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The Seventies spawned so many great tracks that it’s hardly surprising that artists in future decades have looked to that era for material to make into new hits. On this weeks show, Marty and Venetia track down the original 70s versions of songs made famous by different artists in later decades. Some of them will be familiar to you, but a couple will probably surprise. For example, who knew that that one of Madonna’s hits is based on a song from a short lived 70s Scottish folk duo? Or that Lenny Kravitz didn’t write American Woman? Who did the better version? We invite you to be the judge…


About the author: Venetia


Venetia is huge deep soul, funk and jazz fan. She is the co-host of Living In the 70s, a show about 70's music, broadcast on Saturday mornings on JOY and puts together the podcasts of the show.

She is also an occasional presenter on Well, Well, Well, JOY's Thursday night program focusing on HIV and LGBTI health, sponsored by Thorne Harbour Health.


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