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LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS - ELTON JOHN - 1975

 

NEWS

• Microsoft is founded.

• Frazer and Ali fight the “Thilla in Manila”

• President Ford escapes 2 assassination attempts!

• 1st Class Stamp is $.10

• The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon

• Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

• MOVIES “Jaws”  “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

• Springsteen showed up on the cover of both Newsweek & Time in the same week!  

• 8-Track Tapes (Created in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation, along with Ampex, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Motorola and RCA.

• “Saturday Night Live” premiers.

• “All in the Family” “Maude” “Lavern & Shirley” & “Sanford & Son”

• Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC.

DEAD

• Aristotle Onassis died at age 71, on March 15, 1975 in France

• Rod Serling Died June 28, 1975 He was known as the angry young man of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and anti-war politics.

• Ozzie Nelson Died June 3, 1975, he became an Eagle Scout at 13 and was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

#1@1

• This song was written primarily by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney--Elton John released a cover version as a single.

• It featured backing vocals and guitar by John Lennon under the pseudonym Dr. Winston O'Boogie.

• The single topped the US Billboard pop charts for two weeks in January

• Elton John once said, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a song that I never do in a set at a concert simply because it reminds me too much of John Lennon. This is the same with Empty Garden".

• It is the only Beatles cover song to reach #1.

• Here’s Elton John doing “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” the #1 @ 1 from January 1975.

 



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