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In 1970, Ray Davies of the Kinks traveled round trip from New York to London to change one word in the recording of “Lola”. He changed “Coca-Cola” to “Cherry Cola” because the BBC banned commercial references in songs. “Weird Al” Yankovic would later turn this song into “Yoda” based on a Star Wars character in 1980.

In 1970, The first artificial gene is synthesized.

In 1970, “Band Of Gypsies” album by Jimi Hendrix was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “Rod Serling of Night Gallery”. Other Articles: Ruth Buzzi, Caroll OʹConnor

In 1972, R.C., “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Iʹll Take You There” by Staple Singers peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Old Man” by Neil Young peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Sylviaʹs Mother” by Dr, Hook and The Medicine Show peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Taxi” by Harry Chapin peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, The Eaglesʹ country-flavored rock single “Take It Easy” was released. Yee-haa!

In 1972, The number one selling album: is “THICK AS A BRICK” from JETHRO TULL

In 1972, The Rolling Stones began the “Exile On Main Street” tour before a crowd of 17,000 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves were the opening act at the start of an eight week North American tour.

In 1975, Ozzie Nelson — father of pop star Rick Nelson — died at the age of 68. He was the patriarch of the Nelson family in the radio and TV series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” single by Queen was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts BREAD (“LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE”, “MAKE IT WITH YOU”); plus JONI MITCHELL (“BIG YELLOW TAXI”), JOHNNY RIVERS, ENGLAND DAN and JOHN FORD COLEY, EDDIE RABBITT, VALENTINE

In 1978, HOT NEW ALBUM “STRANGER IN TOWN” from BOB SEGER includes “STILL THE SAME” and “OLD TIME ROCK and ROLL”

In 1978, “Dynomutt”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

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

In 1977, "Fraternity Row" was released by Paramount Pictures; Thomas Pope (director); Charles Gary Allison (screenplay); Peter Fox, Gregory Harrison, Scott Newman, Nancy Morgan, Wendy Phillips, Robert Emhardt, Cliff Robertson, Dean Smith; Drama; Live Action

In 1977, "Crossed Swords" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / International Film Production / Prince and the Pauper Film Export A.G.; Richard Fleischer (director); George MacDonald Fraser (screenplay); Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Harry Andrews, Julian Orchard, Murray Melvin, Lalla Ward, Felicity Dean, Sybil Danning, Graham Stark, Preston Lockwood, Arthur Hewlett, Tommy Wright, Harry Fowler, Richard Hurndall, Don Henderson, Dudley Sutton, Ruth Madoc; Action, Adventure; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Bring It On Home (And Give It To Me)” by Hot Sauce peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Got Some Help I Don't Need” by B.B. King peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'll Take You There” by The Staple Singers peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Imaginary Lover” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Just As Long As You Need Me” by Independents peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Love Theme From 'The Godfather' (Speak Softly Love)” by Andy Williams peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Love Theme From 'The Godfather' (Speak Softly Love)” by Nino Rota peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Old Man” by Neil Young peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Pass The Peas” by J.B.'s peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Take Me Back To Chicago” by Chicago peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Taxi” by Harry Chapin peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “This Time I'm In It For Love” by Player peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” by Johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Walk In The Night” by Junior Walker And The All Stars peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love” by Love Unlimited peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Woman's Gotta Have It” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Keep Me Dancing” by Samantha Sang peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You're The Man” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “(I Will Be Your) Shadow In The Street” by Allan Clarke peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Celebrate It” by Malcolm Tomlinson peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'm Movin' On” by John Kay peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Imaginary Lover” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Let's All Chant” by The Michael Zager Band peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Look What You Done For Me” by Al Green peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Lord, Don't Yu Think It's Time?” by The Bells peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Since You've Been Gone” by Head East peaked at number 64 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Slippin' Into Darkness” by War peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Joke” by Allan Nicholls peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Theme” by Sound 80 peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer” by Tom Jones peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Who, What, When, Where, Why” by Bruce Murray peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You Are The One” by Sugar Bears peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're The One That I Want” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” by Izhar Cohen And The Alpha-Beta peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ain't Got A Clue” by Lurkers peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “At The Club / Saturday Night At The Movies” by The Drifters peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Can't Smile Without You” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Come To Me” by Ruby Winters peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hi Tension” by Hi Tension peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Isn't Life Strange” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Is In The Air” by John Paul Young peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Oh Babe, What Would You Say?” by Hurricane Smith peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)” by Elton John peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Boy From New York City” by Darts peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “What A Waste” by Ian Dury peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Woman Of Mine” by Dean Friedman peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done” by Sonny And Cher peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Disco Lady / War And Peace” by Dark Tan peaked at number 70 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ego / Flintstone Boy” by Elton John peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Goodbye Girl / Sunday Rider” by David Gates peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me / Stop What You're Doing To Me” by Tina Charles peaked at number 53 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If I Can't Have You / Good Sign” by Yvonne Elliman peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lazy Eyes / Set Me Free” by Ted Mulry Gang peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Night Fever / Down The Road” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Paddington Green / Ain't It Funny” by Ray Burton peaked at number 97 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Unlimited Citations (Non-Stop Beatles Disco)” by Café Crème peaked at number 54 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear” by Blondie peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” by Izhar Cohen And The Alpha-Beta peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baby Hold On” by Eddie Money peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Best Of Both Worlds” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Don't Ask Me Questions” by Graham Parker And The Rumour peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Eagle / Thank You For The Music” by ABBA peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “El amor” by Ciska Peters peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hello-A” by Mouth And MacNeal Philips peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hommage aan Edith Piaf” by Conny Vandenbos peaked at number 39 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Israel” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lilac Wine” by Elkie Brooks peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mañana mañana” by Bonnie St. Claire peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Met een roos in je blonde haren” by Ronnie Tober peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Party, Party” by Eruption peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Sylvia” by Focus peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “To The Unknown Man” by Vangelis peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Vincent” by Don McLean peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love” by Love Unlimited peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” by Izhar Cohen And The Alpha-Beta peaked at number 9 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Fantasy” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Låt inte den skugga falla här” by Ann-Louise Hanson peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Singin' In The Rain” by Sheila And B. Devotion peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stayin' Alive” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Samson And Delilah” by Middle Of The Road peaked at number 11 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Tag emot en utsträckt hand” by Ann-Louise Hanson peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Tumbling Dice” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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