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The 70's Datebook for November 18

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In 1970, Joe Frazier knocks out Bob Foster in the second round to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.

In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “Beatrice Arthur of Maude”. Other Articles: Waltons, James Caan, Henry Mancini

In 1972, R.C., “Convention '72” by The Delegates peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart; it featured excerpts of some top 1972 hits as answers to the interviewer questions.

In 1972, R.C., “Iʹll Be Around” by Spinners peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Witchy Woman” by Eagles peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, AT THE MOVIES Tatum OʹNeal steals the show in “PAPER MOON”…Elliot Gould stars as Detective Phillip Marlowe in “THE LONG GOODBYE”…Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make a romantic pair in “THE WAY WE WERE”…Walter Matthauʹs “CHARLEY VARRICK” was a tale of a comic bank robber…“EXECUTIVE ACTION” expliots the conspiracy theories in the JFK assasination, ten years after it took place…It starred Robert Ryan and Burt Lancaster…And for rock music fans, a biographical documentary of the late JIMI HENDRIX

In 1973, COVER OF “PARADE” five-year-old actor/commercial spokesman RODNEY ALLEN RIPPY

In 1976, The first Annual Great American Smoke Out is observed.

In 1977, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts: SPINNERS (“HEAVEN ON EARTH”, “IʹLL BE AROUND”); plus HEATWAVE (“BOOGIE NIGHTS”), ALAN PRICE, AWB, CRYSTAL GAYLE (“DONʹT IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE”)

In 1978, Barbara Mandrell topped the charts for the third consecutive week with “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”. Mandrell joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1972.

In 1978, California Congressman Leo J. Ryan and four other people were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by 912 cult members. It was the largest mass suicide in modern history. This was the subject of a TV movie “The Guyana Tradgedy” shown in the following TV season. Powers Booth won the Emmy in 1980 in one of the roles from the movie.

In 1978, Mickey Mouse is given a gold star on Hollywood Boulevardʹs Walk of Fame, the first cartoon character to be so honored. A commemorative plaque is installed at the Broadway Theater in New York, marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the film, “Steamboat Willie”.

In 1978, R.C., “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” by Styx peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Double Vision” by Foreigner peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “One Nation Under A Groove — part 1” by Funkadelic peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “You Never Done It Like That” hits number ten on the pop singles chart by Captain and Tennille.

In 1978, The number one selling album: “52nd STREET” from BILLY JOEL includes “MY LIFE,” “BIG SHOT” and “ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG”

In 1978, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: BLUES BROTHERS (“SOUL MAN”)

In 1979, In El Cajon, California, D.T. snaps a photo of the Grand Marshall of the annual 1979 Mother Goose Parade: Dianne Kay who played Nancy Bradford on “Eight Is Enough”. Also in the parade were of course Shotgun Tom Kelly and the now-called Famous Chicken, plus Jan Smithers and Tim Reid of the TV show WKRP in Cincinnatti.

In 1979, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge appeared on the comedy-variety television series The Muppet Show. No guest star ever appeared twice on The Muppet Show, although John Denver appeared both on the show and in two specials (John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together and John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday).

In 1979, R.C., “Rat Trap” by the Boomtown Rats peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1971, "The Christian Licorice Store" was released by National General Pictures / Cinema Center Films; James Frawley (director); Floyd Mutrux (screenplay); Beau Bridges, Maud Adams, Gilbert Roland, Allan Arbus, Anne Randall, Monte Hellman, Butch Buchholz, Jean Renoir, Walter Barnes, McLean Stevenson, Howard Storm, Greg Mullavey, Larry Gelman, Barbara Leigh, James Jeter, Lawrence Gordon, Mike Medavoy, James B. Harris, Howard Hesseman, Gwen Welles, Indus Arthur, Talia Shire; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1974, "A Woman Under the Influence" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "The Mouse and His Child" was released by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson / Sanrio; Fred Wolf (director); Russell Hoban (screenplay); Peter Ustinov, Cloris Leachman, Sally Kellerman, John Carradine, Andy Devine, Don Lake, Joan Gerber, Frank Nelson, Cliff Norton, Regis Cordic, Neville Brand, Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely, Iris Rainer, Mel Leven, Cliff Osmond, Maitzi Morgan, Charles Woolf, Alan Barzman, Marcy Swenson; Adventure, Drama; Animation

In 1977, "The Pack" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Robert Clouse (director/screenplay); Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R. G. Armstrong, Ned Wertimer, Richard O'Brien, Bibi Besch, Delos V. Smith Jr., Sherry Miles, and Paul Willson; Horror; Live Action

