1974 Radio Oldies

Did You Know?

* Mama Cass died from an obesity related heart attack.

* You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore - words from resigning President Richard Nixon.

* Patty Hearst, heiress to the Hearst Newspaper group, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, later joining the group in a bank heist.

* Liposuction invented by Giorgio Fischer in Rome, Italy.

* While David Niven was at the Oscars podium, live on national television, a streaker (Robert Opal) ran by. David quippped - Isn't it fascinating to think that the only laugh that man will ever get is for stripping and showing his shortcomings -.

* Patti Smith releases what is considered to be the first punk rock single, -Hey Joe-.

* After several decades of deciding how to do it, in June, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum.

* Streaking, (Running naked in public), was the fad.

* The national speed limit in the USA was lowered to 55 miles per hour.

Radio Hits of 1974

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Billboard Hits of 1974

* Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
* The Joker - Steve Miller Band
* You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
* Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
* Dark Lady - Cher
* Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
* Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
* Rambling Man - Allman Brothers
* Rock Your Baby - George McRae
* I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
* Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
* Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
* Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
* Waterloo - ABBA
* Smoking In The Boys Room - Brownsville Station
* The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
* Rock On - David Essex
* Mocking Bird - Carly Simon - James Taylor
* Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot

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Famous People Born in 1974:

Leonardo DiCaprio
Victoria Beckham
Jimmy Fallon
Derek Jeter
Amy Adams
Lil Kim
Dave Chappelle
Christian Bale
Robbie Williams