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1975 Trivia

 Here is some Trivia from the 1975 year for those who are  interested.

Music Highlights:

  • New albums carry four established acts to even loftier heights of popularity and respect: Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks, Chicago's Chicago VIII, John Lennon's Rock'N'Roll, and Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti.
  • The Wiz, a contemporary version of The Wizard of Oz, opens on Broadway.
  • Elton John's Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy enters the charts at number one and goes on to become his biggest all-time seller.
  • While on vacation, Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, is involved in a serious auto crash that almost claims his life and those of his family.
  • Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and John and Christine McVie are joined by new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham for the new album for Reprise Records, titled Fleetwood Mac. It would become the sleeper smash of the rock era, taking 58 weeks to reach number one on the charts.
  • The Captain & Tennille release their album Love Will Keep Us Together. The title song, written by Neil Sedaka, becomes the biggest hit single of the year.
  • The Bee Gee's album Main Course produces the number one disco-flavored "Jive Talkin'," a song that changed the whole image and sound of the group, and foreshadowed the disco explosion they would launch two years later with the album Saturday Night Fever.
  • On Thursday, October 9, John Lennon's 35th birthday, John and Yoko's son Sean is born.
  • On Saturday, October 11, Saturday Night Live premiers on NBC-TV. George Carlin is the first host, and Janis Ian and Billy Preston are the first musical guests.

 

 The Top 40 Singles:

  1. "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille (First chart appearance: 5/24/75; Highest position: #1)
  2. "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell (6/21/75; #1)
  3. "Fame" - David Bowie (8/2/75; #1)
  4. "Shining Star" - Earth, Wind and Fire (3/22/75; #1)
  5. "My Eyes Adored You" - Frankie Valli (1/18/75; #1)
  6. "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" - John Denver (4/5/75; #1)
  7. "Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John (3/15/75; #1)
  8. "One Of These Nights" - Eagles (6/14/75; #1)
  9. "Pick Up The Pieces" - Average White Band (12/21/74; #1)
  10. "At Seventeen" - Janis Ian (7/12/75; #3)
  11. "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas (12/21/74; #1)
  12. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - Stevie Wonder (11/30/74; #3)
  13. "Laughter In The Rain" - Neil Sedaka (11/16/74; #1)
  14. "Black Water" - The Doobie Brothers (1/11/75; #1)
  15. "Lady Marmalade - LaBelle (2/1/75; #1)
  16. "Why Can't We Be Friends" - War (6/14/75; #6)
  17. "The Hustle" - Van McCoy (5/31/75; #1)
  18. "Best Of My Love" - Eagles (12/28/74; #1)
  19. "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" - Freddy Fender (7/19/75; #8)
  20. "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddy Fender (3/8/75; #1)
  21. "Some Kind Of Wonderful" - Grand Funk (12/21/74; #3)
  22. "Island Girl" - Elton John (10/18/75; #1)
  23. "Lovin' You" - Minnie Ripperton (2/15/75; #1)
  24. "Jive Talkin'" - Bee Gees (6/28/75; #1)
  25. "Mandy" - Barry Manilow (12/7/74; #1)
  26. "Please Mr. Postman" - Carpenters (12/7/74; #1)
  27. "Have You Never Been Mellow" - Olivia Newton-John (2/8/75; #1)
  28. "Jackie Blue" - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (3/22/75; #3)
  29. "Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet (8/2/75; #5)
  30. "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" - B.J. Thomas (3/1/75; #1)
  31. "He Don't Love You" - Tony Orlando & Dawn (3/29/75; #1)
  32. "Feelings" - Morris Albert (8/23/75; #6)
  33. "I'm Not In Love" - 10cc (6/14/75; #2)
  34. "Games People Play (They Just Can't Help It)" - Spinners (8/30/75; #5)
  35. "Love Won't Let Me Wait" - Major Harris (4/19/75; #5)
  36. "Angie Baby" - Helen Reddy (11/2/74; #1)
  37. "I'm Sorry" - John Denver (8/30/75; #1)
  38. "Fight The Power (Part 1)" - The Isley Brothers (7/12/75; #4)
  39. "Lady" - Styx (1/18/75; #6)
  40. "Fire" - Ohio Players (12/28/74; #1)

 

Top Albums:

  • AWB - Average White Band
  • Back Home Again - John Denver
  • Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan
  • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
  • Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt *
  • Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tennille
  • One Of These Nights - Eagles *
  • Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin *
  • Phoebe Snow
  • Red Octopus - The Jefferson Starship
  • That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Venus And Mars - Wings *
  • Windsong - John Denver
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd *

 

20 Popular Movies:

  1. Jaws
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  3. Shampoo
  4. Dog Day Afternoon
  5. Nashville
  6. Hester Street
  7. The Hindenburg
  8. The Day of the Locust
  9. Tommy
  10. Janis
  11. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  12. Barry Lyndon
  13. Breakout
  14. Emmanuelle
  15. Farewell, My Lovely
  16. The French Connection II
  17. The Man Who Would Be King
  18. Rooster Cogburn
  19. Shining Star
  20. Stardust

 

 The Top 20 Television Shows:

  1. All in the Family
  2. Rich Man, Poor Man
  3. Laverne & Shirley
  4. Maude
  5. The Bionic Woman
  6. Phyllis
  7. Sanford and Son
  8. Rhoda
  9. The Six Million Dollar Man
  10. The ABC Monday Night Movie
  11. Happy Days
  12. One Day at a Time
  13. The ABC Sunday Night Movie
  14. The Waltons
  15. M*A*S*H
  16. Starsky and Hutch
  17. Good Heavens
  18. Welcome Back, Kotter
  19. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  20. Kojak
 

 News Highlights:

  • Angola gains its independence from Portugal after centuries of foreign rule.
  • John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, and John D. Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison for conspiring to obstruct justice in the Watergate investigation.
  • Margaret Thatcher is the first woman elected to lead Britain's Conservative Party.
  • King Faaisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by a crazed nephew.
  • The president of South Vietnam, Duong Van Minh, surrenders to the Communists.
  • The busing of 21,000 students is ordered in Boston to achieve racial balance in the public schools.
  • Egypt reopens the Suez Canal after eight years.
  • President Ford escapes assassination twice within 17 days.
  • The Supreme Court rules that paddling of unruly students is acceptable under certain circumstances.
  • More than $4 million is spent on research by the National Cancer Institute to study the relationship between diet and cancer.
  • President Ford meets with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos to renew American use of strategic air and naval bases in the Philippines.

 Sports Winners:

  • Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3.
  • Football: The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 on January 18, 1976, at the Orange Bowl in Miami in Super Bowl X.
  • Basketball: Golden State beat the Washington Bullets 4 games to 0.
  • Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2.