A HORSE WITH NO NAME – America
#1 – March 25th, 1972
- Munich Massacre takes place during the summer Olympics.
- The Watergate break-in takes place.
- George Wallace is shot.
- President Nixon orders the development of the “Space Shuttle”
- Mariner 9 sent back the first pictures of Mars.
- The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 comes back to earth.
- Nixon goes to the Soviet Union…the first president to do so.
- A program code for “E-Mail” was written.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “The Godfather” “Deliverance” along with “Deep Throat” are, literally, the hottest films of the time.
- T.V.: “Sanford and Son”, “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids”, “M*A*S*H” “The Bob Newhart Show”.
- Video games named Odyssey & Atari could now be hooked up to your home TV so you could play “Pong”.
- The first pocket calculator could be yours for a cool $100.
- McDonalds put breakfast in the palm of our hands by introducing the “Egg McMuffin”.
- Pink Floyd releases “Dark Side of the Moon”.
- America's self-titled debut album was released initially in Europe with only moderate success and without the song "A Horse with No Name"
- "A Horse with No Name" was originally called "Desert Song"
- The song was banned by some U.S. radio stations because of supposed drug references.
- The song's resemblance to some of Neil Young's work aroused some controversy.
- By coincidence, it was "A Horse with No Name" that replaced Young's "Heart of Gold" at the #1 spot on the U.S. pop chart.
- America with “A Horse with No Name” the number 1@1 from March 1972