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HEART OF GOLD - NEIL YOUNG - 1972

NEWS
•    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.


#1@1
•    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.



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