JOY TO THE WORLD – THREE DOG NIGHT – 1971

NEWS
•    Apollo 14 lifts off on the third successful lunar landing mission.
•    Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first to ride in a lunar rover, a day after landing on the Moon.
•    The Pentagon Papers would be published
•    Cigarette commercials are banned from TV.
•    The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18.
•    The US Ping Pong team is invited to play in China.
•    Charles Manson & his “family” sentenced to death (Commuted to life in 1972)

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Shaft”, “Dirty Harry” and “The Last Picture Show”
•    T.V.: “All in the Family” “Sonny & Cher” and “Columbo” and “The Ed Sullivan Show” airs its final episode.
•    Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars.
•    Disney World opens in Orlando Florida.
•    The London Bridge debuted in Lake Havasu.
•    The first Voicemail machine became available.

DEAD
•    Jim Morrison
•    Duane Allman

#1@1
•    This song was written by folk singer/actor Hoyt Axton and made famous by Three Dog Night.
•    It can be found on their fifth album “Naturally.”
•    The song has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a “kid’s song” and a “silly song.” 
•    It held the number one spot for 6 weeks!
•    It was ranked as the #1 pop single of 1971 by Billboard Magazine.
•    The song is also popularly known by its opening words, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog”
•    Here’s Three Dog Night with “Joy To The World” your #1 @ 1 from April 1971.