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In 1970, Gay actor Edward Everett Horton died at the age of eighty-three in Encino, California. Depending on your generation youʹll either recognize Horton from hundreds of 30s comedies on as the narrator of the “Fractured Fairy Tales” segment on “The Bullwinkle Show.”

In 1970, “N.E.T. Festival”, TV Series, arts; last aired.

In 1971, “McMillan And Wife”, TV Crime Drama; debut on NBC.

In 1972, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Pass the Tabu”, Greg is saved from drowning, but bad luck continues to plague the Bradys in the second segment on the Bradysʹ trip to Hawaii, Jan finds the idol and more incidents of bad luck happen. The boys decide to return the idol to the ancient Hawaiian burial grounds.

In 1973, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Debuts on TV this weekend, syndicated to local stations. ROLLING STONES are featured on the premiere show, making their first American TV appearance in six years.

In 1973, R.C., “Weʹre An American Band” by Grand Funk peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, Howard Cosell graces the cover of TV Guide to promote the launch of his new variety show — the other “Saturday Night Live,” which tapes in the Ed Sullivan Theatre.

In 1975, On “All In The Family,” Archie Bunker saves a womanʹs life using mouth to mouth resuscitation, except sheʹs not a “she,” sheʹs a “he” in drag (“Why donʹt you call me…MISTER?”). Wacky mayhem ensues.

In 1975, “Is It Something I Said?” album by Richard Pryor was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, AT THE MOVIES “SILENT MOVIE” (Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise); “MIDWAY” (Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda)

In 1976, Boy George was expelled from school. Was he wearing too much makeup?

In 1976, “Alice”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.

In 1977, Muhammad Ali won a unanimous, 15-round decision over Ernie Shavers as Eva Shain became the first female to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match.

In 1977, The Billy Joel album “The Stranger” was released by Columbia Records.

In 1978, “Bursting Out” album by Jethro Tull was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, “Flying High”, TV General Drama; debut on CBS. The ratings flew too low and CBS ejected itself from the flight.

In 1978, “Hot Child In The City” single by Nick Gilder was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, R.C., “Ainʹt That A Shame” by Cheap Trick peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Bad Case Of Loving You” by Robert Palmer peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” by Pat Travers peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Driverʹs Seat” by Sniff ʹnʹ the Tears peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Girls Talk” by Dave Edmunds peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Message In A Bottle” by The Police peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Kenny” album by Kenny Rogers was released

In 1977, "Bobby Deerfield" was released by Columbia Pictures (U.S.A / Canada) / Warner Bros. (International) / First Artists; Sydney Pollack (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn, Romolo Valli, Stephan Meldegg, Jaime Sánchez, Norm Nielsen, Mickey Knox, Guido Alberti, Gérard Hernandez, Antonino Faà Di Bruno, André Valardy, Féodor Atkine, Al Silvani, Franco Ressel, Monique Lejeune, Steve Gadler, Van Doude, Patrick Floersheim, Bernie Pollack; Romance, Drama; Live Action

In 1978, "Born Again" was released by AVCO Embassy Pictures; Irving Rapper (director); Walter Bloch (screenplay); Dean Jones, Anne Francis, Jay Robinson, Dana Andrews, Raymond St. Jacques, George Brent, Harold Hughes, Billy Graham, Robert Gray, Peter Jurasik, Robert Broyles, Harry Spillman, Scott Walker, Arthur Roberts, Ned Wilson, Dean Brooks, Christopher Conrad, Stuart Lee, Richard Caine, Brigid O'Brien, Anthony Canne, Corinne Michaels; Biography, Drama; Live Action

In 1978, "Death on the Nile" was released by EMI Films / Mersham Productions; John Guillermin (director); Anthony Shaffer (screenplay); Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Jon Finch, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, Simon MacCorkindale, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Jack Warden, I. S. Johar, Harry Andrews, Sam Wanamaker, Celia Imrie, Saeed Jaffrey; Mystery; Live Action

In 1978, "The Legacy" was released by Universal Pictures; Richard Marquand (director); Jimmy Sangster, Patrick Tilley, Paul Wheeler (screenplay); Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey, John Standing, Ian Hogg, Margaret Tyzack, Charles Gray, Lee Montague, Hildegard Neil, Marianne Broome; Horror; Live Action

In 1978, "Somebody Killed Her Husband" was released by Columbia Pictures / Melvin Simon Productions; Lamont Johnson (director); Reginald Rose (screenplay); Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jeff Bridges, John Wood, Tammy Grimes, John Glover, Patricia Elliott, Mary McCarty, Laurence Guittard, Eddie Lawrence, Sands Hall, Vincent Robert Santa Lucia, Beeson Carroll; Comedy, Mystery; Live Action

