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Subject: 50 years ago today...

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/21/19 at 8:00 pm

I could have sworn we had a thread for this, but it seems to no longer exist, if it ever did at all.

June 20, 1969 - Neil Armstrong became the first to walk on the moon.


I just realized this was the wrong board.  :-[ Even worse, it won't let me delete it. Please disregard.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 06/22/19 at 12:30 pm

Don't worry, in 6 1/2 months, "50 years ago" will start pointing to the 1970s, so the old thread will be locked and we can continue with this one.

And by the way, it was July 20th, not June 20th, when Neil Armstrong made his historic moonwalk. You're off by one month.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 01/01/20 at 11:05 am

Now we can start using this thread actively.

January 1, 1970, was the defined beginning of Unix time, at 00:00:00.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 01/05/20 at 2:59 pm

January 5th 1970: An earthquake registering Mw 7.1 struck Tonghai County in southern China, killing at least 10,000 people and eventually spurring the creation of the nation's largest earthquake monitoring system.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 2:23 pm

January 12th 1970 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 3:40 pm

January 13th 1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled at that last minute due to illness. Rock critic Philip Elwood, who turned up intending to review Scaggs ended up writing a highly favorable review of Steel Mill for The San Francisco Examiner.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 2:39 pm

January 14th 1970 - A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 8:14 am

January 16th 1970 - Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 2:58 pm

January 16th 1970 - Colonel Muammar al-Quaddafi became virtual president of Libya.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 4:56 pm

January 21st 1970 - The Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight from New York to London for Pan American.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 12:35 pm

January 22nd 1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) opened for The Elvin Bishop Band at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Steel Mill were paid only $5 for the gig, The Elvin Bishop Band received $90 as headliner.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/13/20 at 7:57 am

February 13, 1970 - Black Sabbath releases its self-titled debut album. Featuring such classics as "N.I.B.," "The Wizard," and the tritone-heavy title track, it birthed heavy metal as we know it.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 8:08 am


February 13, 1970 - Black Sabbath releases its self-titled debut album. Featuring such classics as "N.I.B.," "The Wizard," and the tritone-heavy title track, it birthed heavy metal as we know it.
...released on a Friday,  Friday the 13th.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 2:32 pm

February 13th 1970 - National League offices begin move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed February 23).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 3:19 pm

February 18th 1970 - The Chicago Seven defendants were found innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 3:30 pm

February 18th 1970 - US President Richard Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine".

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 8:37 am

February 27th 1970 - New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 1:49 am

March 5th 1970 - Three SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th Steet in New York City, New York.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 6:01 am

March 5th 1970 - A nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect after 43 nations ratified it.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 10:14 am

March 5th 1970 – The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 4:22 am

March 10th 1970 – Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai war crimes.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 7:50 am

March 11th 1970, Deja Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, (and the second by the trio configuration of Crosby, Stills, and Nash), was released. It topped the pop album chart for one week and spawned three US Top 40 singles: 'Teach Your Children', 'Our House', and 'Woodstock'.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 10:03 am

March 12th 1970, James Browns backing band The J.B.'s were formed after most of the members of his previous band walked out on him over a pay dispute. The J.B.'s initial lineup included bassist William "Bootsy" Collins and his guitarist brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins, formerly of the obscure funk band The Pacemakers.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 3:12 pm

March 15th 1970 - The musical "Purlie" opened on Broadway in New York City.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/20 at 5:01 pm

March 17th 1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 6:17 pm

March 18th 1970 - The NFL selected Wilson to be the official football and scoreboard as official time.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 12:09 pm

March 26th 1970, Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary pleaded guilty to 'taking immoral liberties' with a 14 year old girl in Washington D.C. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months in jail. Just days earlier, the trio had won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children for their album, 'Peter, Paul and Mommy'.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 7:02 pm

March 26th 1970 - 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 7:49 pm

March 26th 1970 – South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 8:40 am

March 30th 1970 - USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 4:11 pm

March 31st 1970 – Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 6:18 pm

March 31st 1970 - The U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, it was the first since September 1968.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 04/01/20 at 1:07 am

April 1st 1970: U.S. president Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring that a prominent warning by the surgeon general be placed on cigarette packages.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 3:02 pm

