The year was 1970…Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert; Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis; Black Sabbath’s debut album, Black Sabbath is released; The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto; Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded; The U.S. invades Cambodia to hunt out the Viet Cong; widespread, large antiwar protests occur in the U.S.; The Beatles release their 12th and final album, Let It Be; The Who become the first act to perform rock music (their rock opera, Tommy) at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; The United States gets its first female generals: Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington; American Top 40 debuts on 5 U.S. stations with Casey Kasem; The first New York City Marathon begins; Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications; In Los Angeles, Rock and blues singer Janis Joplin dies in her hotel room, from an overdose of heroin; and the population of the World is 3,692,492,000…( facts courtesy of Wikipedia ).
…and these songs were being spun by DJ’s all over the World…
TAZ’s Top 25 Hits of 1970
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