In 1977, "Planet of Dinosaurs" was released by Cineworld Pictures; James Shea (director); Jim Aupperle, Ralph Lucas (screenplay); James Whitworth, Pamela Bottaro, Louie Lawless, Harvey Shain, Charlotte Speer, Chuck Pennington, Derna Wylde, Max Thayer, Mary Appleseth; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1977, "Semi-Tough" was released by United Artists; Michael Ritchie (director); Walter Bernstein, Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, Brian Dennehy, Richard Masur, Carl Weathers, Roger E. Mosley, Mary Jo Catlett, Joe Kapp, Ron Silver, Jim McKrell, Peter Bromilow, Norman Alden; Sports, Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Convention” by The Delegates peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “A Man Sized Job” by Denise LaSalle peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “American City Suite” by Cashman And West peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” by Styx peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Double Vision” by Foreigner peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Everybody Needs Love” by Stephen Bishop peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “How Much I Feel” by Ambrosia peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Found My Dad” by Joe Simon peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'd Love You To Want Me” by Lobo peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'll Be Around” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's Over” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)” by Wilson Pickett peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “One Nation Under A Groove” by Parliament/Funkadelic (Funkadelic) peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ready To Take A Chance Again” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Sunday Morning Sunshine” by Harry Chapin peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Thunder And Lightning” by Chi Coltrane peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Witchy Woman” by The Eagles peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Never Done It Like That” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Greased Lightnin'” by John Travolta peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Spaceman” by Nilsson peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Themes From 'The Wizard Of Oz'” by Meco peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “American City Suite” by Cashman And West peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Celebration” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Champagne Jam” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 53 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Come Runnin'” by Greg Adams peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Don't Do It” by The Band peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Get That Ball” by Patsy Gallant peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hey, You Love” by Mouth And MacNeal Philips peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Martha (Your Lover's Come And Go)” by Gabriel peaked at number 99 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Prisoner Of Your Love” by Player peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Substitute” by Clout peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Talking In Your Sleep” by Crystal Gayle peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “This Is Love” by Paul Anka peaked at number 66 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Thunder And Lightning” by Chi Coltrane peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Together Alone” by Melanie peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Wavelength” by Van Morrison peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Munich Machine peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Beautiful You” by Neil Sedaka peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “East River” by Brecker Brothers peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Giving It Back” by Phil Hurtt peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I'm Gonna Love You Forever” by The Crown Heights Affair peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Instant Replay” by Dan Hartman peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Leader Of The Pack” by The Shangri-Las peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Loop Di Love” by Shag peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “My Man Is A Sweet Man” by Millie Jackson peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “New Orleans” by Harley Quinne peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Only You / Close The Door” by Teddy Pendergrass peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Promises” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Rat Trap” by The Boomtown Rats peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “The Eve Of The War / The Red Weed” by Jeff Wayne Featuring Justin Hayward peaked at number 67 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dreadlock Holiday / Nothing Can Move Me” by 10cc peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's The Same Old Song / Let's Go Party” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock Me Baby” by David Cassidy peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Same Old Song / Stupid Cupid” by Pussycat peaked at number 76 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stay / Rosie” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Steppin' In A Slide Zone / I'll Be Level With You” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 78 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Tania (This Song Is For You) / The Girl In White” by John Rowles peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Fugitive Kind / The Breaking Point” by Mondo Rock peaked at number 49 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Who Are You / Had Enough” by The Who peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “5-7-0-5” by City Boy peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Right Down The Line” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “1948” by Gerard Cox peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Beach Boy Gold” by Gidea Park peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Carry Me, Carrie” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dear John” by Teach-In peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Forever Autumn” by Jeff Wayne Featuring Justin Hayward peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Ich hab' die Liebe geseh'n” by Vicky Leandros peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “It's Gonna Be Alright” by Smyle peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Machine” by Supermax peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “No Time For A Tango” by Snoopy peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Respectable” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sing For The Day” by Styx peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “This World Today Is A Mess” by Donna Hightower peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Wij zijn twee vrienden” by Dennie Christian, Guust Flater en de Marsupilami peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You're A Lady” by Peter Skellern peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Dancing In The City” by Marshall Hain peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Don't Cry For Me Argentina” by Julie Covington peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Going Back (To Hissingsisland)” by Snowstorm peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Meteor Man” by Dee D. Jackson peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Nights” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Music Drives Me Crazy” by Ganymed peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Rasputin” by Boney M. peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Night City” by ABBA peaked at number 18 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Wig-Wam Bam” by The Sweet peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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