1969

On Jan. 14, 1969, the movie “Monterey Pop” had its premier in Los Angeles. The movie was one of the first times many of Americas youths had a chance to see many of the artists who performed there. Kids had heard many of the names and had heard some of their music, but this movie […]

The Beatles released the LP “Yellow Submarine” on this day in the US in 1969. Here is what wikipedia has to say about it. Read it and then we will ask you a question: “Yellow Submarine is the tenth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 13 January 1969 in the […]

49 years ago today, on Jan. 12, 1969, music changed for many people. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin released their debut LP in the US. Of course, critics panned the record, but to the record buying public, well they never listened to critics anyway. We could go on for days on the […]

This one would be “way back” machine worthy… On Jan. 2, 1969, Led Zeppelin began a 4 night run at The Whisky A Go Go on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip. The opening band, Alice Cooper. Any of you there for any of those nights 49 years ago! Read It Here!

Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The album is also known as “The Red Album.” In making this record, the band and the producers concentrated more on Mark Farner’s guitar because of the imbalance the band achieved on their first album “On Time”. They felt that the bass […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono attended the Peace Festival in Toronto on Dec. 16, 1969. As part of their new campaign against the war in Vietnam, they place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming “WAR IS OVER!” and then, in smaller type, “If You Want It. Happy Christmas From John And Yoko.” WE […]

The Rolling Stones released the LP “Let It Bleed” on Dec. 5, 1969. It was their eighth British and tenth American album. Released shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968’s Beggars Banquet and the last album by the band to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to […]

It was on Nov. 25, 1969 that John Lennon returned his MBE to the Queen, as an act of protest against the Vietnam war. Lennon’s chauffeur Les Anthony returned the insignia of the award to Buckinham Palace in the morning, also delivering handwritten letters to the Queen, prime minister Harold Wilson, and the secretary of […]

On Nov. 16, 1969, Janis Joplin played a concert in Tampa, FL. During her show, a policemen tried to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left their seats and begun to move around. Janis was not happy about it and said to the officer “Don’t fuck with those people! Hey, mister, what’re […]

Towards the end of 1969, the rumors of Paul McCartney’s death, were growing. So ‘Life’ magazine, tracked down Paul and wife Linda at their farm in Glasgow, Scotland, to disprove the rumors of his death. On The Nov. 7th Issue of ‘Life’, Paul was the featured cover story of that week’s edition of the magazine, […]


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