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A Look Back at 1976

2 Concordes left Paris and London simultaneously on their first commercial flights. The Post Office announced the end of Sunday collections and Saturday afternoon openings  

The summer saw record temperatures and water shortages because of the drought and even though it was hot it still wasn’t considered normal to wear shorts unless you were on the beach

The Apple computer company was established. James Callaghan became Prime Minister and and we actually won the Eurovision Song contest with that catchy tune 'Save Your Kisses for Me' by Brotherhood of Man. 

 

Music

Abba: Mamma Mia

Brotherhood of Man: Save Your Kisses For Me

Elton John & Kiki Dee: Don't Go Breaking My Heart

 

Movies

Classics such as Jaws, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The Rocky Horror Picture Show were all released in 1975.

 

TV

One Man and His Dog, The Muppet Show and The New Avengers joined out TV sets.

 

Births

Emma Bunton, comedians Ross Noble, Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Reese Witherspoon, Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Cat Deeley, Colin Farrell, soap stars Martine McCutcheon, Kim Marsh, Lisa Riley and Shane Lynch

Cover art for Just Like A Pill

On Air

John Isherwood playing Pink - Just Like A Pill