Rock Legends: The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Introduction The Velvet Underground is not some typical oldies music/classic rock group. They are one of the most influential rock groups in the 20th century. And like many other influential rock groups, The Velvet Underground enjoyed little commercial success during their existence in the 60s and 70s music era. But as years … Read more

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his novelty hit “Kung Fu Fighting.” It became a big transatlantic hit during disco’s peak in the 70s music era. We explore a little bit more on Carl Douglas here in this article! … Read more

One-hit Wonders: Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry

Introduction Wild Cherry was a funk rock group hailing from Ohio. They are known for their single “Play that Funky Music,” a number one hit during the mid-70s music era. Although they went on to have minor hits such as “Baby You Don’t Know,” “Hot to Trot,” “Hold On,” and “I Love … Read more

The Short Life and Career of Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton

Introduction Minnie Riperton is most known for her 70s music era-hit “Lovin’ You” which features her very’ high “whistle register” vocals. Not only has it become an oldies music favorite, it is also a classic ballad for lovers of all ages. The singer with the unique multi-octave range reached the peak of … Read more

One-hit wonders: M

M

Introduction M was a new wave/synth pop “group,” a one-man project of English singer and musician Robin Scott. M gained international recognition for their hit “Pop Muzik.” It was a for the electro-pop and dance genre for it was new musical style during that day. It became a huge transatlantic hit during … Read more

One-hit wonders: The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls The Weather Girls are a female R&B and dance music duo originally consisting of Izora Armstead and Martha Wash. Initially known as Two Tons o’Fun, the Weather Girls scored a big hit and now- camp oldies classic hit (as well as party anthem and “gay anthem”) “It’s Raining Men” … Read more

One hit wonders: Starland Vocal Band

Starland Vocal Band

Introduction Starland Vocal Band is a now-defunct American pop and country band, known for their biggest hit “Afternoon Delight” during the 70s music era, where it topped the US Billboard Hot 100. Although they had minor hits such as “California Day” and “The Light of My Life,” Starland Vocal Band is most … Read more

One-hit wonders: Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

Introduction Shocking Blue is a now-defunct classic rock band from The Hague, Netherlands, known for their international hit single “Venus”during the early 70s music era; in the States it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although they notched other hits, they are mostly considered as a one hit wonder especially … Read more