1970

When the new Billboard album chart came out on Oct. 24, 1970, Santana's 2nd LP "Abraxas" was the new number 1 album in the US. The record featured the songs "Oye Como Va", "Hope You're Feeling Better" and an incredible cover of Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman." The record only was #1 for that week […]

Frank Zappa released his 3rd solo album on Oct. 23, 1970. It was titled "Chunga's Revenge". The LP marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan) on a Zappa record. Supposedly, the title is based off a small industrial Gypsy vacuum sweeper. A "chunga" was a mutated […]

Jimi Hendrix played his last public concert on Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. Jimi had been headlining 6 concert in 6 days including The Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30 and a show in Berlin on Sept. 4. Joining Jimi for these shows were Mitch […]

On Aug. 31, 1970, Neil Young released his third LP titled "After The Gold Rush". It was one of the four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash && Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consisted mainly of country folk music, along […]

On Aug. 29, 1970, The Man-Pop Festival was a music festival held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Led Zeppelin was the headlining act at the event. Other artists performing at the festival included The Youngbloods, The Ides Of March, Iron Butterfly, Chilliwack, plus local bands, including Dianne Heatherington and The Merry Go Round. The festival was […]

On August 10th, 1970 the trial of Jim Morrison officially started at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, FL. It was Case No. 69-2355 “State Of Florida vs. James Douglas Morrison”. The trial which lasted until October made national news and many people, including Jim, the band members, and legal attorneys on both sides of […]

Can it really be that long ago? On Aug. 7, 1970, The Moody Blues released their sixth LP, “A Question of Balance”. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. In order to be able […]

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 […]


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