April 1st 1970, 50 musicians recorded the orchestral scores for The Beatles tracks 'The Long And Winding Road' and 'Across The Universe' for the Phil Spector produced sessions. The bill for the 50 musicians was £1,126 and 5 shillings, ($1.914).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 5:03 pm

April 1st 1970 - The U.S. Army charged Captain Ernest Medina in the My Lai massacre.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 2:57 pm

April 2nd 1970 - The 52nd Annual New York Automobile Show is held in New York, USA. Chevrolet unveils the experimental transverse mid-engined XP-882 Corvette prototype. Ford shows its Pantera, and American Motors shows its AMX/3, both mid-engine prototypes.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/20 at 6:10 pm

April 4th 1970, Brinsley Schwarz's promotion company sent 133 UK journalists, by plane to New York to see the band supporting Van Morrison at the Fillmore East, at a cost of £120,000 ($204,000). The event turned into a disaster. The group planned to leave a few days before the show to rehearse, but were denied visas on a technicality. They were finally given visas on the morning of the show, and arrived hours before the concert. The plane carrying the journalists developed a mechanical fault, delaying the flight and when the journalists arrived In New York 18 hours later, they were all hung over. Brinsley Schwarz gave a underwhelming live performance, resulting in a flood of scathing reviews.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 10:16 am

April 7th 1970 - 42nd Academy Awards - Midnight Cowboy, Maggie Smith and John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in "True Grit." He had been in over 200 films.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 5:39 pm

April 7th 1970, On this week's US Top 5 singles chart; No.5, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' by Simon and Garfunkel, No.4, 'Spirit In The Sky', Norman Greenbaum', No.3, 'Instant Karma!' by John Lennon, No.2, 'ABC' The Jackson Five and at No.1, 'Let It Be', The Beatles.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 1:18 pm

April 8th 1970 - US Senate rejects President Richard Nixon's nomination of Carswell to the Supreme Court.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/20 at 10:33 am

April 10th 1970, Doors singer Jim Morrison was dragged off stage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek during a concert in Boston, after Morrison asked the audience, 'Would you like to see my genitals?'. Theater management quickly switched off the power. Morrison had been arrested in Miami a year earlier for "lewd and lascivious behavior" during a performance.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/20 at 10:35 am

April 10th 1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, "I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John". John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon said, "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him."

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 04/10/20 at 9:48 pm


April 10th 1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, "I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John". John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon said, "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him."

A somewhat dismal day in pop music history, that's for sure. I was just realising this.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 04/10/20 at 10:01 pm


A somewhat dismal day in pop music history, that's for sure. I was just realising this.


My God, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the photo they used in the newspaper and everything. Newspapers being pretty much our primary source of news back then.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/10/20 at 10:03 pm


April 10th 1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, "I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John". John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon said, "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him."



A somewhat dismal day in pop music history, that's for sure. I was just realising this.


A dismal day indeed  :(


My God, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the photo they used in the newspaper and everything. Newspapers being pretty much our primary source of news back then.


I don't recall the newspaper photo, but I'm sure I saw it at the time.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 04/11/20 at 1:06 pm

And today marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of Apollo 13, which was ultimately aborted due to an oxygen tank failure.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/11/20 at 5:05 pm


And today marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of Apollo 13, which was ultimately aborted due to an oxygen tank failure.


A "successful" failure, if there ever was one!  :)  I like the movie, too.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 4:56 am


My God, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the photo they used in the newspaper and everything. Newspapers being pretty much our primary source of news back then.
I think I can recall a b/w photo with Paul  in the foreground holding his hand out the camera.

Now that is my homework for the day, find that photo online.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 7:16 am


A dismal day indeed  :(

I don't recall the newspaper photo, but I'm sure I saw it at the time.

I think I can recall a b/w photo with Paul  in the foreground holding his hand out the camera.

Now that is my homework for the day, find that photo online.
So far, I cannot find the photgraph I was looking for, but have found the front page of the Daily Mirror printed telling the announcement of the split in The Beatles.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/media/daily-mirror-paul-quits-the-beatles_01-438x580.jpg

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 11:50 am

April 12th 1970 – Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 5:18 pm

April 12th 1970 - New York Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 04/12/20 at 8:36 pm


So far, I cannot find the photgraph I was looking for, but have found the front page of the Daily Mirror printed telling the announcement of the split in The Beatles.



Great find! The one I remember (I think) was of an annoyed looking bearded Paul leaving some official place after "filing a writ" to "dissolve" the Beatles. I remember I had to look up what a "writ" was.  ???

