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The Music and Events of 1974

Our favorite songs of 1974 included these:

Title Artist
Air that I Breathe, the Everly, Phil
Already Gone Eagles
American Tune Simon
Angie Baby Reddy, Helen
Annieís Song Denver, John
Another Saturday Night Stevens, Cat
Back Home Again Denver, John
Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings
Beach Baby First Class
Bennie and the Jets John, Elton
Best of My Love, the Eagles
Best Thing that Ever Happened Gladys Knight & the Pips
Billy, Donít be a Hero Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
Call On Me Chicago
Canít Get Enough of Your Love White, Barry
Carefree Highway Lightfoot, Gordon
Catís in the Cradle Chapin, Harry
Clap for the Wolfman Guess Who
Come and and Get Your Love Redbone
Come Monday Buffett, Jimmy
Dark Lady Cher
Do It íTill Youíre Satisfied B.T. Express
Donít Let the Sun Go Down On Me John, Elton
Everlasting Love Carlton, Carl
Feel Like Makin Love Flack, Roberta
For the Love of Money OíJays
Grandmaís Feather Bed Denver, John
Havenít Got Time For the Pain Simon, Carly
Having My Baby Anka, Paul
Hooked On a Feeling Blue Swede
I Can Help Swan, Billy
I Honestly Love You John, Olivia Newton
I Shot the Sheriff Clapton, Eric
I Wonít last a Day without You Carpenters
If You Love Me John, Olivia Newton
Itís Only Rock ní Roll Rolling Stones
Iíll Have to Say I Love You Croce, Jim
Iíve Been Searching So Long Chicago
James Dean Eagles
Jazzman King, Carole
Jet Paul McCartney & Wings
Just Donít Want to Be Lonely Main Ingredient
Kung-Fu Fighting Douglas, Carl
Laughter in the Rain Sedaka, Neil
Let It Ride Bachman Turner Overdrive
Let Me Be There John, Olivia Newton
Life Is a Rock Reunion
Loco-Motion Grand Funk
Lonely People America
Longfellow Serenade Diamond, Neil
Loveís Theme Love Unlimited
Loving Arms Newton-John, Olivia
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds John, Elton
Machine Gun Commodores
Mandy Manilow, Barry
Midnight at the Oasis Muldaur, Maria
Mighty Love Spinners
Mockingbird Carly Simon & James Taylor
My Girl Bill Stafford, Jim
My Melody of Love Vinton, Bobby
Never Never Gonna Give You Up White, Barry
Nothiní from Nothiní Preston, Billie
Oh My My Starr, Ringo
Oh Very Young Stevens, Cat
Only You Starr, Ringo
Piano Man Joel, Billy
Please Come to Boston Loggins, Dave
Radar Love Golden Earring
Rikki Donít Lose That Number Steely Dan
Rock and Roll Heaven Righteous Brothers
Rock Me Gently Kim, Andy
Rock On Essex, David
Rock the Boat Hues Corporation
Rock Your Baby McCrae, George
Sandman America
Searchiní So Long Chicago
Seasons in the Sun Jacks, Terry
Sheís Gone Hall & Oates
Show and Tell Wilson, Al
Sideshow Blue Magic
Smokiní in the Boys Room Brownsville Station
Southern Nights Campbell, Glen
Spiders and Snakes Stafford, Jim
Stop and Smell the Roses Davis, Mac
Sundown Lightfoot, Gordon
Sunshine On My Shoulders Denver, John
Sweet Home Alabama Skynard, Lynyrd
Takiní Care of Business Bachman Turner Overdrive
Tell Me Something Good Rufus
The Air That I Breathe Hollies
The Entertainer Hamlish, Marvin
The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace
The Streaker Stevens, Ray
The Way We Were Streisand, Barbara
Then Came You Spinners
Tin Man America
Tubular Bells Oldfield, Mike
Until You Come Back to Me Franklin, Aretha
Waterloo Abba
When Will I See You Again Three Degrees
Who Do You Think You Are Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
Wishing You Were Here Chicago
You Ainít Seen Nothiní Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive
You and Me Against the World Reddy, Helen
You Make Me Feel Brand New Stylistics
You Wonít See Me Murray, Anne
Youíre Sixteen Starr, Ringo
Youíre the First, Last, My Everything White, Barry

Meanwhile, in 1974...

January: In an effort to save fuel and lives, President Nixon signs a bill which will create a national speed limit of 55 mph.

The first word processing machines begin to replace typewriters. Wide use of personal computers is still a decade away.

January: Israel and Egypt sign a "disengagement" agreement. This proves to be a first step toward peace between Egypt and Israel.

The price of a first class postage stamp goes up to 10 cents.

February: Black militants calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnap Patricia Hearst.

The Dow Jones average bottoms out at 570.

April 8: Hank Aaron hits home run number 715, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

The "streaking" fad hits U.S. college campuses as students show what they've got.

July: The U.S. Supreme Court rules 9-0 that the White House must turn over audio tapes to the special prosecutor.

August 9: Richard Nixon resigns; President Ford declares, "Our long, national nightmare is over."

October: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in Zaire to regain the world heavyweight title.

The Oakland Athletics win the World Series.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The Godfather, Part II." Other pictures include "Chinatown," and "Blazing Saddles."

Mamma Cass Elliot dies of heart failure (no, not from choking on a chicken sandwich).

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