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The 70's Datebook for September 14

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In 1970, “The Red Skelton Show”, TV Variety; moved to NBC.

In 1971, “Cannon”, TV Crime Drama starring William Conrad; debut on CBS.

In 1972, As lights went out in bedrooms throughout America, voices were heard repeating the Good night routine performed on this, the first performance of “The Waltons” TV drama on CBS-TV in 1972. “Good night, John Boy”, “Good night, Jim-Bob”, “Good night, Elizabeth”, and so on.

In 1972, COVER OF ROLLING STONE THREE DOG NIGHT

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Adios, Johnny Bravo”, Greg is picked to become a rock star, the Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show and Greg is spotted by a musical agent who wants to sign him up. But the agent, Tami Cutler, doesnʹt want all the Bradys, just Greg.

In 1973, “The Girl With Something Extra”, TV Comedy starring Sally Field; debut on NBC. That extra wasnʹt enough to last more than a season.

In 1974, R.C., “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, The number one selling album: “FULFILLINGNESS' FIRST FINALE” from STEVIE WONDER includes “YOU HAVENʹT DONE NOTHING”

In 1975, “Swiss Family Robinson”, TV Adventure; debut on ABC.

In 1975, “Three for the Road” began airing on CBS and ended promptly on November 30

In 1976, Jeff Beckʹs instrumental jazz/rock album “Wired” was certified gold by the RIAA. It was his second gold album in succession, following the previous yearʹs “Blow By Blow.”

In 1976, The rebroadcast of the pilot of “Charlieʹs Angels” aired on ABC (it originally aired March 21st).

In 1977, “Dreams” single by Fleetwood Mac was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, “Inside the NFL” began airing on HBO

In 1978, The first episode of the TV series, “Mork and Mindy”, starring the irrepressible manic new talent Robin Williams as Mork the Orkan and actress, Pam Dawber as Mindy, aired this night on ABC-TV. Mork had made an earlier (February, 1978) appearance — landing on earth during an episode of “Happy Days”. Na nu, na nu.

In 1978, “Live And More” album by Donna Summer was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, “Nightwatch” album by Kenny Loggins was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, Eleven more animators leave Disney. The group forms the new studio of Sullivan and Bluth.

In 1979, Kenny Rogers received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1979, Prominent sports announcer Jim Simpson joins ESPN from NBC, lending instant credibility to the fledgling network

In 1979, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts BOB WELCH welcomes VAN HALEN (“DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY”), PAUL BUTTERFIELD and RICK DANKO, JOHN McVIE, SPENCER DAVIS, ELO (“DONʹT BRING ME DOWN”, “LAST TRAIN TO LONDON”)

In 1979, Theodore J. Coombs completed a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City and back to Yates Center, Kansas.

In 1979, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts BOB WELCH welcomes VAN HALEN (“DANCE THENIGHT AWAY”), PAUL BUTTERFIELD and RICK DANKO, JOHN McVIE, SPENCER DAVIS, ELO (“DONʹT BRING ME DOWN”, “LAST TRAIN TO LONDON”)

In 1978, "Stay as You Are" was released by Columbia Pictures; Alberto Lattuada (director/screenplay); Enrico Oldoini (screenplay); Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Barbara De Rossi, Ania Pieroni, Francisco Rabal, Mónica Randall, José María Caffarel, Giuliana Calandra, Massimo Bonetti, Maria Pia Attanasio, Raimondo Penne, Claudio Aliotti, Mario Cecchi, Adriana Falco, Rodolfo Bigotti; Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle" was released by International Harmony; Picha (director/screenplay); Boris Szulzinger (director); Anne Beatts, Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay); Johnny Weissmuller Jr., John Belushi, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Brian Doyle-Murray, Emily Prager, Pat Bright, Adolph Caesar, Judy Graubart, Andrew Duncan, Guy Sorel, Bob Perry, Deya Kent, M. Vernon, Tony Jackson, John Baddeley; Comedy; Adult Animation

In 1979, "The Tempest" was released by unknown; Derek Jarman (director/screenplay); Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox, Karl Johnson, Peter Bull, Richard Warwick, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Jack Birkett, Christopher Biggins, Peter Turner, Ken Campbell, Elisabeth Welch, Claire Davenport, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, Kate Temple, Angela Wittingham; Drama, Fantasy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “All Shook Up” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Saw A Man And He Danced With His Wife” by Cher peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm Leaving It All Up To You” by Donny And Marie Osmond peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends” by Ronnie Milsap peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Eyes Of Silver” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm Leaving It All Up To You” by Donny And Marie Osmond peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Will Get You” by Jayson Hoover peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Most Likely You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine)” by The Band With Bob Dylan peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rock My Roll” by Bill Amesbury peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “That's Not How It Goes” by Bloodstone peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)” by Donna Fargo peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Na Na Na” by Cozy Powell peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Something 'Bout You Baby I Like” by Tom Jones peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Y Viva Espana” by Sylvia Vrethammar peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Midnight At The Oasis / Any Old Time” by Maria Muldaur peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Always Yours / I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win!” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Danny Come Home (A Town Near Montreal) / The Singer” by Nana Mouskouri peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Higher And Higher / Willie And Laura May Jones” by Normie Rowe peaked at number 93 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “If You Talk In Your Sleep / Help Me” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Long Live Love / Angel Eyes” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rock Your Baby / Rock Your Baby (Part 2)” by George McCrae peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Son Of A Rotten Gambler / Lady Into The Music” by The Hollies peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “De dronkaard” by Jan Boezeroen peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Floris V” by Marc Winter peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Want Ye And I Get Ye” by Left Side peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies” by The Drifters peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tonight” by The Rubettes peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Honey, Honey” by ABBA peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “How Can I Fly” by Kincade peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “If You Go Away” by Terry Jacks peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Komm auf meine Insel” by Die Flippers peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me” by Lena Zavaroni peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Loco-Motion” by Grand Funk Railroad peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Six Teens” by The Sweet peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Was hast du am Sonntag allein gemacht” by Die Flippers peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

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