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The 70's Datebook for July 13

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In 1970, In this morningʹs newspaper — “Dear Abby, in your opinion is homosexuality an illness?” “No! It is the inability to love at all which I consider an emotional illness.”

In 1971, TEEN MAGAZINE TOP STORY: DAVID CASSIDY IN THE HOSPITAL! The star of TVʹs “PARTRIDGE FAMILY” has his gallbladder removed at Mount Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

In 1971, “Hee Haw” heads for the hills and success in syndication, after tonightʹs last airing on CBS. Like “Green Acres,” “The Jim Nabors Show” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” have all been canceled as CBS looks for younger (and “less rural”) viewers. It lasted in syndication 1971-1994, and TNN 1994-1995. Thatʹs all!

In 1972, In one of the more bizarre trades of all time, NFL owners swapped teams. Robert Irsay bought the stock of the Los Angeles Rams for $19 million and traded it to Carroll Rosenbloom for the Baltimore Colts.

In 1973, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host: SMOKEY ROBINSON along with the MIRACLES (“TEARS OF A CLOWN”), plus STYLISTICS (“YOU ARE EVERYTHING”, “YOUʹLL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN”), BONNIE BRAMLETT, RARE EARTH (“HEY BIG BROTHER”)

In 1973, “Sale Of The Century”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1974, Eric Claptonʹs “I Shot The Sheriff” was released

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “Johnny Carson”. Other Articles: Mannix, Cannon, Barnaby Jones

In 1974, R.C., “Rock Your Baby” by George McCrae peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Workin' At The Car Wash Blues” by Joe Croce peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died”, by Paper Lace entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1975, “The Basement Tapes” Album by Bob Dylan and The Band was released

In 1977, A blackout hit New York City in the mid-evening as lightning strikes on electrical equipment caused power to fail; widespread looting broke out. (The electricity was restored about 25 hours later.)

In 1977, TOP FIVE MOVIES According to VARIETY, “STAR WARS” was the weekʹs most popular film, followed in order by “THE DEEP”, “NEW YORK, NEW YORK”, “THE RESCUERS” and “THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT”

In 1979, American League president Lee MacPhail awarded the Detroit Tigers a 9-0 forfeit because of the aftermath of Chicagoʹs Disco Demolition Night. The White Sox fans tore up the field so bad that the next few games were postponed due to “unplayable grounds.” Between games of a doubleheader, 5,000 to 7,000 fans refused to leave the field. Even once the field was declared ready to play, the outfielders complained that the field was dangerous.

In 1977, "The Spy Who Loved Me" was released by United Artists / Eon Productions; Lewis Gilbert (director); Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum (screenplay); Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Geoffrey Keen, Edward de Souza, George Baker, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Vernon Dobtcheff, Desmond Llewelyn, Michael Billington, Bernard Lee, Shane Rimmer, Bryan Marshall, Sue Vanner, Bob Sherman, Sydney Tafler, Valerie Leon, Nadim Sawalha, Eva Rueber-Staier, Olga Bisera, Victor Tourjansky; Spy, Action; Live Action

In 1977, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" was released by American International Pictures; Don Taylor (director); John Herman Shaner (screenplay); Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera, Richard Basehart, Nick Cravat, Fumio Demura, The Great John L., Bob Ozman, Gary Baxley, John Gillespie, David Cass; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1979, "Breaking Away" was released by 20th Century Fox; Peter Yates (director); Steve Tesich (screenplay); Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner, P.J. Soles, Amy Wright, John Ashton; Coming-of-Age, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Dracula" was released by Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Company; John Badham (director); W.D. Richter (screenplay); Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Jan Francis, Trevor Eve, Tony Haygarth, Sylvester McCoy, Janine Duvitski, Teddy Turner; Horror; Live Action

In 1979, "The Frisco Kid" was released by Warner Bros.; Robert Aldrich (director); Michael Elias, Frank Shaw (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo, Leo Fuchs, Penny Peyser, William Smith, Jack Somack, Beege Barkette, Shay Duffin, Frank De Vol, Joe Kapp, Clyde Kusatsu, Vincent Schiavelli, Ian Wolfe, Martin Garner, Cliff Pellow, Eda Reiss Merin, Walter Janowitz; Western, Comedy; Live Action

