HEART OF GOLD – Neil Young
#1 – March 18th, 1972
- Nixon was re-elected as President
- Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate.
- The first cellular phone call was made in New York City.
- Munich Massacre takes place in the Olympic compound during the summer Olympics.
- George Wallace is shot.
- The first Boston Marathon in which women are officially allowed to compete.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “The Godfather” “Deliverance” along with “Deep Throat”
- T.V.: “MASH” “Kung-Fu” and “Emergency”
- The program code for “E-Mail” was written.
- Bobby Fisher becomes a Chess Champ.
- Pink Floyd releases “Dark Side of the Moon”
- The first scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) is introduced (price $395).
- The first convention of Star Trek fans is held in New York's Statler-Hilton hotel.
- He played with Rick James & the Mynah Birds, and with Stephen Stills in Buffalo Springfield and with Crosby, Stills & Nash for the first time at Woodstock.
- Rolling Stone ranked it #297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
- It features the back-up vocals of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt.
- He would go to the #1 spot solo for the first time.
- Neil Young and “Heart of Gold” your #1 @ 1 from March 1972.