J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he remained until his death in 1972.
May 10, 1969
Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band played Cobo Hall in Detroit, with Country Joe & the Fish and Teegarden & Van Winkle as the opening acts.
May 10, 1970
|David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song ‘Space Oddity’ which he performed that night accompanied by the Les Reed Orchestra. The event was transmitted live via satellite to venues in America, France, Spain, Australia, Holland and Venezuela. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.|
The Pet Shop Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘West End Girls’, the duo’s first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
Eight months after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare” opened in North American theaters.
during the production, Madonna was dating Sandra Bernhardt, lesbian comedian
Madonna recalls having sex with a prefame female friend who denies it in the documentary.
Barbra Streisand began her first concert tour in almost 30 years.