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The 70's Datebook for November 28

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In 1970, R.C., “Engine Number 9” by Wilson Pickett peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, R.C., “I Hear You Knocking” by Dave Edmunds peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for seven weeks.

In 1970, R.C., “Montego Bay” by Bobby Bloom peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, R.C., “See Me, Feel Me” by The Who peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, TVʹS ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW Guest: RICK NELSON (with a Medley of his hits)

In 1970, Two big clasics! Turn on the radio to hear the latest from George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord,” and new-comer Elton John with “Your Song” both released today.

In 1972, Charlie Rich recorded "Behind Closed Doors" which went on to give Rich his first #1 hit on the country charts. Written by Kenny O'Dell, some radio stations banned the record initially as being too racy.

In 1974, John Lennon made what would become his last concert appearance at an Elton John concert at New Yorkʹs Madison Square Garden. Lennon joined Elton John to sing “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, as well as “I Saw Her Standing There”. Backstage, Lennon has a brief reunion with Yoko Ono, from whom heʹd been separated for over a year.

In 1975, The final CBS episode of The Edge of Night aired. The network also aired the last half-hour episode of As the World Turns, which expanded to an hour the following Monday. The Edge of Night moved to ABC on Monday with a 90-minute premiere. The second half hour of ATWT would not maintain the ratings of the first half hour and eventually the show dropped from the top of the Nielsen ratings.

In 1975, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Appearing: FRANKIE VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS (“WHO LOVES YOU”, “MY EYES ADORED YOU”); BARRY MANILOW; KISS

In 1975, Wings release “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” medley.

In 1975, “The Edge Of Night”, TV Daytime Soap; last aired on CBS who wanted to expand one of its soaps to an hour; “Edge” moved to ABC, which had a time slot available when “You Donʹt Say” aired its last show when it was canceled. “Edge” continued on until December 1984.

In 1975, “Three For The Money”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1975, “You Donʹt Say”, TV Game Show, last aired on ABC, syndicated in 1978. (Itʹs possible that it may have ended on November 26 if the 4pm ET timeslot was used for special programming for Thanksgiving Day and the day after that.)

In 1976, After ABC executive Fred Silverman is wowed by the appearance of several “Brady Bunch” cast members on “The Donny and Marie Show” in October, he decides that Americaʹs favorite blended family deserves to be “given their own variety show.” Over 15 million watch Sid and Marty Krofftʹs “Brady Bunch Variety Hour” featuring Tony Randall, and Donny and Marie Osmond. Original “Brady” cast member Eve Plumb, perhaps wisely, opts out of the show and is replaced by Geri Reischl as “Jan Brady.” The show (with all its sequins) is picked up for eight more episodes starting in January. Series creator Sherwood Schwartz disavows this incarnation: “I had nothing to do with that. I didnʹt create it, I didnʹt write a word, I didnʹt have anything to do with it, except I hated it.”

In 1976, O.J. Simpson ran for a record-setting 273 yards on his way to his 2,003 yard season.

In 1977, Larry Bird is introduced to the nation as “College Basketballʹs Secret Weapon” with a cover story in Sports Illustrated; Larry goes on to have one of the most storied careers in sports history.

In 1977, The Raccoon Lodge is treated to a production of “A Christmas Carol” ala Kramden on “The Honeymooners Christmas” reunion special.

In 1977, “Elvis”, the stage musical, starring P.J. Proby, Shakin' Stevens, and Timothy Whitnall playing The King at three different stages of his life, opened in London.

In 1979, “Young Maverick”, TV Western Drama; debut on CBS.

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Beaucoups Of Blues” by Ringo Starr peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Can't Get Over Losing You” by Donnie Elbert peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Engine Number 9” by Wilson Pickett peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Heaven Help Us All” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Heed The Call” by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I Don't Wanna Cry” by Ronnie Dyson peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Let's Work Together” by Canned Heat peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Montego Bay” by Bobby Bloom peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Part Time Love” by Ann Peebles peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “See Me, Feel Me” by The Who peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “So Close” by Jake Holmes peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Stand By Me” by Jimmy Ruffin With David Ruffin peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Stoned Cowboy” by Fantasy peaked at number 77 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “This Is My Love Song” by The Intruders peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Yellow River” by Christie peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You Don't Have To Say You Love Me” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Cry Me A River” by Joe Cocker peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Fallin' In And Out Of Love” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 71 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Heed The Call” by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I Don't Wanna Cry” by Ronnie Dyson peaked at number 28 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Somebody's Been Sleeping” by 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Something” by Shirley Bassey peaked at number 86 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Spirit In The Sky” by Dorothy Morrison peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Stand By Your Man” by Candi Staton peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Fire And Rain” by James Taylor peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I Hear You Knockin'” by Dave Edmunds' Rockpile peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I've Lost You” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “In My Chair” by Status Quo peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Whole Lotta Love” by C.C.S. peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Candida” by Tony Orlando And Dawn peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Cracklin' Rosie” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Joanne” by Michael Nesmith And The First National Band peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Call Me Super Bad” by James Brown peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Fire And Rain” by James Taylor peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Memo From Turner” by Mick Jagger peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “New World In The Morning” by Roger Whittaker peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Over And Over” by The George Baker Selection peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1970, “You Can Get It If You Really Want” by Desmond Dekker peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, ✪ “Lola” by The Kinks peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “A Song Of Joy (Himno A La Alegria)” by Miguel Rios peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Hi-De-Ho” by Blood, Sweat And Tears peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “I man i dram” by Madcaps peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Me And My Life” by The Tremeloes peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Something” by Shirley Bassey peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1970, “Yoyo” by Chris Andrews peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1970, “San Bernadino” by Christie peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “Comme j'ai toujours envie d'aimer” by Marc Hamilton peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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