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The 70's Datebook for November 29

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In 1971, In a trade now considered one of the worst in baseball history, the Astros, in a winter meeting deal, send Joe Morgan, Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, and Denis Menke to the Reds for Tommy Helms, Lee May, and Jimmy Stewart. In addition to giving away Cesar Geronimo, the regular center fielder for his new team, and Jack Billingham, who becomes a top of the rotation starter for Cincinnati, Houston loses nine-year veteran and future Hall of Famer Joe Morgan because skipper Harry Walker, not known for his tolerance, labeled the 29-year-old second baseman a troublemaker.

In 1971, Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country chart with "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)". The first single from the album Let Me Tell You About a Song, became Haggard's tenth #1.

In 1972, The coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, made its debut at Andy Cappʹs Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

In 1973, AT THE MOVIES: Disneyʹs animated “ROBIN HOOD” (featuring the voices of PHIL HARRIS, PETER USTINOV, ANDY DEVINE and BRIAN BEDFORD)

In 1974, James J. Braddock, who had stunned the boxing world by defeating Max Baer for the heavyweight championship in 1935, passed away.

In 1974, TVʹs Midnight Special Host Bobby Vinton (“My Melody Of Love”), Plus Neil Sedaka (“Laughter in the Rain”), Carl Carlton, Rufus (“YouʹVe Got The Love”), Billy Swan (“Sha La La”)

In 1975, President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped.

In 1975, R.C., “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for nine weeks. It was the longest stay since Slim Whitmanʹs “Rose Marie” in 1955.

In 1975, R.C., “Fly, Robin, Fly” by Silver Connection peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Low Rider” by War peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, The Whoʹs “Squeeze Box” was released.

In 1977, “Letʹs Get Small” album by Steve Martin was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, “If You Want Blood Youʹve Got It” album by AC/DC was released

In 1979, Supertrampʹs concerts at the Paris arena, Le Pavillon, were recorded and the highlights released as the double live album, “Paris.”

In 1979, The beginnings of “Nightline” was unofficially born when ABC diplomatic correspondent Ted Koppel fills in for Frank Reynolds on the networkʹs three-week-old late-night news special “The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage.”

In 1978, "Someone's Watching Me!" was released by Warner Bros. Television Distribution; John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers, Grainger Hines, Len Lesser, John Mahon, Robert Phalen, James Murtaugh, George Skaff, Robert Snively, Edgar Justice, John J. Fox; Horror; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Low Rider” by War peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Eighteen With A Bullet” by Pete Wingfield peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Everything's The Same (Ain't Nothing Changed)” by Billy Swan peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Fly, Robin, Fly” by Silver Convention peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Only Have Eyes For You” by Art Garfunkel peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Power” by Willie Hutch peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sunday Sunrise” by Anne Murray peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “The Way I Want To Touch You” by The Captain And Tennille peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Diamonds And Rust” by Joan Baez peaked at number 49 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Peace Pipe” by B.T. Express peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Skybird” by Tony Orlando And Dawn peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Something Better To Do” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Who Loves You” by Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Fly, Robin, Fly” by Silver Convention peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Holy Roller” by Nazareth peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm So Crazy” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm Still Gonna Need You” by The Osmonds peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Hurts” by Jim Capaldi peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Part Time Love” by Gladys Knight And The Pips peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Right Back Where We Started From” by Maxine Nightingale peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sky High” by Jigsaw peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Super Love” by Wigan's Ovation peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Celluloid Heroes / Matrimony” by Reg Livermore peaked at number 94 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Dreams Go By / Sandy” by Harry Chapin peaked at number 81 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Glad All Over / Get What?” by Hush peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Hey Rock And Roll / Over And Over” by Benny And The Jets (70's) peaked at number 86 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Believe I'm Gonna Love You / The Only Couple On The Floor” by Frank Sinatra peaked at number 52 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Don't Believe In If Anymore / Emily” by Roger Whittaker peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Please Tell Him That I Said Hello / Darlin' Come Home Soon” by Dana peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Rollerball / Bolero” by Roger Williams peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Summer Of '42 / Northern Dancer” by Biddu Orchestra peaked at number 54 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Words And Music / Westfield Mansions” by Andy Gibb peaked at number 78 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)” by The Stylistics peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)” by Glen Campbell peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Island Girl” by Elton John peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Roll Over Lay Down” by Status Quo peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “The First Hello, The Last Goodbye” by Roger Whittaker peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Als de dag van toen” by Reinhard Mey peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Bad Times” by Barry And Eileen peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Chance For A Lifetime” by Kayak peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Daddy Grandpa” by Limousine peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Lady Bump” by Penny McLean peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Give A Little Love” by Bay City Rollers peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Island Girl” by Elton John peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Nu bubblar bladet så hett i mig” by Anders Glenmark peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Paloma blanca” by Siw Malmkvist peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “When A Child Is Born / Soleado” by Michael Holm peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Moonlighting” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Scho root” by Toni Vescoli peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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