Coast To Coast AM – 26.6.2011 – 1/4 – Rock Music & 1970

MP3 www.4shared.com Guests: David Browne, Major Ed Dames Rock Music & 1970: Many people point to 1969 as being a pivotal year for change. But Rolling Stone writer David Browne is more convinced that 1970 is the true culprit to the end of peace and love. He joined George Knapp on Sunday night to look at how 1970 changed the world through the stories of four rock and roll bands/musical artists– The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY), Simon & Garfunkel, and James Taylor. The year 1970 saw a number of pivotal events like Kent State, when four student protestors were shot and killed by the National Guard. 1970 was also the year that both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin died, and the Beatles, CSNY, and Simon & Garfunkel all broke up, Browne noted. He recounted the events leading up to the Beatles disbanding: They had just recorded Let it Be, and McCartney and Lennon were in disagreement over who should manage their business affairs. Then McCartney sent out a press release about his upcoming solo record, which was in conflict with the release date for Let it Be. McCartney’s record was delayed, angering him, and setting off a chain of repercussions that led to the break-up at the end of 1970. Simon & Garfunkel (whom a record exec. said had a name that sounded like either a comedy act or a department store) were at the height of their popularity with their hit song Bridge Over Troubled Water, when they decided to call it quits, said Browne. The super group CSNY had a lot