1967 – Two days after Mick Jagger is found guilty of drug possession and jailed, Keith Richards goes on trial for similar charges stemming from a February raid on his home. Judge Leslie Block finds him guilty of allowing his house to be used for smoking cannabis and sentences him to a year in jail. […]
1967 – At the height of the “Summer of Love,” the Mothers of Invention release ‘Absolutely Free,’ a dark-themed album from the anti-establishment mind of bandleader Frank Zappa.
1967 – during a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West.
1967 – John Entwistle bass player from The Who married Alison Wise.
1967 – Paul McCartney tells a British television audience that he has taken LSD. It had worn off by the time he got around to recording “Silly Love Songs.”
1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its debut performance at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival. The Hendrix album “Electric Ladyland,” released in 1968, tops Chart Toppers’s pop album chart for two weeks.
1967 – After an argument between Jimi Hendrix and the Who over who’s going to close the Monterey festival, Hendrix plays an incendiary set that sees him light his guitar on fire.
1967 – Canned Heat performs at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival, leading to a contract with Liberty Records. 1967, the three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the “Summer of Love” was born. The festival saw the first major […]
1967 – Guitarist Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band. Green went on to form Fleetwood Mac.