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The 70's Datebook for November 9

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In 1970, The Moody Blues earn a gold LP, their fifth this year, with “In Search of the Lost Chord.”

In 1972, Bones discovered by the Leakeys, push human origins back a million years.

In 1972, “Saturday In The Park” single by Chicago was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, After years of struggling as a member of two New York area bands, the Hassels and Attila, and as a bar piano player, Billy Joel releases what will ultimately be his breakthrough album, “Piano Man.” The title song will be released as a single and become a Top Twenty-five hit early next year.

In 1973, Billy Joelʹs “Piano Man” LP was released, the title track becoming his first hit record.

In 1973, Cat Stevens makes his national TV debut on ABCʹs “In Concert.” Stevensʹ 90-minute special is taped live at the Hollywood bowl and includes some of his animated cartoons.

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Quarterback Sneak”, A gridiron Romeo from a rival school shows a romantic interest in Marcia to get Gregʹs play book, Greg and Peter are convinced that Marcia is a traitor because of her interest in Jerry Rogers, the Fairview quarterback. Bobby confirms the boysʹ distrust of Jerry when he sees him attempt to steal the play book.

In 1973, Ringo releases “Ringo” album.

In 1973, The animated feature film, “Robin Hood” is released in theaters.

In 1973, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host JERRY LEE LEWIS (“WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'”, “BREATHLESS”, “CHANTILLY LACE”), IKE and TINA TURNER, B.B. KING

In 1974, R.C., “Back Home Again” by John Denver peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Jazzman” by Carly Simon peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” by Raspberries peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Tin Man” by America peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “You Ainʹt Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1975, David Bowie appears on Cherʹs CBS TV show and in addition, to singing his recent number one hit “Fame,” performs a duet with the hostess on a medly of “Young Americans,” “Song Sung Blue,” “One,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Maybe,” “Day Tripper,” “Ainʹt No Sunshine” and “Youngblood.”

In 1976, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention earn a gold record for the 1973 album, “Overnite Sensation.” by the RIAA

In 1976, In the wake of the reformed Fleetwood Macʹs great success with their latest, self-titled album, one of the bandʹs earlier albums “Mystery to Me” goes gold.

In 1976, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album.

In 1976, “Rock and Roll Outlaws” album by Foghat was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, Donna Summer is awarded a gold record for “I Feel Love,” an erotic recording that turns on the electronic ticker-tape sounds of a sequencer. The tune is her second Top Ten hit and though not as big as her first hit, “Love to Love You Baby,”, which was number two on the pop charts, “I Feel Love” will peak at number six on the pop charts.

In 1977, “Elton Johnʹs Greatest Hits, Volume II” album by Elton John was certified Platinum

In 1977, “Nobody Does It Better” single by Carly Simon was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, The number one Billboard Pop Hit was “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer. Ten years earlier, actor-turned-singer Richard Harris hit number two with his version of the song in June 1968. In 1993, “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the Richard Harris record into “Jurassic Park.”

In 1979, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts: COMMODORES (“SAIL ON”), plus ABBA (“FERNANDO”, “DANCING QUEEN”), FRANKIE VALLI (“GREASE”)

In 1970, "Ryan's Daughter" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” by Raspberries peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Back Home Again” by John Denver peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Doraville” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Easy Street” by The Edgar Winter Group peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Jazzman” by Carole King peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Black-Eyed Boys” by Paper Lace peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tin Man” by America peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Candy's Going Bad” by Golden Earring peaked at number 100 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Distant Lover” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Do It Baby” by The Miracles peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Easy Street” by The Edgar Winter Group peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Falling Out Of Love” by Buster Brown peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Freedom For The Stallion” by Edward Bear peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Jazzman” by Carole King peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies” by The Drifters peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Second Avenue” by Art Garfunkel peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “She Called Me Baby” by Charlie Rich peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Stop And Smell The Roses” by Mac Davis peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Straight Shootin' Woman” by Steppenwolf peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Minuetto Allegretto” by The Wombles peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “All I Want Is You” by Roxy Music peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Down On The Beach Tonight” by The Drifters peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Get Your Love Back” by The Three Degrees peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Happy Anniversary” by Slim Whitman peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hot Shot” by Barry Blue peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let's Get Together Again” by The Glitter Band peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Saturday Gig” by Mott The Hoople peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Then Came You” by Dionne Warwicke And The Detroit Spinners peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Feel Like Makin' Love / When You Smile” by Roberta Flack peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Silvery Moon / Summer Satisfaction” by The Sherbs (as Sherbet) peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “What Do I Do On Sunday Morning / Scarlet Ribbons” by Renée Geyer peaked at number 89 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “C'est moi” by C. Jérôme peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ik ben ik” by Boudewijn de Groot peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Longfellow Serenade” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “I'm Leaving It All Up To You” by Donny And Marie Osmond peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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