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The Music and Events of 1970

Our favorite songs of 1970 included these:

Title Artist
25 Or 6 to 4 Chicago
5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) Presidents
A Song of Joy Rios, Miguel
ABC Jackson Five
African Suite Diamond, Neil
After Midnight Clapton, Eric
Ainít it Funky Now (Part 1) Brown, James
Ainít No Mountain High Enough Ross, Diana
Airport Love Theme (Gwen & Vern) Vincent Bell & Orchestra
All I Have To Do is Dream Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell
All Right Now Free
All Things Must Pass George Harrison
Always Something There to Remind Me Greaves, R. B.
American Woman Guess Who
Are You Ready Pacific Gas & Electric
Arizona Lindsay, Mark
As the Years Go By Mashmakhan
Baby Hold On Grass Roots
Ball of Confusion Temptations
Band of Gold Payne, Freda
Be My Baby Kim, Andy
Bells Originals
Big Yellow Taxi Neighborhood
Birds Young, Neil
Blowing Away Fifth Dimension
Border Song (Holy Moses) Franklin, Aretha
Born to Wander Rare Earth
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Welch, Lenny
Brother Rapp (Parts 1 & 2) Brown, James
Bus Rider Guess Who
Call Me Franklin, Aretha
Candida Dawn
Canít Stop Loving You Jones, Tom
Canít You See Marshall Tucker Band
Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
Celebrate Three Dog Night
Check Out Your Mind Impressions
Close to You Carpenters
Closer to Home Grand Funk Railroad
Come and Get It Badfinger
Come On Get Happy Partridge Family
Come Running Morrison, Van
Come Saturday Morning Sandpipers
Crackliní Rosie Diamond, Neil
Cry Me a River Cocker, Joe
Cupid Nash, Johnny
Daughter of Darkness Jones, Tom
Deeper and Deeper Payne, Freda
Deja Vu Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Didnít I (Blow Your Mind This Time) Delfonics
Didnít I Blow Your Mind? Delfonics
Do It Diamond, Neil
Do the Funky Chicken Thomas, Rufus
Do What You Wanna Do Five Flights Up
Do You See My Love (for You Growing) Junior Walker & The All-Stars
Donít Cry Daddy Presley, Elvis
Donít Play That Song (You Lied) Franklin, Aretha
Early in the Morning Vanity Fare
Easy Come, Easy Go Sherman, Bobby
El Condor Pasa Simon & Garfunkel
End of Our Road Gaye, Marvin
Engine Number 9 Pickett, Wilson
Every Night McCartney, Paul
Everybody Is a Star Sly & the Family Stone
Everybodyís Got the Right to Love Supremes
Everybodyís Out of Town Thomas, B.J.
Everybodyís Talking Four Tops
Everything Is Beautiful Stevens, Ray
Everything is Beautiful Stevens, Ray
Everythingís Tuesday Chairmen of the Board
Evil Ways Santana
Evil Woman Donít Play Your Games With Me Crow
Express Yourself Wright, Charles
Express Yourself Charles Wright & The Watts 103
Fancy Gentry, Bobbie
Fire & Rain Taylor, James
Fire and Rain Taylor, James
For the Good Times Ray Price
For the Love of Him Martin, Bobbi
Games Redeye
Get Ready Rare Earth
Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Mach Brown, James
Gimme Dat Ding Pipkins
Gimmie Dat Ding Pipkins
Give Me Just a Little More Time Chairmen of the Board
Go Back Crabby Appleton
God, Love and Rock & Roll Teegarden & Van Winkle
Gotta Hold on to This Feeling Junior Walker & The All-Stars
Green-Eyed Lady Sugarloaf
Groovy Situation Chandler, Gene
Gypsy Woman Hyland, Brian
Hand Me Down World Guess Who
He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother Hollies
He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother Diamond, Neil
Heaven Help Us All Stevie Wonder
Heed the Call Kenny Rogers & the First Editi
Hello Darliní Twitty, Conway
Hey Lawdy Mama Steppenwolf
Hey There Lonely Girl Holman, Eddie
Hey, Mister Sun Sherman, Bobby
Hi-De-Ho Blood Sweat & Tears
Hitchiní a Ride Vanity Fare
Honey Come Back Campbell, Glen
House Of the Rising Sun Frijid Pink
I (Who Have Nothing) Jones, Tom
I Ainít Got Time Anymore Glass Bottle
I Am Somebody (Part 2) Johnnie Taylor
I Found that Girl Jackson Five
I Just Canít Help Believing Thomas, B.J.
I Know Iím Losing You Rare Earth
I Really Donít Want to Know Presley, Elvis
I Think I Love You Partridge Family
I Want to Take You Higher Ike & Tina Turner
I Who Have Nothing Jones, Tom
If I Were a Carpenter Johnny Cash & June Carter
If I Were Your Woman Gladys Knight & the Pips
If You Let Me Make Love to You Then Why Dyson, Ronnie
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
Indiana Wants Me Taylor, R. Dean
Instant Karma Lennon, John
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) Lennon, John Ono
Isnít it a Pity Harrison, George
It Donít Matter to Me Bread
Itís a New Day Brown, James
Itís a New Day (Parts 1 & 2) Brown, James
Itís a Shame Spinners
Itís All in the Game Four Tops
Itís Only Make Believe Campbell, Glen
Iíll Be There Jackson Five
Iíll Never Fall in Love Again Warwick, Dionne
Iím Losing You Rare Earth
Iím Not My Brotherís Keeper Flaming Ember
Iíve Got a Feeling Beatles
Iíve Lost You Presley, Elvis
Jam Up and Jelly Tight Roe, Tommy
Jennifer Tomkins Street People
Jingle Jangle Archies
Joanne Michael Nesmith & The First Na
Julie, Julie, Do Ya Love Me? Sherman, Bobby
Junk McCartney, Paul
Kentucky Rain Presley, Elvis
Lay a Little Loviní On Me McNamara, Robin
