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Hey all, well, i've got a project coming up for my history class that's, and I have to put in a segment regarding the music and entartainment aspect of the year 1970.


So for all you geezers out there ;) :grin: please help me out by giving me some entertainment events that occured in 1970.


thanks in advance



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The release of the Woodstock movie had a huge impact as did the release of Santana's Abraxas. Weather Report's debut as well I think. Lots happening in jazz-rock with Miles (Jack Johnson/Live at the Fillmore and others and Jimi Hendrix very busy.


The scene in San Francisco and the Bay Area was very productive, open-minded and multi-racial.


I think a lot of people on the scene then would not remember much for drug related reasons.


Also the Isle of Wight Festival, the first Glastonbury Festival etc.

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Specific entertainment events oif 1970...?




Google it. ;)


Love to, except, i'm researching the politics of 1970 right now, besides there aren't that many good entertainment referneces anyway. And, some of you guys lived then, so it would be much better coming from them.

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I was only 6 then but I don't mind giving my two cents.


You might want to explore the race politics of the day and the impact of multi-racial bands like Sly and the Family Stone, JImi Hendrix's groups and Santana.


Then again, you might not.


I mistakenly thought Jimi and Janis passed on in 1971 - oops - I should have known - September 1970!


I think the impact of Jimi's, Janis' and later Jim Morrison's deaths and the disaster at Altamont (was that 1971) are often interpreted as a loss of innocence for the hippy era.


I do think that the release of the Woodstock movie in June 1970 had a greater impact nationally than the actual festival in 1969. A lot of people got to hear all that music. But also, a lot of music executives got to realise that young people might show up in enormous numbers and suffer appaling conditions just to witness the music and be part of the scene. It could be argued that the realisation that rock music could be marketed in a massive commercial way by the companies was affected by this. Then again, maybe the Beatles, Elvis and Frank Sinatra had already told them that.

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Atlanta Pop Festival - July 3rd, 4th and 5th. 750,000 people (including me) Hendrix played the night of the 4th - Awesome...
"well fellas... there's 1 other thing yer gonna need to make it in Rock & Roll besides all them guitars and amps and drums and things. They call it A SONG..."
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Try flipping through "Hammer of the Gods"... I'm sure you'll find something, but if you're like me, you'll be traumatized...


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Let's see, Hard Rock was starting to taper off. Acoustic and folk music made a comeback.Singer songwriters were cool again. The Brits owned the charts.


Even though Zep had already toured the US 3 times in the USA, 1970 seems to be the consensus year for Zep.


Janis Joplin was mentioned. She died in late 1970 but her influence was felt much greater after her death. It seemed the record industry wasn't too keen on female rockers fronting a bad (with the exception of Jefferson Airplane). Lots of Female folk singers. I actually had a DJ apologize to me to on the air on WSHE in Ft Lauderdale that Joni Mitchell wrote WOODSTOCK.


Kept the chuckles down but I was a huge fane of Melanie and still am. You can still hear her influence


Too bad you can't do the paper on the 70's music. Split into two groups, early and late 70's. 1970 itself, is a bit narrow.


OT - I was reading some of the articles on the RR HOF page and had to gag on Fleetwood Macs notes. I like Fleetwood Mac. This isn't a put down to them but to the HOF.


Paraphrased - Fleetwood Mac opened the door for mixed bands. Somehow Heart must have been forgotten at some point in the discussions




Megiliel - I loved Hammer of the Gods!

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According to WABC-FM Music Radio, 77 on you AM dial, these were the Top 100 songs of 1970.


It was the last year the Beatles were in the Top 100 with new material from their original releases. Elvis still had one more to go after this year. Although Led Zep appears for the first time, this was still an age of innocence yet to be pummled by the onslaught of the synthetic beat of Disco.


