Why not set the scene with a peep at the Top 75 for week ending - 24/02/1979
So another month of disco fixtures and 'urcha' references - but no entries for records collected yet. Strange, as I remember Feb' kicking off a lengthy run of multi-coloured vinyl releases - with me bagging three pinkies (King Rocker, Cool For Cats and my first 12" - Contact) around this time. And mates grabbing Milk and Alcohol (brown or white) and Sound of the Suburbs (clear).
Another fad reaching it's peak-point this month - satin disco drainpipes. The swishy type of trouser favoured by Rod Stewart, Hot Gossip and seen here. A best friend's (birthday on the 18th) older brother ran a Petticoat Lane market stall, when we helped out one Sunday morning, these hi-shine strides were literally shifting by the lorry-load while Heart of Glass boomed from radios all around.
One final observation. Tellingly - and in purple felt tip, not the regulation biro - a note of Sid Vicous's death. An early warning alert that like Blondie-in-reverse I may soon be dropping disco biscuits in favour of other rowdier sounds..
Edwin Starr - Contact (12")
Blondie - Once I Had A Love (The Disco Song)
The top set of cuttings were given to me by other best friend (birthday 10th Feb'), the bottom set are mine. Both are in my Punk Scrapbook started after Sid's death.