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The 70's Datebook for August 12

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In 1972, AMERICAN BANDSTAND Guest: JIM CROCE (“YOU DONʹT MESS AROUND WITH JIM”)

In 1972, R.C., “Schoolʹs Out” by Alice Cooper peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Ken Berryʹs Wow”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC. It was a summer series.

In 1976, COVER OF ROLLING STONE BOB MARLEY

In 1976, “Harry O”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on ABC.

In 1977, The Enterprise, named after the Star Trek space module and the prototype for the space shuttle, made its first flight on its own within Earthʹs atmosphere after being launched from a Boeing 747, separated, and then touched down in Californiaʹs Mojave Desert; the space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test.

In 1978, Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “David Hartman of Good Morning America”. Other Articles: Sha Na Na, Evangalists on TV

In 1978, R.C., “Copacabana (At The Copa)” by Barry Manilow peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Heʹs So Fine” by Kristy and Jimmy McNichol (one of Whimsical Willʹs records) peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “King Tut” by Steve Martin peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Last Dance” by Donna Summer peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Lifeʹs Been Good” by Joe Walsh peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Stay” by Jackson Browne peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Three Times A Lady” by Commodores peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, “MISS YOU” The ROLLING STONES enjoy their biggest hit since “HONKY TONY WOMEN” with a song that was released on LP (“SOME GIRLS”) a traditional 45, as well as a 12-inch single [an extended 8½ minute DISCO version]

In 1979, “MY SHARONA” THE KNACK enjoys a big hit this week, with the song that earned them a GRAMMY nomination as 1979's Best New Artist [but the trophy wound up going to RICKIE LEE JONES]

In 1970, "Lovers and Other Strangers" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "Harry and Tonto" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger" was released by Columbia Pictures / Andor Films; Sam Wanamaker (director); Ray Harryhausen, Beverley Cross (screenplay); Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Kurt Christian, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas, Bruno Barnabe, Bernard Kay, Salami Coker, David Sterne, Peter Mayhew; Fantasy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Copacabana (At The Copa)” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Duncan” by Paul Simon peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Gone” by Joey Heatherton peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “He's So Fine” by Kristy And Jimmy McNichol peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “In The Ghetto” by Candi Staton peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Last Dance” by Donna Summer peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Life's Been Good” by Joe Walsh peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “My Angel Baby” by Toby Beau peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Southbound Train” by David Crosby And Graham Nash peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stay/The Load-Out” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Three Times A Lady” by The Commodores peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Where Is The Love” by Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're A Part Of Me” by Gene Cotton With Kim Carnes peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Starman” by David Bowie peaked at number 64 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Can We Still Be Friends” by Todd Rundgren peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Can't Get Hurt Any More” by Ginette Reno peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast” by Wayne Newton peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Day By Day” by Godspell peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Duncan” by Paul Simon peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Gone” by Joey Heatherton peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “How Do You Do? / The Land Of Milk And Honey” by Mouth And MacNeal Philips peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'm Coming Home” by Stories peaked at number 74 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Jesahel” by The English Congregation peaked at number 82 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Layla” by Derek And The Dominoes peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Or Something Like It” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Miss You” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Runaway Love” by Linda Clifford peaked at number 61 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Songbird” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 33 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Sweet Inspiration” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Where Is The Love” by Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Who Has The Answers” by Andy Kim peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” by Dave Mason peaked at number 40 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Don't Love Me Anymore” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 70 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You Really Got Me” by Thundermug peaked at number 59 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “School's Out” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Be Stiff” by Devo peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste Of Honey peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” by The Partridge Family peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “FM (No Static At All)” by Steely Dan peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Identity” by X-Ray Spex peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If The Kids Are United” by Sham 69 peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Is This A Love Thing” by Raydio peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Samson And Delilah” by Middle Of The Road peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Seaside Shuffle” by Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” by Plastic Bertrand peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Somewhere In The Night” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stuff Like That” by Quincy Jones Featuring Ashford And Simpson peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Race Is On” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're All I Need To Get By” by Johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “All For A Reason / Make It Last” by Alessi peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baby Hold On / Save A Little Room In Your Heart For Me” by Eddie Money peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Beautiful Sunday” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Fantasy / Runnin'” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Rock And Roll Damnation / Cold Hearted Man” by AC/DC peaked at number 83 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Shy Girl / Does It Matter As Much To You” by Beathoven peaked at number 76 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Still The Same / Feel Like A Number” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sweet, Sweet Smile / I Have You” by The Carpenters peaked at number 100 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Belong To Me / In A Small Moment” by Carly Simon peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “You Keep Me Dancing” by Samantha Sang peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Come Back And Finish What You Started” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Free Four” by Pink Floyd peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Heaven On Earth” by Rainbow Train peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Jij hebt me bedrogen” by Corry peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Latin Dance” by Massada peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ma préférence” by Julien Clerc peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Sealed With A Kiss” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Still The Same” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Un canto a Galicia” by Julio Iglesias peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Love Is In The Air” by John Paul Young peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Skateboard” by Copains peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Race Is On” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Because The Night” by The Patti Smith Group peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Du bist mein Mädchen” by Chris Roberts peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Oh! Carol” by Smokie peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're The One That I Want” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Little Willy” by The Sweet peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Michaela” by Bata Illic peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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