1970 – The Who perform at Leeds University in England and record it for the official bootleg Live at Leeds. Today, Billboard reports that the Recording Industry Association of America has declared “total war” on tape pirating.
1970 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono play “Instant Karma” on the BBC TV show Top of the Pops.
1970 – Film The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr and featuring Badfinger Come and Get It premieres in New York.
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star,” Sly & the Family Stone.
1970 – The No. 1 LP in the U.K. today is Led Zeppelin II. Recording sessions The album was recorded during a hectic and much-traveled period of the band’s career from January through August 1969, when they completed four European and three American concert tours. Each song was separately recorded, mixed and produced at various […]
1970 – Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull married record company secretary Jennie Franks.
1970 – One hit wonders Shocking Blue went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Venus’, making them the first Dutch act to top the US charts. It made No.8 in the UK; Bananarama took the song to No.8 on the UK chart in 86.
1970 – Led Zeppelin scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Led Zeppelin II’. Featuring the US single ‘Whole Lotta Love’, it went on to stay on the chart for 138 weeks selling over 6 million copies in the US.
1970 – Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin 2 is the No. 1 UK LP Chart topper Tracks: 1. Whole Lotta Love 2. What Is and What Should Never Be 3. Lemon Song 4. Thank You 5. Heartbreaker 6. Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) 7. Ramble On 8. Moby Dick 9. Bring It on […]
1970 – Eric Clapton played the first of two nights at The Fillmore East in New York City.