Hans Remembers- Saturday February 28, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Simon and Garfunkel’s iconic single “Bridge Over Troubled Water” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it would remain for six weeks- which would turn out to be longer than any other single in 1970.
- Bicycles were permitted on the Golden Gate Bridge.
- In an interview Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green said he planned on giving all his money away. Mick Fleetwood recalls Green becoming concerned about accumulating wealth: “I had conversations with Peter Green around that time and he was obsessive about us not making money, wanting us to give it all away. And I’d say, ‘Well you can do it, I don’t wanna do that, and that doesn’t make me a bad person.’ Green would leave Fleetwood Mac in May 1970.
- Led Zeppelin perform in Denmark as The Nobs after Eva Von Zeppelin a relative of the late airship designer Ferdinand Van Zeppelin threatens to sue.
- Dying at the age of 35- Marie Dionne Houle one of the four surviving Dionne quintuplets- after a brief illness. Two of the quintuplets- Annette Allard and Cecile Langlois are still alive turning 86 this year.
- A first ever- the stealing of lunar soil was carried out at a banquet hall of a Bullocks Wilshire store in Los Angeles where it had been on display for 300 guests attending a fundraising dinner. The Moon Rock had been brought back by Apollo 11. The rock had been left unguarded and the display was not authorized by NASA. The LAPD recovered the rock two days later after an anonymous phone tip that it had been dropped in a mailbox.
- In a terrible tragedy a boat with 70 Christian pilgrims from Sri Lanka capsized and sank after their departure from Jaffna. Sixty-one of the 70 drowned.
I love what you do…keep making me feel old
Thanks.. when the events are ones I can remember- and they are from that long ago it does make me feel old too!
That would be fun, riding over Golden Gate Bridge on a bike. Funny about Led Zep in Denmark. The moon rock landing in a mailbox is just plain weird. Maybe someone stole it on a dare then realized it was a mistake but didn’t know how to return it without getting caught/punished?
Maybe after stealing it- they were disappointed with it- and didn’t want to get punished so returned it that way? Who knows- I don’t think anyone ever came out and said they took it or why?
Max just covered The Boxer.
This song is sad & beautiful. It was the theme song of my paternal uncle & aunt’s wedding in 1972.
Odd theme song for a wedding!
I thought so, too. When I asked them about it, they said it was a love song.
I never took it for a love song- but if it worked for them- all good.
I remember these moments now you’ve awakened them.