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The 70's Datebook for April 29

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In 1971, Salyut One, the worldʹs First space station, was launched into earth orbit.

In 1972, R.C., “Baby Blue” by Badfinger peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis peaked at #43 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, Decca released The Rolling Stonesʹ “Sad Day”, an old recording.

In 1973, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL JERRY LEE LEWIS hosts an episode devoted to OLDIES performers…with guest stars including CHUBBY CHECKER

In 1974, Phil Donahueʹs TV show was on the move this day. “Donahue” was moving to Chicago, Illinois, where it would remain until 1985. The show was originally based in Dayton, Ohio. Following more than a decade in the Windy City, the show again moved, to New York City. During its stay in Chicago, “Donahue” earned nine Emmy Awards.

In 1977, The Family Channel, then known as CBN, was launched as a cable network. It is now known as Freeform.

In 1977, “Double Dare”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS. This had nothing to do with the Nickelodeon kids game show.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Laverne and Shirley”. Other Articles: Benji, Fionnula Flanagan

In 1978, R.C., “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Sweet Talkin' Woman” by ELO peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “You Got That Right” by Lynard Skynard peaked at #69 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, The Cardinals tie a franchise record for the quickest nine-inning game in their history, taking only one-hour and thirty-three minutes to beat the Dodgers at Busch Stadium, 1-0. The contest marks the managerial debut of Ken Boyer, replacing Vern Rapp, the Redbird skipper fired four days ago.

In 1978, “Maude”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS. And then, thereʹs no more Maude.

In 1979, HOT NEW ALBUM “EVOLUTION” from JOURNEY includes “LOVIN' TOUCHIN' SQUEEZIN'”

In 1979, Van Halenʹs “Dance The Night Away” single is released.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Iko Iko” by Dr. John peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done” by Sonny And Cher peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Am I Losing You” by The Partridge Family peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Baby Blue” by Badfinger peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Don't Cost You Nothing” by Ashford And Simpson peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Every Day Of My Life” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Eve” by Jim Capaldi peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Help Me Make It Through The Night” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Just Wanna Be Your Friend” by Lighthouse peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Jump Into The Fire” by Nilsson peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Let's Stay Together” by Isaac Hayes peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Love's Street And Fool's Road” by Solomon Burke peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mama Let Him Play” by Doucette peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mendelssohn's 4th (Second Movement)” by Apollo 100 peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Pool Of Bad Luck” by Joe Simon peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sweet Talkin' Woman” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Taos New Mexico” by R. Dean Taylor peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Family Of Man” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “What'd I Say” by Rare Earth peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Got That Right” by Lynyrd Skynyrd peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis peaked at number 59 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Am I Losing You” by The Partridge Family peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Cara Mia” by The Raes peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ebony Eyes” by Bob Welch peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Every Day Of My Life” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's A Heartache” by Juice Newton peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Jack And Jill (Back Up The Hill)” by Raydio peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Kings And Queens” by Aerosmith peaked at number 76 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Les bleus au coeur” by Patrick Juvet peaked at number 99 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “More Than A Woman” by Tavares peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Never Get Enough Of Your Love” by L.T.D. peaked at number 78 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock And Roll” by Led Zeppelin peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Rocket Ride” by KISS peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Roundabout” by Yes peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stay Awhile With Me” by Patsy Gallant peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)” by Gordon Lightfoot peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Day I Found Myself” by Honey Cone peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Watching The Detectives” by Elvis Costello peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again” by England Dan And John Ford Coley peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Your Love Is So Good For Me” by Diana Ross peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “I Must Be In Love” by The Rutles peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Back In Love Again” by Donna Summer peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Back Off Boogaloo” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Debora / One Inch Rock” by Tyrannosaurus Rex peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Am What I Am” by Greyhound peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It Takes Two To Tango” by Richard Myhill peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Move Your Body” by Gene Farrow peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

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

In 1972, “Stir It Up” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer” by Tom Jones peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Lay Down Sally / Cocaine” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy” by The Aztecs peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Pasadena” by Jimmy Young peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sarah / Lucky Am I” by Leon Berger peaked at number 87 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Shame And Scandal” by Johnny Chester And Jigsaw peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Softly Whispering I Love You” by The [English] Congregation peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sweet Music Man / Lying Again” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 89 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Crunch (Part 1) / The Crunch (Part 2)” by The RAH Band peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Unchained Melody / Softly, As I Leave You” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 93 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie / Cara Mia” by Baccara peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Free Me” by Uriah Heep peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lyin' In The Sand” by Hello Sailor peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Winter Song (There's A Feeling In The Air...)” by Angel peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Come Back My Love” by Darts peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Honey Conny” by Oscar Harris And The Twinkle Stars peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “U.O. Me (You Owe Me)” by Luv' peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Stayin' Alive” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “With A Little Luck” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “...und dabei liebe ich euch beide” by Andrea Jürgens peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Après toi” by Vicky Leandros peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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