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The 70's Datebook for November 11

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In 1970, Two very different albums entitled “Plastic Ono Band”, one by John Lennon and the other by Yoko Ono, are released at the same time on Apple in the U.S. and U.K.

In 1972, Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for first time.

In 1972, EAGLES HAVE THEIR FIRST TOP TEN HIT: “WITCHY WOMAN”

In 1972, R.C., “All The Young Dudes” by Mott The Hopple peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Clair” by Gilbert OʹSullivan peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Elected” by Alice Cooper peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Spaceman” by Nilsson peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Clair” by Gilbert OʹSullivan entered the Top 40 chart. So if the fans of the song like it, are they called Clair-Heads?

In 1973, The Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge album Full Moon was at #1 on the Country chart. The duet album was the first of three duet albums by the couple, who married the year before the album's release.

In 1973, Thirty stations across the land broadcast what it billed as a “live” Mott the Hoople show. The reality is that itʹs nothing more than Hoopleʹs studio tracks with dubbed-in applause.

In 1975, “Diamonds and Rust” album by Joan Baez was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, “Extra Texture” album by George Harrison was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, “Foghat” album by Foghat was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, “Piano Man” album by Billy Joel was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, KISS, the heavy-metal/glitter rock band the critics love to hate, earns another gold record for their album, “Rock and Roll Over.” It contains the hit “Calling Doctor Love.”

In 1976, “Destroyer” album by KISS was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1976, “Four Seasons Of Love” album by Donna Summer was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, “Free For All” album by Ted Nugent was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, “Gibbsville” began airing on NBC. This had nothing to do with the Bee Gees.

In 1977, NOTE POSSIBLE OBJECTIONABLE LANGUAGE: “Never Mind The Bollocks Hereʹs The Sex Pistols” album by Sex Pistols was released

In 1977, Riders In The Sky is formed in the parking lot of a Nashville club, Phranks and Steins

In 1977, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host GLEN CAMPBELL; plus DOROTHY MOORE (“I BELIEVE YOU”), ANNE MURRAY, BRICK (“DUSIC”)

In 1977, Wings release “Mull of Kintyre” and “Girlʹs School”.

In 1978, At age four, 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew won his last race, the Stuyvesant Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, by 3¼ lengths.

In 1978, On the same day that ex-Rufus lead singer Chaka Khanʹs “Iʹm Every Woman” hits number one on the soul chart, the album from which it came, “Chaka,” enters the soul LP chart where it peaks at number two.

In 1978, R.C., “Beast Of Burden” by Rolling Stones peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Get Off” by Foxy peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Like A Sunday In Salem (The Amos and Andy Song)” by Gene Cotton peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Wavelength” by Van Morrison peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, The new Hollywood sign, costing $27,000 per letter, was dedicated on network TV.

In 1978, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: GRATEFUL DEAD (“CASEY JONES”, “I NEED A MIRACLE”, “GOOD LOVIN'”)

In 1978, Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with I've Always Been Crazy. Three singles from the album hit the country charts' top ten: the title reached #1 and "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" peaked at #5, as did "Girl I Can Tell (You're Trying to Work It Out)". "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" was Jennings' personal statement on the state of the outlaw movement, written after having been detained by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1977 for possession of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute. Jennings was never convicted of the crime due to critical faults in the legal process against him.

In 1978, “People Magazine”, TV Magazine; last aired on CBS.

In 1978, “Saturday Night Live” host Buck Henry obtains new shatterproof tortoise shell (real tortoise) eyeglasses from…Futaba, “Samurai Optometrist.”

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1979, “Salvage One”, TV Adventure; last aired on ABC.

In 1978, "The Wild Geese" was released by Allied Artists / Richmond Film Productions (West) Ltd / Varius Entertainment Trading A.G.; Andrew V. McLaglen (director); Reginald Rose (screenplay); Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Jeff Corey, Barry Foster, Winston Ntshona, Ronald Fraser, John Kani, David Ladd, Ian Yule, Patrick Allen, Brook Williams, Percy Herbert, Jane Hylton, Paul Spurrier, Patrick Holt; War; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Elected!” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Spaceman” by Nilsson peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “All The Young Dudes” by Mott The Hoople peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Beast Of Burden” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Celebration” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Get Off” by Foxy peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Summer Nights” by Walter Egan peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know” by Donny Hathaway peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)” by Laura Lee peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “If You Let Me” by Eddie Kendricks peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Like A Sunday In Salem (The Amos And Andy Song)” by Gene Cotton peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Misty Blue” by Joe Simon peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Suite: Man And Woman” by Tony Cole peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “That's How Love Goes” by Jermaine Jackson peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The People Tree” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Wavelength” by Van Morrison peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Woman, Don't Go Astray” by King Floyd peaked at number 53 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Can't You Hear The Song” by Wayne Newton peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Don't Ever Be Lonely” by Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues” by Danny O'Keefe peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Goodbye Farewell” by Abraham's Children peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'll Make You Music” by Beverly Bremers peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Listen To These Chords I Play” by Roger Rodier peaked at number 50 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Nights In White Satin” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Poor Boy” by Casey Kelly peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Shorty McKenna” by Buxton Castle peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Song Seller” by The Raiders peaked at number 75 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Sweet America” by The Cascades peaked at number 61 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Mosquito” by The Doors peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Wedding Song (There Is Love)” by Petula Clark peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “We Can Make It Together” by Steve And Eydie With The Osmonds peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Brandy” by The O'Jays peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Burlesque” by Family peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Clair” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Darlin'” by Frankie Miller peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Givin' Up Givin' In” by The Three Degrees peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Goodbye To Love” by The Carpenters peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hallelujah Freedom” by Junior Campbell peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Here I Go Again” by Archie Bell And The Drells peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Is The Sweetest Thing” by Peter Skellern peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ride-O-Rocket” by The Brothers Johnson peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Saints Are Comin'” by Skids peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “What A Night” by City Boy peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Why Can't We Be Lovers” by Holland Dozier Holland peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You've Never Done It Like That” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Mademoiselle Ninette” by Jigsaw peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Again And Again / Too Far Gone” by Status Quo peaked at number 77 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Boogie Oogie Oogie / Sky High” by A Taste Of Honey peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) / The Grand Finale” by Styx peaked at number 42 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Can't Stop Lovin' You (Though I Try) / No Looking Back” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Peggy Sue / Hey Little Tomboy” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 97 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You Wear It Well” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Are You Old Enough” by Dragon peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Forever Autumn” by Jeff Wayne Featuring Justin Hayward peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Get Off” by Foxy peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hollywood Nights” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Child In The City” by Nick Gilder peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Substitute” by Clout peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Coming Home” by Marshall Hain peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Eine neue Liebe ist wie ein neues Leben” by Jürgen Marcus peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Shot” by Karen Young peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “How Can I Be Sure” by David Cassidy peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock And Roll)” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mexican Girl” by Smokie peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Movin' Down Life” by Golden Earring peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Zomersproetjes” by Rocco Granata peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Jeg fant min frihet” by Inger Lise Rypdal peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Nights” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Grease” by Frankie Valli peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock And Roll Part 2!” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Substitute” by Clout peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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