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The 70's Datebook for November 16

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In 1970, “Live Album” album by Grand Funk Railroad was released

In 1970, “Sly and The Family Stoneʹs Greatest Hits” album by Sly and The Family Stone was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1970, “STEPHEN STILLS” ALBUM RELEASED On Atlantic Records: it includes his hit-to-be “LOVE THE ONE YOUʹRE WITH”

In 1971, Led Zeppelinʹs debut, actually released in early 1969, finally goes gold. By this time, the group is getting ready for their fourth album, “Led Zeppelin IV.” It contains the classic “Stairway to Heaven.”

In 1972, A commercial break in the Cold War: PEPSI lands a deal to sell its soda in the Soviet Union.

In 1973, David Bowie stars in his first TV special, “1980 Floor Show,” broadcast here on NBCʹS “Midnight Special.” The special had been taped a month earlier at Londonʹs Marquee Club, a favorite of Bowieʹs who used to play there with his first band. It was one of the few clubs that would book him because they were considered “a very freaky band.”

In 1973, HOT NEW ALBUM “RINGO” features “PHOTOGRAPH” and “YOUʹRE SIXTEEN”

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Try, Try Again”, Jan considers herself a loser when her latest interest, tap dancing, drives the whole family crazy, she drops out of her ballet class and takes up tap dancing when she is passed over for a recital because she is so clumsy. She practices her new dance steps at home, and the noise begins to get to the rest of the family.

In 1973, John Lennon released his “Mind Games” album.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon authorized the construction of the Alaska Pipeline with the signing of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law.

In 1973, Skylab Four, carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an 84-day mission.

In 1973, “Jack Paar Tonite”, TV Talk Show; last aired on ABC.

In 1974, NBC-TV began a two-night showing of the award-winning motion picture, “The Godfather”, starring Marlon Brando. The film represented the highest price ever paid for a movie shown on TV. NBC paid Paramount Pictures $10 million for the showing of the picture, a deal Paramount “…just couldnʹt refuse.”

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “The Godfather Moves In on TV”. Other Articles: Asimov, Jody Foster, Brando

In 1974, R.C., “Do It ('Til Youʹre Satisfied)” by B.T. Express peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Iʹm Gonna Make You A Star” by David Essex peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” by Elton John and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. Guest star Elton John played piano and organ on the track as well as providing backing vocals.

In 1974, Stevie Wonderʹs “Boogie On Reggae Woman” is released.

In 1977, “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” STEVEN SPIELBERGʹs sci-fi classic opens at theaters

In 1978, On General Hospital, Laura Webber (Genie Francis) received a letter in the mail with her photo and the caption, "Once a killer, always a killer." Later, when Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman) asked Laura about books with murder stories and sex, Laura lost it and shoved her to the ground. Bobbie pretended it was much worse than it was, saying Laura tried to kill her.

In 1978, The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, and Billy Preston make their acting debuts as the movie version of “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” opens mostly to bad critic reviews.

In 1978, The rock group Queen performed at Madison Square Garden. Several women in risquee dresses circled the stage on bicycles while the group sang “Fat Bottomed Girls.”

In 1979, Paul McCartney releases his “Wonderful Christmas” single.

In 1977, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was released by Columbia Pictures; Steven Spielberg (director/screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Roberts Blossom, Cary Guffey, Lance Henriksen, George DiCenzo, Gene Dynarski, Josef Sommer, Carl Weathers, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren Kemmerling, Philip Dodds, Merrill Connally; Sci-Fi; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ask Me” by Ecstasy, Passion And Pain peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Country Side Of Life” by Wet Willie peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)” by B.T. Express peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Feel Like Makin' Love” by Bob James peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “In The Bottle” by Brother To Brother peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Just One Look” by Anne Murray peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “La La Peace Song” by Al Wilson peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Don't Love Nobody” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “My Melody Of Love” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Nobody” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rockin' Soul” by The Hues Corporation peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Whatever Gets You Thru' The Night” by John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Featuring Elton John peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Can Have Her” by Sam Neely peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Don't Eat The Yellow Snow” by Frank Zappa peaked at number 65 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “After The Goldrush” by Prelude peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Honey, Honey” by ABBA peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “La La Peace Song” by O.C. Smith peaked at number 49 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Light Of Love” by Ginette Reno peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)” by Three Dog Night peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Pretzel Logic” by Steely Dan peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tin Man” by America peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Travelin' Shoes” by Elvin Bishop peaked at number 61 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Very Special Places” by Randy Bishop peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Whatever Gets You Thru' The Night” by John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Featuring Elton John peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You Can Have Her” by Sam Neely peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) / Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Gonna Make You A Star” by David Essex peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hey There Lonely Girl” by Eddie Holman peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Killer Queen” by Queen peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let's Put It All Together” by The Stylistics peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth” by Sparks peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Turn It Down” by The Sweet peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Surfin' U.S.A. \ The Warmth Of The Sun” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 93 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Another Saturday Night / Home In The Sky” by Cat Stevens peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe / Honey Please Can't Ya See” by Barry White peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Easy Street / All Right In The City” by Kush peaked at number 48 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Go Chase Your Rainbow / The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Bobby Russell peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Our Love Song / River Song” by Kamahl peaked at number 56 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sideshow / Just Don't Want To Be Lonely” by Blue Magic peaked at number 68 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tell Me Something Good / Smokin' Room” by Rufus And Chaka Khan peaked at number 64 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Biggest Disappointment / I'll Come Around” by Slim Dusty peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) / Walkin' Home In The Morning” by The Bootleg Family Band peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Then Came You / Just As Long As We Have Love” by Dionne Warwicke And The Detroit Spinners peaked at number 59 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Down By The Radio” by Spirit Of St. Louis peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Een roosje, m'n roosje” by Conny Vandenbos peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hang On In There Baby” by Johnny Bristol peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hug Me” by Nick MacKenzie peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Can't Leave You Alone” by George McCrae peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rub It In” by Jack Jersey And The Jordanaires peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “(You've Got) Personality” by Lena Zavaroni peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Der Clou (The Entertainer)” by Raggi Ragtime peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Hollywood” by Waterloo And Robinson peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Me Please Love Me” by Tony Angel peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)” by MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You, You, You” by Alvin Stardust peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Knock On Wood” by David Bowie peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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