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) Melanie
Let It Be Beatles
Let Me Go to Him Warwick, Dionne
Letís Work Together Canned Heat
Letís Work Together (Part 1) Harrison, Wilbert
Little Green Bag George Baker Selection
Lola Kinks
Long and Winding Road Beatles
Long and Winding Road Beatles
Long as I Can See the Light Creedence Clearwater Revival
Long Lonesome Highway Parks, Michael
Long Long Time Ronstadt, Linda
Look What Theyíve Done to My Song New Seekers
Lookiní Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes Edison Lighthouse
Love Land Charles Wright & The Watts 103
Love Me or Let Me be Lonely Friends of Distinction
Love on a Two-Way Street Moments
Love or Let Me Be Lonely Friends of Distinction
Lucretia MacEvil Blood Sweat & Tears
Ma Belle Amie Tee Set
Mah Na, Mah Na Umiliani, Piedro
Make It Easy on Yourself Warwick, Dionne
Make It With You Bread
Make Me Smile Chicago
Mama Told Me Not to Come Three Dog Night
Maybe Three Degrees
Midnight Cowboy Ferrante & Teicher
Mississippi Phillips, John
Mississippi Queen Mountain
Montego Bay Bloom, Bobby
Most of All Thomas, B.J.
My Baby Loves Loviní White Plains
My Sweet Lord Harrison, George
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam
Neanderthal Man Hotlegs
Never Had a Dream Come True Wonder, Stevie
No Matter What Badfinger
No Sugar Tonight Guess Who
No Time Guess Who
O-o-h Child Five Stairsteps
Oh Happy Day Campbell, Glen
Ohio Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Okie from Muskogee Haggard, Merle
One After 909 Beatles
One Less Bell to Answer Fifth Dimension
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Young, Neil
Our House Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Out in the Country Three Dog Night
Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera) Assembled Multitude
Patches Carter, Clarence
Peace Will Come (According to Plan) Melanie
Precious, Precious Moore, Jackie
Psychedelic Shack Temptations
Puppet Man Fifth Dimension
Question Moody Blues
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head Thomas, B.J.
Rainy Night in Georgia Benton, Brook
Reach Out and Touch (Somebodyís Hand) Ross, Diana
Reflections Four Tops
Reflections of My Life Marmalade
Remember Me Ross, Diana
Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
Rubber Duckie Ernie
Save the Country Fifth Dimension
See Me, Feel Me Who
Share the Land Guess Who
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window Cocker, Joe
Shilo Diamond, Neil
Signed, Sealed, Sealed, Delivered Wonder, Stevie
Silver Bird Lindsay, Mark
Snowbird Murray, Anne
Somebodyís Watching You Little Sister
Somethingís Burning Kenny Rogers & the First Editi
Son of a Preacher Man Franklin, Aretha
Soolaimon Diamond, Neil
Spill the Wine War
Spill the Wine Eric Burdon & War
Spirit in the Dark Franklin, Aretha
Spirit in the Sky Greenbaum, Norman
Stand by Your Man Staton, Candi
Steal Away Taylor, Johnnie
Still Water (Love) Four Tops
Stoned Love Supremes
Stop the War Now Starr, Edwin
Sugar on Sunday Tommy James & the Shondells
Sugar Sugar Pickett, Wilson
Summertime Blues Who
Super Bad (Parts 1 & 2) Brown, James
Teach Your Children Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Tell it All Brother Kenny Rogers & the First Editi
Temma Harbour Hopkin, Mary
Tennessee Bird Walk Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin Sly & the Family Stone
That Would be Something McCartney, Paul
Thatís Where I Went Wrong Poppy Family (featuring Susan
The Fightiní Side of Me Haggard, Merle
The Letter Joe Cocker with Leon Russell
The Love You Save Jackson Five
The Love you Save Jackson Five
The Rapper Jaggerz
The Sly, Slick, and the Wicked Lost Generation
The Thrill Is Gone King, B. B.
The Thrill Is Gone King, B.B.
The Wonder of You Presley, Elvis
Tighter, Tighter Alive íN Kickiní
Tighter, Tighter Alive and Kicking
Traveliní Band Creedence Clearwater Revival
Trying to Make a Fool of Me Delfonics
Turn Back the Hands of Time Davis, Tyrone
Ugena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) Temptations
United We Stand Brotherhood of Man
Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
Up On Cripple Creek Band
Up on Cripple Creek Band
Up the Ladder to the Roof Supremes
Vehicle Ides Of March
Venus Shocking Blue
Viva Tirado (Part 1) El Chicano
Walk a Mile in My Shoes South, Joe
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Joe South & The Believers
War Starr, Edwin
We Gotta Get You a Woman Runt (Todd Rundgren)
Westbound #9 Flaming Ember
Weíve Only Just Begun Carpenters
What Is Truth? Cash, Johnny
Which Way You Goiní Billy? Poppy Family
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Whoíll Stop the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Whoís Your Baby Archies
Winter World of Love Engelbert Humperdinck
Without Love Jones, Tom
Wonderful World, Beautiful People Jimmy Cliff
Woodstock Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Yellow River Christie
You Donít Have to Say You Love Me Presley, Elvis
You Need Love Like I Do (Donít You) Gladys Knight & the Pips
Your Time to Cry Simon, Joe
Yours For Life Bread
Youíre the One (Part 1) Little Sister
Youíve Got Me) Dangling on a String Chairmen of the Board

