1967 – After a public outcry, a London Appeals Court drops drug charges against Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Mick Jagger, also busted for drugs, has his jail sentence reduced to a conditional discharge. The Stones record “We Love You” to commemorate the event.
1967 – Doors: ‘Light My Fire’ US 45 is no. 1 chart topper. Later, Jim Morrison will sing the correct lyrics after Ed Sullivan asked him not to because of risque subject matter.
1967 – In today’s London Times appears a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana. It’s signed by the Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein.
1967 – The Elvis Presley movie “Double Trouble” premieres. Released alongside the CD. Double Trouble is the soundtrack to the 1967 film Double Trouble. The first nine songs on the music album were recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California at the end of June, 1966 and were part of the movie. The last three […]
1967 – Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off his first English tour since he was hounded out of the country for being married to his 13-year-old cousin in May 1958.
1967 – Jazz guru John Coltrane dies of liver cancer in New York at age 40.
1967 – In the studio, Jackie Wilson cuts his future No. 6 smash “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”
1967 – Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane dies of liver disease at the age of 40. He is posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992.
1967 – Jefferson Airplane and the Doors perform at the Anaheim Civic Center in California. Jim Morrison behaves himself.
1967 – Tonight’s Saturday Evening Post asks the question “What’s Happening in Pop Music?” The answer is Nancy Sinatra.
1967 – The Who begins its first U.S. tour, opening for Herman’s Hermits.
1967 – Herman’s Hermits kick off their North American tour in Calgary, Alberta. With The Who opening up for them, did they get pounded off the stage? I guess we won’t get fooled again! This is as bad as Jimi opening for the Monkees!