• 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.
• “Doonesbury” premiered in newspapers.
• Phoenix New Times published for the first time.
• 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
• Jimi Hendrix: November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970
• Janis Joplin: January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970
• From the multiplatinum album “All Things Must Pass.”
• The recording features co-producer Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound treatment and heralded the arrival of Harrison’s much-admired slide guitar technique.
• The song was originally given to fellow Apple Records artist Billy Preston to record and was released on Preston’s Encouraging Words album, two months before Harrison’s version appeared.
• The song was written in praise of the Hindu God Krishna.
• It was at the center of a heavily publicized plagiarism suit due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song “He’s So Fine”, a hit for the Chiffons. In 1976, Harrison was found to have “subconsciously” plagiarized the tune, a verdict that had repercussions throughout the music industry.
• Here’s George Harrison and “My Sweet Lord” your Number 1 At 1 from December 1970.