Meanwhile, in 1970...

"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night..."??? "The times, they are a-changin'." U.S. Post Office Department workers go on strike; the army is called out to deliver the mail.

The unemployment rate in the U.S. reaches 5.5%, the highest rate since 1965.

UAW workers strike General Motors; the strike lasts 67 days.

Six years after they first came to the U.S., the Beatles call it quits and go solo.

The Carnegie Corporation reports that U.S. public schools are "grim," "joyless," and "oppressive." (Wonder what they'd say today?)

The Clean Air Act forces auto makers to build engines that are 90% emission-free.

February: Alabama Governor George Wallace urges Southern governors to defy federal integration orders. He says he may run for president to "send them a message."

Radio announcer Casey Kasem begins hosting a show called "American Top 40."

April 21: The first "Earth Day" is celebrated.

Capt. Ernest L. Medina and five other soldiers are charged with murder and rape at the South Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968.

Peace talks in Paris to end the Vietnam war continue for a second year without progress, but Washington reduces U.S. troop strength in Vietnam below 400,000 in response to mounting public pressure as casualties rise.

Speaking against the war... and the country, actress Jane Fonda says, "It's my fondest wish, that some day, every American will get down on their knees and pray to God that some day they will have the opportunity to live in a Communist Society."

Several colleges are forced to close down in the face of demonstrations against the war.

April 30: President Nixon announces that he has ordered U.S. combat troops into part of Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese headquarters and sanctuaries.

May 4: Students at Kent State University protest the war. National Guardsmen open fire on the 1,000 students and four are killed; eight others are injured.

May 9: 75,000 students demonstrate against the war in Washington. President Nixon meets with several of them at the Lincoln Memorial.

July: The most liberal abortion law in the country goes into effect in New York.

The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuts on television.

Adults are giving up cigarettes, but many boomers are starting to smoke.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Patton." Helen Hayes wins Best Supporting Actress for her delightful role in "Airport." Other movies include "Five Easy Pieces," and "M*A*S*H."

December: The EPA is born. Within five years, it will be spending $2 million dollars a day.

The number 1 song of 1970 was "Bridge Over Troubled Water," by Simon & Garfunkel.

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