I SHOT THE SHERIFF – ERIC CLAPTON – 1974

NEWS
•    Nixon resigned as President.
•    G. Gordon Liddy is found guilty of the Watergate break-ins.
•    World oil prices continued to skyrocket.
•    Daylight Saving Time was introduced in the summer of 74.
•    The national speed limit was reduced to 55.
•    Symbionese Liberation Army would kidnap newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    Movies: “Blazing Saddles” & “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
•    Television: “Happy Days” “Rhoda” & “Chico & the Man”
•    People magazine and High Times magazine were first published.
•    The first supermarket check out scanner goes into service.
•    Miller Lite hits the market.
•    Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs.

DEAD
•    Jack Benny: February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974, he died of pancreatic cancer
•    Mama Cass: Cass Elliot September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974, found dead in her room in London from an apparent heart attack after two weeks of sold-out performances.
•    Duke Ellington: April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
•    Charles Lindbergh: February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974, Flew New York to Paris in May, 1927

#1@1
•    Written by Bob Marley 
•    On the album, 461 Ocean Boulevard.
•    Clapton’s only chart-topping hit in the U.S.
•    In 2003, this (Clapton’s) version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
•    This version gave Bob Marley a big boost, as it exposed him to a Rock audience.
•    Here’s I Shot The Sheriff your #1 @ 1 from September 1974