1 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head B.J. Thomas

2 Let It Be The Beatles

3 Band of Gold Freda Payne

4 I'll Be There The Jackson Five

5 Close To You The Carpenters

6 The Love You Save The Jackson Five

7 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel

8 Ball of Confusion The Temptations

9 Signed, Sealed and Delivered Stevie Wonder

10 War Edwin Starr

11 Make it With You Bread

12 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross

13 I Want You Back The Jackson Five

14 A B C The Jackson Five

15 Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum

16 We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters

17 Venus Shocking Blue

18 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond

19 Which Way You Goin' Billy? The Poppy Family

20 Candida Dawn

21 Thank You (For Letting Me Be Myself Again)x Sly and the Family Stone

22 Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman

23 Patches Clarence Carter

24 Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary

25 Spill the Wine Eric Burdon and War

26 American Woman The Guess Who

27 Instant Karma John Lennon

28 Cecelia Simon and Garfunkel

29 Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor

30 The Rapper The Jaggerz

31 Mama Told Me Three Dog Night

32 Someday We'll Be Together Diana Ross and the Supremes

33 Turn Back the Hands of Time Tyrone Davis

34 In the Summertime Mungo Jerry

35 Reflections of My Life Marmalade

36 Get Ready Rare Earth

37 Hitching a Ride Vanity Fare

38 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) Edison Lighthouse

39 Ooh Child The Five Stairsteps

40 Easy Come Easy Go Bobby Sherman

41 For the Love of Him Bobbie Martin

42 The Long and Winding Road The Beatles

43 Love on a Two Way Street The Moments

44 Fire and Rain James Taylor

45 Looking Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival

46 Everything is Beautiful Ray Stevens

47 Tighter and Tighter Alive and Kicking

48 Julie, Do You Love Me Bobby Sherman

49 Express Yourself Charles Wright & the 103rd St. Band

50 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) The Presidents

51 Ride Captain Ride The Blues Image

52 Don't Play That Song Aretha Franklin

53 Why Can't I Touch You Ronnie Dyson

54 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin

55 All Right Now Free

56 I Think I Love You The Partridge Family

57 I'll Never Fall in Love Again Dionne Warwick

58 Come and Get It Badfinger

59 Lay Down Melanie

60 Call Me Super Bad James Brown

61 Somebody's Been Sleeping 100 Proof

62 He Ain't Heavy; He's My Brother The Hollies

63 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam

64 Holly Holy Neil Diamond

65 Give Me Just a Little More Time Chairmen of the Board

66 No Time The Guess Who

67 Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival

68 Ma Belle Amie The Tee Set

69 Without Love Tom Jones

70 Look What They've Done to My Song Ma The New Seekers

71 Arizona Mark Lindsay

72 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago

73 Down on the Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival

74 Traveling Band Creedence Clearwater Revival

75 Snowbird Anne Murray

76 Psychedelic Shack The Temptations

77 Vehicle The Ides of March

78 It Don't Matter to Me Bread

79 House of the Rising Sun Frijid Pink

80 United We Stand The Brotherhood of Man

81 Come Together The Beatles

82 Green Eyed Lady Sugar Loaf

83 Jam Up and Jelly Tight Tommy Roe

84 Up the Ladder and to the Roof The Supremes

85 Take a Letter Maria R. B. Greaves

86 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) The Delfonics

87 Rainy Night in Georgia Brook Benton

88 The Wonder of You Elvis Presley

89 Lay a Little Lovin' On Me Robin McNamara

90 Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

91 Montego Bay Bobby Bloom

92 Eli's Coming Three Dog Night

93 Evil Ways Santana

94 Winter World of Love Engelbert Humperdinck

95 Groovy Situation Gene Chandler

96 My Baby Loves Lovin' White Plains

97 Still Water The Four Tops

98 Peace Will Come Melanie

99 Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

100 Somethings Burning Kenny Rogers and the First Edition


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Kept the chuckles down but I was a huge fane of Melanie and still am. You can still hear her influence


I think Melanie's fantastic. She was a terrific vocalist and she had that somewhat "eccentric" thing about her which I've always found really compelling. A lot of the time I don't necessarily iunderstand what she's on about or whether she's taking the piss but it doesn't really matter. "Beautiful People" is a case in point. And what's not to like about a song called "I Like Animals So I Don't Eat Them" I'm no vegetarian but I think she has a point there.


And that weird tone to her voice, like a world weary little girl. It was all really amazing. Time hasn't been kind to her, but she was fantastic. She should have been much, much bigger.


I love the story about how she turned up at the wrong audition and got a record contract when she was meant to be auditioning for a play.

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WOW....that song list really brings back the memories...Geez. :grin:


I was 12 or 13 and just starting to get into Rock & Roll as it was back then.

I think I was still playing clarinet in Jr. high.


Sorry I can't be of any personal help, but I'm really enjoying the input! :)



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Geoff! I though it was a British thing..what I heard was the colder the night the more dogs you had on your bed to keep warm? So a three dog night would be VERY cold. I heard it came from the English Castles that where very cold and drafty? Is that kinda what you heard or NO???


We were told in The Outback, when we were at Ayre's Rock, that what you said was about right, except it wasn't the British - it was the Aboriginals - oops is that politically correct these days? the Australian Indigenous People who grabbed the dogs on cold nights.


Was 3 Dog Night a British or an Oz band?



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Back in the 1980s some old rocker told me that whatever music is out there, it already existed in the 1970s. And thinking about it, yeah... he had a point. Punk, electronica, ambience, disco, metal, experimental, you could have ALL that in the 1970s. And of course, there was all the "legacy" stuff happening as well. Folk, classical, blues... nobody stopped playing any of that in the 70s.


I wonder if that holds true for the "noughties". Do we have any music out there that wouldn't be recognizeable to someone living in the 70s? Sure, there's been newish things such as perhaps, Goa Trance. But surely someone in the 70s would have understood Trance, having been exposed to Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream.


Is there anything truly new under the sun?

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"Three dog nights" originated in the Alaskan gold rush. White guys from the States (which Alaska wasn't, then) learned from the native Inuit people about piling their sled dogs around them to stay warm on cold nights.


Other cultures may have done it, too, but that's the way I heard it.


As for the 70s: 1970 was great. The rest of the decade bit, musically, at least.



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