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erupts in Northern Ireland as Catholics march against
discrimination by Protestants.
Richard Nixon is sworn in as US President.
The Beatles perform an unannounced concert on the rooftop of
their Apple Studios building in London.
The Byrds -
Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde
Arafat is sworn in as the head of the Palestine Liberation
Human eggs are made fertile in test tubes for the first time.
- Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
The Soviets and Chinese clash over a border dispute.
Golda Meir becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
George Harrison is arrested for drug possession in England.
Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman; John Lennon marries
Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for indecent exposure
onstage in Miami, Florida.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a "bed-in for peace" in
The Bob Seger
System - Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
France resumes airlift of arms to support Biafra against Nigeria.
The USSR removes Dubcek from the leadership of Czechoslovakia.
British troops are called into Northern Ireland as Belfast post
offices are bombed.
French President De Gaulle resigns after losing a constitutional
African-American students hold a military occupation of Cornell
Joan Baez -
New York university campuses are closed over rioting.
Jimi Hendrix is arrested for drug possession in Toronto, Canada.
Mick Jagger is arrested for drug possession in London.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono start a new bed-in for peace in
- Trout Mask Replica
Spain begins a siege on Gibraltar.
The Rolling Stones announce Brian Jones is leaving the group.
Georges Pompidou is elected President of France.
Death of singer Judy Garland.
Biafrans suffer starvation as Nigeria forbids Red Cross relief flights.
- Blind Faith
Jones drowns in his swimming pool.
The Rolling Stones head a free rock festival at Hyde Park in
El Salvador troops invade Honduras.
US Senator Edward Kennedy crashes his car and a woman
Astronauts land on the Moon for the first time.
Mariner 6 sends back close up pictures of Mars.
Bread - Bread
Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, is murdered in Los
Angeles along with others by the still-unknown Charles
President Nixon visits Rumania, the first visit by a US President
to a Communist country in decades.
A 3-day rock festival is held in Woodstock, New York.
British troops arrive in Northern Ireland to quell the fighting
between Catholics and Protestants.
Bob Dylan headlines at the Isle of Wight rock festival in Britain.
The Band -
in Libya overthrow the monarchy, led by Muammar
Death of North Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh.
John Lennon participates in a rock festival in Toronto, Canada.
US President Nixon renews bombing of North Vietnam.
The Byrds -
Ballad of Easy Rider
troops fight against rioters in Northern Ireland.
The "Vietnam Moratorium", the largest protest yet against the war,
is held in America.
Willi Brandt is elected Chancellor of West Germany.
Death of American author Jack Kerouac.
Brothers Band - Allman Brothers Band
300 000 Nigerians face famine in war zone refugee camps.
The Rolling Stones play a concert tour of the USA for the first time
in 3 years .
The USA makes a second moon landing.
- Blue Afternoon
Rolling Stones head a free festival concert in Livermore,
California, where mayhem ensues and a man is murdered.
Terrorrists bomb Milan and Rome.
John Lennon holds a private meeting with Canadian Prime Minister
Charles Manson and his followes are arrested for the Los Angeles
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