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The 70's Datebook for August 10

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In 1974, R.C., “Call On Me” by Chicago peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Feel Like Makin' Love” by Roberta Flack peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Please Come To Boston” by Dave Loggins peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Takin' Care Of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman”, by Guess Who entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1975, Television personality David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Richard Nixon.

In 1975, “The Manhattan Transfer” scats its way into a three week variety show from CBS. While itʹs not the biggest success, sketch player Laraine Newman catches the eye of Lorne Michaels with her work and cast her in the first season of NBC's Saturday Night (renamed Saturday Night Live later) in October of that year.

In 1977, Ten will get you an Anita Bryant dart board and five cents change from a company in Coconut Grove, Florida.

In 1977, “Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis” aired.

In 1978, COVER OF ROLLING STONE JOHN BELUSHI; and inside, a report on the band BOSTON

In 1970, "Diary of a Mad Housewife" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "The Kentucky Fried Movie" was released by United Film Distribution Company / Kentucky Fried Theater; John Landis (director); Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker (screenplay); Bill Bixby, George Lazenby, Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Donald Sutherland, Henry Gibson, Barry Dennen, Agneta Eckemyr, Tony Dow, Stephen Bishop, Shadoe Stevens, Janice Kent, Michael Laurence, Rick Baker, Uschi Digard, Jerry Zucker, Tony Dow, Marilyn Joi, Saul Kahan, Robert Starr; Comedy; Live Action

In 1977, "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" was released by Astral Films / Cinema International Corporation / American International Pictures / Claremont Productions / Zev Braun Productions / I.C.L. Industries / La Societe Filmel / Ypsilon Films; Nicolas Gessner (director); Laird Koenig (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby, Connie Foster; Drama, Horror, Mystery; Live Action

In 1979, "Americathon" was released by United Artists / Lorimar; Neal Israel (director/screenplay); Michael Mislove, Monica Johnson (screenplay); John Ritter, Harvey Korman, Peter Riegert, Fred Willard, Jay Leno, Chief Dan George, Zane Buzby, Nancy Morgan, Meat Loaf, Elvis Costello, Tommy Lasorda, Howard Hesseman, Cybill Shepherd, Allan Arbus, David Opatoshu, George Carlin; Comedy; Live Action

In 1979, "Hot Stuff" was released by Columbia Pictures / Rastar; Dom DeLuise (director); Michael Kane, Donald E. Westlake (screenplay); Dom DeLuise, Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed, Ossie Davis, Luis Avalos, Pat McCormick, Marc Lawrence, Sydney Lassick, Robert George; Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Sunburn" was released by Paramount Pictures / Fawcett-Majors Productions / Tuesday Films / Hemdale Film Corporation / Bind Films; Richard C. Sarafian (director); James Booth, John Daly, Stephen Oliver (screenplay); Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels, John Hillerman, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Joan Goodfellow, Jack Kruschen, Alejandro Rey, Seymour Cassel, Alex Sharp, Bob Orrison, Robin Clarke, Jorge Luke (es), Joanna Rush, Delroy White, Christa Walter; Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Between Her Goodbye And My Hello” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Call On Me” by Chicago peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Feel Like Makin' Love” by Roberta Flack peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Funky Party” by Clarence Reid peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Get Out Of Denver” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Please Come To Boston” by Dave Loggins peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “River's Risin'” by The Edgar Winter Group peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sideshow” by Blue Magic peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sure As I'm Sittin' Here” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Takin' Care Of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You're Welcome, Stop On By” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Old Home Filler-Up An Keep On-A-Truckin Café” by C.W. McCall peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me” by Elton John peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Don't You Worry” by Randy Bishop peaked at number 80 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Finally Got Myself Together (I'm A Changed Man)” by The Impressions peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Fish Ain't Bitin'” by Lamont Dozier peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rikki Don't Lose That Number” by Steely Dan peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rings” by Huber Howell peaked at number 89 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sideshow” by Blue Magic peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Too Late” by Tavares peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Amateur Hour” by Sparks peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Please Please Me” by David Cassidy peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rocket” by Mud peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “No Charge / If You Have To Go” by Denise Morrison peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “(I've Been) Searchin' So Long / Byblos” by Chicago peaked at number 44 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Four Maries / Follow Your Star” by John Currie peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rock And Roll Heaven / I Just Wanna Be Me” by The Righteous Brothers peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Skydiver / Do You Think The Lord?” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 65 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Beach Baby” by The First Class peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “She” by Charles Aznavour peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “There's A Ghost In My House” by R. Dean Taylor peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “The Bangin' Man” by Slade peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Entertainer” by Marvin Hamlisch peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Six Teens” by The Sweet peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “The Entertainer” by Marvin Hamlisch peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Theo, wir fahr'n nach Lodz” by Vicky Leandros peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1974, “This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us” by Sparks peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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