In 1978, "Two Solitudes" was released by Compass Films; Lionel Chetwynd (director/screenplay); Jean-Pierre Aumont, Stacy Keach, Gloria Carlin, Chris Wiggins, Claude Jutra, Raymond Cloutier, Jean-Louis Roux, John Boylan, Louis Negin, Murray Westgate; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Ain't That A Shame” by Cheap Trick peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Boom Boom” by The Pat Travers Band peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dancin' Round And Round” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Different Worlds (Theme From 'Angie')” by Maureen McGovern peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Driver's Seat” by Sniff 'n' The Tears peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Everybody's Had The Blues” by Merle Haggard peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)” by John Denver peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Girls Talk” by Dave Edmunds peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Groove Me” by Fern Kinney peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hello, Hello, Hello” by New England peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “He” by Today's People peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “In Thee” by Blue Öyster Cult peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne” by Looking Glass peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “My Maria” by B.W. Stevenson peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Rhapsody In Blue” by Deodato peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Stillsane” by Carolyne Mas peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by Toby Beau peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Tonight” by Raspberries peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “We're An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'” by Stephanie Mills peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “You Got Me Anyway” by Sutherland Brothers And Quiver peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “Angel” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Are You Man Enough?” by The Four Tops peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Ashes To Ashes” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 50 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Believe in Humanity / You Light Up My Life” by Carole King peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Come And Get Your Love” by Long John Baldry peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Easy Evil” by John Kay peaked at number 82 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine” by Stealers Wheel peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Find Yourself A Boy” by Tammy Rafferty peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Gypsy Man” by War peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “H.A.P.P.Y. Radio” by Edwin Starr peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Holding Your Hands” by Seadog peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Was Made For Lovin' You” by KISS peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “If You Wanna Go To New York City” by Marty Butler peaked at number 57 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Let's Get It On” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Let's Go” by The Cars peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Love Can Bless The Soul Of Anyone” by Ian Tyson peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Loving Arms” by Dobie Gray peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Show Biz Kids” by Steely Dan peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Summer Means Fun / Gonna Hustle You” by Legendary Masked Surfers peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Sweet Charlie Baby” by Jackie Moore peaked at number 78 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Last Thing On My Mind” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Long Way Home” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Peacemaker” by Albert Hammond peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Singer” by The Bells peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “There Was A Time” by Wish peaked at number 95 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “We've Got Love” by Peaches And Herb peaked at number 85 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “All The Way From Memphis” by Mott The Hoople peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Angel” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Eye Level” by Simon Park Orchestra peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I've Been Hurt” by Guy Darrell peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Love's Got A Hold On Me” by Dollar peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Message In A Bottle” by The Police peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Millions Like Us” by Purple Hearts peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Nights In White Satin” by The Dickies peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Ooh Baby” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Sail On” by The Commodores peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Sexy Cream” by Slick peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Skywriter” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Strut Your Funky Stuff” by Frantique peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “There Must Be Thousands” by Quads peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “This Time Baby” by Jackie Moore peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Time For Action” by Secret Affair peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Gimme That Banana / Don't Stop it Now” by Alston Koch And Dark Tan peaked at number 72 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “The Topical Song (The Logical Song) / Farewell To Punk” by The Barron Knights peaked at number 97 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Bang A Gong / Witch Queen” by Witch Queen peaked at number 98 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Do The Jog / One More Touch” by Al Styne peaked at number 79 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gold / Comin' Out Of Nowhere” by John Stewart peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Was Made For Lovin' You / Hard Times” by KISS peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Just When I Needed You Most / Your Light” by Randy Vanwarmer peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Makin' It / Still Makin' It” by David Naughton peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Married Men / If You Ever Need Me Again” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 84 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Save The Last Dance For Me / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues” by Emmylou Harris peaked at number 81 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “See My Baby Jive / Bend Over Beethoven” by Wizzard peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Suspicions / I Don't Wanna Make Love (With Anyone Else but You)” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 66 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Vengeance / Love You By Heart” by Carly Simon peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “We Are Family / Easier To Love” by Sister Sledge peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Cool For Cats” by U.K. Squeeze peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “After The Love Has Gone” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gotta Go Home” by Boney M. peaked at number 42 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hanging On The Telephone” by Blondie peaked at number 43 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “De bruid” by Zangeres Zonder Naam peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Easy Livin'” by Uriah Heep peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Let's Spend The Night Together” by David Bowie peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Marching On” by BZN peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Vado Via” by Drupi peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “We've Got Love” by Peaches And Herb peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “I Don't Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1979, “A Walk In The Park” by Nick Straker Band peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Forse” by Pupo peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Rote Rosen” by Freddy Breck peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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