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Top 20 songs of 1970

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1988 - Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison played his final ever gig when he appeared in Cleveland, Ohio. Orbison died of a heart attack two days later.



1982 - The Jam
The Jam were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beat Surrender', the group's fourth UK No.1 and final single. They split in 1983, and leader Paul Weller formed the Style Council.



1980 - Prince
Prince played the first night on his 31 date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea’s in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn't wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief trunks.



1980 - Led Zeppelin
Two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham Led Zeppelin made decision to break up. The surviving members decided that it was not right to tamper with their legacy by bringing someone else in to play drums. In a statement, the band explained their decision: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."



1979 - U2
U2 appeared at The Hope and Anchor, Islington, London. Misnamed ‘The U2s’, they played to only nine people and the show ended abruptly after The Edge broke a guitar string.



1976 - Tommy Bolin
American guitarist Tommy Bolin died from a heroin overdose aged 25 the day after opening a show for Jeff Beck in Miami, Florida. Bolin was a member of Zephyr (1969 to 1971), The James Gang (1973 to 1974) and Deep Purple (1975 to 1976).



1971 - Frank Zappa
The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water'. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the blaze, Nobs saved several young people who, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames, had hidden in the casino from the blaze. A recording of the outbreak and fire announcement can be found on a Frank Zappa Bootleg album titled Swiss Cheese / Fire.







1944 - Dennis Wilson

1940 - Freddy Cannon


SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Bridge Over Troubled Water
JACKSON 5 - I'll Be There
BEATLES - The Long and Winding Road
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin
LED ZEPPELIN - Whole Lotta Love
B.J. THOMAS - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
GUESS WHO - American Woman
NEIL DIAMOND - Cracklin' Rosie
SANTANA - Evil Ways
RARE EARTH - Get Ready
JOHN ONO LENNON - Instant Karma
ERIC BURDON & WAR - Spill The Wine
CHICAGO - 25 or 6 to 4
STEVIE WONDER - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
FREE - All Right 










 The 20 Songs of the Eighties 

 1. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  2. Every Breath You Take - The Police
  3. When Doves Cry - Prince
  4. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
  5. I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  6. Don't You Want Me? - The Human League
  7. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  8. Like a Virgin - Madonna
  9. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
10. Beat It - Michael Jackson
11. Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
12. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
13. Call Me - Blondie
14. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
15. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
16. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
17. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
18. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.
19. Whip It - Devo

 20. Girls Just Want to Have Fun- Cynda Lauper

 Seventies and Eighties  Music featured artist and album