On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1970

Weddings in Music

David Bowie

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

Sammy Davis Jr.

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

Mick Fleetwood

Jun 12 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23); divorce in 1975

Jim Morrison

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

  • Aug 2 American songwriter Sammy Cahn (57) weds American fashion designer Virginia "Tita" Curtis in California
  • Aug 4 "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)

Barry Gibb

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

Stevie Wonder

Sep 14 American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (20) marries American singer-songwriter Syreeta "Rita" Wright (24); divorce in 1972

Donovan Philips Leitch

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

James Brown

Oct 22 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins (25) in Barnwell, South Carolina; divorce in 1981

Dennis Hopper

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


Divorces in Music

Dennis Hopper

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