Tony Orlando & Dawn were everywhere in the 70s, from radio to TV. Their blend of harmony and cheeky wit was just what the decade needed.
With his sincere grin and folky songs, John Denver became a huge 70s star. So why is he still given short shrift?
Sometimes, those rough “demo” tapes of a song hold just the right ingredients to be a hit — and nothing further needs to be done.
Before they ruled the world, the Beatles and the Stones were just trying to catch a break — which included writing for other artists.