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In 1970, John and Yoko released a hoax that they are having dual sex change operations.

In 1971, NEW DAYTIME SOAP VILLAIN MICHAEL ZASLOW joins the cast of “THE GUIDING LIGHT” in this episode as ROGER THORPE. Over the next decade, heʹd become of one daytime TVʹs most popular villains. His character “died” ten years later to this date in 1981.

In 1971, Six months after his death, Jimi Hendrixʹs “The Cry of Love” went gold.

In 1971, “L.A. Woman” album by The Doors was released

In 1971, “The Cry Of Love” album by Jimi Hendrix was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, Doctor Hookʹs “Sylviaʹs Mother” was released

In 1972, KGB-FM 101.5 in San Diego made its debut as a rock and roll station.

In 1972, R.C., “Mother And Child Reunion” by Paul Simon peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, The first major league baseball players strike began as players walked out over a pension fund dispute. The strike was settled on April 13th and the season began on April 15th, ten days late.

In 1972, The three-day Mar y Sol (sea and sun) festival opens in Vega, Baja attracting 30,000 people. Such acts set to perform include, Black Sabbath, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, the J. Geils Band and the Allman Brothers. The festival goes on despite efforts by Puerto Ricoʹs Secretary of Health to prevent it. The secretary fears there will be a plague of drug abuse.

In 1973, Bostonʹs John Havlicek connected on 24 field goals, an NBA Playoff record he shares with Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, as the Celtics defeated Atlanta in Boston 134-109 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.Havlicek finished the game with 54 points.

In 1973, John and Yoko formed a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia; its national anthem is silence, which Roseanne would be able to sing very well.

In 1974, “Celebrity Sweepstakes”, TV Game Show, debut on NBC with host Jim McKrell. The theme of the game show was horse racing as contestants wager on celebrities to answer questions with correct answers awarded according to the odds that the celebrity would correctly answer the question based on the audience voting for the celebrity that would most likely answer the question. Odds would range from one to one to 99 to one. No horses are actually used in the game.

In 1974, “Seeifyoucanfindnowyouseeitinthisrow”, or, “Now You See It”, TV Game Show, debut on CBS with host Jack Narz

In 1974, “TSOP” single by MFSB (you donʹt want to know what the initials mean!) was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, Apple Computer Incorporated (not to be confused with Apple Music owned by the Beatles) was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

In 1976, Paul McCartney and Wingsʹ “Silly Love Songs” is released from the “Wings at the Speed of Sound” album. The album comes out just prior to the groupʹs first U.S. tour — “Wings Over America.”

In 1976, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in which Susan Sarandon is seduced by a sweet transvestite from outer space, began its second and much more successful life as the midnight show at the Waverly Theater in New York Cityʹs Greenwich Village.

In 1977, Jimmy Buffettʹs “Margaritaville” was released

In 1977, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host comedian GEORGE CARLIN welcomes NATALIE COLE (“IʹVE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND”); ELO (“DO YA”); STEPHEN BISHOP (“SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY”)

In 1977, “This Week in Baseball” began airing in syndication

In 1978, Blondieʹs “Denis” a remake of Randy and the Rainbowsʹ 1963 hits “Denise,” tops the New Musical Express British pop chart.

In 1978, New York Islanders RW Mike Bossy becomes first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “Baseball”. Other Articles: Valerie Bertinelli, Pat Boone

In 1978, Paul Simon and Peter Frampton go to Philadelphia to see the Philadelphia Fury — the North American Soccer League team of which they and Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman own parts — open its season against the Washington Diplomats.

In 1978, R.C., “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart. Gotta put on my boogie Afro. My boogie polyester shoes. And yes, my thick gold chains.

In 1978, R.C., “Hot Legs” by Rod Stewart peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Lay Down Sally” by Eric Clapton peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Theme Song From Which Way Is Up” by Stargard peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Thunder Island” by Jay Ferguson peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, THE KNACK IN THE STUDIO At MCA-WHITNEY studios in Los Angeles, they take just 13 days to complete their GET THE KNACK album. It was also recorded for a surprisingly economical $17,000 quite a contrast to the lengthy process and high costs associated with many other artists.

In 1978, “Double Platinum” album by Kiss was released

In 1979, Bartholomew J. “Bart” Simpson, Cartoon Character, was born, heʹs perennially age 10; date acc to Groenigʹs book; some say b. December 17, 1979.

In 1979, HOT NEW ALBUM “OUTLANDOS DʹAMOUR” from the POLICE includes “ROXANNE”

In 1979, The overthrow of the shah becomes official as Iran votes to become an Islamic republic.

In 1979, The Whoʹs “The Kids Are Alright” LP is released.

In 1979, “Nickelodeon Network” (originally called “Pinwheel”) cable TV network debut. They would later bring us Ren and Stimpy, You Canʹt Do That On Television, Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, and other childrenʹs shows presented in a way the other networks are not airing.

