“Woodstock” – 1970 Movie / Culture / Event Imprint
EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
Sherlockian deduction clearly reveals that 1969 – 1970 – 1971 were the high-point of iconic album releases by iconic artists and bands.
The era of “Album Rock” contributed greatly to record companies’ growing catalogs and the high-volume of releases by insanely talented and prolific individuals and bands during this classic three year era.
Compiled from just one year of the decade, the following 28 iconic albums were all released in 1970 and comprise 35% of 00individual’s Top 79 Historic & Classic 1970s Rock Albums.
While 1969 may have had an edge with more “classic” releases, 1970 had the volume and is why it is deemed #1.
This is a strong testament to how blessed we were to have this level of sound available for us week by week, month by month, year by year – and we thought it would never end . . .
WOODSTOCK – SOUNDTRACK – May 11, 1970
▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░ 1970 ROCKED ! ░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄▀
Altman’s “M*A*S*H” – 1970 Movie / Culture Imprint
M*A*S*H; written by Ring Lardner Jr. and directed by Robert Altman, was/is a transcendent film that revealed far more than its subject matter of the “life” within a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean war. Instead the film served as an appropriately-timed anti-war vehicle that intelligently pointed out the truth and the obvious insanity of war and the stupidity of the military.
Dark humor, irreverence and heartfelt insight was the required vibe for the doctors to be able to work under literally insane conditions – something our whole nation was presently doing to varying degrees with the controversial Vietnam War: trying to “keep it together”.
While I write about all of the good times we had back then, please know that it was the underlying intensity of injustice and of the tragic daily loss of the lives of sons, friends and brothers with an average age of nineteen who were drafted against their will as fodder for the Vietnam War, and the ongoing highly-confrontational Generation Gap “war”, as well as the police and their War on Youth and just weirdness in general, that served as an always present catalytic reminder for us to live our lives to the fullest – for ourselves and as spiritual proxy for all of those our age who would never be able to.
Strange days indeed.