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We take a look at some of the best divas of the 1970s, including Olivia Newton John, Donna Summer and Debbie Harry
Olivia Newton-John’s greatest success came in the 1970s, when she moved from Australia to the USA. Her top recordings from the ‘70s ‘If You Love Me Let Me Know’, ‘A Little More Love’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ plus duets with John Travolta on ‘You're The One That I Want’ and ‘Summer Nights’.
The original ‘Queen of Disco’, before fellow music diva Donna Summer took that crown, Gaynor was responsible for some huge hits including ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’, ‘Reach Out I'll Be There’ and ‘I Will Survive’.
Donna Summer recorded a host of disco hits and was a fantastic talent. Her ‘70s classics include ‘Love To Love You Baby’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘On The Radio’ and ‘Hot Stuff’.
As lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry produced many recordings in the ‘70s that are regarded as classics to this day. We still love ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ and ‘One Way Or Another’.
Bette Midler recorded some great songs in the 1970s, including ‘Friends’, ‘Delta Dawn’ and ‘I Shall Be Released’.
Suzi Quatro was a great inspiration for women in rock and her stand out songs include ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘Can The Can’ and ‘I May Be Too Young’.
2014 has been a great year for Kate Bush and it was in the 1970s that she began to rise. Her ‘70s recordings include Wuthering Heights’, ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’, ‘Hammer Horror’ and ‘Wow’.