Not exactly "The Monkees", not even close... - Sabbath shows signs of stalling... -- Didn't know Queen was on this show...

David Cassidy, April 1974, one month after "The Partridge Family" finished its TV run. (Photo: Ellidge/Express/Getty Images)

9/25/1970 (47 years ago today) - The first episode of "The Partridge Family" is shown on ABC-TV, featuring Shirley Jones as the widowed Mom, David Cassidy as the cute and somewhat-moderately-talented eldest son, Susan Dey as the even cuter oldest sister {OK, the only reason to have ever tuned in, we admit} and future has-been Danny Bonaduce as the wise-crackin' third-born; they play a family (loosely based on real life musical family group The Cowsills) trying to embark on a musical career. The show is beyond ghastly and it is a real endurance test to get through any episode or musical number. At least The Monkees had some good songs and The Addams Family was actually kinda funny, but this show was like pure novocain...

9/22/1972 (45 years ago today) - Black Sabbath unleash their fourth studio effort, "Black Sabbath Vol. 4" -- The album, which features a monochrome photo of Ozzy with his hands raised in the air, was originally going to be titled "Snowblind", one of a handful of tracks that not-so-subtly referred to the bands fondness for cocaine. You can actually hear it on almost all the songs: they're brittle and meandering. After the amazing bang!bang!bang! run of their first three albums, the classic self-titled debut and "Paranoid" (both from 1970, which is kind of incredible!) and the brilliant heavy-osity of "Master Of Reality", there was bound to be a let-down, and "Vol. 4" is it.

9/22/1982 (35 years ago today) - How did we miss this?: Queen make an appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", performing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Under Pressure". In hindsight, we probably thought we were too hip at the time; in fact, I'm sure that's what it was...

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