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In 1970, Diana Ross leaves the Supremes to focus on her solo career.

In 1970, Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin combined for the first time on Eltonʹs first American album, simply titled “Elton John”; the LP contained Eltonʹs first hit, “Your Song,” which made it to the top ten on the music charts in December 1970.

In 1970, “Mickey And The Beanstalk” single by Various was released

In 1971, Man in Black the 38th overall album by Johnny Cash was released. Many of the songs on the album contain political references, either broad or specific, while the title song refers both to Cash's tendency to wear black at live shows and to the tumultuous times in which the song was created, implying the Vietnam War.

In 1971, On the cover of TV Guide: “Mary Tyler Moore, Lisa Gerritsen”. Other Articles: Tony Randall, Lloyd Bridges

In 1971, R.C., “Layla” by Derek and The Dominos peaked at #51 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake and Palmer peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Power To The People” by John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Put Your Hand In The Hand” by Ocean peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Timothy” by The Buoys peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “We Can Work It Out” by Stevie Wonder peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, Radioʹs Mutual Black Network premiered.

In 1972, “Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow, Right?” album by Bill Cosby was released

In 1972, “Paul Simon” album by Paul Simon was released

In 1972, “Schoolʹs Out” album by Alice Cooper was released

In 1972, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” packs up its curtains and heads to a new home in Hollywood (almost). On hand to welcome Johnny, Ed, and Doc to beautiful downtown Burbank are Bob Newhart, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles, contortionist Peter Van Brechts, Shelley Winters, and car salesman Cal Worthington.

In 1973, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, featuring former Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman, released theur first album.

In 1974, A drug-free Eric Clapton launched his solo career in earnest, recording the album “461 Ocean Boulevard” in Miami, Florida. Both the album and its key single, “I Shot the Sheriff,” went to number one on the charts.

In 1975, Hank Aaron collects four hits and two RBI in the Brewersʹ 17-3 win over Detroit. This brings his career RBI total to 2,211, breaking Babe Ruthʹs published record of 2,209.

In 1975, Hank Aaron, then playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, drove in two runs, breaking Babe Ruthʹs lifetime RBI record of 2,209. He achieved a final record of 2,297.

In 1975, With their first big hit single, “Lady,” still on the chart, Styx earns it first gold record for the 1973 album “Styx II.”

In 1976, Johnny Cash released his 54th album One Piece at a Time. The album is notable for being credited to "Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three", a credit that hadn't been used on Cash releases since the 1960s, and for featuring Cash's recording of "Love Has Lost Again," written by his daughter, Rosanne Cash prior to the launch of her own solo career.

In 1976, R.C., “Let Your Love Flow” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, R.C., “Right Back Where We Started From” by Maxine Nightengale peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, R.C., “Shout It Out Loud” by Kiss peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, The number one Billboard Album: “Presence,” Led Zeppelin.

In 1976, The Rolling Stones taped four promo videos at Ostenhalle in Kiel “Fool To Cry,” “Crazy Mama,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Hey Negrita.”

In 1976, “HERE and THERE” album by Elton John was released

In 1977, Eric Claptonʹs biggest-selling album of the 1970s, “Slowhand,” was recorded at Londonʹs Olympic Studios. The LP yielded the Top 20 hits in “Lay Down Sally” (number three) and “Wonderful Tonight” (number 16), as well as “Cocaine.”

In 1977, The Clash began their first tour of the United Kingdom with a May Day celebration at the Roxy in London. The 40 day White Riot Tour brings a show to Londonʹs Rainbow Theater. The audience gets wild, ripping out seats bolted to the floor to make room for dancing. The news media sees it as a fulfillment of the tourʹs billing and describe the incident as a “riot.” Their single, “Remote Control” failed to reach the United Kingdom charts despite the promotional opportunities offered by the tour.

In 1977, “Little Queen” album by Heart was released

In 1978, COVER OF PEOPLE STEVE MARTIN

In 1978, “Rock ʹnʹ Roll Animal” album by Lou Reed was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, Greenland gains home rule from Denmark.

In 1979, Nine p.m./ET “Threeʹs Company” (ABC): Chrissy is suspected of kleptomania when Jack catches her rooting around his room and various items turn up missing. Jack: John Ritter. Chrissy: Suzanne Somers. Janet: Joyce DeWitt. (Repeat)

In 1979, The Marshall Islands in the Pacific became self-governing.

