1970 – Born on this day, Queen Latifah, female US rapper, (1990 UK No. 14 single with De La Soul, ‘Mama Give Birth To The Soul Children’).
1970 – Tammi Terrell dies of a brain tumor at the age of 23.
1970 – ‘Sweet Baby James’ enters the Billboard chart. The song stays on the chart for over a hundred weeks, peaking at #3 and launching the singer/songwriter movement
1970 – The 5th Dimension wins a Grammy for “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” Record of the Year.
1970 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young win a Grammy, Best New Artists.
1970 – The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll movie, Jean-Luc Godard’s One Plus One, starring the Rolling Stones, opens in the U.S. The obtuse film features Godard’s trademark Marxist lecturing interspersed with scenes of the Stones composing “Sympathy for the Devil.” The producers later recut the footage to include more Mick and redub the movie […]
1970, Diana Ross made her first performance as a solo act when she appeared in Framingham, Massachusetts.
1970 – Simon and Garfunkels album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ started a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo had split-up by the time of release.