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/20 at 5:09 am


And today marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of Apollo 13, which was ultimately aborted due to an oxygen tank failure.

A "successful" failure, if there ever was one!  :)  I like the movie, too.
April 13th 1970 - Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to the Moon.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 4:11 pm

April 16th 1970, The Led Zeppelin single 'Whole Lotta Love' was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th December 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a 'no-singles' approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK, and he halted the release.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 7:30 am

April 17th 1970, While performing at the White House at the invitation of President Richard Nixon, Johnny Cash was asked to perform "Okie From Muskogee". Cash declined because it was not his song, but had been a hit for Merle Haggard. Instead, Cash sang his No.1 hit, 'A Boy Named Sue'.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 9:06 am

April 17th 1970 - Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/20 at 9:40 am

April 17th 1970, Santana began sessions for what would be their breakthrough album Abraxas at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, California. When released in September of this year, Abraxas peaked at No.1 on the US chart.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 7:39 am

April 18th 1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2.00.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 10:46 am

April 21st 1970, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, Elton John (making his solo concert debut) and Heavy Jelly all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets cost 25 shillings.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 1:58 pm

April 21st 1970 - Sportscaster Curt Gowdy receives the George Foster Peabody Award for achievement in radio and television, the first sports broadcaster to receive the honor.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 9:50 am

April 22nd 1970 - First “Earth Day” held internationally to conserve natural resources; largest single protest in American history.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 04/22/20 at 5:05 pm


April 22nd 1970 - First “Earth Day” held internationally to conserve natural resources; largest single protest in American history.

O0

Happy Earth Day! :)

The Google homepage even honored it today.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 5:08 pm

April 22nd 1970 - New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller signs into law a package of revenue aids for New York City, including off-track betting.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 8:45 am

April 24th 1970 – The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 11:10 am

April 24th 1970 - The People's Republic of China launched its first satellite.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:30 am

April 28th 1970 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/20 at 9:27 am

April 30th 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for The Allman Brothers Band was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon's lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Lyndon was acquitted.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/20 at 7:36 am

May 8th 1970 - Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on New York City's Wall Street.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/09/20 at 2:09 pm

Also May 8, 1970 - The Beatles release their "final" album, Let It Be. Although recorded before Abbey Road, the Fab Four were dissatisfied with the Let It Be and hired Phil Spector to fix it up. In the meantime, they released Abbey Road.

Let It Be also had an accompanying documentary film. From these sessions spawned the legendary rooftop performance.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 8:08 am

May 11th 1970, The triple soundtrack album Woodstock was released in the US, going gold within two weeks. The album featured tracks by; Canned Heat, Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Santana and others. The couple on the album cover are Bobbi Kelly and Nick Ercoline.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 7:07 am

May 12th 1970 - Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on the US Supreme Court.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 5:16 pm

May 12th 1970 - Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs, hit his 500th home run.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/20 at 8:18 am

May 13th 1970, The world premiere of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' took place in New York City. The film which was originally planned as a television documentary features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 2:55 pm

May 14th 1970 – Andreas Baader is freed from custody by Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin and others, a pivotal moment in the formation of The Red Army Faction.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 11:15 am

May 15th 1970 – President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army generals.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 12:23 pm

May 15th 1970 - South Africa excluded from the Olympics.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 05/21/20 at 1:27 pm

May 21st 1970: Willi Stoph, the head of government of East Germany, became the first East German leader to travel to West Germany.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 5:45 am

May 25th 1970 - Boeing Computer Services was founded.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 2:04 am

May 26th 1970 - The final episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 4:58 am

May 26th 1970 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 05/31/20 at 11:23 am

May 31st 1970: The 7.9 Mw  Ancash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794–70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/20 at 12:09 pm

June 3rd 1970, The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the band's forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/20 at 3:14 pm

June 3rd 1970, Deep Purple released their fourth studio album 'Deep Purple In Rock'. This was the first album to feature the classic Mk II lineup of - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 06/06/20 at 3:25 pm

