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The 70's Datebook for June 26

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In 1970, “Everything Is Beautiful” single by Ray Stevens was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Adam-12”. Other Articles: Arnie, Laugh-In

In 1971, Promoter Bill Graham announced the closing of his Fillmore East and West concert halls in New York and San Francisco.

In 1971, R.C., “When Youʹre Hot, Youʹre Hot” by Jerry Reed peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Will It Go Round In Circles” single by Billy Preston was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, The supermarket price scanner made its debut in Troy, Ohio, as a 10-pack of Wrigleyʹs Juicy Fruit chewing gum costing 67 cents and bearing a Uniform Product Code (UPC) was scanned by Marsh Supermarket cashier Sharon Buchanan for customer Clyde Dawson. (The barcoded package of never-chewed gum is on display at the Smithsonian Institutionʹs National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.)

In 1975, Veteran R&B arranger/producer Van McCoy earns his first gold record for the disco smash, “The Hustle”. It turns out to be the biggest dance craze of the decade.

In 1975, “Thank God Iʹm A Country Boy” single by John Denver was certified Gold by the RIAA. Yee-haa, thank God, yea!

In 1976, In what was advertised as the World Heavyweight Martial Arts Championship, Muhammad Ali and Japanese Wrestler Kanji Antonio Inoki fought 15 rounds to a draw.

In 1976, On the cover of TV Guide: “Mary Tyler Moore”. Other Articles: Two-Way Cable, Rich Little

In 1976, R.C., “Movin'” by Brass Construction peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, R.C., “Takin' It To The Streets” by Doobie Brothers peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, The CN Tower in Toronto, the worldʹs tallest free-standing structure (555 meters), opened. Thatʹs “CN”, not “CNN”! It later had its “official” grand opening on Friday, October 1st, 1976.

In 1976, “Good Heavens”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1978, “You Can Tune A Piano, But You Canʹt Tuna Fish” album by R.E.O. Speedwagon was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali confirmed to reporters that heʹd sent a letter to the World Boxing Association resigning his title, saying that his third announcement retirement was indeed final.

In 1974, "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "For Pete's Sake" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, ✪ “When You're Hot, You're Hot” by Jerry Reed peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Albert Flasher” by The Guess Who peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Can't Find The Time” by Rose-Colored Glass peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Caught In A Dream” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Don't Knock My Love” by Wilson Pickett peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Happy Man” by Impact peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “I Hope We Get To Love In Time” by Marilyn McCoo And Billy Davis, Jr. peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I Know I'm In Love” by Chee Chee And Peppy peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “I Want You” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Johnny Cool” by Steve Gibbons Band peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Jukin'” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Light Sings” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Lipstick” by Michel Polnareff peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Movin'” by Brass Construction peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Norma Jean Wants To Be A Movie Star” by Sundown Company peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Puff Of Smoke” by Roy Head And The Traits peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Puppet Man” by Tom Jones peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Rain, Oh Rain” by Fool's Gold peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Sara Smile” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Takin' It To The Streets” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Tarkio Road” by Brewer And Shipley peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “That's Where The Happy People Go” by The Trammps peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The House At Pooh Corner” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band peaked at number 53 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Sounds Of Silence” by Peaches And Herb peaked at number 100 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Vaya con Dios” by Freddy Fender peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You're Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You're My Everything” by Lee Garrett peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1971, “"709"” by Bobby G. Griffith peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “And I Love You So” by Bobby Goldsboro peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Awaiting On You All” by Silver Hawk peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Ebenezer” by Keith Hampshire peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Funky Nassau” by Beginnning Of The End peaked at number 59 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I Get That Feelin'” by Everyday People peaked at number 92 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I'll Meet You Halfway” by The Partridge Family peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “It Don't Come Easy” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” by Ike And Tina Turner peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Rainy Days And Mondays” by The Carpenters peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Roxy Roller” by Sweeney Todd peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The House At Pooh Corner” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Dance The Body Music” by Osibisa peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “I'm Gonna Run Away From You” by Tami Lynn peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Joy To The World” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Lady Rose” by Mungo Jerry peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Soul City Walk” by Archie Bell And The Drells peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1971, “The Banner Man” by Blue Mink peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You To Me Are Everything” by The Real Thing peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1976, “You're My Everything” by Lee Garrett peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Get Up And Boogie (That's Right) / Son Of A Gun” by Silver Convention peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Give Me Liberty / When My Truckin' Days Are Done” by Reg Lindsay peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Lady Bump / The Lady Bumps On” by Penny McLean peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Let It Slide ('76) / Whisper In My Ear / Coming Back” by Max Merritt And The Meteors peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Let Your Love Flow / Inside My Guitar” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Strange Magic / Waterfall” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 85 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Theme From 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To?) / No One's Gonna Be A Fool Forever” by Diana Ross peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by Glen Campbell peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Let Your Love Flow” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Lonely Night (Angel Face)” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Show Me The Way (Live)” by Peter Frampton peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Arms Of Mary” by Sutherland Brothers And Quiver peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Can You Get It” by Ashton, Gardner, Dyke And Co peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Goodbye Yesterday” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Hey Willy” by The Hollies peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Ik krijg een heel apart gevoel van binnen” by Corry peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo” by Lobo peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Pretty Little Linda” by Husky peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1976, “S-S-S-Single Bed” by Fox peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1971, “Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum” by Middle Of The Road peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)” by Silver Convention peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Love Me Like A Lover” by Tina Charles peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1976, “Let Your Love Flow” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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