On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1970

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Barnett, (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London; (divorce in 1980)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

LoveWedding of Interest

May 11 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (44) weds American entertainer Altovise Gore (26) in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania courthouse by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23)

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Aug 2 Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif
  • Aug 4 "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

Actor and Director Dennis Hopper
Actor and Director
Dennis Hopper

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 8 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Actor and Director Dennis Hopper
Actor and Director
Dennis Hopper