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The 70's Datebook for October 15

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In 1970, COVER OF ROLLING STONE JIMI HENDRIX (tribute)

In 1971, HOT NEW MOVIES “THE FRENCH CONNECTION” (Gene Hackman); “THE LAST PICTURE SHOW” (Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges)

In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “My Sister Benedict Arnold”, Greg feuds with Marcia when she dates his number one school rival; Warren Mulaney beats Greg out for the basketball team and then asks Marcia out for pizza. Marcia isnʹt too impressed with Warren after the date, but continues to see him when Greg orders her not to.

In 1971, Rick Nelson played at the seventh annual Rock ʹn Roll Revival at New Yorkʹs Madison Square Garden, but his performance of the newer songs was booed by an audience who wanted to hear him revive his classic hits. The crowd reaction inspired him to write a new song based on that incident, “Garden Party”, expressing his disgust at their refusal to give his new work a chance.

In 1972, Wordʹs out that PAUL McCARTNEY has been signed to write the original music for the next JAMES BOND movie, “LIVE AND LET DIE”

In 1973, The Supreme Court decides by a 7-2 vote to refuse to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters, in effect, censor from the airwaves songs with drug-oriented lyrics. The two dissenting votes are cast by Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas, who say, “The government cannot, consistant with the First Admendment, require a broadcaster to censor its music.”

In 1973, “Quadrophenia” album by The Who was released

In 1973, “Tomorrow”, TV Talk Show, with Tom Snyder; debut on NBC. Haw-haw-haw-haw-haw-haw-haw! “From those of us working the late shift in Southern California, sweet dreams.” Tom Snyder would use this phrase to close his late-night show. Tom would yuk it up with some of TVʹs most interesting chatter — right after the “Tonight” show. NBC would later add critic, Rona Barrett, to the show. “Tomorrow” ran until January of 1982.

In 1974, “Alice Cooperʹs Greatest Hits” album by Alice Cooper was certified Gold by the RIAA, but Alice is all ready in the process of dumping the band for a solo shot.

In 1975, “Shaved Fish” album by John Lennon was released

In 1976, Ringo releases “A Dose of Rock ʹnʹ Roll”.

In 1976, RKO owned radio stations ban Rod Stewartʹs “Tonightʹs The Night” single because of “suggestive lyrical content.”

In 1976, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Co-hosts: JACKIE DeSHANNON and JOHNNY RIVERS; plus TURTLES (“HAPPY TOGETHER”), JAN and DEAN; STEPPENWOLF (“BORN TO BE WILD”); GERRY and THE PACEMAKERS (“DONʹT LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING”)

In 1976, “Play That Funky Music” single by Wild Cherry was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrdʹs “Street Survivors” album was released. The original cover showed group members enveloped in flames. It was changed after three of the rockers were killed in a fiery plane crash five days later.

In 1977, Paul Simonʹs “Slip Slidin' Away” is released.

In 1977, R.C., “Love Gun” by Kiss peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for a chart-torturing ten weeks, and you thought Whitney Houstonʹs 14-week streak of “I Will Always Love You” at number one was that bad.

In 1978, HOT NEW ALBUM “DOG AND BUTTERFLY” from HEART also includes “STRAIGHT ON”

In 1978, HOT NEW ALBUM “TIME PASSAGES” from AL STEWART, complete with liSSSSpSSSSS!

In 1971, "A Safe Place" was released by Columbia Pictures / BBS Productions; Henry Jaglom (director/screenplay); Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson, Philip Proctor, Gwen Welles, Roger Garrett, Francesca Hilton, Richard Finocchio; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “I Believe You” by Dorothy Moore peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It Was Almost Like A Song” by Ronnie Milsap peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Love Gun” by KISS peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Red Hot” by Robert Gordon With Link Wray peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Silver Lady” by David Soul peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Another Star” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “C'est la vie” by Greg Lake peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “If Wishes Were Horses” by Sweeney Todd peaked at number 59 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Keep It Comin' Love” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Our Love Is Getting Better” by New City Jam Band peaked at number 80 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')” by Johnny Rivers peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “The Greatest Love Of All” by George Benson peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Happy Days” by Pratt And McClain peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher” by Rita Coolidge peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Ariana” by Stardust peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Black Is Black” by La Belle Epoque peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Remember Elvis Presley” by Danny Mirror peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Lipsmackin' Rock And Rollin'” by Peter Blake peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Baked Beans / You Love Me” by Mother Goose peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “(Remember The Days Of The) Old School Yard / Doves” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “A Fool In Love / Pamela's Song” by Jeff St. John peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over) \ I Feel Love” by Donna Summer peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Do You Wanna Make Love / Right Time Of The Night” by Peter McCann peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Feels Like The First Time / Woman Oh Woman” by Foreigner peaked at number 41 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Funky Feet / Disco Death” by The Studs peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Here's To The King / Feelings” by Josh Morgan peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It's Only Love / It's Time We Said Our Goodbyes” by Ariel peaked at number 62 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “People In Love / I'm So Laid Back I'm Laid Out” by 10cc peaked at number 74 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Then She Kissed Me / Almost Human” by KISS peaked at number 78 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Angelo” by Brotherhood Of Man peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Ariel” by Dean Friedman peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Easy” by The Commodores peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Best Of My Love” by The Emotions peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Dancin' Easy” by Danny Williams peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Float On” by The Floaters peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Je wordt ouder papa” by Peter Koelewijn peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Just Like Vince Taylor (Live) / Radar Love (Live)” by Golden Earring peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Thunder In My Heart” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Way Down” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Barfuß durch den Sommer” by Jürgen Drews peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Blu” by Gepy And Gepy peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Don't Cry For Me Argentina” by Julie Covington peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Hard Rock Café” by Carole King peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Liebe auf Zeit” by Bernhard Brink peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Standing In The Rain” by John Paul Young peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Ti amo” by Umberto Tozzi peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Magic Fly” by Space peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Piccolo Man” by Pepe Lienhard Band peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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