1970 – Miles Davis releases Bitches Brew. Over time it becomes the cornerstone of a jazz-rock movement known as “fusion.”
1970 – Simon and Garfunkel were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Lyrics: When youre weary, feeling small, When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all; Im on your side. when times get rough And friends just cant be found, Like […]
1970 – Singer Mariah Carey, whose vocal range spans five octaves, is born in New York City.
1970 – Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is born this day in rock history! Brendan Hill is one of the original members of Blues Traveler. In 1983, while attending school at Princeton High School in Borough of Princeton, New Jersey, Hill met Blues Traveler harmonica player John Popper. Together, they formed the predecessor to Blues Traveler, […]
1970 – Born on this day, Sharon Corr, vocals, violin, The Corrs, (1998 UK No.3 single ‘What Can I Do’. ‘Talk On Corners’ was the best selling UK album of 1998 spending 142 weeks on the UK chart).
1970 – Although the Beatles had abandoned the tracks originally cut for Let It Be, their business manager, Allen Klein, invites Phil Spector to remix the recordings. Spector’s tampering with the original recordings further alienates Paul McCartney from the band.
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers hit: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel. The album and single win six Grammys including Record, Album and Song of the Year. It is the duo’s biggest hit, selling more than 1 million copies and topping the pop chart for six weeks.
1970 – Electric Circus, New York club, damaged by a bomb.
1970 – Beatles Let It Be debuts at No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100, the highest ever new entry. In the U.K., the Beatles’ “Let It Be” is kept from the No. 1 position by “Wand’rin’ Star,” the only single ever to feature the vocals of actor Lee Marvin.
1970 – David Bowie marries his first wife, Angie Barnett.