Ball Of Confusion - The Soundscape Of 1970

Step aboard Radio 2's time machine for the latest Soundscape - an uninterrupted voyage through the news and music of 1970.

There's no hindsight.

This is what 1970 sounded like and felt like, from the Kent State massacre and Apollo 13's "problem", to England's defeat in Mexico and the Beatles break-up.

There was a surprise result in the General Election and a new word in the air - skyjacking.

Monty Python had a dead parrot; T Rex rode a white swan.

And John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Mungo Jerry and many others were there to chronicle the time.

Tony Blackburn introduces a portrait in sound of a turbulent year which produced some memorable music - in the words of the Temptations, "a ball of confusion".

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Step aboard Radio 2's time machine for the latest Soundscape - an uninterrupted voyage through the news and music of 1970.

There's no hindsight.

This is what 1970 sounded like and felt like, from the Kent State massacre and Apollo 13's "problem", to England's defeat in Mexico and the Beatles break-up.

There was a surprise result in the General Election and a new word in the air - skyjacking.

Monty Python had a dead parrot; T Rex rode a white swan.

And John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Mungo Jerry and many others were there to chronicle the time.

Tony Blackburn introduces a portrait in sound of a turbulent year which produced some memorable music - in the words of the Temptations, "a ball of confusion".

2010081620100913

Step aboard Radio 2's time machine for the latest Soundscape - an uninterrupted voyage through the news and music of 1970.

There's no hindsight.

This is what 1970 sounded like and felt like, from the Kent State massacre and Apollo 13's "problem", to England's defeat in Mexico and the Beatles break-up.

There was a surprise result in the General Election and a new word in the air - skyjacking.

Monty Python had a dead parrot; T Rex rode a white swan.

And John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Mungo Jerry and many others were there to chronicle the time.

Tony Blackburn introduces a portrait in sound of a turbulent year which produced some memorable music - in the words of the Temptations, "a ball of confusion".