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The 70's Datebook for November 30

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In 1970, George Harrison releases his triple album set “All Things Must Pass” in the U.K.

In 1971, ABC-TV presented “Brianʹs Song” as the “ABC Movie of the week”. The touching story was about the Chicago Bearsʹ Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and his friendship with Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams), who watched Brian die a tragic death. The movie got a rating of 32.9 and a 48 share. The theme song, “Brianʹs Song”, was performed by Michel Legrand.

In 1971, AT THE MOVIES Disneyʹs “BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS” (Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe)

In 1971, “Family Affair” single by Sly and The Family Stone was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, The BBC bannned the Wingsʹs single “Hi, Hi, Hi” for a supposedly subliminal drug message. However, the song is a hit, making number five in the United Kingdom and number ten in the U.S. in early 1973.

In 1973, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Taped with London: Hosts PROCOL HARUM (“CONQUISTADOR”, “WHITER SHADE OF PALE”) with HUMBLE PIE, ALVIN LEE

In 1973, “Mind Games” album by John Lennon was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, DON KIRSHNERʹS ROCK CONCERT Appearing: FOGHAT, EDGAR WINTER GROUP

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “Teresa Graves of Get Christie Love”. Other Articles: John Denver, Police Woman

In 1974, R.C., “Iʹve Got The Music In Me” by Kiki Dee Band peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, The Eagles hit, “Best of My Love” was released this day. It would take until March 1, 1975 for it to reach the number one spot on the top 40 charts.

In 1974, The most complete skeleton of early man, Lucy, is found in Ethiopia by Doctor Donald Johanson and T. Gray of Clevelandʹs Museum of Natural History. Lucy, you got some splainin' to do!

In 1974, The number one SELLING ALBUM: ELTON JOHNʹS GREATEST HITS includes singles up through “DONʹT LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME.”

In 1975, HOT NEW MOVIE “ROOSTER COGBURN” (John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn)

In 1975, ROLLING STONES SESSIONS END Wrapping up their work at the MOUNTAIN RECORDING STUDIOS in Montreux, Switzerland, where theyʹd cut songs for the upcoming “BLACK AND BLUE” album (which includes “FOOL TO CRY”).

In 1975, “McCoy” began airing on NBC

In 1976, “Evergreen (theme From ”a Star Is Born“)” single by Barbra Streisand was released

In 1976, “The Best Of John Prine” album by John Prine was released

In 1976, “Tonightʹs The Night (gonna Be Alright)” single by Rod Stewart was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, “You Donʹt Have To Be A Star” single by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, After 18 broadcasts over the course of two decades on all three major networks, CBS telecasts Bing Crosbyʹs final Christmas special two months after his death. “Bing Crosbyʹs Merrie Olde Christmas Show” features Twiggy, “Oliver!” star Ron Moody, Stanley Baxter, Trinity Boys Choir, the Crosby family and what the special is best-known for: “The Little Drummer Boy,” a duet between Der Bingelmeister and David Bowie.

In 1978, COVER OF ROLLING STONE LINDA RONSTADT, STEVE MARTIN and GILDA RADNER; and inside a report on the success of the band EXILE, called “13 Years in the Making”

In 1978, “The Gambler” album by Kenny Rogers was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, On Dallas, the Ewings discovered J.R. (Larry Hagman) mortgaged Southfork to finance his Asian deal. To stave off foreclosure, Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) decided to allow Ewing Oil to drill on the ranch.

In 1979, Sugar Ray Leonard won the WBC welterweight title with a 15th-round KO of Wilfried Benitez in Las Vegas.

In 1979, “Gold and Platinum” album by Lynyrd Skynyrd was released

In 1971, "Bleak Moments" was released by Contemporary Films; Mike Leigh (director/screenplay); Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman, Mike Bradwell, Donald Sumpter, Liz Smith; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1971, "Brian's Song" was released by ABC / Screen Gems; Buzz Kulik (director); William Blinn (screenplay); James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Judy Pace, Bernie Casey, David Huddleston, Ron Feinberg, Jack Concannon, Abe Gibron, Ed O'Bradovich, Dick Butkus, Chicago Bears, Harold Hairston, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Stu Nahan, Mario Machado, Mike Ditka; Biography, Drama, Sports; Live Action

In 1971, "The Day of the Wolves" was released by Gold Key Entertainment; Ferde Grofe Jr. (director/screenplay); Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Rick Jason, Jan Murray, Frankie Randall, Zaldy Zshornack, Sean McClory, John Lupton, Jack Bailey, Biff Elliot, Percy Helton, Herb Vigran, Floyd Hamilton, Andre Marquis, Henry Capps, Smokey Roberds, John Braatz, Mel Scarborough, Elizabeth Thomas, Steve Manone, John Dennis, John Gunn, Len Travis, Wendy Alvord, Danny Rees; Heist, Crime, Drama; Live Action

In 1977, "The Goodbye Girl" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rastar; Herbert Ross (director); Neil Simon (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Barbara Rhoades, Theresa Merritt, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy, Nicol Williamson; Romance, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1977, "Scott Joplin" was released by Universal Pictures / Motown Productions / NBC; Jeremy Kagan (director); Christopher Knopf (screenplay); Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Eubie Blake, Godfrey Cambridge, Art Carney; Biography; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “After The Goldrush” by Prelude peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “California My Way” by Main Ingredient peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Fire, Baby I'm On Fire” by Andy Kim peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I Wouldn't Treat A Dog” by Bobby 'Blue' Bland peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I've Got The Music In Me” by The Kiki Dee Band peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let's Straighten This Out” by Latimore peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Touch Me” by Fancy peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Wishing You Were Here” by Chicago peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Country Side Of Life” by Wet Willie peaked at number 95 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Give Me A Reason To Be Gone” by Maureen McGovern peaked at number 50 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Just One Look” by Anne Murray peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Let's Straighten This Out” by Latimore peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Love Don't Love Nobody” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 34 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “My Melody Of Love” by Bobby Vinton peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sally Can't Dance” by Lou Reed peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Need To Be” by Jim Weatherly peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Three Ring Circus” by Blue Magic peaked at number 87 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Blue Angel” by Gene Pitney peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Costafine Town” by Splinter (U.K.) peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Goodbye Nothing To Say” by Javelles Featuring Nosmo King peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Magic” by Pilot peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “The Wild One” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Too Good To Be Forgotten” by The Chi-Lites peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “I Shot The Sheriff / Give Me Strength” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) / Are You Ready To Believe” by Reunion peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, ✪ “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) / Hands On You” by Raspberries peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Come Monday / The Wino And I Know” by Jimmy Buffett peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “I'm Leaving It All Up To You / The Umbrella Song” by Donny And Marie Osmond peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “My Sweet Lady / Sunshine” by Cliff DeYoung peaked at number 42 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Please Please Me / CC Rider Blues / Jenny Jenny” by David Cassidy peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rub It In / It's Hard To Love A Hungry Worried Man” by Billy 'Crash' Craddock peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Another Time, Another Place” by Bryan Ferry peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Stop And Smell The Roses / Poor Boy Boogie” by Mac Davis peaked at number 78 on the Australian pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, “Far Far Away” by Slade peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Honey Bee” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Kaap'ren varen” by Fungus peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Pazza idea” by Patty Pravo peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Rockin' Soul” by The Hues Corporation peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sing A Song Of Love” by The George Baker Selection peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Sokkies stoppen, schoentjes poetsen, dasjes goed en kijk goed uit” by Nico Haak en de Paniekzaaiers peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1974, ✪ “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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