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The very first UK McDonalds opened in Woolwich, south London in this year
The final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast in December 1974
Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in this year, singing Waterloo.
George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician, both sit cross-legged at the Albert Hall ahead of "Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India".
The Godfather Part II cleaned up at the Oscars. Director Francis Ford Coppola accepts one of the awards on stage at the ceremony.
Queen released the albums Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack in this year.
Wings were riding high with Band on the Run in 1974.