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The 70's Datebook for May 12

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In 1972, Paul McCartney and Wings release “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

In 1972, The Rolling Stonesʹs “Exile On Main Street” album was released.

In 1973, R.C., “Dueling Tubas” by Martin Mull peaked at #92 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of “Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell.

In 1973, R.C., “Reeling In The Years” by Steely Dan peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealerʹs Wheel peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, The the number one selling album: is “HOUSES OF THE HOLY” from LED ZEPPELIN

In 1977, Emmy fourth Daytime Award presentation. No Susan Lucci nominations so far.

In 1977, The Eagles earned a gold record for the hit, “Hotel California”. The award was the second of three gold record singles for the group. The other million sellers were “New Kid In Town” and “Heartache Tonight”. Two number one songs by The Eagles — “Best of My Love” and “One of These Nights” — didnʹt quite make the million-seller mark.

In 1978, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host DICKIE BETTS, plus ELVIN BISHOP, GEORGE BENSON, OAK RIDGE BOYS, GENESIS (“FOLLOW ME, FOLLOW YOU”), CHARLIE DANIELS, BONNIE BRAMLETT.

In 1979, At free concert in San Franciscoʹs Golden Gate Park, the new Jefferson Starship lineup, featuring lead singer Mickey Thomas, makes its debut.

In 1979, Bill Murray, anchorman on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update reports 42-year-old Chico Escuela (a fictional baseball player portrayed by Garrett Morris) has informed the Mets that he is quitting baseball. Although baseball has been “berra berra good…” to him, a crushing blow off the bat of Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey into the Dominicanʹs infielderʹs crotch ends an inspiring comeback.

In 1979, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Steve Harley play a benefit concert in Londonʹs Hammersmith Odeon for the family of their lighting director, Bill Duffy, who perished in an accident at a Bush concert April 20th. The highlight of the show is Gabrielʹs rendition of “Let It Be.”

In 1979, R.C., “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Good Times Roll” by The Cars peaked at #41 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Heʹs The Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Stumblin' In” by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: JAMES TAYLOR (“UP ON THE ROOF”, “MILLWORKER”, “JOHNNY COMES BACK”)

In 1972, "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1978, "The Greek Tycoon" was released by Universal Pictures / ABKCO Films; J. Lee Thompson (director); Morton S. Fine (screenplay); Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert, Charles Durning, Luciana Paluzzi, Camilla Sparv, Marilù Tolo, James Franciscus, Roland Culver, Robin Clarke; Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Ravagers" was released by Columbia Pictures / Cinecorp; Richard Compton (director); Donald S. Sanford (screenplay); Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Turkel, Art Carney, Anthony James, Alana Stewart, Woody Strode, Seymour Cassel, Bob Westmoreland, Kate Bray, Brian Carney, Kurt Grayson, Gordon Hyde, George Stokes; Sci-Fi, Action; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, ✪ “Blue Suede Shoes” by Johnny Rivers peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, ✪ “Dueling Tubas” by Martin Mull peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Dancing To Your Music” by Archie Bell And The Drells peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Don't You Write Her Off” by McGuinn, Clark And Hillman peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Drift Away” by Dobie Gray peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Good Times Roll” by The Cars peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “He's The Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)” by Instant Funk peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Reeling In The Years” by Steely Dan peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Rhumba Girl” by Nicolette Larson peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Stumblin' In” by Suzi Quatro And Chris Norman peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Take Me Home” by Cher peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Theme From 'Ice Castles'” by Melissa Manchester peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, ✪ “Blue Suede Shoes” by Johnny Rivers peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “I Need Your Help Barry Manilow” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, ✪ “Space Oddity” by David Bowie peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Sammy Hagar peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Body Heat” by Alicia Bridges peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Linda Clifford peaked at number 70 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Call Me (Come Back Home)” by Al Green peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Crazy Love” by The Allman Brothers peaked at number 61 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hard Times For Lovers” by Judy Collins peaked at number 76 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Heart Of Glass” by Blondie peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Heartaches” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (as BTO) peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Holiday” by Myles peaked at number 52 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Peaceful” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Precious Love” by Bob Welch peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Roller” by April Wine peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Roxanne” by The Police peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Stumblin' In” by Suzi Quatro And Chris Norman peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The First Cut Is The Deepest” by Keith Hampshire peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Pop Muzik” by M peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “Theme From 'The Banana Splits Adventure Hour' or The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)” by The Dickies peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “24 Sycamore” by Gene Pitney peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “As Long As The Price Is Right” by Dr. Feelgood peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Big Eight” by Judge Dread peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Blondes Have More Fun” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dancer” by Gino Soccio peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Does Your Mother Know” by ABBA peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Giving It All Away” by Roger Daltrey peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Guilty” by Mike Oldfield peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Hell Raiser” by The Sweet peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday” by Boney M. peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I'm An Upstart” by Angelic Upstarts peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Long Live Rock” by The Who peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Revolt Into Style” by Bill Nelson's Red Noise peaked at number 69 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Ride The Groove” by The Players Association peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Roof Top Singing” by New World peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Stop Breaking My Heart” by Inner Circle peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Right Thing To Do” by Carly Simon peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Wonderful Dream” by Anne-Marie David peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, ✪ “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dancin' Shoes / Living In A Fantasy” by Nigel Olsson peaked at number 62 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend” by Lobo peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Just Fall In Love Again / Just To Feel This Love From You” by Anne Murray peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Last Song / Best Friend” by Edward Bear peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lay Your Love On Me / I Believed You” by Racey peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Maybe I'm A Fool / Life For The Taking” by Eddie Money peaked at number 51 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Mirrors / Night Of The Hunter's Moon” by Sally Oldfield peaked at number 88 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / Dance (Disco Heat)” by Sylvester peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “I Want Your Love” by Chic peaked at number 15 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I'll Supply The Love” by Toto peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Casanova” by Luv' peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Frozen Years” by The Rumour peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hallelujah” by Milk And Honey peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hendrik Haverkamp” by Normaal peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Want You To Want Me (Live)” by Cheap Trick peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Oh Me Oh My” by BZN peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “One Way Ticket” by Eruption peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Silver Machine” by Hawkwind peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Turn The Music Up!” by The Players Association peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Tweedle Dee” by Little Jimmy Osmond peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “In The Navy” by Village People peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Bianca” by Freddy Breck peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Cum On Feel The Noize” by Slade peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dschinghis Khan” by Dschinghis Khan peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hallelujah” by Milk And Honey peaked at number 15 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Immer wieder sonntags” by Cindy And Bert peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Mama Loo” by The Les Humphries Singers peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Mary, Oh Mary” by Wilfried peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Pedro (Mandolinen um Mitternacht)” by Peter Alexander peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Sunshine Lover” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “Get Down” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “I'll Put You Together Again” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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