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BAND ON THE RUN - PAUL MCCARTNEY - 1974

 

NEWS
•    President Nixon resigned in disgrace over the Watergate affair only to be pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford.
•    Sears Tower in Chicago becomes the worlds tallest building
•    The first supermarket checkout scanner goes into service.
•    The national speed limit was lowered to 55 miles per hour.
•    After 84 days in space, the last crew of the temporary American space station Skylab return to Earth

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Blazing Saddles” Monte Python’s “Holy Grail”, Chinatown & Godfather II
•    T.V. :  “All In The Family,” “Sanford and Son,” and “Chico and The Man”
•    Mood rings and Smiley Face stickers were the latest craze.
•    Evil Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon but could only manage a giant nosedive into the water and got 6 million bucks for his trouble.
•    The 1974 Mustang II was Motor Trends car of the year.
•    Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs.
•    Liposuction invented by Giorgio Fischer in Rome, Italy.
•    Rock Star Death: Mama Cass (obesity related heart attack)
•    Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to the USA, leaving the Soviet Union’s Bolshoi Ballet behind him.
•    While David Niven was at the Oscars podium, live on national television, a streaker (Robert Opal) ran by. David quipped "Isn't it fascinating to think that the only laugh that man will ever get is for stripping and showing his shortcomings?"

 

#1@1
•    This is  the title song from Paul McCartney & Wings' Band on the Run album
•    The song has a three-part structure that revolves around the themes of escape and liberation and tells a story about a band being confined to prison and then escaping and going on the run.
•     It was the second of five number-one singles for the band.
•    In early 1975, Paul McCartney & Wings won the Grammy award for "Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus" for Band on the Run.
•    Band on the Run was voted 418th on Rolling Stone magazine's revised list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
•    It was the last McCartney album issued on the Apple Records label.
•    Here’s Paul McCartney and Wings with “Band On The Run” your #1@1 from June 1974.

 



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