Class Reunion, 1970-1974: Here's What Was Happening When You Graduated! - Hank

Class of 1970, here's what was going on the year you graduated:

"Bridge Over Troubled Waters" by Simon & Garfunkel was Billboard's number one song of the year!

At the box office, "Airport, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" and "Love Story" were big hits.

Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin both died from drug related incidents.

Radio Shack Introduced the TRS 80 Computer.

Bobby Orr and the Bruins won the NHL's Stanley Cup

Boeing introduced the 747 Jumbo Jet

Billboard's Top 10 Hits From 1970

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water (with lyrics)

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water, with lyrics!

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" - The Carpenters

"American Woman" - The Guess Who

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - B.J. Thomas

"War" - Edwin Star

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross

"I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5

"Get Ready" - Rare Earth

"Let It Be" - The Beatles

"Band of Gold" - Freda Payne

Class of 1971, here's what was going on the year you graduated:

"Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night was number one on Billboard's top 100 chart.

"Billy Jack", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Last Picture Show" were hits at your local movie theater!

A postage stamp was eight cents.

The population of the world was 3.7 billion. Today is has more than doubled to 7.6 billion.

You learned that "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down."

Billboard's Top 10 hits of 1971

"Joy to the World" - Three Dog Night

Joy To The World

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Joy To The World · Three Dog Night Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 ℗ A Geffen Records Release;℗ 1971 UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1993-12-07 Producer: Richard Podolor Engineer: Bill Cooper Author, Composer: Hoyt Axton Music Publisher: Irving Music, Inc.

"Maggie May/Reason To Believe" - Rod Stewart

"It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move" - Carole King

"One Bad Apple" - The Osmonds

"How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" - The Bee Gees

"Indian Reservation" - Paul Revere and The Raiders

"Go Away Little Girl" - Donny Osmond

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - John Denver

"Just My Imagination" - The Temptations

"Knock Three Times" - Tony Orlando and Dawn

Class of 1972, here's what was going on the year you graduated:

Roberta Flack went to number one on the Billboard charts with "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".

People flocked to the movies to see "The Godfather", "The Candidate" and "Conquest of The Planet of the Apes"

A new 19 inch black and white TV cost $98.

The newest inventions in automobiles was the electronic ignition.

The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years!

Billboard's top 10 hits of 1972

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972

Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972 The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave To the dark and the end of the skies The first time

"Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan

"American Pie" - Don McLean

"Without You" - Harry Nilsson

"The Candy Man" - Sammy Davis, Jr.

"I Gotcha" - Joe Tex

"Lean On Me" - Bill Withers

"Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" - Mac Davis

"Brand New Key" - Melanie

"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" - Wayne Newton

Class of 1973, here's what was going on the year you graduated:

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn was the number one Billboard song of the year.

On TV, America was watching "All in the Family", "The Waltons and "Sandford and Son".

At the box office, "The Exorcist" made people's heads spin and "The Sting" and "American Graffiti" were big hits.

Roe V. Wade legalized abortion.

Federal Express began operation.

Billboard's Top Ten Hits of 1973 

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" - Tony Orlando and Dawn

Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree - DjCarnol Stereo Remastered

Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree - DjCarnol Stereo Remastered

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce

"Killing Me Softly With His Son" - Roberta Flack

"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye

"My Love" - Paul McCartney and Wings

"Why Me" - Kris Kristopherson

"Crococile Rock" - Elton John

"Will It Go Round In Circles" - Billy Preston

"You're So Vain" - Carly Simon

"Touch Me In The Morning" - Diana Ross

Class of 1974, here's what was happening the year you graduated:

Barbara Streisand topped the Billboard music charts with her smash hit "The Way We Were"!

At the movies, people rushed to see "Blazing Saddles", "The Towering Inferno" and "The Trial of Billy Jack".

A disgraced President Richard Nixon resigned his presidency after the Watergate scandal.

"Connect Four" was introduced in toy stores.

A brand new AMC Gremlin cost $2,408, the equivalent to $12, 583 today.

The Billboard's Top 10 hits for 1974

"The Way We Were" - Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand "The Way We Were"

The Way We Were, scritta da Alan Bergman e Marilyn Bergman, ed arrangiata da Marvin Hamlisch, per la colonna sonora del film Come eravamo con protagonista Barbra Streisand e Robert Redford.

"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks

"Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra

"Come and Get Your Love" - Redbone

"Dancing Machine" - The Jackson 5

"The Loco-Motion" - Grand Funk Railroad

"TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia" - MFSB

"The Streak" - Ray Stevens

"Bennie and the Jets" - Elton John

"One Hell of a Woman" - Mac Davis