All this weekend GREAT BIG RADIO is playing the music on that magical year, 1970. Relive that year in music where nothing new happened, where Led Zepplin records played back-to-back with the Carpenters. It’s the end of some musical trends and the holding place for others. Hear it here.
But oh the memories….
The Kent State Massacre.
Ziploc bags are invented.
Simon & Garfunkel win every Grammy.
Janis and Jimi leave us.
“Beneath the Planet of the Apes” and “Honeymoon Killers” are released.
Baltimore wins the World Series.
Hurricane Celia wreaks havoc in Texas.
There’s a Gay Rights march in Greenwich Village.
FBI agents arrest American Communist (and former UCLA professor) Angela Davis.
ABC has both “the Mod Squad” and “the Lawrence Welk Show” on the same primetime schedule.
One million cans of tuna are recalled by the FDA.
President Nixon sends combat troops into Cambodia.
“President Nixon” in general.
The Jim Nabors variety show is up against the Flip Wilson variety show.
Did I mention Ziploc bags?
The GREAT BIG RADIO salute to the music of 1970 plays through Labor Day. They're all there – the hits and the stiffs, and I defy you to tell them apart. Rare concert soundtracks will also be featured. I’m getting nostalgic just writing this. Broke up with my girlfriend… had to join the army … so many highlights…