1970

The sound track from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. Two months later, on July 11th when the new Billboard Album Charts came out, it became the #1 LP in the US. It would stay there for 4 weeks. Is there one particular track on the LP that stands out to you? […]

It was 48 years ago on July 3, 1970, that the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival began. Like the Woodstock festival the previous summer, the event was promoted as “Three days of peace, love and music.” Tickets for the festival were priced at $14. Also like Woodstock, it became an “open event” when the promoter […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. The album was titled “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.” It was a live album of selected performances from the 1969 Woodstock festival. It was originally released on Atlantic Records’ Cotillion label as a set of 3 LPs in 1970 […]

Poco released their second album, simply titled “Poco” on May 6, 1970. The LP contained the Jim Messina written song “You Better Think Twice”, which became a signature song for the band. A copy of this album hangs in the Poco exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville along with the jacket […]

When the new Billboard Album Chart came out on May 7, 1970, Simon & Garfunkel’s 5th (and last) LP “Bridge Over Troubled Water” hit the #1 spot. The album went on to sell of 25 million copies. It was one of those albums that many people can say they owned on vinyl, eight track, cassette […]

The Beatles released their 12th and final LP “Let It Be” on May 8, 1970. It was released almost a month after the group had broke-up. The album started out being named “Get Back,” where the band was hoping tp return to their earlier, less complicated approach to music. It was recorded and projected for […]

Jethro Tull released their third LP “Benefit” on April 20, 1970. It was the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan – though he was not yet a permanent member of the group – and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. Recorded in a better studio than the previous albums, […]

On April 1, 1970, the movie “Woodstock” opened in Los Angeles. It’s release was not like that of other major motion pictures. It opened in different cities at different times. In most major cities, the film only played at one theater at a time, but because thousands of people were showing up to see it, […]


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