In 1979, "The Wanderers" was released by Orion Pictures; Philip Kaufman (director/screenplay); Rose Kaufman (screenplay); Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Jim Youngs, Tony Ganios, Alan Rosenberg, Dolph Sweet, William Andrews, Erland van Lidth, Linda Manz, Michael Wright, Samm-Art Williams, Val Avery, Dion Albanese, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Price, Wayne Knight; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Workin' At The Car Wash Blues” by Jim Croce peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Air Disaster” by Albert Hammond peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Come Monday” by Jimmy Buffett peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “How Do You Feel The Morning After” by Millie Jackson peaked at number 77 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I've Been Born Again” by Johnnie Taylor peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Jive Turkey” by The Ohio Players peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Is The Message” by MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “On And On” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “One Hell Of A Woman” by Mac Davis peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rock Your Baby” by George McCrae peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Room Full Of Roses” by Mickey Gilley peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tell Me That I'm Wrong” by Blood, Sweat And Tears peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The American Girl” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Too Late” by Tavares peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Worse Comes To Worst” by Billy Joel peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Won't See Me” by Anne Murray peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You've Got My Soul On Fire” by The Temptations peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Be Thankful For What You Got” by William DeVaughn peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Cause We're In Love” by The Hood peaked at number 64 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hollywood Swinging” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm Falling In Love With You” by Little Anthony And The Imperials peaked at number 89 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “If You Go Away” by Terry Jacks peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “It's Her Turn To Live” by Smokey Robinson peaked at number 69 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “My Coo-Ca-Choo” by Alvin Stardust peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Put Out The Light” by Joe Cocker peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rock The Boat” by The Hues Corporation peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Silly Milly” by Blue Swede peaked at number 50 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Train Of Thought” by Cher peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Wake Up And Love Me” by April Stevens peaked at number 74 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You're Welcome, Stop On By” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Goin' Down The Road (A Scottish Reggae Song)” by Roy Wood peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'd Love You To Want Me” by Lobo peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Bangin' Man” by Slade peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Too Big” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Wild Thing / Fancy” by Fancy peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall / 2.H.B.” by Bryan Ferry peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “A Very Special Love Song / I Can't Even Drink It Away” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me / Once In A Lifetime Thing” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 49 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Daddy Number Two / We Let That Lovely Flame Die” by Glenn Barber peaked at number 92 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Dance With The Devil / And Then There Was Skin” by Cozy Powell peaked at number 53 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Flashback / Diggin' For A Livin'” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 68 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Keep On Singing / You're My Home” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “La Grange / Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers” by ZZ Top peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Little Hondo / The Jones'” by Johnny Tapp peaked at number 66 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love / The Last Time I Go To Baltimore” by Jackie Christian peaked at number 86 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Theme From 'Serpico' (Beyond Tomorrow) / It All Seems To Fall In Line” by Perry Como peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love You Babe / Shake Me Babe” by Coloured Balls peaked at number 42 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Oh My My / Step Lightly” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 62 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rebel Rebel / Queen Bitch” by David Bowie peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Remember Me This Way / It's Not A Lot (But It's All I Got)” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Seasons In The Sun / Live And Let Live” by Bobby Wright peaked at number 63 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Great Mail Robbery / Start Again” by Rex Allen Jr. peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “W.O.L.D. / Short Stories” by Harry Chapin peaked at number 60 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Will I / Where In The World” by Mississippi peaked at number 59 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Die goeie ouwe tijd” by Gerard Cox peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hold Her Tight” by The Osmonds peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “O.K. Chicago” by Resonance peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rhapsody In White” by Love Unlimited Orchestra peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Baby Blue” by Waterloo And Robinson peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Einsamkeit hat viele Namen” by Christian Anders peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Everyday” by Slade peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Gaye” by Clifford T. Ward peaked at number 15 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sheila” by Albert West peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Cat Crept In” by Mud peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “America” by David Essex peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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