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The 70's Datebook for May 2

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In 1970, R.C., “My Wife, The Dancer” by Eddie and Dutch peaked at #52 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, R.C., “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1974, Filming got underway for the Steven Spielbergʹs motion picture, “Jaws”, in Marthaʹs Vineyard, Massachusetts. What was to be a 58-day shooting schedule for the film inspired by the Peter Benchley novel soon gave way to 120 days. Costs soared from what was to be a $3.5 million dollar project to $8 million. It was a good thing that the director was able to explain away the rise in costs and that the picture did so well at the box office and, later, on video cassette. Many directors would have not seen the light of another film opportunity. The director of “Jaws” did, however.

In 1975, Apple Records closed down. Too many record companies bit its share down to the core. (GROANER) By then, all the BEATLES had inked individual contracts with other labels (including PAUL McCARTNEY with Capitol and RINGO STARR with ATLANTIC)

In 1977, Eric Clapton records “Wonderful Tonight”

In 1977, More than three years after its release, Bruce Springsteenʹs “The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle” was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers.

In 1978, TVʹs (usually) “most sensetive” daytine talk show host Phil Donahue tells TV Guide “I could never be gay. Iʹm a lousy dancer and dresser.”

In 1978, “The Man From Atlantis”, TV Scifi Adventure, starring Patrick Duffy, last aired on NBC.

In 1979, The film “Quadrophenia” — based on The Whoʹs album and featuring Sting — premiered in London. That same evening, drummer Kenny Jones — replacing the late Keith Moon — performed for the first time in public with The Who at Londonʹs Rainbow Theater.

In 1974, "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “My Wife The Dancer” by Eddie And Dutch peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Darling Dear” by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles peaked at number 100 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Deeper (In Love With You)” by The O'Jays peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Love Like A Man” by Ten Years After peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Love Or Let Me Be Lonely” by Friends Of Distinction peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “More Than I Can Stand” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “So Excited” by B.B. King peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Something's Burning” by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You Make Me Real” by The Doors peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Angelica” by Oliver peaked at number 69 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Buffalo Soldier” by The Flamingos peaked at number 54 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “But For Love” by Jerry Naylor peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Capture The Moment” by Jay And The Americans peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” by Tension peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Long Lonesome Highway” by Michael Parks peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Love Minus Zero - No Limit” by Turley Richards peaked at number 70 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” by Marty Robbins peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Shiloh” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Solo Flight” by The Cat peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Funniest Thing” by Dennis Yost With Classics IV peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “To Love Means To Be Free” by Green And Stagg peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Up The Ladder To The Roof” by The Supremes peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Belfast Boy” by Don Fardon peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Farewell Is A Lonely Sound” by Jimmy Ruffin peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Keep The Customer Satisfied” by Marsha Hunt peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Mighty Joe” by Shocking Blue peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Never Had A Dream Come True” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Out Demons Out” by Edgar Broughton Band peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Something Beautiful” by Jack Wild peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “When Julie Comes Around” by Cuff Links peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You're Such A Good Looking Woman” by Joe Dolan peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “ABC” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “All Kinds Of Everything” by Dana peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Cecilia” by John And Anne Ryder peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Good Morning Freedom” by Blue Mink peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Groovie Kinda Love” by Elki And Owen With The Rim Ram Band peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Wientie Groove (Part 1)” by Oscar Harris And The Twinkle Stars peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Mademoiselle Ninette” by The Soulful Dynamics peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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