|Friday 16th January 1970|
John Lennon's London Art gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, Bag One, is closed by Scotland Yard and eight prints are confiscated as evidence of pornography.
|Monday 26th January 1970|
Australia's first rock festival, the Ourimbah Rock Festival is attended by 11,000 people over the weekend. There are only 26 arrests.
|Friday 20th February 1970|
Albert Louis Wolff, French composer, dies at 86
|Friday 6th March 1970|
Beatles release "Let it Be" in the UK.
|Monday 16th March 1970|
Tammi Terrell, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, died.
|Friday 20th March 1970|
David Bowie marries American-born model Angela Barnett.
|Sunday 22nd March 1970|
American singer Mariah Carey was born.
|Thursday 9th April 1970|
Paul McCartney announces the official split of the Beatles
|Saturday 11th April 1970|
Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac, whilst touring in Munich,Germany.
|Thursday 7th May 1970|
"The Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles last American release.
|Tuesday 9th June 1970|
Bob Dylan receives an honorary doctorate of music degree from Princeton University
|Tuesday 23rd June 1970|
Chubby Checker and three others are arrested in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules are found in Checker's car.
|Saturday 18th July 1970|
Pink Floyd and Deep Purple play a free concert at London's Hyde Park.
|Thursday 30th July 1970|
The Rolling Stones fire Allen Klein as their manager.
|Saturday 8th August 1970|
Janis Joplin buys a head stone for singer Bessie Smith's grave in Philadelphia, 33 years after her death.
|Friday 14th August 1970|
Singer Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at a motel in La Jolla, California. He was released on $2,500 bail.
|Monday 17th August 1970|
Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac.
|Thursday 20th August 1970|
The official opening party forJimi Hendrix's studio "Electric Lady" in New York was held.
|Thursday 3rd September 1970|
At the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, Arthur Brown (of the Crazy World of..) was arrested and put in solitary confinement for four days after he set fire to his helmet and stripped naked during his stage performance.
|Wednesday 16th September 1970|
Jimi Hendrix makes his final public appearance,jamming with Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie Scott's club in London.
|Friday 18th September 1970|
Jimi Hendrix dies.
|Thursday 1st October 1970|
Jimi Hendrix was buried in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.
|Sunday 4th October 1970|
Janis Joplin dies.
|Tuesday 13th October 1970|
Janis Joplin's ashes are scattered off the coast of California.
|Thursday 19th November 1970|
James Brown, married Deidre Yvonne Jenkins on the front porch of her Barnwell, South Carolina house.
|Wednesday 25th November 1970|
Saxophonist Albert Ayler, a giant of the jazz avant-garde and a major influence on Frank Zappa, was found drowned in New York's Hudson River.