Posts Tagged With : January 1970
31 January 1970
- Minnie Driver, English actress
- Slim Harpo, blues musician, 46 (heart attack)
29 January 1970
- Heather Graham, American actress
- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
- Basil Liddell Hart, British military historian (b. 1895)
- Lawren Harris, Group of Seven painter (b.1885)
- Thelma Morgan, American socialite (b. 1904)
28 January 1970
- The newly formed Band of Gypsies breaks up when guitarist Jimi Hendrix walks out after playing just two songs, telling the audience “I’m sorry we just can’t get it together”.
27 January 1970
- Miles Davis makes the final recordings for his experimental album Circle in the Round, featuring sitar and tabla.
- Bradley Clyde, rugby league footballer
- Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel)
- Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
26 January 1970
- Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
- Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
- Simon & Garfunkel release their final album together, Bridge Over Troubled Water. The title track and album stay #1 on the Billboard charts for six weeks and go on to win a record six Grammys at the 13th Grammy Awards, including “Record of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, and “Album of the Year.” In Britain it tops the album chart at regular intervals over the next two years, and becomes the bestselling album in Britain during the 1970s.
- Kirk Franklin, gospel singer
- Albert EvansJones (Cynan), poet (born 1895)
25 January 1970
- Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese film director and special effects designer (Godzilla, Ultraman) (b. 1901)
- Jane Bathori, opera singer, 92
24 January 1970
- James Shep Sheppard, of The Heartbeats and Shep and the Limelites, is found murdered in his car on the Long Island Expressway
- Matthew Lillard, American actor
23 January 1970
- Ifan ab Owen Edwards, founder of the Urdd (born 1895)
- Nell Shipman, actress, writer, screenwriter, producer and animal trainer (b.1892)
22 January 1970
- A Boeing 747 lands at Heathrow Airport, the first jumbo jet to land in Britain.
- Alex Ross, American comic artist
21 January 1970
- Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, The Duchess of Kent, capsizes.
- Fraserburgh lifeboat Duchess of Kent, on service to the Danish fishing vessel Opal, capsizes: five of six crew lost.
- Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.