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AMERICAN WOMAN - GUESS WHO - 1970

 

NEWS
•    The shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, at Kent State The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others.
•    The Worlds Fair opened up at Osaka, Japan called Expo 70
•    The very first Earth Day is celebrated.
•    18 year olds were able to vote for the first time.
•    A brand new type of car, sub-compacts called the Gremlin & the Pinto hit the streets
•    “Chicago 7” are acquitted. They were charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.


FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Mash” “Patton” & “Love Story”
•    T.V.: “The Flip Wilson Show”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “The Odd Couple”
•    The Beatles called it quits.
•    “Monday Night Football” Premiers on ABC.
•    “Doonsbury” premiered in newspapers.
•    Phoenix New Times published for the first time.


AZ HISTORY
•    ASU in the 1970 college football season. Led by head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils won the Peach Bowl.
•    Phoenix New Times is founded.


DEAD
•    Jimi Hendrix: November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970
•    Janis Joplin: January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970


#1@1
•    From the American Woman album.
•    From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
•    Shortly after its release, The Guess Who were invited to play at the White House. Because of its supposed anti-American lyrics, Pat Nixon asked that they not play "American Woman".
•    Spawned the successful group Bachman–Turner Overdrive, when founding member Randy Bachman departed.
•    The band was inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.
•    The Guess Who broke up in October 1975.
•    American Woman by the Guess Who, Your #1 @ 1 from May, 1970.



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