June 6th 1970: Two masterpiece paintings, Paul Gauguin's "A Still Life of Apples and Grapes" and Pierre Bonnard's Les Deux Sauteuils ("The Two Chairs"), were stolen from the North London home of a British philanthropist Mathilda Marks-Kennedy, Sir Mark Kennedy, creating a mystery that would remain unsolved for the next 43 years. Sold for US$25 at a police auction in Turin in 1975 after being abandoned by the burglars in a railway station, the paintings would be found in 2014 in the home of an Italian auto worker who was unaware of their value. In 1970, the Gauguin was valued at £120,000 (US$228,000) and the Bonnard at £35,000 (US$84,000).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 06/07/20 at 1:05 pm

June 7th 1970: Rock music was performed for the first time at "The Met", New York's Metropolitan Opera House, when The Who performed their rock opera, Tommy.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 06/13/20 at 2:42 pm

June 13th 1970: "The Long and Winding Road" became the Beatles' twentieth and final number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 7:23 am

June 21st 1970 – Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 4:57 pm

June 21st 1970 - Brazil won the last Jules Rimet Trophy (world) football championship beating Italy 4-1.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 5:25 pm

June 21st 1970 - Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/20 at 6:08 am

June 22nd 1970, Led Zeppelin appeared at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland on the group's one and only visit to Iceland. It is suggested that Robert Plant was inspired to write the lyrics to 'Immigrant Song' during this trip."

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/20 at 7:17 am

June 23rd 1970 -  "The Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/20 at 1:46 pm

June 24th 1970 - The movie "Myra Breckinridge" premiered at the Criterion Theater in New York.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 2:22 pm

June 25th 1970 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission handed down a ruling (35 FR 7732), making it illegal for radio stations to put telephone calls on the air without the permission of the person being called.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 4:57 am

July 16th 1970, Pink Floyd recorded a show at the BBC Paris Cinema, in London, England for broadcast on the John Peel Sunday Concert, on BBC Radio 1 (broadcast 19 July of this year.)

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 07/21/20 at 10:45 pm

July 21st 1970: Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed, opens for service.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: nally on 07/25/20 at 2:08 pm

July 25th 1970:

The U.S. Navy postponed its first ever submarine launch of the multiple-warhead Poseidon missile, the day after a Soviet Russian fishing trawler came within 200 yards (180 m) of the American sub USS James Madison during a trial run. The encounter came in international waters 30 miles (48 km) east of Florida; the "fishing boat" was believed by the U.S. to have electronic equipment used to gather data on the submarine and the new missile.
Emilio Colombo was asked by Italy's President Giuseppe Saragat to form a new government, after the failure of Giulio Andreotti to create a coalition that would include the same four parties that had been in Mariano Rumor's government. Colombo, Italy's Minister of the Treasury for the past seven years, would form a cabinet of ministers from his own liberal Christian Democrat party and other parties on the right and left.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 8:16 am

July 26th 1970, Jimi Hendrix played in his hometown of Seattle for the last time when he appeared at Sicks Stadium.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/20 at 10:26 am

August 15th 1970 - Mrs. Pat Palinkas became the first woman to play in a pro football game when she held the ball for the Orlando, FL, Panthers.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago today...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 11:59 am

August 16th 1970, The final day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring The Kinks, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Ginger Bakers Air Force and Edgar Winter. Weekend tickets, £3.

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Written By: nally on 08/23/20 at 12:31 pm

August 23rd 1970: Organized by Mexican American labor union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike — the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history — begins.

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Written By: nally on 08/24/20 at 4:54 pm

August 24th 1970: Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.

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Written By: nally on 08/26/20 at 5:02 pm

August 26th 1970: The 50th anniversary of American women being able to vote is marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/20 at 7:21 am

September 1st 1970 - The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered on September 18, 1965.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/20 at 7:11 am

September 5th 1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên–Huế Province.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/20 at 2:19 pm

September 6th 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died 12 days later on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

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Written By: nally on 09/13/20 at 12:33 pm

September 13th 1970: The first New York City Marathon was staged. While it would become second only to the Boston Marathon as the most famous U.S. long distance running race, the first run was described by wire services as a city Department of Recreation event where "Central Park joggers will get their chance for glory". With 126 men and women running, the first 26.219 miles (42.195 km) race consisted of a little more than four laps around New York's Central Park's walking paths and was won by Gary Muhrcke, an FDNY fireman. The race is now routed through the streets of all five boroughs of the city and attracts more than 30,000 runners every year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/20 at 8:50 am

September 18th 1970 - Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.

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Written By: nally on 09/19/20 at 4:16 pm

September 19th 1970 - Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 09/19/20 at 4:58 pm


September 19th 1970 - Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.


