LET IT BE – The Beatles
#1 – April 11th, 1970
• Apollo 13 was the third Apollo mission intended to land on the Moon.
• The war in Viet Nam continued to rage as did protests, the most infamous was where 4 students would be gunned down at Kent State University Monday, May 4, 1970.
• Ads for cigarettes would no longer be seen on T.V. (Cigarettes were one of the first products to be advertised on television)
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• Isle of Wight became the largest rock festival ever playing to 600,000. Performers included The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Doors, Ten Years After, Emerson,
Lake & Palmer, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Donovan, Free, Chicago, Jethro Tull.
• First Earth Day took place on April 22nd
o M*A*S*H: Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing, won an Oscar for its screenplay.
o Patton: Stars George C. Scott and Karl Malden. Scott won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1971. He famously refused to accept it.
o Love Story: Number 9 most romantic movie of all time by the American Film Institute.
• Monday Night Football Premiers on ABC.
• Jimi Hendrix: Born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970 died in London under circumstances which have never been fully explained
• Janis Joplin: Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin.
• Gypsy Rose Lee: January 8, 1911 – April 26, 1970, burlesque entertainer, famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author and playwright.
• Walter Reuther: September 1, 1907 – May 9, 1970. American labor union leader.
• The twelfth and final studio album.
• Let It Be, was originally intended to be released before Abbey Road during mid-1969 as Get Back, but the Beatles were unhappy with that version.
• Ranked number 86, in Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.
• The Beatles go to #1 for the 20th time with “Let It Be” your #1@1 from April 1970.