In 1976, "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "Breaker! Breaker!" was released by American International Pictures / Paragon Films Inc. / Worldwide Productions; Don Hulette (director); Terry Chambers (screenplay); Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Jack Nance, Terry O'Connor, Michael Augenstein, Don Gentry, John Di Fusco, Ron Cedillos, Dan Vandegrift, Douglas Stevenson, Paul Kawecki, Larry Feder; Action; Live Action

In 1977, "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure" was released by 20th Century Fox / The Bobbs-Merrill Company / Richard Williams Productions; Richard Williams (director); Max Wilk (screenplay); Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Mason Adams, Allen Swift, Sheldon Harnick, George S. Irving, Arnold Stang, Joe Silver, Alan Sues, Marty Brill, Paul Dooley, Joe Raposo, Hetty Galen, Ardyth Kaiser, Margery Gray, Lynne Stuart, Niki Flacks, Fred Stuthman; Musical, Fantasy; Live Action / Animation

In 1977, "The Van" was released by Crown International Pictures; Sam Grossman (director); Celia Susan Cotelo, Robert J. Rosenthal (screenplay); Stuart Getz, Deborah White, Danny DeVito, Harry Moses, Marcie Barkin, Bill Adler, Stephen Oliver, Connie Lisa Marie; Teen, Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Afro Strut” by Nite-Liters peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Could It Be Forever” by David Cassidy peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Falling” by LeBlanc And Carr peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Legs” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I'll Be There” by Starz peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It Amazes Me” by John Denver peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's You That I Need” by Enchantment peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “King Heroin” by James Brown peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Kings And Queens” by Aerosmith peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lay Down Sally” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Little One” by Chicago peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Miss Broadway” by Belle Epoque peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mother And Child Reunion” by Paul Simon peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” by Leif Garrett peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock And Roll Lullaby” by B.J. Thomas peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Since I Fell For You” by Laura Lee peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Take A Look Around” by The Temptations peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Theme From 'Which Way Is Up?' / Disco Rufus” by Stargard peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Thunder Island” by Jay Ferguson peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “We Fell In Love While Dancing” by Bill Brandon peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Your Precious Love” by Linda Jones peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “(Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me A) Mercedes Benz” by Goose Creek Symphony peaked at number 49 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “(What A) Wonderful World” by Art Garfunkel, James Taylor And Paul Simon peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Bloodshot Eyes” by Lucifer peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Brandy” by Scott English peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Brian's Song” by Michel LeGrand peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “California” by Debby Boone peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Cotton Jenny” by Anne Murray peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Down The Road” by Doucette peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Fly Away” by Crowbar peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Get Down To” by Mainline peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Here I Go Again” by Larry Evoy peaked at number 55 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hollywood” by Boz Scaggs peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Honey Don't Leave L.A.” by James Taylor peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Can't Hold On” by Karla Bonoff peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Go Crazy” by Paul Davis peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Julianna” by The Five Man Electrical Band peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Little One” by Chicago peaked at number 49 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mother And Child Reunion” by Paul Simon peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Oh My Love” by The Bells peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Silver Dreams” by The Babys peaked at number 53 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Since I Fell For You” by Laura Lee peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Storybook Children (Daybreak)” by Bette Midler peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Name Of The Game” by ABBA peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Way Of Love” by Cher peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Way You Do The Things You Do” by Rita Coolidge peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Wizard” by Uriah Heep peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Ally's Tartan Army” by Andy Cameron peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Automatic Lover” by Vibrators peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Brother” by C.C.S. peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Desiderata (Child Of The Universe)” by Les Crane peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Emotion” by Samantha Sang peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Floy Joy” by The Supremes peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hold Your Head Up” by Argent peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass” by Nick Lowe peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Is This Love” by Bob Marley And The Wailers peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love)” by The Partridge Family peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Never Before” by Deep Purple peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Scotland Forever” by Sidney Devine peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Ghost Of Love” by Tavares peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Too Beautiful To Last” by Engelbert Humperdinck peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “We'll Be With You” by Potters peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Legs / You Got A Nerve” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 42 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Isn't It Time / Give Me Your Love” by The Babys peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Superman / Hurt Me, Hurt Me” by Celi Bee And The Buzzy Bunch peaked at number 92 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The New York Shuffle / The Bleep” by Graham Parker peaked at number 49 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Too Hard To Handle / Lady Of The Morning” by Ray Burton peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Holy Day” by The George Baker Selection peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Don't Know How To Love Him” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Only A Fool” by Mighty Sparrow And Byron Lee And The Dragonaires peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Samson And Delilah” by Big Secret peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Spread Your Wings” by Queen peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Baby” by The Hollies peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Und das alles nur, weil wir uns lieben” by Hein Simons peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Take A Chance On Me” by ABBA peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “I Can't Stand The Rain” by Eruption Featuring Precious Wilson peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Old Man Moses” by The Les Humphries Singers peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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