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Saturday March 22, 2003

 

 

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NEWS HEADLINES IN 1970: IBM invents the floppy disc . . . Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister as the Conservatives win the general election . . . Four students are killed during an anti Vietnam war protest at Kent State University in Ohio . . . In Britain, an epidemic of Asian flu kills 4000 people in 1 week . . . President Nixon sends US troops into Cambodia . . . Palestinian commandos hijack and blow up three airliners in Jordan . . . Divorce is legalised in Italy . . . The high court awards 370,000 in damages to 18 children damaged in the womb by the drug Thalidomide . . . Ill-fated Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean after a catalogue of near disasters on board . . . 57 lives are lost in the Mediterranean when French submarine Eurydice sinks . . . Paul McCartney announces that he has left the Beatles . . . Laurence Olivier is knighted by Queen Elizabeth . . . Brazil wins the soccer World Cup . . . 'Smokin' Joe Frazier becomes the heavyweight world champion . . . 150,000 people die as a typhoon and tidal wave ravage East Pakistan . . . Civil war breaks out in Cambodia . . . BIG FILMS IN 1970: Love Story . . . Patton . . . Catch 22 . . . True Grit . . .

Here are a few things that went on while we were skiving off over Farthing Downs and teasing First Formers about wearing short trousers. Turn your speakers on and you should hear some sounds bites off the news if you click on the link down the page below the Rod Stewart Album < this won't work on Nigel Bowles Sinclair Spectrum even with new batteries >.

CLICK on these links for oozing nostalgia - you have been warned !

MEMORIES OF A BOY in SIXTIES SURREY                          MEMORIES OF ADVERTS IN THE SIXTIES

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GOODBYE in 1970 to: Jimi Hendrix. . . Bertrand Russell . . . General Charles de Gaulle....Janis Joplin.

Top 10 Books of 1970

  1. Love Story, Erich Segal
  2. The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
  3. Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway
  4. The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart
  5. Great Lion of God, Taylor Caldwell
  6. QB VII, Leon Uris
  7. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Jimmy Breslin
  8. The Secret Woman, Victoria Holt
  9. Travels with My Aunt, Graham Greene
  10. Rich Man, Poor Man, Irwin Shaw

 


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TOP 10 singles of 1970

  1. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel (First chart appearance: 2/14/70; Highest position.: #1)
  2. "American Woman" - The Guess Who (3/28/70; #1)
  3. "Get Ready" - Rare Earth (4/4/70; #4)
  4. "Band Of Gold" - Freda Payne (5/30/70; #3)
  5. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - B.J. Thomas (11/22/69; #1)
  6. "ABC" - The Jackson 5 (3/21/70; #1)
  7. "Let It Be" - The Beatles (3/21/70; #1)
  8. "(They Long To Be) Close To You" - Carpenters (6/27/70; #1)
  9. "Mama Told Me Not To Come" - Three Dog Night (6/6/70; #1)
  10. "War" - Edwin Starr (7/25/70; #1)

 

Every Picture Tells A Story

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Sporting Highlights of 1970

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