1970 – John Lennon begins recording sessions for what will become his therapeutic John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album.
1970 – Motown Records announces the Jackson 5 have sold 10 million records in nine months.
1970 – Ringo Starr releases Beaucoup of Blues, his country-flavored answer to Nashville Skyline. Rolling Stone‘s Charles Burton says, “No matter how morose the material gets, Ringo’s easy-going baritone assures us that he has little idea of what’s going on, anyway.”
1970 – Alt-Punk folk-rocker and self-made success story, Ani DiFranco is born is born in Buffalo, New York.
1970 – Jim Morrison is found guilty in Miami of indecent exposure and profanity stemming from a local performance by the Doors.
1970 – The Rolling Stones’ Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, the live album commemorating their riotous 1969 North American tour, goes to No. 1 in the U.K.
1970 – Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush album enters the charts.
1970 – Jimi Hendrix is found dead from barbiturate overdose. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. Jimi Hendrix Jimi HendrixAKA Johnny Allen Hendrix Born: 27-Nov-1942 Birthplace: Seattle, WA Died: 18-Sep-1970 Location of death: […]
1970 – Led Zeppelin finally knock the Beatles out of their position as the U.K.’s most popular group in a Melody Maker poll. Zep had released two amazing albums in 1969, and songs like “You Shook Me,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Communication Breakdown,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “What is and What Should Never Be” and “Ramble […]
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Diana Ross. The song is the first solo effort by the singer to reach No. 1. Person Diana Ross Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1970 – In New Orleans, thieves steal $40,000 worth of Pink Floyd’s touring equipment.
1970 – Josie and the Pussycats premieres on CBS. The animated series, about an all-girl band in tiger costumes who kick alien arse and solve crimes, ends in 1972. And it seemed like such a promising premise.