In 1979, “Bad Girls” album by Donna Summer was released

In 1979, “Cliffhangers”, TV General Drama; last aired on NBC.

In 1970, "Taste the Blood of Dracula" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, "Billy Jack" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "The Lords of Flatbush" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1979, "Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider" was released by Universal Pictures; Steve Carver (director); Michael Gleason (screenplay); David Carradine, Brenda Vaccaro, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Terry Kiser, Jesse Vint, Noble Willingham, Ralph James, Bill Bartman, David Hayward II, Whit Clay, Jack Hunsucker; Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, ✪ “Jasper” by Jim Stafford peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, ✪ “Timothy” by The Buoys peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Arms Of Mary” by Sutherland Brothers And Quiver peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Baby Let Me Kiss You” by King Floyd peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “C'mon” by Poco peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Gotta See Jane” by R. Dean Taylor peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Happy” by Hog Heaven peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by ABBA peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Jealousy” by Major Harris peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Jumpin' Jack Flash” by Johnny Winter peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “L.A. Goodbye” by The Ides Of March peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Let Your Love Flow” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake And Palmer peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Music Is Love” by David Crosby peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Oh, Singer” by Jeannie C. Riley peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Power To The People” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Put Your Hand In The Hand” by Ocean peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Right Back Where We Started From” by Maxine Nightingale peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Shout It Out Loud” by KISS peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Stay Awhile” by The Bells peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “That Evil Child” by B.B. King peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley” by C Company Featuring Terry Nelson peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Electronic Magnetism” by Solomon Burke peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Pushbike Song” by The Mixtures peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “We Can Work It Out” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “When Love Has Gone Away” by Richard Cocciante peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Where Did Our Love Go?” by The J. Geils Band peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, ✪ “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, ✪ “One Toke Over The Line” by Brewer And Shipley peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Another Day” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “But I Can't Get Back” by Bobbie Gentry peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” by Elvin Bishop peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Friends” by Elton John peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Gotta See Jane” by R. Dean Taylor peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by ABBA peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I Play And Sing” by Tony Orlando And Dawn peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Jodie” by Joey Gregorash peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Never Can Say Goodbye” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Baby I'm Yours” by Linda Lewis peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Disco Connection” by Isaac Hayes peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Double Barrel” by Dave And Ansel Collins peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Honky Tonk Train Blues” by Keith Emerson peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Jungle Rock” by Hank Mizell peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Me Like I Love You” by Bay City Rollers peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor KV 550 (First Movement) allegro molto” by Waldo de los Ríos peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Rain Forest” by Biddu Orchestra peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, “Amazing Grace” by Judy Collins peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Saturday Night / Shang-a-Lang” by Bay City Rollers peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Theme From 'End Play' / Heaven Only Knows” by Chris Young (AUS) peaked at number 89 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Theme From 'S.W.A.T.' / I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)” by Rhythm Heritage peaked at number 31 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1971, “What Is Life / Apple Scruffs” by George Harrison peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Wizard Of Love / The Climb” by Avalanche peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You Sexy Thing / A Warm Smile” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “If It Rains” by Mark Williams peaked at number 25 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Machine” by The Miracles peaked at number 31 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love To Love You Baby” by Donna Summer peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Only Sixteen” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Theme From 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)” by Diana Ross peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, “Funny, Funny” by The Sweet peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” by The Fortunes peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Machine” by The Miracles peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Really Hurts Without You” by Billy Ocean peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Me And Bobby McGee” by Jack Jersey peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Heart Of A Woman” by Casey And The Pressure Group peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Theme From 'Love Story' (Where Do I Begin)” by Andy Williams peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “What Difference Does It Make” by Earth And Fire peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You See The Trouble With Me” by Barry White peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, “Another Day” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Really Hurts Without You” by Billy Ocean peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1971, “What Is Life?” by George Harrison peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “My Little World” by Waterloo And Robinson peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Power To The People” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Rocky” by Frank Farian peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Sheila Baby” by Pepe Lienhard peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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