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The 70's Datebook for September 8

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In 1971, The Kennedy Center for the performing arts, a new cultural center named after President John F. Kennedy, opened in Washington, D.C. with a performance of Leonard Bernsteinʹs “Mass.”

In 1972, 09 x 08 = 72

In 1972, “Are You Being Served?” began airing on BBC1

In 1973, R.C., “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” by Al Green peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Letʹs Get It On” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, The number one selling album: “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” from the ALLMAN BROTHERS includes “RAMBLIN' MAN”

In 1973, “Baileyʹs Comets”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.

In 1973, “Bridget Loves Bernie”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1973, “Emergency!”, “I Dream of Jeannie,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Lassie,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Star Trek,” and “The Addams Family” all lend their names and some of their voices to Saturday morning cartoons. Who says there are no new ideas?

In 1973, “Emergency+4”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Everythingʹs Archie”, and “The Flintstones Comedy Show”, TV Cartoon Shows, premiered on CBS.

In 1973, “Inch High, Private Eye”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Jeannie”, and “My Favorite Martians”, both based on the TV series; and “Speed Buggy”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBSʹs fall Saturday morning sked.

In 1973, “Lassieʹs Rescue Rangers”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

In 1973, “Sigmund and The Sea Monsters”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Star Trek Cartoon”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. Whimsical Will did some voice work there, he says.

In 1973, “The Addams Family”, TV Cartoon Show, Based on the 60s sitcom; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “The Bugs Bunny Show”, TV Cartoon Show, moved back to ABC.

In 1973, “The Paul Lynde Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1973, “Yogiʹs Gang”, “Goober and The Ghost Chasers”, “Super Friends”, and “Mission: Magic!” starring Rick Springfield, TV Cartoon shows, debut on ABCʹs new Saturday AM sked.

In 1974, Daredevil Evel Knievel made good on his boast to attempt a motorcycle jump of Idahoʹs Snake River Canyon. The attempt failed when the parachute on his rocket-powered bike deployed prematurely. Knievel still got a quarter-million dollars for his trouble.

In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon “for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”

In 1974, “The F.B.I.”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on ABC after nine years.

In 1975, Wonder what William Shatner did between Star Trek and T.J. Hooker? Well one of the things he did was Barbary Coast, an ABC western premiering tonight with Doug McClure and Richard “Jaws” Kiel. The show lasts until January. Ironically, up against Barbary Coast is The Invisible Man, starring another '60s action hero, David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.). And by mid-January he, too, is invisible.

In 1975, “Match Game PM” began airing in syndication

In 1975, “Phyllis,” a spin-off of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” began airing on CBS

In 1975, “The Invisible Man” second run, TV Scifi Adventure, was seen for the first time on NBC. No, make that, made it's series debut on NBC.

In 1976, Disco band Wild Cherryʹs self-titled album, which includes their number one single, “Play that Funky Music,” goes gold.

In 1976, Time was in reverse order: 9/8/76 has 5:43:21.

In 1976, “Dreamboat Annie” album by Heart was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, Actor ZERO MOSTEL, best known as the original star of Broadwayʹs “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” dies at age 72

In 1977, Jimmy McCullough quit the rock group Wings to join the reformed Small Faces with no success. You could say from then on, he tried to fly without Wings, but was left grounded.

In 1978, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts KC and THE SUNSHINE BAND, plus PAUL McCARTNEY and WINGS, DONNA SUMMER (“LAST DANCE”, “I LOVE YOU”), CHERYL LADD, TEDDY PENDERGRASS and a tribute to OTIS REDDING

In 1978, “The Eddie Capra Mysteries” began airing on NBC

In 1979, R.C., “Donʹt Bring Me Down” by ELO peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Letʹs Go” by The Cars peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Carol Burnett and Company”, TV Variety, last aired on ABC.

In 1979, “Challenge of the Super Friends”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.

In 1979, “Flash Gordon”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1979, “Fred and Barney Meet The Thing” began airing on NBC

In 1979, “Jonny Quest”, TV Cartoon Adventure; reappeared on NBC.

In 1979, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.