Technically, the first Glastonbury festival in 1970 was called the "Pilton Festival' and admission was £1. Performers included Tyrannosaurus Rex (shortly before they became T. Rex),  Steamhammer, Quintessence, Stackridge, Al Stewart and Keith Christmas and was attended by 1500 people. The 1971 Festival was called Glastonbury Fair (or Fayre) and featured David Bowie, Joan Baez, Traffic, Fairport Convention, Gong, Hawkwind,  and Melanie, among others. David Bowie appeared onstage at 5 AM. An estimated 12,000 people showed up and admission was free.  A movie was made of that one. There wasn't another Glastonbury Festival until 1979 which featured Peter Gabriel, Steve Hillage, Alex Harvey Band, Sky and the Footsbarn Theatre. Attendance was again 12,000 and tickets were £5. Later on it would go on to be a much larger event, but the first two were smallish hippie gatherings.

Bowie arriving at Glastonbury Fayre 1971:

http://i0.wp.com/www.bowiebible.com/wp-content/media/7106-glastonbury_03.jpg?w=241&h=467&ssl=1

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Written By: nally on 09/24/20 at 11:26 pm

September 24th 1970 - Jordan's new prime minister, General Mohammad Daoud Al-Abbasi, resigned along with the rest of his cabinet after only nine days in office.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/20 at 8:05 am

October 5th 1970 – The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/20 at 10:42 am

October 5th 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 7:46 am

October 8th 1970 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/20 at 3:37 am

October 12th 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.

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Written By: nally on 10/16/20 at 11:23 am

October 16th 1970 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act during the October Crisis.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/20 at 9:58 am

November 3rd 1970 - In U.S. midterm elections, California governor Ronald Reagan (R) is reelected.

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Written By: nally on 11/04/20 at 6:22 pm

November 4th 1970: Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/20 at 12:25 pm

November 9th 1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/20 at 2:50 am

November 10th 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/20 at 7:13 am

November 17th 1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.

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Written By: nally on 11/18/20 at 2:04 pm

November 18th 1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.

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Written By: nally on 11/26/20 at 10:48 am

November 26th 1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

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Written By: nally on 12/10/20 at 11:01 am

December 10th 1970 - A nationwide strike of United States railroad workers began at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, while the U.S. Senate was meeting after midnight in order to join the House of Representatives in approving legislation to halt the walkout. The Senate approved the House bill by voice vote, and President Richard M. Nixon then signed it into law at 2:30 in the morning. By evening, the walkout was called off by order of United Transportation Union president C. L. Dennis, who was complying with a federal court order to enforce the legislation.

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Written By: nally on 12/14/20 at 7:35 pm

December 14th 1970:

U.S. President Nixon announced that former Texas Governor John B. Connally, who had switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, would be the new U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, replacing David M. Kennedy.
Singer-songwriter Beth Orton was born, in England.

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Written By: nally on 12/15/20 at 11:48 am

December 15th 1970 - Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully lands on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet.

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Written By: nally on 12/23/20 at 7:26 pm

December 23rd 1970: The Democratic Republic of the Congo officially becomes a one-party state.

Also on that day, The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world (at the time).

Who would have thought that three decades later it would get toppled? :\'( :\'(

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Written By: nally on 12/26/20 at 9:47 pm

December 26th 1970: The prototype of China's lightweight supersonic fighter, the Nanchang J-12, made its first flight. The aircraft, designed by Lu Xiaopeng, would be tested for three years but never put into service.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/21 at 12:12 pm

January 1st 1971 - Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

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Written By: karen on 01/02/21 at 11:45 am

January 2nd

66 people died and 140 were injured at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow. A crush developed on a staircase as fans exited the football ground.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/B0cJMZS3B1/Fiveboys

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Written By: nally on 01/08/21 at 11:59 pm

January 8th 1971: The New Andy Griffith Show, a situation comedy unrelated to the popular sitcom about the fictional town of Mayberry, premiered on CBS at 8:30 as comedian Andy Griffith's second attempt to reprise his earlier TV success.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/21 at 5:17 pm

January 12th 1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: Rev. Philip Berrigan and five other activists are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

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Written By: nally on 01/14/21 at 2:25 pm

January 14th 1971 - Brazil released 70 political prisoners shortly after midnight and flew them to Santiago, Chile, in order to secure the release of Switzerland's Ambassador to Brazil.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/21 at 11:15 am


January 12th 1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: Rev. Philip Berrigan and five other activists are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

Also on that day, the TV sitcom All In The Family premiered on CBS.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/21 at 11:16 am

January 16th 1971 - The 1971 Five Nations Championship in rugby union began between England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In the opening games, Wales beat England, 22-6 at Cardiff, and France beat visiting Scotland, 13-8, at Colombes. (Wales was the only team to win more than one game, winning all four of its matches during the round robin, ending with its 9-5 win at France on March 27.)

