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The 70's Datebook for November 23

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In 1970, On Dark Shadows, Quentin (David Selby) and Daphne (Kate Jackson) began a seance at Collinwood to contact Joanna. During the seance, the drawing room doors burst open with a figure seen standing in the doorway.

In 1970, TIME Magazine says eight foot two inch cover-canary Big Bird is “TVʹs Gift to Children.”

In 1970, “Live Album” album by Grand Funk Railroad was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, TVʹS DICK CAVETT SHOW Guests: GEORGE HARRISON, RAVI SHANKAR

In 1973, ABCʹS “IN CONCERT” A first Anniversary Show with a mix of new and repeat segments from SLY and THE FAMILY STONE, JOHNNY WINTER, JIM CROCE, B.B. KING

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Cincinnati Kids”, The Bradys mix business with pleasure at Kingʹs Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Brady kids accompany Mike to Cincinnati where he is to present plans for an addition to the Kingʹs Island amusement park. While the kids enjoy the many rides, Mike is aghast to learn his plans have been lost in the park, and a frantic search ensues.

In 1973, Itʹs Raining Ducks in Stuttgart, Arkansas, where hail knocked more than 100 ducks from the sky! None of them had $100 bills with them.

In 1973, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host PETER NOONE (“KIND OF A HUSH”, “NO MILK TODAY”) welcomes GILBERT OʹSULLIVAN (“GET DOWN”, “OOH BABY”), BEE GEES, MANFRED MANN, ELO, DAVID ESSEX

In 1974, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Performing: FOCUS (“HOCUS POCUS”), NEW BIRTH, UFO

In 1974, Gary Wright quits the group Spooky Tooth to go solo. Next year, heʹll have two straight hits, “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive.”

In 1974, R.C., “Evil Boll-Weevil” by Grand Canyon peaked at #72 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “I Can Help” by Billy Swan peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. Swann was a janitor at Nashvilleʹs Columbia Studios and it was his only chart topper.

In 1974, The number one selling album: is “ITʹS ONLY ROCK ʹN ROLL” from the ROLLING STONES also includes “AINʹT TOO PROUD TO BEG”

In 1975, After dying three days ago, Spainʹs General Francisco Franco was still dead. Doctors were optimistic that his condition would remain unchanged.

In 1975, TVʹS “CHER” Musical Guest: DAVID BOWIE (“FAME”)

In 1976, “A Night On The Town” album by Rod Stewart was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1976, “Alice Cooper Goes To Hell” album by Alice Cooper was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, “Best Of The Doobies” album by Doobie Brothers was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, On One Life to Live, just 15 minutes before walking down the aisle, Jenny Siegel (Katherine Glass) told Brad Vernon (Jameson Parker) she wanted to postpone the wedding because of Lana McClain's (Jacklyn Zeman) death.

In 1978, On General Hospital, Port Charles celebrated Thanksgiving. Audrey (Rachel Ames) told Steve (John Beradino) she was the happiest and luckiest wife and mother in the whole world. Meanwhile, Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) was upset when a former client recognized her. The episode was written by Douglas Marland with Andrea Russo.

In 1979, HOT NEW ALBUM “DAMN THE TORPEDOES” from TOM PETTY and THE HEARTBREAKERS includes “DONʹT DO ME LIKE THAT”

In 1979, Pink Floydʹs double album The Wall was released, and sold six million copies within two weeks.

In 1979, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts: POINTER SISTERS (“FIRE”, “WHO DO YOU LOVE”), plus ROD STEWART (“MAGGIE MAE”, “TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY”), JACKIE DESHANNON, CARLENE CARTER

In 1979, "Birth of the Beatles" was released by unknown; Richard Marquand (director); John Kurland, Jacob Eskendar (screenplay); Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft, Ryan Michael, David Nicholas Wilkinson, Brian Jameson, Wendy Morgan, Gary Olsen, Linal Haft, Eileen Kennally, Richard Marner, Alyson Spiro, Nigel Havers, Paula Jacobs; Biography; Live Action

In 1979, "Yesterday's Hero" was released by Columbia Pictures; Neil Leifer (director); Jackie Collins (screenplay); Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas, Sam Kydd, Glynis Barber, Trevor Thomas, Sandy Ratcliff, Alan Lake, Matthew Long, Paul J. Medford, Paul Desbois, Eric Deacon, George Moon, Jack Haig, Damian Elwes, Cary Elwes, John Motson; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Evil Boll-Weevil” by Grand Canyon peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Early Morning Love” by Sammy Johns peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Everlasting Love” by Carl Carlton peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Give Me A Reason To Be Gone” by Maureen McGovern peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Heavy Fallin' Out” by The Stylistics peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Can Help” by Billy Swan peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let This Be A Lesson To You” by Independents peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Longfellow Serenade” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town” by Charley Pride peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “People Gotta Move” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Ride The Tiger” by Jefferson Starship peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “So You Are A Star” by The Hudson Brothers peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Need To Be” by Jim Weatherly peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The U.S. Of A.” by Donna Fargo peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Three Ring Circus” by Blue Magic peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Where Are All My Friends” by Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” by Raspberries peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Carousel Man” by Cher peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Carrie's Gone” by J.C. Stone peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Dirty Work” by Songbird peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Don't Let Me Down” by The Hollies peaked at number 84 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Doraville” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Can't Leave You Alone” by George McCrae peaked at number 50 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Mostly New Days” by Ross Holloway peaked at number 64 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Passing Time” by Bearfoot peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Black-Eyed Boys” by Paper Lace peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “No Honestly” by Lynsey De Paul peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Pepper Box” by The Peppers peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Tell Me What You Want” by Jimmy Ruffin peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Zoo (The Human Zoo)” by The Commodores peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Zip Gun Boogie” by T. Rex peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Hey Paula / Until The End Of Time” by Ernie Sigley And Denise Drysdale peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Love You, I Honestly Love You / Home Ain't Home Anymore” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let Go / Think It Over” by Brian Cadd peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Livin' In The 70's / You're A Broken Gin Bottle, Baby” by Skyhooks peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Song And Dance Man / Another Grey Day” by Mike McClellan peaked at number 48 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sunshine On My Shoulders / I'd Rather Be A Cowboy” by John Denver peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “You, You, You / Come On” by Alvin Stardust peaked at number 85 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Make Up Your Make Up” by The Shoes peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sad Sweet Dreamer” by Sweet Sensation (U.K.) peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Silly Love” by 10cc peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Simone” by Albert West peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Traffic Jam” by Sailor peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Yellow Sun Of Ecuador” by The Classics peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Baby Blue” by Waterloo And Robinson peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Es Pfäffli” by Toni Vescoli peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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