Sheet music cover for 'Apeman' by The Kinks (Pete Quaife; Dave Davies; Ray Davies; Mick Avory)

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Sheet music cover for 'Apeman' by The Kinks (Pete Quaife; Dave Davies; Ray Davies; Mick Avory)

published by Carlin Music Corporation, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1970
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (280 mm x 216 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Reference Collection
NPG D48458

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Edward 'Ted' Heath wins a surprise victory for the Conservative party at the general election, becoming Prime Minister. Opinion polls had predicted a comfortable Labour victory, but with a failing economy, the Tories snatched a narrow last minute majority.

Art and science

Germaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch, an influential feminist text arguing that women's sexuality and capacity for action are repressed by the family and their roles in society. Greer suggested that women should get to know their bodies and become empowered by their sexuality. The book was an international best seller.

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Four aircraft are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The planes were landed in Cairo, Jordan and London and the hijackers demanded the release of Political Prisoners in exchange for the hostages. Several prisoners were returned and three of the planes were blown up after most of the hostages were release.
Four students are shot dead by national guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War in America.

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