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The 70's Datebook for November 17

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In 1970, Elton John recorded a live album in New York; the concert was also broadcast live by a local FM radio station, WPLJ-FM. When it was released in 1971, it was released as “11-17-70” in the USA, but in Britain, it was released as “17-11-70”. This is one of the reasons why birthdates in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. are often confused, especially if the person was born within the first twelve days of the month as for example September 10 in one country is October 9 in the other.

In 1971, Rod Stewart and the Faces release “A Nod is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse,” their third LP together. The group scores its biggest hit, “Stay with Me,” which hits #17. The LP does make it to the Top Ten.

In 1971, “Yo-yo” single by The Osmonds was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Career Fever”, Mike mistakenly believes that Greg wants to follow in his footsteps because of a paper he prepares for his English class, Greg hasnʹt the heart to tell his father that he was just doing the paper as an assignment and he doesnʹt want to be an architect. He does a drawing to show his lack of ability but that only results in Mike buying him a drafting kit.

In 1973, R.C., “Heartbeat — Itʹs A Lovebeat” by DeFranco Family peaked at number three on the pop singles chart. UGGGHHH!!!

In 1973, R.C., “I Got A Name” by Jim Croce peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Florida that “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, Iʹm not a crook.”

In 1974, TVʹS “SONNY COMEDY REVUE” Musical Guests: HUDSON BROTHERS (“SO YOU ARE A STAR”)

In 1977, Wynne Roberts of England began playing the drums and continued for 564 hours, over 23 days, setting a new world record.

In 1979, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of The Associates: Wilfrid Hyde-White and Shelley Smith”. Other Articles: The Beatles, Eischied

In 1979, R.C., “I Do The Rock” by Tim Curry peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Still” by Commodores peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “When Youʹre In Love With a Beautiful Woman” by Doctor Hook peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: The ROCHES

In 1972, "Asylum" opened in theaters in the U.K.

In 1979, "Salem's Lot" was released by CBS / Warner Bros. Television Distribution; Tobe Hooper (director); Paul Monash (screenplay); David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Ed Flanders, Fred Willard, Julie Cobb, Kenneth McMillan, Geoffrey Lewis, Barney McFadden, Marie Windsor, Bonnie Bartlett, George Dzundza, Elisha Cook Jr., Clarissa Kaye, Ned Wilson, Barbara Babcock, Joshua Bryant, James Gallery, Reggie Nalder, Brad Savage, Ronnie Scribner; Horror; Live Action

In 1979, "The Radio-Activity" was released by Walt Disney Productions; Don Bluth (director); Brian Bedford, Mickey Rooney, Eva Gabor, Jim Jordan, Peter Ustinov, Bruce Reitherman, Michelle Stacy, Paul Winchell, J. Pat O'Malley, Keith Mitchell, Pat Buttram,; Adventure, Musical; Animation

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “I Do The Rock” by Tim Curry peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Come To Me” by France Joli peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Confusion” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Country Sunshine” by Dottie West peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Heartbeat - It's A Lovebeat” by The DeFranco Family peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Got A Name” by Jim Croce peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “My Pretending Days Are Over” by The Dells peaked at number 51 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Never Let You Go” by Bloodstone peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike And Tina Turner peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Oh No, Not My Baby” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Sail Around The World” by David Gates peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Still” by The Commodores peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “This Night Won't Last Forever” by Michael Johnson peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Victim Of Love” by Elton John peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “We May Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals And Crofts peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “What's A Matter Baby” by Ellen Foley peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “When I Think Of You” by Leif Garrett peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “You're A Special Part Of Me” by Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, “All I Know” by Art Garfunkel peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Angel Eyes” by ABBA peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Could You Ever Love Me Again” by Gary And Dave peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Fly Me High” by Tobias peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Friends” by Bette Midler peaked at number 57 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Know A Heartache When I See One” by Jennifer Warnes peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I'll Have To Go Away” by Skylark peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Jesse” by Roberta Flack peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Last Kiss” by Wednesday peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'” by Journey peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Raised On Rock / For Old Times Sake” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 55 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Rise” by Herb Alpert peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Rocky Mountain Way” by Joe Walsh peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Sleazy” by Village People peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1979, “So Good, So Right” by Brenda Russell peaked at number 54 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “We May Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals And Crofts peaked at number 33 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1973, “West Coast Woman” by Painter peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1973, ✪ “Deck Of Cards” by Max Bygraves peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “A Message To You Rudy / Nite Klub” by The Special AKA (The Specials) Featuring Rico+ peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Gloria” by Jonathan King peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “He Was Beautiful” by Iris Williams peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hot Shot” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “I Love You Love Me Love” by Gary Glitter peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Long Way From Home” by Whitesnake peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “New Guitar In Town” by Lurkers peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “On My Radio” by Selector peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Photograph” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Theme One” by Cozy Powell peaked at number 62 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Wasted” by Def Leppard peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Won't Somebody Dance With Me” by Lynsey De Paul peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, “You're A Better Man Than I” by Sham 69 peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “I Don't Like Mondays / It's All The Rage” by The Boomtown Rats peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “Spooky / It's Only Music” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 96 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Cassandra / Time Change” by The Sherbs (as Sherbet) peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dreaming / Sound Asleep” by Blondie peaked at number 53 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Groove Me / Let's Keep It Right There” by Fern Kinney peaked at number 94 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “He Did With Me / Mr. Allison” by Vicki Lawrence peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “La Booga Rooga / Call On Me” by Lori Balmer And Short Notice peaked at number 83 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Lead Me On / No One Like My Baby” by Maxine Nightingale peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “No Time To Lose / Live Again” by The Tarney-Spencer Band peaked at number 66 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine / Grandma Whistled” by Tom T. Hall peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Rubber Bullets / Waterfall” by 10cc peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Trojan Horse / Life Is On My Side” by Luv' peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Twist à Saint-Tropez / Le fond de l'air” by Telex peaked at number 35 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Welcome Home / Can't Keep My Mind on The Game” by Peters And Lee peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1979, “You You're The One / Such A Hold On Me” by John St. Peeters peaked at number 81 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Dim All The Lights” by Donna Summer peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Six Ribbons” by Jon English peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Walking In Light” by Th' Dudes peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Fire” by Dizzy Man's Band peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Hoor je het ruisen der golven” by The Sunstreams peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Love You Like I Love Myself” by Herman Brood And His Wild Romance peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Should Be Dancing” by The Emotions peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Jimmy” by Boudewijn de Groot peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Let It Be Me” by The Buffoons peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Photograph” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Star” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee” by The Hollies peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Waar ging jij heen” by Cock Van Der Palm peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Won't Somebody Dance With Me” by Lynsey De Paul peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Some Girls” by Racey peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Street Life” by The Crusaders With Randy Crawford peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, ✪ “I Don't Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, ✪ “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “48 Crash” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “A Walk In The Park” by Nick Straker Band peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Don't Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Dreaming” by Blondie peaked at number 18 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye [English]” by Demis Roussos peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “I Was Made For Lovin' You” by KISS peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Ich komm' bald wieder” by Cindy And Bert peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Kingston, Kingston” by Lou And The Hollywood Bananas peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “My Sharona” by The Knack peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Rising Sun” by Medicine Head peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Skydiver” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “So bist du” by Peter Maffay peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “We Don't Talk Anymore” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1979, “When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1979, “Don't Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1979, “She's In Love With You” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1973, “This World Today Is A Mess” by Donna Hightower peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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