WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
THE ORIGINS OF POPSTROLOGY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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The popstrological end of the Beatles, the Supremes, and Simon and Garfunkel signaled the end of an era in 1970, but the sudden and powerful impact of the Jackson 5 provided an optimistic, sugar-funk injection to a year ripe with potential causes of mopery (viz. the aforementioned breakups; Kent State; the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix). Still, the biggest stars rarely burn out without first casting off some of their energy into the pop universe. Indeed, in 1970 we see the first solo appearances of former Supreme Diana Ross and former Beatle George Harrison, heralding the birth of a brand-new popstrological grouping: the constellation Spin-Off, an entity known to inspire the kind of ambivalence that comes with realizing that while life may always go on, we sometimes know that the best is already behind us. Like the Jackson 5 themselves, the micro-generation born in this pivotal year may exhibit enormous gifts at a tender age. But the bright lights of youthful success can unmooor even the greatest of talents, so take heed, children of 1970, and never forget that for every Michael, there is also a Jermaine. Not to mention a Tito.
|Jan 1-Jan 24||B. J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head|
|Jan 25-Jan 31||The Jackson 5 I Want You Back|
|Feb 1-Feb 7||Shocking Blue Venus|
|Feb 8-Feb 21||Sly and the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is A Star|
|Feb 22-Apr 4||Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water|
|Apr 5-Apr 18||The Beatles Let It Be|
|Apr 19-May 2||The Jackson 5 ABC|
|May 3-May 23||The Guess Who American Woman|
|May 24-Jun 6||Ray Stevens Everything Is Beautiful|
|Jun 7-Jun 20||The Beatles The Long And Winding Road|
|Jun 21-Jul 4||The Jackson 5 The Love You Save|
|Jul 5-Jul 18||Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not To Come)|
|Jul 19-Aug 15||The Carpenters Close To You|
|Aug 16-Aug 22||Bread Make It With You|
|Aug 23-Sep 12||Edwin Starr War|
|Sep 13-Oct 3||Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough|
|Oct 4-Oct 10||Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie|
|Oct 11-Nov 14||The Jackson 5 I'll Be There|
|Nov 15-Dec 5||The Partridge Family I Think I Love You|
|Dec 6-Dec 19||Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Tears Of A Clown|
|Dec 20-Dec 31||George Harrison My Sweet Lord|
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