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Remember the Seventies? Slade on Top of the Pops

Life on Mars


Do you remember 1973?


What was hot and what was not...


Music: Number ones of '73


Sweet - Blockbuster


Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize


Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never


Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down


Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree


Wizzard - See My Baby Jive


Suzi Quatro Can The Can


10 CC - Rubber Bullets


Slade - Skweeze Me Pleeze Me


Peters & Lee - Welcome Home


Gary Glitter - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)


Donny Osmond - Young Love


Wizzard - Angel Fingers


Simon Park Orchestra - Eye Level


David Cassidy - Daydreamer


Gary Glitter - I Love You Love Me Love


Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody




David Bowie becomes the biggest selling artist since The Beatles, hitting the eight million record mark


Trevor McDonald join ITV news as the first black news reporter


Marlon Brando refuses his Oscar for Best Actor as a protest against the plight of Native Americans


Stunt motor-cyclist Evil Knievel is the hero of the moment


Stevie Wonder wins his first Grammy award


Paul McCartney is fined $240 after pleading guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish farm


The Wombles first appear on TV


Women are allowed on the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange


Jon Pertwee is Doctor Who




Second Division Sunderland beat a top flight Leeds United team boasting ten international players in the FA Cup Final


Liverpool win the UEFA Cup


Bobby Charlton plays his last league match for Manchester United - at Stamford Bridge, against Chelsea


Jackie Stewart wins his third and last formula One World Championship and also becomes BBC Sports Personality of the Year


Billie Jean King retains her Wimbledon singles title


Czech Jan Kodes wins the Wimbledon men's title. Amazingly, there is only one grass court in Czechoslovakia, which is his own!


Red Rum wins the Grand National for the first time


George Foreman becomes World heavyweight champion after beating Joe Frazier


The sport of snowboarding is born




The Sting – con-artist film starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford which won best picture and best director for George Roy Hill at the Oscars


Don't Look Now – Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star. The unnerving image of a little girl in a red cloak wandering the streets of Venice has become iconic


The Exorcist – landmark horror film starring Linda Blair as troubled child Regan MacNeil. Noted for its revolutionary special effects including the infamous scene of Regan's spinning head


The Day of the Jackal – starring Edward Fox. A professional assassin codenamed Jackal plots to kill France's Charles de Gaulle


Mean Streets – starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel and directed by Martin Scorsese. The tale of Tony, Michael and Charlie's lives on the mean streets of Little Italy, New York


American Graffiti – starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. A coming of age film about two college graduates on their last night of freedom before they each have to decide what to do for the rest of their lives


The Wickerman – starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland. Woodward plays a detective on the hunt for a missing girl


Serpico – starring Al Pacino as a morally upstanding cop who is fighting against the corruption of his colleagues. Earnt him a best actor nomination at the Oscars


A Touch of Class – Glenda Jackson's Oscar-winning performance as the long suffering wife of a philandering American businessman


Paper Moon – starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neal. Tatum won best supporting actress Oscar. Road movie following a young girl and a travelling con man, based on the novel by Joe David Brown


Live and Let Die – Roger Moore's first outing as suave double agent 007


Enter the Dragon – starring Bruce Lee. America's first martial arts blockbuster, following a martial arts expert as he goes undercover to infiltrate a drug dealing emporium




David Blaine, Andrew Lincoln, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Kay, Paula Radcliffe, Peter Andre, Juliette Lewis, Leigh Francis (Avid Merrion), Monica Seles, Neve Campbell, Faith Evans, Ryan Giggs, Anastacia...


Marriages and divorces


Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips


Anthony Hopkins marries his second wife Jennifer Lynton


Michael Caine marries Shakira Baksh


Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce


Zappo Marx and Barbara Blakely divorce (Barbara would later marry Frank Sinatra)




Noel Coward, JRR Tolkien, Bobby Darin, Fay Holden, Veronica Lake, Nancy Mitford, W.H. Auden...


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