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The 70's Datebook for October 1

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In 1970, Jimi Hendrix was buried in his hometown, Seattle, Washington. Among the mourners were Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Eric Burdon, and all four members of Eric Claptonʹs group, Derek and the Dominoes.

In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Brady Braves”, Cindy and Bobby are aided by and Indian boy, Jimmy Pakaya, when they become lost at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the third segment of a three-part episode. Jimmy helps Cindy and Bobby find their way back to camp and the youngsters promise to bring him food when they learn the Indian boy is running away from his grandfather, Chief Dan Eagle Cloud.

In 1971, John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band are awarded a Gold Record for the LP “Imagine.”

In 1971, The Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida. It would eventually become the worldʹs largest manmade tourist attraction. The Adventureland Veranda restautant opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disneyʹs Contemporary Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World, on the west shore of Bay Lake. Disneyʹs Polynesian Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World, on the south shore of Severn Seas Lagoon.

In 1971, “Maggie May” single by Rod Stewart was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, The book “The Joy of Sex” by Alex Comfort was first published by Mitchell Beazley of London.

In 1972, “Kung Fu”, TV Western Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1973, “Ringo” album by Ringo Starr was released

In 1974, The cult horror movie “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” was first released.

In 1974, “Hotter Than Hell” album by KISS was released

In 1975, Ali vs. Frazier “THE THRILLA IN MANILA!” The real measure of a champion is the quality of his opponents. For Muhammad Ali, the yardstick will always be Joe Frazier. In the space of five years, the two men fought each other three times. Frazier won the first bout, Ali the rematch, and both fights were classics. The best, however, was yet to come. In their third encounter in Manila, the Philippines (carried live on a fledgling pay-cable service called Home Box Office where, due to the time zone difference, it was September 30 in the United States), Ali was the reigning heavyweight champion. Although he dominated the early rounds, the quick KO he had predicted failed to materialize. From the fourth round on, the implacable Frazier laid a terrible beating on his opponent. The punishment he dealt out would have killed a lesser man. But Ali wasnʹt a lesser man — he was “The Greatest.” And this would be his defining moment. In the 12th round, the battered champ began to fire back with stinging shots that swelled Frazierʹs right eye shut. Unable to see the jackhammer lefts Ali was now launching at will, Frazier battled on heroically but hopelessly through rounds 13 and 14. Even badly wounded, Smokin' Joe never stopped coming forward, never stopped throwing punches. Just before the bell for round 15, Frazierʹs trainer, Eddie Futch, threw in the towel, mercifully ending the pummeling. But in this epic battle, both noble and savage, Ali and Frazier drove each other far beyond the limits of courage and endurance into true greatness. Note that the date of October first is Manilla time while HBO viewers in the United States saw the fight where it was September 30th.

In 1976, On Days of our Lives, Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) and Julie Olson (Susan Seaforth Hayes) were married.

In 1976, TVʹS Midnight Special Appearing: Cliff Richard (“Devil Woman”), Helen Reddy; Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy”); Rick Dees (“Disco Duck”); all on one show!

In 1976, “Celebrity Sweepstakes”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC, syndicated 1974-77 prime time.

In 1976, “Night Moves” album by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band was released

In 1976, “Ted Nugent” album by Ted Nugent was released

In 1976, “The Song Remains The Same” album by Led Zeppelin was released

In 1977, Brazilian soccer great Pele' retired with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games. He added four more in post-retirement special appearances, plus endorsed an Atari 2600 game cartridge with his name on it.

In 1977, Elton John becomes the first rock and roller to be honored in New York Cityʹs Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame.

In 1977, R.C., “Jungle Love” by Steve Miller Band peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “Keep It Comin' Love” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Weʹve Got Each Other” began airing on CBS

In 1978, Famed Ventriloquist EDGAR BERGEN dies at age 75

In 1979, Elton John plays the first of eight straight shows at Madison Square Garden.

In 1979, The U.S. returns the Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal until 1999).

In 1970, "Cover Me Babe" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1970, "The Great White Hope" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1970, "How Do I Love Thee?" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "The Yellow Handkerchief" was released by Shochiku; Yoji Yamada (director/screenplay); Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay); Ken Takakura, Chieko Baisho, Tetsuya Takeda, Kaori Momoi, Hachirō Tako, Hisao Dazai, Mari Okamoto, and Kiyoshi Atsumi; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1978, "Patrick" was released by Filmways Australasian Distributors / Australian International Film Corporation / Australian Film Commission / Victorian Film Corporation; Richard Franklin (director); Everett De Roche (screenplay); Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry, Julia Blake, Helen Hemingway, María Mercedes, Walter Pym, Robert Thompson, Helen Hemingway, Frank Wilson, John P. Boddie; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1978, "Remember My Name" was released by Columbia Pictures; Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, Berry Berenson, Timothy Thomerson, Alfre Woodard, Marilyn Coleman, Jeffrey S. Perry, Alan Autry, Dennis Franz; Thriller, Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Siberiade" was released by Mosfilm; Andrei Konchalovsky (director/screenplay); Valentin Yezhov (screenplay); Vladimir Samoilov, Natalya Andrejchenko, Vitaly Solomin, Nikita Mikhalkov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Sergey Shakurov; Drama; Live Action

In 1979, "Skatetown, U.S.A." was released by Columbia Pictures / Rastar; William A. Levey (director); Nick Castle (screenplay); Scott Baio, Patrick Swayze, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Greg Bradford, Ron Palillo, Judy Landers, Ruth Buzzi, Dorothy Stratten, Joe E. Ross, Dave Mason, Billy Barty, Katherine Kelly Lang, David Landsberg, Sydney Lassick, Murray Langston, Bill Kirchenbauer, Vic Dunlop, Denny Johnston, Len Bari, April Allen; Comedy, Musical; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Daytime Friends” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Dog Days” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Jungle Love” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Keep It Comin' Love” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Funk It Up (David's Song)” by The Sweet peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I'll Be Leaving Alone” by Charley Pride peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Oh Lori” by Alessi peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Rollin' With The Flow” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 100 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Strawberry Letter 23” by The Brothers Johnson peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Telephone Line” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This” by Idris Muhammad peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Happy Dogs” by Richard Mccain peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind” by Yvonne Elliman peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Think I'm Gonna Fall In Love With You” by The Dooleys peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sunshine After The Rain” by Elkie Brooks peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Don't Fall In Love / Lies” by The Ferrets peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Handy Man / Bartender's Blues” by James Taylor peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Mighty Rock / Jupiter Creek” by Stars peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Under My Thumb / Pick Me Tonight” by Tina Turner peaked at number 80 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “You Made Me Believe In Magic / Sweet Virginia” by Bay City Rollers peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “You're Movin' Out Today / Let Me Just Follow Behind” by Bette Midler peaked at number 75 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher” by Rita Coolidge peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Best Of My Love” by The Emotions peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Don't Want To Talk About It” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I'm In You” by Peter Frampton peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Cindy” by The Cats peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “If I Have To Go Away” by Jigsaw peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Ramona te quiero” by The Walkers peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Give A Little Bit” by Supertramp peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It's Your Life” by Smokie peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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