MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME - THREE DOG NIGHT - 1970

 

NEWS
•    Four students at Kent State University in Ohio are killed and 9 wounded by Ohio State National Guardsmen.
•    Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, banning cigarette television advertisements in the United States.
•    The voting age is lowered to 18.
•    Apollo 13 has problems and returns to Earth after 4 days in space.
•    The Concord made its 1st supersonic flight.
•    A gallon of gas cost 35 cents.
•    The 1st Earth Day took place

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Mash” “Patton” & “5 Easy Pieces” 
•    T.V.:  “Marcus Welby, M.D,” “The Flip Wilson Show” and “Here’s Lucy”
          “All My Children” debuts on daytime T.V. and  Monday Night Football premiers.
•    The Beatles announce their official breakup, as does Blind Faith.
•    Project Bluebook was the U.S. government's study on UFOs from 1952 through 1970. A 14 part report was issued, but chapter 13 was mysteriously missing. It still is.

DEAD
•    Jimi Hendrix 
•    Janis Joplin 

#1@1

•    They originally called themselves Redwood.
•    Written by Randy Newman for Eric Burdon's first solo album in 1966.  Three Dog Night released a longer, rock 'n roll and funk-inspired version in 1970.
•    This version has the distinction of being the first number-one song on the American Top 40 countdown show with longtime host Casey Kasem.
•    3 Dog Night & “Mama Told Me Not to Come” you’re #1 @ 1 from July 1970.




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