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I SHOT THE SHERIFF - ERIC CLAPTON - 1974

NEWS

• Nixon resigned as President.

• G. Gordon Liddy is found guilty of the Watergate break-ins.

• World oil prices continued to skyrocket.

• Daylight Saving Time was introduced in the summer of 74.

• The national speed limit was reduced to 55.

• Symbionese Liberation Army would kidnap newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

• Movies: “Blazing Saddles” & “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

• Television: “Happy Days” “Rhoda” & “Chico & the Man”

• People magazine and High Times magazine were first published.

• The first supermarket check out scanner goes into service.

• Miller Lite hits the market.

• Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs.

 

DEAD

• Jack Benny: February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974, he died of pancreatic cancer

• Mama Cass: Cass Elliot September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974, found dead in her room in London from an apparent heart attack after two weeks of sold-out performances.

• Duke Ellington: April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.

• Charles Lindbergh: February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974, Flew New York to Paris in May, 1927

 

#1@1

• Written by Bob Marley 

• On the album, 461 Ocean Boulevard.

• Clapton's only chart-topping hit in the U.S.

• In 2003, this (Clapton’s) version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

• This version gave Bob Marley a big boost, as it exposed him to a Rock audience.

• Here’s I Shot The Sheriff your #1 @ 1 from September 1974



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