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The 70's Datebook for November 25

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In 1970, Saxophonist Albert Ayler, a giant of the jazz avant-garde and a major influence on Frank Zappa, is found drowned in New Yorkʹs Hudson River. Rumors he was found tied to a jukebox remain unconfirmed. He was 34.

In 1972, Chuck Berryʹs novelty hit “My Ding-A-Ling” became his first officially certified million seller.

In 1972, Los Angeles radio station KROQʹs spots for its rock show at the 100,000 seat Los Angeles Coliseum have been blasting the airwaves with big boasts: “First there was Monterey, then there was Woodstock, and KROQ presents the ultimate rock concert festival.” The bill has Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, the Eagles, Bee Gees and others. So many, in fact, that they almost outnumber the audience. The “ultimate” festival draws a mere 32,000 spectators.

In 1972, R.C., “Do Ya” by ELO peaked at #93 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck Berry peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart; he scored his biggest hit when it topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and became his first officially certified million seller.

In 1972, R.C., “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, ROLLING STONES in JAMAICA ROLLING STONES arrive in Kingston, Jamaica, where over the next month at DYNAMIC SOUND STUDIOS, theyʹd record songs for their upcoming “GOATʹS HEAD SOUP” including “ANGIE” and “DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER)”

In 1972, “Pink Floyd Live at Pompei,” a film set for a special premiere at Londonʹs Rainbow Theater, is canceled at the last minute by the theaterʹs owner. No explanation is given.

In 1973, As the gasoline shortage continued, President Nixon ordered the national highway speed limit cut from 70 to 55 miles per hour to save lives and also to save gas. Sales of radar detectors and CB radios began to boom.

In 1973, AT THE MOVIES Yul Brynner, spoofing his Cowboy roles starred along with Richard Benjamin in “WESTWORLD”, a futuristic amusement park gone wrong…A critics favorite was Joanne Woodward in “SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS”

In 1974, On the Cover of People Magazine: Johnny Carson and his wife Joanna.

In 1974, “Do It ('til Youʹre Satisfied)” single by B.T. Express was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” album by Genesis was released

In 1976, Beverly and Carol team up at the Metropolitan Opera house for the musical special “Sills and Burnett at the Met,” thus becoming mortal enemies of Richard Simmons.

In 1977, David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for nine hours 15 mins.

In 1977, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host FRANKIE VALLI (“SWEARING TO GOD”), plus OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, PAT BOONE, ROBIN TROWER, CHRIS HILLMAN, ROBERT GORDON

In 1977, Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in two rounds in his first pro fight.

In 1978, Anthony “Tony” Geary begins shooting his first scenes playing the role of Luke Spencer on “General Hospital.” His first scenes would air in early 1979.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “Suzanne Somers”. Other Articles: Battlestar Galactica, Fame; It was the first TV Guide that jiggled when you shook it!

In 1978, R.C., “(You Got To Walk And) Donʹt Look Back” by Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger peaked at #81 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons peaked at #54 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Dance (Disco Heat)” by Sylvester peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Soft And Wet” by Prince peaked at #92 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history.

In 1979, Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, the most gained by an opponent in the Brownsʹ history, Steelers 33, Browns 30.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “America” by Simon And Garfunkel peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Annabelle” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dance (Disco Heat)” by Sylvester peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dancing In Paradise” by El Coco peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Do Ya” by The Move peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Guess I'll Miss The Man” by The Supremes peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “If I Could Reach You” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “On The Shelf” by Donny And Marie Osmond peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock And Roll Soul” by Grand Funk Railroad peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “So Long Dixie” by Blood, Sweat And Tears peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Soft And Wet” by Prince peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Summer Breeze” by Seals And Crofts peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Whatever Happened To Benny Santini” by Chris Rea peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Why Can't We Be Lovers” by Holland Dozier Holland peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Gotta Walk And Don't Look Back” by Peter Tosh peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Deteriorata” by National Lampoon peaked at number 77 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Elected!” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “All The Young Dudes” by Mott The Hoople peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Beast Of Burden” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Children Of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ease On Down The Road” by Michael Jackson And Diana Ross peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Flying High” by The Commodores peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Believe In Music” by Gallery peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “If I Could Reach You” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Keep On Jumpin'” by Musique peaked at number 90 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Listen To The Music” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Loving You Just Crossed My Mind” by Sam Neely peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Maple Lady” by The Flying Circus peaked at number 58 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Raining In My Heart” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 62 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Searching For A Thrill” by Starbuck peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Power Of Gold” by Dan Fogelberg And Tim Weisberg peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Theme From 'The Men'” by Isaac Hayes peaked at number 65 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “When You Feel Love” by Bob McGilpin peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Whenever I Call You "Friend"” by Kenny Loggins Featuring Stevie Nicks peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Work To Do” by The Isley Brothers peaked at number 74 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Never Done It Like That” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, ✪ “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Toast” by Streetband peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me” by Mac Davis peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dance (Disco Heat)” by Sylvester peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ease On Down The Road” by Diana Ross And Michael Jackson peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Germ Free Adolescence” by X-Ray Spex peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Goodbye Girl” by U.K. Squeeze peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hammer Horror” by Kate Bush peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Homicide” by 999 peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Love America” by Patrick Juvet peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round)” by Alicia Bridges peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'm Stone In Love With You” by The Stylistics peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Just To Be Close To You” by The Commodores peaked at number 62 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lydia” by Dean Friedman peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “My Best Friend's Girl” by The Cars peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” by Showaddywaddy peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Strummin'” by Chas 'n' Dave peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stumblin' In” by Suzi Quatro And Chris Norman peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “You'll Always Be A Friend” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me” by Mac Davis peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Baby Stop Crying / New Pony” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 70 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) / Georgia On My Mind” by Cold Chisel peaked at number 65 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Was Made For Dancin' / Living Without Your Love” by Leif Garrett peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Kings Of The World” by Mississippi peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lady / Happy Anniversary” by Little River Band peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Let The Music Play / Empty” by Marcia Hines peaked at number 92 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Nights In Paradise / Fantastic” by Jon English peaked at number 44 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rock Me Baby” by Johnny Farnham peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “So Young / Long Distance Call” by Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons peaked at number 48 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Nights / Rock And Roll Party Queen” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John / Louis St. Louis peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Is This Love” by Bob Marley And The Wailers peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Will Find A Way” by Pablo Cruise peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “My Way” by Danny Faye peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sharing The Night Together” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Night City” by ABBA peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Whenever I Call You "Friend"” by Kenny Loggins Featuring Stevie Nicks peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Who Are You” by The Who peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Bicycle Race” by Queen peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Clair” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Get Off” by Foxy peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Kiss You All Over” by Exile peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Lost In Your Love” by John Paul Young peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Shalalie shalala” by Gert And Hermien peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Shocking” by Dizzy Man's Band peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Tango Motion” by The Millionaires peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Water Of Love / Down To The Waterline” by Dire Straits peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You've Got All Of Me” by Clout peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Bicycle Race” by Queen peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Kiss You All Over” by Exile peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “...dann geh doch” by Howard Carpendale peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” by Slade peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Mexico” by The Les Humphries Singers peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're The Greatest Lover” by Luv' peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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