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In 1970, HOT NEW ALBUM “ELTON JOHN” includes “YOUR SONG” and “TAKE ME TO THE PILOT”

In 1970, Tom Dempsey, who set the NFL record for a field goal with a 63 yard effort, lifting his New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions; Tom was born without a right hand and with only half of his right (kicking) foot.

In 1970, “The Goodies” began airing on BBC2

In 1971, LED ZEPPELINʹS FOURTH ALBUM Becomes their alltime best seller, helped in large part by the classic song (never released on 45) “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”

In 1971, Paul and Linda McCartney throw a party at the Empire Ballroom in London to celebrate the formation of their new band, Wings.

In 1971, Sly and the Family Stone have huge hits with “Family Affair” and “Thereʹs a Riot Goin' On”. The albumʹs title could well describe some of Slyʹs concerts during this time. Much to his fansʹ dismay, heʹs a frequent no-show. Of eighty concerts booked in 1970, he canceled 26 and has ducked out of 12 of forty shows in '71.

In 1971, “Thereʹs A Riot Goin' On” album by Sly and The Family Stone was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, A future satellite network in-waiting (it was distributed via microwaves until 1975) was launched as a regional pay cable network distributed via microwaves. “The Green Channel” later known as Home Box Office, and now just as HBO, made its debut with a showing of the movie “Sometimes a Great Notion,” and a live hockey game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It was sent to 365 cable system viewers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The announcer for the game was Marty Glickman. HBO would make its satellite debut on September 30, 1975 with a boxing match.

In 1973, CBS-TV aired the television debut of the motion picture “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.

In 1973, The New Jersey Tollway reduces speed limit to 50 mph to save fuel, the first state to take such action.

In 1973, The right ear of seventeen-year-old kidnapping victim John Paul Getty III arrived at the office of an Italian newspaper with a ransom note demanding $750,000 within ten days. Unfortunately, the body partʹs package has been stuck in the mail for three weeks. Getty will be released next month after his family pays the ransom, albeit belatedly.

In 1973, Walt Disneyʹs movie “Robin Hood” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1973, “Head To The Sky” album by Earth, Wind and Fire was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, “Ringo” album by Ringo Starr was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, Elton John received a Gold Record for his LP “Greatest Hits”.

In 1974, “War Child” album by Jethro Tull was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Appearing: NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND; KOOL and THE GANG; GINO VANELLI

In 1975, Elton Johnʹs album “Rock of the Westies” debuted at number one on U.S. album charts; it was his second album to jump enter the charts at number one. “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” had debuted at number one six months earlier.

In 1975, Fleetwood Mac released “Over My Head.”

In 1975, On the cover of TV Guide: “Julie Kavner and Valerie Harper of Rhoda”. Other Articles: All In The Family, Jim Arness

In 1975, R.C., “(How I Spent My Summer Vacation) Or A Day At The Beach With Pedro and Man)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #54 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Indian Love Call” by Ray Stevens peaked at #68 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Lyin' Eyes” by Eagles peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Mexico” by James Taylor peaked at #49 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “SOS” by Abba peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Space Oddity” by David Bowie peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1976, Australian evening soap opera The Young Doctors premiered on the Nine Network. It ran for 1,396 episodes until 1983.

In 1976, COVER OF PEOPLE: TONY RANDALL

In 1976, George Harrison released the album “The Best Of George Harrison”

In 1976, The Beatles released the single “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”/“Julia.”

In 1977, Singer Suzi Quatro begins her role as Leather Tuscadero on ABCʹs Happy Days.

In 1978, “Shakedown Street” album by Grateful Dead was released (or November 15?)

In 1979, A new late-night news program debuted on ABC-TV. The program, “The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage”, was expected to be on the schedule only temporarily, according to ABC News chief, Roone Arledge. Instead, the program, with host Ted Koppel, evolved into “Nightline” in March of 1980.

