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BROTHER LOUIE - STORIES - 1973

NEWS
•    A cease-fire was called, and the first American prisoners began to come home from North Viet Nam.
•    Watergate Hearings begin
•    The Supreme Court would hand down Roe vs. Wade
•    A ribbon cutting signaled the grand opening of the tallest building on the planet: The World Trade Center. (The Sears Tower would take the title later in the year)
•    Sky Lab launched; 
•    The Arab Oil Embargo shot Gasoline prices up by 80%.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

•    MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti,” ”Live and Let Die” and “The Exorcist”
•    T.V.: “All In The Family” “Sanford and Son,” “The Waltons,”& “M*A*S*H”.
•    “Charlie” was the new perfume.
•    The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer aired, Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii was watched by 1 billion viewers.
•    The Faces play what they claim may be their last concert date. The reason for the announcement is their bassist has been refused a work permit by the Musicians Union.
•    George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier for the heavyweight world boxing championship.

DEAD
•    Pablo Picasso: October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973
•    Bruce Lee: November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973
•    Jim Croce: January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973
•    J.R.R. Tolkien: January 3 1892 – September 2 1973

#1@1
•    This is a cover of a Hot Chocolate song.
•    It is a song about an interracial love affair.
•    Other artists to record this song include The Drifters, the Quireboys, and Bon Jovi.

•    It spent two weeks at No. 1. It was the only hit for Stories.
•    Here’s Stories with Brother Louie…Your #1 @ 1 from August 1973.




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