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Written By: nally on 01/22/21 at 10:30 pm

January 22nd 1971 - The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/21 at 7:16 am

January 25th 1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/21 at 9:27 am

January 27th 1971, David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/21 at 1:38 pm


January 27th 1971, David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

Wow! :o :o Sounds like something that would definitely catch one's eye.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/21 at 1:39 pm

January 31st 1971: Apollo 14 was launched; astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

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Written By: nally on 02/02/21 at 11:21 am

February 2nd 1971 - Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.

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Written By: nally on 02/03/21 at 5:10 pm

February 3rd 1971: New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.

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Written By: nally on 02/04/21 at 6:47 pm

February 4th 1971, The British luxury car and jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce declared bankruptcy, after sustaining financial losses in developing the engine for the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar jumbo jet under a misjudged price contract agreement.

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Written By: nally on 02/05/21 at 4:51 pm

February 5th 1971, Astronauts land on the Moon in the Apollo 14 mission.

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Written By: nally on 02/07/21 at 3:06 pm

February 7th 1971: In a referendum in Switzerland, male voters approved giving Swiss women the right to vote in national elections and the right to hold federal office, by a margin of 65.7% to 34.3%.

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Written By: nally on 02/08/21 at 12:43 pm

February 8th 1971, The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/21 at 7:24 am

February 9th 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/21 at 4:46 pm


February 9th 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.


On that very same day, a powerful earthquake rocked the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, being centered in Sylmar, although the quake has been referred to as the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake. (San Fernando, which is its own municipality shares a border with Sylmar, which is part of L.A. city.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_San_Fernando_earthquake

My parents, who were both in their teen years at the time, both experienced it.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/21 at 4:59 pm

And here is one more thing that happened 50 years ago today:

Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/21 at 5:19 am

February 11th 1971 – Cold War: the Seabed Arms Control Treaty opened for signature outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

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Written By: nally on 02/15/21 at 10:48 am

February 15th 1971: The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/21 at 5:47 am


February 15th 1971: The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
A day I remember well, I was rushing around town in my bike, collecting the new coinage.

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Written By: nally on 02/17/21 at 10:42 am


A day I remember well, I was rushing around town in my bike, collecting the new coinage.


Splendid! O0

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Written By: nally on 02/19/21 at 5:37 pm

February 19th 1971: The Canada/USSR Agreement on Co-operation in Fisheries in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Canada, entered into force, allowing fishing vessels of the USSR to conduct fishing with trawls in specified areas between 3 and 12 miles of the territorial sea of Canada.

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Written By: nally on 02/20/21 at 12:51 pm

February 20th 1971 - The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. :o

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Written By: nally on 02/21/21 at 11:18 am

February 21st 1971: The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/21/21 at 11:47 am


February 21st 1971: The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.


That sounds like a fun convention. Maybe the Grateful Dead played.  ;D  ;D

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Written By: nally on 02/21/21 at 3:08 pm


That sounds like a fun convention. Maybe the Grateful Dead played.  ;D  ;D

It doesn't say. ;)

Edit: In reading the Wiki article about it, it wasn't a convention having to do with music. In fact, it was a United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugs such as amphetamine-type stimulants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and psychedelics signed in Vienna, Austria.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/21/21 at 4:10 pm


It doesn't say. ;)

Edit: In reading the Wiki article about it, it wasn't a convention having to do with music. In fact, it was a United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugs such as amphetamine-type stimulants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and psychedelics signed in Vienna, Austria.


I know.  ;D  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/21 at 6:59 am


It doesn't say. ;)

Edit: In reading the Wiki article about it, it wasn't a convention having to do with music. In fact, it was a United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugs such as amphetamine-type stimulants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and psychedelics signed in Vienna, Austria.
Groovy baby!

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