Every decade has its music heartthrobs. The 70s had a slew of Tiger Beat idols; Shaun Cassidy, Lief Garrett, Andy Gibb, Donny Osmond and Peter Frampton were sizzling hot during this era. The Kent-born Frampton started out with the bluesy Humble Pie and The Herd, but when he went solo, his career soon skyrocketed into the stratosphere.
His 1976 release Frampton Comes Alive!, which stayed on the charts for a whopping 97 weeks, yielded several hit singles, including the romantic "Baby, I Love Your Way." Originally released in 1975, the '76 live version was a hot track, rapidly climbing to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In this tender tune, Frampton professes his love for a significant other. Not only are the lyrics beautiful, but Frampton is an underrated guitarist. He can hang with the best of them when it comes to making an electric guitar sing. This song was soft rock at its finest. Frampton, with his golden good looks and sincere lyrics, captivated the 70s and solidified his spot in rock history.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.
31 May 2021
The Isley Brothers added smokiness and umbre to it. They’re not just singing the song, they’re living it.
3 March 2021
The song is simple in its approach. It has an uncomplicated melody, a catchy refrain and Withers’ dulcet vocals. Songs like this epitomize the 70s, full of happiness and love. Pop culture always defines eras. The movies, television shows and music mirror the times. “Lovely Day” symbolizes the 70s, but it’s eternal in its outlook.
20 November 2020
The 70s had some of the best slow jams. Love songs were actually about love. Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” from the album of the same title, is a worthy entry into the 70s catalog of golden love song hits. The silky tune blazed up the music charts in 1974 and remained at number one for a week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles…