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The 70's Datebook for November 12

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In 1970, Scientists in Buffalo report the first artificial synthesis of a living cell.

In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Private Ear”, Peter uses his dadʹs tape recorder to eavesdrop on his brothersʹ and sistersʹ conversatiions, Peter enjoys dropping comments about secret conversations which cause family suspicion and feuding. Marcia and Greg discover the tape recorder and plan their revenge.

In 1971, “The Odd Couple” In “Fat Farm,” Felix (Tony Randall) somehow convinces junk-food junkie Oscar (Jack Klugman) to join him at a health spa run by a dictatorial diet guru and staffed by large, humorless attendants. The showʹs usual great one-liners — “I watched him eating six hot dogs during the game, and he only chewed two” — are supplemented with terrific physical gags. When Oscar smuggles in deli contraband, Felix blows the whistle on him, guards confiscate Oscarʹs pastrami, and the doctor expels him. Itʹs a perfectly seasoned recipe for delicious, high-calorie comedy.

In 1973, Queen began their first tour of Britain at Leeds Town Hall in Yorkshire, opening for Mott the Hoople.

In 1975, On One Life to Live, Victor wed Dorian.

In 1976, HOT NEW MOVIE “NETWORK” (Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway)

In 1976, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host LOU RAWLS (“YOUʹLL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE”), NEIL SEDAKA, HELEN REDDY (“ANGIE BABY”), LETTERMEN, DOROTHY MOORE, ENGLAND DAN and JOHN FORD COLEY (“NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU”, “IʹD REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT”)

In 1976, “Brass Construction II” album by Brass Construction was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, Jeopardy host Art Fleming guest stars as a bisexual cop in “Death in a Different Place” a gay-themed episode of “Starsky and Hutch.” Charles Pierce also appears in the episode as, what else, a female impersonator.

In 1977, NBC takes four nights to air “Mario Puzoʹs The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television.” It is a nine-hour linear reedit of “The Godfather” and “The Godfather, Part II” with added, unseen footage.

In 1977, R.C., “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me” by Peter Brown peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, R.C., “Itʹs Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me” by Barry White peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: RAY CHARLES (“WHATʹD I SAY”, “I BELIEVE IN MY SOUL”, “OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING”)

In 1977, “New Archie Sabrina Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on NBC. This show wasnʹt really new. They were old reruns from the old CBS series from the early 70's.

In 1979, Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balinʹs rock opera “Rock Justice” opens a four-day run at San Franciscoʹs Old Waldorf night club. Balin stars in and co-directs the musical, about a rock star who dreams heʹs on trial for not having a hit record.

In 1979, Kenny Rogers begins filming an adaptation of “The Gambler” as a TV movie for CBS

In 1979, On The Edge of Night, the crew prepared to shoot the last two scenes of Mansion of the Damned.

In 1979, Thin Lizzy recruited guitarist James “Midge” Ure, formerly of ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlockʹs band Rich Kids and later with Ultravox.

In 1971, "Mon oncle Antoine" was released by Janus Films / National Film Board of Canada; Claude Jutra (director/screenplay); Clément Perron (screenplay); Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault, Claude Jutra, Lionel Villeneuve, Hélène Loiselle, Mario Dubuc, Lise Brunelle, Alain Legendre, Robin Marcoux, Serge Evers, Monique Mercure, Georges Alexander, Rene Salvatore Catta; Drama; Live Action

In 1971, "Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name?" was released by Cannon Film Distributors; Ernest Pintoff (director); John O'Toole (screenplay); Red Buttons, Sylvia Miles, Alice Playten, Conrad Bain, Dick Anthony Williams, Sam Waterston, David Doyle, Gilbert Lewis, Earl Hindman, Ron Carey, Norman Rose, Antonia Rey, Jake LaMotta; Crime, Mystery, Thriller; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Spaceship Superstar” by Prism peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me” by Peter Brown peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Echoes Of Love” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Fair Game” by Crosby, Stills And Nash peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Georgia Rhythm” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Goin' Places” by The Jacksons peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Hard Times” by Boz Scaggs peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me” by Barry White peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Shake It Well” by The Dramatics peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Stone Cold Sober” by Crawler peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “The Happy Girls” by Helen Reddy peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “A Place In The Sun” by Pablo Cruise peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Baby Love” by Mother's Finest peaked at number 80 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Thin Lizzy peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “It Was Almost Like A Song” by Ronnie Milsap peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Life Still Goes On (I'm Lonely )” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Second Thoughts” by Frankie Valli peaked at number 96 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Started Out Dancing (Ended Up Making Love)” by Alan O'Day peaked at number 72 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Until We Meet Again” by Fosterchild peaked at number 78 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, ✪ “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognised Anthem Of World Contact Day)” by The Carpenters peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “2-4-6-8 Motorway” by Tom Robinson Band peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Love Bug” by Tina Charles peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “My Baby Left Me” by Slade peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Needles And Pins” by Smokie peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda / Maggie Pickens” by Makem And Clancy peaked at number 92 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Little Darling (I Need You) / Losin' End” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 55 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Naturally / Sha-La-La Lee” by Ted Mulry Gang peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “She Did It / Someday” by Eric Carmen peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1977, “The Light / Am I Really Here?” by Moonlight peaked at number 59 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Float On” by The Floaters peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Hard Rock Café” by Carole King peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Silver Lady” by David Soul peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1977, “So You Win Again” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “The Name Of The Game” by ABBA peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Vluchten kan niet meer” by Jenny Arean And Frans Halsema peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

In 1977, “Barracuda” by Heart peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Lucille” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Mußt du jetzt grade gehen Lucille” by Michael Holm peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Sorry, I'm A Lady” by Baccara peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Way Down” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Needles And Pins” by Smokie peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Oxygène VI” by Jean-Michel Jarre peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1977, “Mary ven con migo” by Dorados peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Memory Melody” by Peter, Sue And Marc peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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