1970, a Many-Splintered Year

Here is a quick overview of what else was happening in the world in 1970.

April 10 - The Beatles Dissolve
In a “self-interview” news release, Paul McCartney announces he is no longer working with the Beatles, marking the official end of the Fab Four.

1970 Billboard Top 10 Songs:

1970 Top Movies:

The year’s most popular films include “Love Story,” “Airport,” “M*A*S*H,” “Patton,” “The Aristocats,” “Woodstock,” “Little Big Man,” “Ryan’s Daughter,” “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Catch-22.”

Greg Kot is the editorial director of The Coda Collection. He is also the cohost of the nationally syndicated public-radio show and podcast “Sound Opinions” with Jim DeRogatis, and previously the music critic at the Chicago Tribune for 30 years. His books include acclaimed biographies of Mavis Staples (“I’ll Take You There”) and Wilco (“Learning How to Die”) and a history of the digital music revolution (“Ripped”). He also coauthored “The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Rivalry” and has written extensively for Rolling Stone, BBC Culture and Encyclopedia Britannica. When he takes off the headphones, Kot coaches in his Chicago-based youth travel basketball program (OTEhoops.com). In addition, he has coauthored two best-selling editions of the book “Survival Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball.”

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