Three’s a Crowd | Musical Trios of the 70s

There’s a saying that “good things come in threes.” Well, when it comes to musical groups of the before time (lol), I couldn’t agree more.

There’s something in musical trios of the 70s that fascinates me every single time. Maybe it’s their hauntingly beautiful three-part harmony? Chart-topping hits? Undeniable charisma as a group? Whatever it is, 1970s trios are among the true gems of our music industry. Agree?

Here are my favorites:

Bee Gees

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I really, really admire the Bee Gees. As far as I know, they’re the only group that continuously enthralled audiences for almost 50 decades. They’ve had their ups and downs, but at the end of it all, they stood their ground and remained unbreakable.

“The enigma with a stigma,” as they call themselves, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb rose to fame with their timeless hits such as Spicks and Specks, Massachusetts, Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Too Much Heaven, and songs from the smash-hit movie Saturday Night Fever, such as Staying Alive, Night Fever and more.

 

The Supremes

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I’ve been listening to this group since I was in high school. I even made a music video/photo slideshow for them. Lol.

They’ve changed members for the duration of their career, but I’ll always remember its founding members— Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross. The Supremes are best known for their sexy charisma and upbeat songs such as Stop In The Name of Love,Y ou Can’t Hurry Love, Come See About Me, Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart, Baby Love, and more.

Have you watched the 2006 movie Dreamgirls? It’s based on the story of Motown and The Supremes.

 

Three Degrees

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I just discovered this sassy girl group recently (like, last week lol), but I’ve known their song When Will I See You Again since I was a little curly-top girl.

The Three Degrees is still active nowadays, but I’m more familiar with their songs in the 70s such as Woman In Love, Maybe, and Dirty Ol’ Man. Out of the group’s most famous lineup— Sheila  Ferguson, Valerie Holiday, and Fayette Pinkney— Valerie’s the only one who’s still going at it, along with Freddie Pool and Helen Scott.

 

Happy blogging (and listening!)
Jane

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