PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM – Elton John
#1 April 12th, 1975
- The Viet Nam war officially ended as the communists capture the south.
- President Ford escapes 2 assassination attempts!
- Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for US-Soviet link-up in space.
- The Edmund Fitzgerald would sink into immortality to the bottom of Lake Superior.
- Microsoft is founded.
- ABC, CBS and NBC agree to create a "family hour," an early evening time slot that is free of violence and sex.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “Jaws” “Rocky Horror Picture Show” “Dog Day Afternoon” & “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”.
- TV: Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC. George Carlin hosts the first show, “Barney Miller” & “Welcome Back Kotter” also premier.
- The “Betamax” would change the way we watched TV.
- Atari’s home version of “Pong” was the hot video game.
- Altair introduces Altair MITS 8800, first personal computer.
- Aristotle Onassis
- Rod Serling
- Ozzie Nelson
- Tennis Great Billy Jean King & her Philly team would be the inspiration for Philadelphia Freedom.
- The flip side of "Philadelphia Freedom" has "I Saw Her Standing There." It's the only recorded live duet between Elton and John Lennon.
- Elton John “Philadelphia Freedom”
- The #1@1 from April 1975