Eclipse and the Beatles Split

Published: 1970
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Dr. Franklin Branley: "Look at that, look at that, look at the flares going out from it. Look at that corona, this is really something, I hope everybody is getting it. You see Venus, Venus to the left, you see Mercury down there to the right. I can't pick out Leo at the present time. And notice the shape of that corona, this is really historic. I have never seen anything like this. In any photographs that I have ever seen of an eclipse of the Sun."

Announcer: That was Dr. Franklin Branley, Chairman of the American Museum, Hayden Planetarium, describing a total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, which took place on March 7th. The shadow moving at 15,000 miles an hour, along 85-100 mile path, began in the South Pacific and traveled across Southern Mexico, Florida, and the South-Eastern Coast of the United States.

The beginning of a new era of the 1970s brought the end to a phenomenon of the 1960s. It was announced that the long-haired group, which started a revolution in pop music was breaking up. Yes, the Beatles they said would no longer be. All things must come to an end, so it was with the 1960s, and so it was with the Beatles. The 1970s are here, what will they bring, where will they go? Who knows.

You have been listening to 1970 in Review, a production of the United Press International Audio Network. This program was written, produced, and directed by Stan Savic, Technical Supervisor was Frank Shortino. This is Ed Garand.