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The 70's Datebook for September 26

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In 1970, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Room 222: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Karen Valentine, Michael Constantine”. Other Articles: Partridge Family, Secret Storm

In 1970, R.C., “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, R.C., “Rubber Duckie” by Ernie (Jim Henson) peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, Deep Purple were at number one in the United Kingdom album chart for the first time with “Fireball.” They repeated the success seven months later with “Machine Head.”

In 1973, Wilt Chamberlain jumped from the National Basketball Associationʹs Los Angeles Lakers to the San Diego Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association; Wilt would become a player-coach with a reputed salary of $600,000 a year.

In 1973, “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC.

In 1974, AT THE MOVIES “THATʹS ENTERTAINMENT”; “CLAUDINE” (Diahann Carroll); “HARRY and TONTO” (Art Carney); “DEATH WISH” (Charles Bronson); “DUDDY KRAVITZ” (Richard Dreyfuss); “THE LONGEST YARD” (Burt Reynolds)

In 1974, John Lennon releases what will be his last album of new material for nearly six years. “Walls and Bridges” climbed up to number one.

In 1975, The 1974 movie “The Return of the Pink Panther” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1975, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Appearing: ISAAC HAYES, BARRY MANILOW, and a salute to CHUCK BERRY

In 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie premiered in Westwood, California, and became a cult classic. It has grossed $150 million thru September 1995. Letʹs do the Time Warp again with the Sweet Transvestite!

In 1976, “The Big Event”, TV Series, assorted movies and specials; debut on NBC.

In 1977, COVER OF PEOPLE CHERYL LADD of “CHARLIEʹS ANGELS”

In 1977, COVER OF TIME Actress DIANE KEATON (starring in “LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR”) (Clue to Diane: try your local 7/11!)

In 1977, Nobody will believe that Maude has seen a flying saucer or that the writers have completely run out of ideas.

In 1978, “Iʹve Always Been Crazy” album by Waylon Jennings was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, The Clash release their first U.S. single, a remake of The Bobby Fuller Fourʹs “I Fought The Law.”

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, ✪ “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Groovy Situation” by Gene Chandler peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I (Who Have Nothing)” by Tom Jones peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Loving You Is A Natural Thing” by Ronnie Milsap peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Riki Tiki Tavi” by Donovan peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Snowbird” by Anne Murray peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Ball And Chain” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Everything's Tuesday” by Chairmen Of The Board peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Going To The Country” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 54 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I (Who Have Nothing)” by Tom Jones peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “It Ain't Easy” by Ron Davies peaked at number 55 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Lookin' Out My Back Door” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Mongoose” by Elephant's Memory peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “On The Beach (In The Summertime)” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Patches” by Clarence Carter peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Snowbird” by Anne Murray peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “The Sly, Slick, And The Wicked” by Lost Generation peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Cry” by Gerry Monroe peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Don't Play That Song (You Lied)” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I Ain't Got Time Any More” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Long As I Can See The Light” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Which Way You Goin' Billy?” by The Poppy Family peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “No Place For Our Minds” by Crown's Clan peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “War” by Edwin Starr peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Wild And Exciting” by Earth And Fire peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “A Song Of Joy (Himno A La Alegria)” by Miguel Rios peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Long As I Can See The Light” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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