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Top 25 Hits of 1970

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

Beatles- Let It Be

The Jackson 5 – ABC

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Edwin Starr – War

James Taylor – Fire and Rain

Shocking Blue – Venus

Santana – Black Magic Woman

The Marmalade – Reflections Of My Life

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Woodstock

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tears Of A Clown

Van Morrison – Domino

The Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight

Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not To Come

Mashmakhan – As The Years Go By

Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Bread – Make It With You

Clarence Carter – Patches

Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain

George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

Christie: Yellow River

Free – All Right Now

Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Mountain – Mississippi Queen

Ides of March – Vehicle

( Bonus 26th ) Chicago – Make Me Smile

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Top 25 Hits of 1968

Top 25 Hits of 1971

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