. OH MY GOD…it’s sung by someone called Mary Partington!!!!!!!!( overuse of exclamation mark…zero points)  I never knew that, as we did not have the super highway in those days, ( obviously) and I do recognize the song. More delving, Mary Partington’s sister was Vicki Brown ( nee Haseman), wife of Joe Brown, mother of Sam Brown and Pete Brown, sadly died in 1991 at the young age of 50. Mary Partington must have been married to someone called Partington as I am assuming if she is Vicki Haseman’s sister…funnily Partington is quite a common name in the North West. One more mad fact ..the song ‘Maybe I know” was recorded and probably written by Lesley Gore in the States, who I posted about earlier this week who wrote the song from fame and ‘It’s my Party and I’ll cry if I want to ‘ joining up all the dots…and getting no work done….aaargh



  1. Interesting that Chickory Tip appear twice. I heard Son of my Father on the radio yesterday…never heard of the other one. Ditto Carpenters and Olivia N-J too.
    At the time, I would not have spent my hard earned money on Hunky Dory but looking at the list, what a collection that turned out to be.

  2. Oh lordy… my hall of shame includes Adam and the Ants, Marillion and ELO. Where are they all now? Love the Hot Butter tune, I remember it well 🙂

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