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The 70's Datebook for July 2

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In 1970, AT THE MOVIES “BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES” (Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter); “PAINT YOUR WAGON” (Lee Marvin); “BUTCH CASSIDY and THE SUNDANCE KID” (Robert Redford, Paul Newman); “TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA” (Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood)

In 1971, Gordon Parksʹ “Shaft” starring Richard Roundtree, a breakthrough crime film with a black hero, opened at at theater in the U.S.A.

In 1973, “Match Game '73”, TV Game Show, returned on CBS with host Gene Rayburn, became '74, '75, '76, '77, '78 and '79, ending that April when “General Hospital” opposite it made their ratings terminal and it left the CBS sked. Over the years, the panelists included Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson (who hosted his own game show Family Feud beginning in 1976 and left Match Game in 1978), Fannie Flagg, Joyce Bulifant, MacLean Stevenson and most of the other M*A*S*H cast, Betty White, as well as numerous celebrities from prime-time and even CBSʹs own soap operas as well.

In 1974, AT THE MOVIES: Disneyʹs “HERBIE RIDES AGAIN” (Ken Berry, Helen Hayes and Stefanie Powers in the sequel to 1969's “LOVE BUG”)

In 1975, David Bowie gets gold record number four. “Young American”, certified Gold by the RIAA, contains two of his biggest hits, “Fame”, which hits number one later in the year, and the title track.

In 1977, On the cover of TV Guide: “Linda Lavin and Polly Holiday of Alice”. Other Articles: Star Trek, Mushroom Magic

In 1977, R.C., “So You Win Again” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1978, Andy Rooney delivered his first commentary on CBS' “60 Minutes” in which he criticized people who keep track of traffic fatalities on holiday weekends.

In 1971, "Shaft" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Shaft Productions; Gordon Parks (director); Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black (screenplay); Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Lawrence Pressman, Victor Arnold, Tony King, Rex Robbins, Camille Yarbrough, Arnold Johnson, Antonio Fargas, Gwenn Mitchell, Sherri Brewer, Margaret Warncke, Joseph Leon; Crime, Action; Live Action

In 1975, "Gone with the West" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” by The Carpenters peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Come In From The Rain” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Don't Turn The Light Out” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Good Thing Man” by Frank Lucas peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Neon Nites” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Theme From 'Rocky' (Gonna Fly Now)” by Bill Conti And His Orchestra peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Feels Like The First Time” by Foreigner peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Can't Get Over Your” by The Dramatics peaked at number 99 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Long Long Road” by David Bradstreet peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Mainstreet” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “My Best Friend's Wife” by Paul Anka peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Peace Of Mind” by Boston peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Anything That's Rock And Roll” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Come With Me” by Jesse Green peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Good Old-Fashioned Loverboy” by Queen peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “So You Win Again” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Another Funny Honeymoon / Daisy Star” by David Dundas peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Help Is On Its Way / Changed And Different” by Little River Band peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It's A Game / Dance, Dance, Dance” by Bay City Rollers peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Picture Show Man / Tap Tap” by John Meillon peaked at number 80 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sir Duke / He's Misstra Know-It-All” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sunny / New York City” by Boney M. peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Temptation's 'Bout To Get Me / Where Will I Be? (Tomorrow)” by Jeff Duff peaked at number 73 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Couldn't Get It Right” by Climax Blues Band peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Dancin' Man” by Q peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Hot To Trot” by Wild Cherry peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I'm Your Boogie Man” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “My Broken Souvenirs” by Pussycat peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sound + Vision” by David Bowie peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Walk Right In” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” by Joe Tex peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “California” by Highlight peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Oxygène IV” by Jean-Michel Jarre peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sandy” by Dianne Marchal peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “What Kind Of Dance Is This” by Veronica Unlimited peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “A Million In 1, 2, 3” by Dream Express peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Mathema solfege” by Pascalis, Marianna, Robert And Bessy peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Spot The Pigeon” by Genesis peaked at number 9 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Telegram” by Silver Convention peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Walk Right In” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Chanson d'amour” by The Manhattan Transfer peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Car Wash” by Rose Royce peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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