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The 70's Datebook for April 13

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In 1970, “Whole Lotta Love” single by Led Zeppelin was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, The Rolling Stones released the single “Brown Sugar/B**ch/Let It Rock”; a week later, they released their “Sticky Fingers” LP, both under The Rolling Stones label with the red tongue sticking out trademark.

In 1971, The Rolling Stones severed their ties with Decca Records and had set up their own company.

In 1973, ABCʹS “IN CONCERT” Hosts: BEE GEES (“MASSACHUSETTS”, “HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART”, “I STARTED A JOKE”), plus STEELY DAN, J. GEILS BAND, STEELY DAN (“DO IT AGAIN”), FOCUS (“HOCUS POCUS”)

In 1973, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL BILL COSBY (host) plus STEELY DAN (“REELING IN THE YEARS”), WAYLON JENNINGS, BILLY PRESTON, TAJ MAHAL, FANNY

In 1973, The Whoʹs Roger Daltrey releases his first solo album. The material is composed by songwriters Leo Sayer and David Courtney and is produced by Adam Faith. “Daltry” makes it to #45.

In 1973, When the J. Geils Band appear on ABC-TVʹs “In Concert” to sing their hit “Give It to Me,” theyʹre censored because of the songʹs lyric “Get it up.” The same thing happens to Curtis Mayfield on “Soul Train” when he performs “Pusherman.”

In 1973, “The Beatles 1962 — 1966” album by The Beatles was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, “The Beatles 1967 — 1970” album by The Beatles was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Appearing: URIAH HEEP, BLOODSTONE, MANFRED MANN

In 1974, NASA launched Westar One, Americaʹs first commercial communications satellite, for Western Union.

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of The Waltons”. Other Articles: Odd Couple, Sally Field

In 1974, R.C., “Bennie and The Jets” by Elton John peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, The number one selling album: is “BAND ON THE RUN” from PAUL McCARTNEY and WINGS also includes “JET”

In 1978, Not wanting to give the entire puppet market over to the Muppets, Hanna-Barbera and NBC try “The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour,” with puppet hosts Honey and Sis interacting with live guests. Unfortunately, only puppets watch, and the show will be off the air in a month.

In 1979, Five days into Van Helenʹs latest tour, David Lee Roth collapses from exhaustion on stage in Spokane, Washington. The reason? Roth was listening to early tapes of singer Sammy Hagar (joke!).

In 1979, On Another World, Iris (Beverlee McKinsey) was upset after Liz (Irene Dailey) brought in a postcard that read: "Don't think I've forgotten. You'll be seeing me soon. B."

In 1979, Robin Strasser made her One Life to Live debut as Dorian.

In 1979, The longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.

In 1979, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts SISTER SLEDGE (“HEʹS THE GREATEST DANCER”) plus OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (“A LITTLE MORE LOVE”); GARYʹS GANG (“KEEP ON DANCING”); AMII STEWART (“KNOCK ON WOOD”)

In 1979, "Firepower" was released by Associated Film Distribution / ITC Entertainment / Michael Winner Productions; Michael Winner (director); Gerard Wilson (screenplay); Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O. J. Simpson, Eli Wallach, Anthony Franciosa, George Grizzard, Vincent Gardenia, Victor Mature, Jake LaMotta, Hank Garrett, George Touliatos, Conrad Roberts, Billy Barty, Vincent Beck, Dominic Chianese, Andrew Duncan, Paul D'Amato; Thriller; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “A Very Special Love Song” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Bennie And The Jets” by Elton John peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Happiness Is Me And You” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Loving Arms” by Rita Coolidge With Kris Kristofferson peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Loving You” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Pepper Box” by The Peppers peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Put A Little Love Away” by The Emotions peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Lord's Prayer” by Sister Janet Mead peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Touch A Hand, Make A Friend” by The Staple Singers peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Unborn Child” by Seals And Crofts peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Bennie And The Jets” by Elton John peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Can You Feel It” by Lighthouse peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Honey Please, Don't Ya See” by Barry White peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Fell In Love With You Sometime” by Gary And Dave peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “It's Been A Long Time” by New Birth peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Linda Won't You Take Me In” by Murray McLauchlan peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Loving Arms” by Rita Coolidge With Kris Kristofferson peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Shelly Made Me Smile” by Lisle peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Skybird” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)” by Bill Amesbury peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Long Live Love” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Remember Me This Way” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Seven Seas Of Rhye” by Queen peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Sting” by Ragtimers peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “De heilsoldaat” by Marc Winter peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Gimme That Horse” by The Classics peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Gute Nacht Freunde” by Reinhard Mey peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “It Ain't No Use” by Wally Tax peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Seasons In The Sun” by Terry Jacks peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Si on chantait” by Julien Clerc peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Voulez-vous (Yes I Do, I Love You)” by Bonnie St. Claire And Unit Gloria peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Windfall” by Rick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “I Love You Love Me Love” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Lily Of The West” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Seasons In The Sun” by Terry Jacks peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Someday Somewhere” by Demis Roussos peaked at number 18 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “This Flight Tonight” by Nazareth peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Till I Kissed You” by John Kincade peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Mein Name ist Nobody” by Ennio Morricone peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tiger Feet” by Mud peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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