So the 1970’s was a tumultuous decade in the history of the United States. In a lot of ways, the ’70’s were a continuation of the battles waged during the 60’s. Marginalized groups in America continued their fight for equality. Protests continued against the Vietnam War.
The decade was generally one characterized by upheaval and change. As is the case with any decade, when we look back at it, there are memorable events, both good and bad, that stick in your mind. Some of the most notable of those events of the ’70’s include …
The Greatest Band Breaks Apart
The Beatles were part of the British Invasion that overpowered the American music industry during the 1960’s. The Beatles, comprised of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, became household names. These young men from Liverpool made girls all across the nation swoon and faint at just the mere mention of the band’s name.
From the time of the band’s first appearance in America on the Ed Sullivan Show to its break up in 1970, the Beatles etched an indelible and everlasting mark in the hearts and minds of a generation of Americans, and generations to follow.