In 1970, "Scars of Dracula" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, "Hannie Caulder" was released by Paramount Pictures / Tigon British Film Productions / Curtwel Productions; Burt Kennedy (director); Z.X. Jones (screenplay); Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors, Brian Lightburn, Luis Barboo, Stephen Boyd, Paco de Lucía, Aldo Sambrell; Crime, Drama, Western; Live Action

In 1973, "Robin Hood" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1974, "Confessions of a Window Cleaner" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1978, "Magic" was released by 20th Century Fox; Richard Attenborough (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter, E.J. André, Jerry Houser, David Ogden Stiers, Lillian Randolph; Horror; Live Action

In 1978, "Slow Dancing in the Big City" was released by United Artists / CIP; John G. Avildsen (director); Barra Grant (screenplay); Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Thaao Penghlis, Hector Mercado, Brenda Joy Kaplan, Daniel Faraldo, Bill Conti, Richard Jamieson, Danielle Brisebois, Lloyd Kaufman, Barra Grant, Anita Dangler, Linda Selman, Dick Carballo, Jack Ramage, Adam Gifford, Michael Gorrin, Tara Mitton, Matt Russo, Ben Slack, Mimi Cecchini; Drama, Musical, Romance; Live Action

In 1979, "Eagle's Wing" was released by Rank Film Distributors / Peter Shaw Productions; Anthony Harvey (director); John Briley (screenplay); Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran, John Castle, Caroline Langrishe, Jorge Russek, Manuel Ojeda, Jorge Luke (es), Pedro Damian, Claudio Brook, José Carlos Ruiz, Farnesio de Bernal, Cecilia Camacho, Enrique Lucero; Western; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Cheech And Chong peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, ✪ “Indian Love Call” by Ray Stevens peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Do It Any Way You Wanna” by People's Choice peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Give It What You Got / Peace Pipe” by B.T. Express peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Lady Blue” by Leon Russell peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Lyin' Eyes” by The Eagles peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Mexico” by James Taylor peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “S.O.S.” by ABBA peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sailing” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Since I Met You Baby” by Freddy Fender peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “So In Love” by Curtis Mayfield peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Summer Of '42” by Biddu Orchestra peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Change With The Times” by Van McCoy peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Dance With Me” by Orleans peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Do It Any Way You Wanna” by People's Choice peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Fancy Lady” by Billy Preston peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Get High On You” by Sly Stone peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Just Too Many People” by Melissa Manchester peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Keep On Tryin'” by Poco peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Me Now” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 62 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Lyin' Eyes” by The Eagles peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Rockin' All Over The World” by John Fogerty peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sweet Sticky Thing” by The Ohio Players peaked at number 58 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What A Difference A Day Makes” by Esther Phillips peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Space Oddity” by David Bowie peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Are You Being Served Sir” by John Inman peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Fly High” by John Miles peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Hold Back The Night” by The Trammps peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Is The Drug” by Roxy Music peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Ride A Wild Horse” by Dee Clark peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What A Difference A Day Makes” by Esther Phillips peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Tush / Blue Jean Blues” by ZZ Top peaked at number 87 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Dreamer / Bloody Well Right” by Supertramp peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Help Me, Rhonda / New Lovers And Old Friends” by Johnny Rivers peaked at number 52 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Julia / Episode 75” by Pavlov's Dog peaked at number 79 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Mamma Mia / Hey, Hey Helen” by ABBA peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What A Difference A Day Makes / Turn Around, Look At Me” by Esther Phillips peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm Sorry” by John Denver peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Kiss Me, Kiss Your Baby” by Brotherhood Of Man peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sailing” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Solitaire” by The Carpenters peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “There Goes My First Love” by The Drifters peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Dansez maintenant” by Dave [NL] peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Get Sexy” by Paul Kelly peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Give It Up” by Husky peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “In Hamburg (loop ik langs de straten)” by Zangeres Zonder Naam peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Morning Sky” by The George Baker Selection peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “There Goes Another Love Song” by The Outlaws peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Sailing” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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