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The 70's Datebook for August 1

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In 1970, AT THE MOVIES The Disney Studioʹs “THE BOATNIKS” (Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers)

In 1970, D.T. was at the grand opening of the Toys R Us toy store in La Mesa, California (closed down in June 2018.) He met former Our Gang cast member Johnny Downs, who greeted everybody at the grand opening; he was the host of a kidʹs afternoon show on KOGO-TV (now KGTV). Among the guest he brought (in costume) were H.R. Pufinstuf, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and the Banana Splits, who had their television shows carried on the TV station at the time.

In 1970, On the cover of TV Guide: “Chet Huntley as he retires from NBC News”. Other Articles: Odd Couple, Laugh-In

In 1970, R.C., “Humphrey The Camel” by Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan peaked at #78 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, TOPPING THE SOUL CHART Stevie Wonder and “SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED” starts a six-week run at number one on Billboardʹs R&B chart

In 1971, CBS debuts at 8:30 a summer replacement series “The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour”, TV Variety, with the showʹs regular ensemble performers including a young Teri Garr and Steve Martin; it ran through 1974. Packed with music, and comedy put-downs of each other, the show also began to showcase CHER in outragous outfits, which became her trademark. Sonny and Cher did so well they returned to prime time in December for a two and a half year run (ending with their divorce).

In 1971, The first of George Harrisonʹs two “Concerts For Bangeledesh” took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City out of concern for the starving people of the Bangladesh nation. Highlights include Ringo Starr flubbing the lyrics in his hit “It Donʹt Come Easy” and an unannounced appearance by Bob Dylan. Performers also included Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, and Leon Russell and Billy Preston. The concert was recorded as an multi-record album, and its sale combined with concert proceeds raised a total of $11 million.

In 1971, “Master Of Reality” album by Black Sabbath was released

In 1977, COVER OF PEOPLE Actress JACQUELINE BISSET (a droolfest for males everywhere!)

In 1977, READING ABOUT “SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE” “TIME” reports on the production of upcoming the Christopher Reeve film (more than a year BEFORE it would arrive in theaters!)

In 1977, Whoʹs the white retired marine in a CBS sitcom keeping the playground clean? “Szysznyk!” Can you pronounce it? Ned Beattyʹs sitcom with the bizarre mouthful of a title does well against reruns, but tanks when brought back in December.

In 1979, “Good Times”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1979, “Hot Stuff” single by Donna Summer was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1979, “Knock On Wood” single by Amii Stewart was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1979, “Off The Wall” album by Michael Jackson was released

In 1979, “Reality…what A Concept” album by Robin Williams was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, "Doc" was released by United Artists / FP Films; Frank Perry (director); Pete Hamill (screenplay); Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway, Harris Yulin, Michael Witney, Dan Greenburg, Richard McKenzie, Penelope Allen, James Greene, Antonia Rey, Denver John Collins, John Scanlon, John Bottoms, Ferdinand Zogbaum, Hedy Sontag, Philip Shafer, Fred Dennis; Western; Live Action

In 1971, "The Omega Man" was released by Warner Bros. / Walter Seltzer Productions; Boris Sagal (director); John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington (screenplay); Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Brian Tochi, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Dierkes, Linda Redfearn, Henry Kingi; Action, Drama, Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1976, "Obsession" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1979, "North Dallas Forty" was released by Paramount Pictures / Regina Associates; Ted Kotcheff (director/screenplay); Peter Gent, Frank Yablans (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, Charles Durning, Dayle Haddon, Bo Svenson, John Matuszak, Steve Forrest, G.D. Spradlin, Dabney Coleman, Savannah Smith Boucher, Marshall Colt; Drama, Sports; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “Humphrey The Camel” by Jack Blanchard And Misty Morgan peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “A Song That Never Comes” by Mama Cass Elliot peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Are You Ready?” by Pacific Gas And Electric peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Cottage Cheese” by Crow peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Girls Will Be Girls, Boys Will Be Boys” by The Isley Brothers peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I'll Be Right Here” by Tyrone Davis peaked at number 53 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Long Lonely Nights” by The Dells peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “My Marie” by Engelbert Humperdinck peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “No Arms Can Ever Hold You” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Pearl” by Tommy Roe peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)” by Mary Hopkin peaked at number 77 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Silver Bird” by Mark Lindsay peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Sunshine” by The Archies peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You've Been My Inspiration” by Main Ingredient peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Apartment 21” by Bobbie Gentry peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Can't Stop Loving You” by Flirtations peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Check Out Your Mind” by The Impressions peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)” by Mary Hopkin peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Save The Country” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “That Same Old Feeling” by Picketywitch peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Your Own Back Yard” by Dion peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “(It's Like A) Sad Old Kinda Movie” by Pickettywitch peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)” by Diana Ross peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Long And Winding Road” by Ray Morgan peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Wonder Of You” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “Boom Sha-La-La Lo” by Hans Poulsen peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Long And Winding Road” by The Beatles peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Wonder Of You / Mama Liked The Roses” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Adiós corazón” by The Shoes peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “De meiden van de kermis” by Ciska Peters peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Lady D'Arbanville” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Midnight” by The George Baker Selection peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Tickatoo” by Dizzy Man's Band peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

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