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In 1970, “Catch 22” opened in movie theaters.

In 1970, “From the book that couldnʹt be written comes the motion picture that couldnʹt be made,” or perhaps shouldnʹt have been. “Myra Breckinridge,” based on the novel by Gore Vidal, has its New York City premiere. Feuding stars Mae West and Racquel Welch are almost trampled to death by a crowd of two thousand of their fans. One of Twentieth Century Foxʹs biggest flops, the flick tells the tale of Myron Breckinridge (played by film critic Rex Reed), who after gender reassignment surgery becomes the man hating Myra (Racquel Welch). As she sets out to destroy Hollywood and the male species, wacky mayhem ensues. Also in the sprawling (and sprawled) cast: Farrah Fawcett as one of Myraʹs lesbian lovers, and Tom Selleck as one of Westʹs conquests.

In 1972, R.C., “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, Releases: The Holliesʹ “Long Cool Woman”.

In 1972, “Schoolʹs Out” by Alice Cooper entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1973, Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at six 1/8 inches.

In 1974, “Caribou” album by Elton John was released

In 1974, “Rock The Boat” single by Hues Corporation was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, The 1975 movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1978, R.C., “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.

In 1978, R.C., “Because The Night” by Patti Smith Group peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Follow You Follow Me” by Genesis peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Itʹs A Heartache” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Love Is Like Oxygen” by Sweet peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, Affirmed, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., became the first horse in history to earn $2 million in purses after capturing the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Inglewood, California. (Fact check: many sources incorrectly state 1980 was the year, in fact, Affirmed retired to stud after 1979.)

In 1979, HOT NEW ALBUM “DYNASTY” from KISS includes “I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU” which was their bad attempt to sound like disco.

In 1979, “Prime Time Sunday”, TV Magazine, aka P.T. Saturday; debut on NBC.

In 1970, "Myra Breckinridge" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" was released by Warner Bros.; Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois, William Devane, John Schuck, Corey Fischer, Shelley Duvall, Bert Remsen, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Antony Holland, Hugh Millais, Jack Riley, Tom Hill, Linda Sorensen, Janet Wright, Maysie Hoy, Wayne Robson, Anne Cameron, Graeme Campbell, Terence Kelly, Don Francks, Manfred Schulz, Jace Van Der Veen, Jeremy Newson, Elizabeth Knight, Jackie Crossland, Elizabeth Murphy, Carey Lee McKenzie, Linda Kupecek, Wayne Grace, Brantley Kearns; Western; Live Action

In 1976, "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" was released by Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution; Vincent McEveety (director); Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson (screenplay); Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Fox, Eric Braeden, Xavier Saint-Macary, Alan Caillou, Laurie Main, Johnny Haymer, Gérard Jugnot, Richard Warlock, Carey Loftin, Katia Tchenko, Josiane Balasko, François Lalande, Mike Kulcsar; Comedy, Adventure; Live Action

In 1977, "The Rescuers" was released by Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution; Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens (directors); Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Burny Mattinson, Fred Lucky, Dick Sebast, David Michener, Ted Berman (screenplay); Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Michelle Stacy, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Bernard Fox, James McDonald, George Lindsey, Larry Clemmons, Dub Taylor, John Fiedler, Shelby Flint, Bill McMillian; Adventure, Comedy, Drama; Animation

In 1977, "Sorcerer" was released by Universal Pictures (U.S.A & Canada) / Paramount Pictures (International) / Film Properties International N.V.; William Friedkin (director); Walon Green (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri, Karl John, Peter Capell, Anne-Marie Deschodt, Friedrich von Ledebur, Chico Martinez, Joe Spinell, Rosario Almontes, Richard Holley, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques François, Gerard Murphy, Randy Jurgensen, Cosmo Allegretti; Thriller; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Almost Summer” by Celebration Featuring Mike Love peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Because The Night” by The Patti Smith Group peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dance Across The Floor” by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Even Now” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Every Kinda People” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Follow You Follow Me” by Genesis peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “God Knows” by Debby Boone peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Was Only Joking” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's A Heartache” by Bonnie Tyler And The Bonnie Tyler Band peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “It's The Same Old Love” by Courtship peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Living In A House Divided” by Cher peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Is Like Oxygen” by The Sweet peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Nice To Be With You” by Gallery peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Oh What A Night For Dancing” by Barry White peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Portrait (He Knew)” by Kansas peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Shaker Song” by Spyro Gyra peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “So Hard Living Without You” by Airwaves peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Trans-Europe Express” by Kraftwerk peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Warm Ride” by Rare Earth peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Belong To Me” by Carly Simon peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're The Love” by Seals And Crofts peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Automatically Sunshine” by The Supremes peaked at number 49 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baby Hold On” by Eddie Money peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Darling Be Home Soon” by The Association peaked at number 61 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Everybody Dance” by Chic peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “He's So Fine” by Jane Olivor peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Saw The Light” by Todd Rundgren peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Immigration Man” by David Crosby And Graham Nash peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “It Doesn't Matter” by Stephen Stills peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Little Bitty Pretty One” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Maybe Your Heart” by Christopher Ward peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “New York City” by Ken Tobias peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Oh What A Night For Dancing” by Barry White peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Old Man” by Neil Young peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Stop Me From Believing” by Rain peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Take Me Back To Chicago” by Chicago peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Tumbling Dice” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Weekend Lover” by Odyssey peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Woman's Gotta Have It” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Keep Me Dancing” by Samantha Sang peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Supersonic Rocket Ship” by The Kinks peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Beautiful Lover” by Brotherhood Of Man peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If My Friends Could See Me Now” by Linda Clifford peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes” by David Soul peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Last Dance” by Donna Summer peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Making Up Again” by Goldie (U.K.) peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Never Say Die” by Black Sabbath peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Oh Girl” by The Chi-Lites peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rockin' Robin” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Rosalie” by Thin Lizzy peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Snake Bite EP” by David Coverdale And Whitesnake peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Baker Street / Big Change In The Weather” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Everything I Own” by Bread peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “How Do You Do?” by Jigsaw peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Is Like Oxygen / Cover Girl” by The Sweet peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Stranger (Edited Version) / Everybody Has A Dream” by Billy Joel peaked at number 59 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Love Is Like Oxygen” by The Sweet peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Closer I Get To You” by Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” by Johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Beautiful Lover” by Brotherhood Of Man peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Caroline / A Star” by Mike And Michael peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Fooling Yourself” by Styx peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If You Can't Give Me Love” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Joost mag het weten” by Het Nederlands Artiestenkoor peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lady McCorey” by BZN peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sweet, Sweet Smile” by The Carpenters peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Cento campane” by Nico (70's) peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Boy From New York City” by Darts peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Es fährt ein Zug nach Nirgendwo” by Christian Anders peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Oh! Carol” by Smokie peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “With A Little Luck” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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