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In 1972, The Rolling Stones released their “Exile On Main Street” LP.

In 1972, “Marty Feldman Comedy Machine”, TV Variety; debut on ABC. Heʹs got Marty Feldman eyes.

In 1973, Rolling Stone reports a Buffalo Springfield reunion may be in the works. Says original member Richie Furay now with Poco, “Itʹs all up to Neil right now.” Stephen Stills have given his consent as has the original bassist Bruce Palmer and drummer Dewey Martin. The reunion doesnʹt happen.

In 1974, A-B-CʹS IN CONCERT: CHUCK BERRY (ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC, ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, REELIN AND ROCKIN, JOHNNY B. GOODE) is saluted by fellow stars BO DIDDLEY and JOHNNY RIVERS (MAYBELLENE).

In 1975, All three versions of Peter Townshendʹs rock opera “Tommy” were on the record charts simultaneously. One was Ken Russellʹs movie version, another was by The Who, and the third was done classical style by the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 1975, Linda Ronstadtʹs “When Will I Be Loved” is released.

In 1975, On the cover of TV Guide: “Cher”. Other Articles: Barney Miller

In 1975, R.C., “Once You Get Started” by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Poetry Man” by Phoebe Snow peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, The movie version of “Tommy” opens.

In 1976, In a “Village Voice” interview, Robert Redford stated that “Beverly Hills sucks.”

In 1976, “Break The Bank”, TV Game Show, returned to ABC.

In 1977, the Marvel Comics comic book, "Star Wars #1", was released.

In 1977, On Opening Day, fans attending the Comiskey Park contest receive a foam ball with the idea of having the first pitch of the White Sox season thrown by everybody in the stands. The concept is the brainchild of Rudie Schaffer, team owner Bill Veeckʹs right-hand man, also credited with the Bat Day promotion and the innovative exploding scoreboard.

In 1979, “Whodunnit?” (1979 version), TV Game Show, debut on NBC. The low ratings indicated notenoughpeoplecaredforit?

In 1972, "Fritz the Cat" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1978, "Deathsport" was released by New World Pictures; Allan Arkush, Roger Corman (directors); Nicholas Niciphor (director/screenplay); Donald E. Stewart (screenplay); David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers, David McLean, Jesse Vint, H.B. Haggerty, Brenda Venus, Will Walker, Peter Hooper; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1979, "Hurricane" was released by Paramount Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Productions; Jan Troell (director); Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay); Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Timothy Bottoms, James Keach, Dayton Ka'ne, Ariirau Tekurarere, Bernadette Sarcione; Romance, Adventure; Live Action

In 1979, "Mad Max" was released by Warner Bros. / Roadshow Film Distributors / Kennedy Miller Productions; George Miller (director/screenplay); James McCausland (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Geoff Parry, Jonathan Hardy, Brendan Heath, Sheila Florence, John Ley, Steve Millichamp, Vincent Gil, Lulu Pinkus, Reg Evans, Karen Moregold; Action, Thriller; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Cry To Me” by Loleatta Holloway peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Finds It's Own Way” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “My First Day Without Her” by Classics IV peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Once You Get Started” by Rufus And Chaka Khan peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Philadelphia Freedom” by The Elton John Band peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Poetry Man” by Phoebe Snow peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Reach Out, I'll Be There” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Toby” by The Chi-Lites peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “99 Miles From L.A.” by Albert Hammond peaked at number 78 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Express” by B.T. Express peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Harry Truman” by Chicago peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm Her Fool” by Billy Swan peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “In The Mood” by Rush peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Leona” by Wet Willie peaked at number 92 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love You All Night Long” by Lorence Hud peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Loves Me Like A Brother” by The Guess Who peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Once You Get Started” by Rufus And Chaka Khan peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Powerful People” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Satin Soul” by Love Unlimited Orchestra peaked at number 54 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Showdown” by Odie Coates peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right” by Diana Ross peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “We're Almost There” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “The Funky Gibbon” by The Goodies peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Fox On The Run” by The Sweet peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Good Lovin' Gone Bad” by Bad Company peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “If” by Yin And Yan peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “L-O-V-E (Love)” by Al Green peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Lady Marmalade” by LaBelle peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Philadelphia Freedom” by The Elton John Band peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Between Lust And Watching TV / Some Kind Of A Woman” by Cal Smith peaked at number 62 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Big Noise From Winnetka / Funky Axe” by Spaghetti Head peaked at number 64 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm A Woman / Cool River” by Maria Muldaur peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm Fine Thank You (When I Grow Too Old To Dream) / What's Your Father Do?” by Lester Coombs peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / Rosewater” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Roll On Sweet Mississippi / The Music's Real” by Dobie Gray peaked at number 84 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Touch Me / Keep On Running” by Ray Burgess peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Was I Blind / Jody Kay” by Ray Gibson peaked at number 74 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “You're No Good / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Adem mijn adem” by Peter Schaap peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm Gonna Get Married” by Sacha And Paul peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Corporation” by The Hues Corporation peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love To Love You Baby” by Donna Summer peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Mooie meisjes...” by Arne Jansen And Les Cigales peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Reach Out, I'll Be There” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What Am I Gonna Do With You” by Barry White peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “El Bimbo” by Bimbo Jet peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Can Help” by Billy Swan peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “January” by Pilot peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Hurts” by Nazareth peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Let Me Be The One” by The Shadows peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Shame, Shame, Shame” by Shirley And Company peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Down Down” by Status Quo peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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