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The 70's Datebook for June 1

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In 1971, 340 pound Claude “Humphrey” McBride knocked out 360 pound Jimmy Black in the third round of the heaviest “heavyweight” boxing match on record.

In 1971, The number one ALBUM IN BOTH U.S. and BRITAIN: During late May and early June 1971, the ROLLING STONES' “STICKY FINGERS” is the top selling LP on both sides of the Atlantic

In 1971, The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, is opened to the public as a tourist attraction.

In 1971, “Youʹre a Good Man Charlie Brown” opens at Golden New York City for 31 performances.

In 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings released the single “Live and Let Die”, the title theme from the James Bond movie.

In 1973, The James Bond thriller “Live and Let Die” opened in England, featuring a title track by Paul McCartney and Wings.

In 1973, “Chicago VI” album by Chicago was released

In 1973, “Jesus Christ Superstar (soundtrack)” album by Andrew Lloyd Webber was released

In 1973, “Living In The Material World” album by George Harrison was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, “There Goes Rhymin' Simon” album by Paul Simon was released

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “Sonny and Cher”. Other Articles: Carl Sagan, Chase

In 1974, R.C., “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “My Girl Bill” by Jim Stafford peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Beautiful Loser” album by Bob Seger was released

In 1978, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Some Girls” album is released. Shortly after, some of those girls on the LPʹs cover--Lucille Ball, Raquel Welch, Liz Taylor--threaten to sue. After several months, Atlantic caves in and changes the cover.

In 1978, “Baretta” (TV Crime Drama) starring Robert Blake, aired for the last time on ABC-TV. Still, donʹt go to bed with a price on your head.

In 1979, NBA Finals: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattleʹs first major pro sports championship win.

In 1979, Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City.

In 1979, “Discovery” album by Electric Light Orchestra was released

In 1979, “Night Owl” album by Gerry Rafferty was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1970, "The Boatniks" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1976, "The Last Hard Men" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "The Grateful Dead Movie" was released by Monarch Films; Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast (directors); Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart; Concert; Live Action

In 1979, "The Brood" was released by New World Pictures / Canadian Film Development Corporation; David Cronenberg (director/screenplay); Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Nuala Fitzgerald, Susan Hogan, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Magee, Robert A. Silverman, Larry Solway, Gary McKeehan, Cindy Hinds, Harry Beckman; Horror; Live Action

In 1979, "Phantasm" was released by AVCO Embassy Pictures / New Breed Productions; Don Coscarelli (director/screenplay); Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Bill Cone, Mary Ellen Shaw, Terrie Kalbus, Lynn Eastman; Science, Fantasy, Horror; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “My Girl Bill” by Jim Stafford peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Daybreak” by Nilsson peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Help Yourself” by Undisputed Truth peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm A Yo Yo Man” by Rick Cunha peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm In Love” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Oh, Very Young” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sleepin'” by Diana Ross peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Billy, Don't Be A Hero” by Paper Lace peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “No Charge” by Melba Montgomery peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “The Streak” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “(I've Been) Searchin' So Long” by Chicago peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “All The Living Things” by Crowbar peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Electric Jewels” by April Wine peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Won't Last A Day Without You” by The Carpenters peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Mighty Mighty” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Silver Threads And Golden Needles” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 90 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Standing At The End Of The Line” by Lobo peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Go” by Gigliola Cinquetti peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “If I Didn't Care” by David Cassidy peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us” by Sparks peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “W.O.L.D.” by Harry Chapin peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Devil Gate Drive / In The Morning” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Mockingbird” by Johnny O'Keefe And Margaret McLaren peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Over The Rainbow / Let's Have A Party” by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Air That I Breathe / No More Riders” by The Hollies peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “De wilde boerndochtere” by Ivan Heylen peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Everyday” by Slade peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Harem Scarem” by Focus peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Lady Lay” by Pierre Groscolas peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “My Only Fascination” by Demis Roussos peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Show Must Go On” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Wij willen WW” by Henk en de Stainless Steelband peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

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