In 1979, “Scoobyʹs All-Stars”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “Are You Man Enough?” by The Four Tops peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Don't Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Freedom For The Stallion” by The Hues Corporation peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” by Al Green peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hold On” by Triumph peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I've Got The Next Dance” by Deniece Williams peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Kid Stuff” by Barbara Fairchild peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Let's Get It On” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Let's Go” by The Cars peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Make Me Twice The Man” by New York City peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Make Up Your Mind” by The J. Geils Band peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Saturday Night” by Herman Brood And His Wild Romance peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Slick” by Willie Hutch peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Soul Je t'aime” by Sylvia peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Peacemaker” by Albert Hammond peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “There It Is” by Tyrone Davis peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Until It's Time For You To Go” by New Birth peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “All Things Come From God” by Tony Kosinec peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Alright, Alright, Alright” by Mungo Jerry peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Baby Wanna Boogie” by The Five Man Electrical Band peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “California” by Tapestry peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Does Your Mother Know” by ABBA peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Down On The Flat Rock” by Skipper peaked at number 62 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gold” by John Stewart peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Good Times” by Chic peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Goodbye Mama” by Dave Nicol peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Heaven Must Have Sent You” by Bonnie Pointer peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “How Can I Tell Her” by Lobo peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Do Love You” by GQ peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Isn't That So” by Jesse Winchester peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Let Me Take You Dancing” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 62 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Music! Music! Music!” by Teresa Brewer peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Muskrat Love” by America peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “My Happy Song” by Tommy Graham peaked at number 74 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “My Sharona” by The Knack peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Outside And Inside” by Peter Pringle peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Poor People” by Alan Price peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne” by Copper Penny peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Suspicions” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Hurt” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Weekend” by Wet Willie peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Young Blood” by Rickie Lee Jones peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bang Bang” by B.A. Robertson peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Dear Elaine” by Roy Wood peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Duchess” by The Stranglers peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Electric Lady” by Geordie peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Think Of You” by Detroit Emeralds peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “In The Brownies” by Billy Connolly peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lines” by Planets peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lookin' For Love Tonight” by Fat Larry's Band peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Makin' It” by David Naughton peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Our Last Song Together” by Neil Sedaka peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?” by Tony Orlando And Dawn peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “When You're Young” by The Jam peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “D.J. / Repetition” by David Bowie peaked at number 98 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, ✪ “The World's Greatest Mum / Three Jobs Down” by Johnny Chester peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “But You Don't Care / Burning Up” by Mi-Sex peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Can't Sleep / Something Ain't Right” by The Rockets peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again / I.O.U.” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hong Kong Garden / Voices” by Siouxsie And The Banshees peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “How Could This Go Wrong / Being In Love With You Is Easy” by Exile peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Island Nights / East To The Winter” by Marc Hunter peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Let's Get Back Together / Coffee Shop” by Promises peaked at number 27 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Light My Fire / Bring It On Back To Me” by Amii Stewart peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Midnite Rendezvous / Until Then” by Victoria Nicolls peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “My Sharona / Let Me Out” by The Knack peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Touch Me in The Morning / I Won't Last a Day Without You” by Diana Ross peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes” by ABBA peaked at number 79 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Wrapped In The Chains Of Your Love / Goddess Of The Night” by Billy Thorpe peaked at number 85 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Georgy Porgy” by Toto peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gold” by John Stewart peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Good Times” by Chic peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “After The Love Has Gone” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Boy Oh Boy” by Racey peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Don't Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Everything'll Turn Out Fine” by Stealers Wheel peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gloria” by Umberto Tozzi peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Ich komm' bald wieder” by Cindy And Bert peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Marie” by Normaal peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Radar Love” by Golden Earring peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?” by Tony Orlando And Dawn peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Albert West peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “(Oh la la) Jag vill ha dig” by Ulf Lundell peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “El Lute” by Boney M. peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Förlorar igen” by Horizont peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1979, “El Lute / Gotta Go Home” by Boney M. peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “The Free Electric Band” by Albert Hammond peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Voulez-Vous” by ABBA peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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