1967 – Four days after the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce that they will now be handling their own managerial affairs.
1967 – The Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at a Hell’s Angel’s funeral in San Francisco. The unlucky Angel died after being hit by a car.
1967 – The Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies of an accidental drug overdose. Whilst on retreat with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles learn that Brian Epstein has died from a sleeping-pill overdose. The Maharishi rationalizes their manager’s death by explaining that it’s “not important,” as it exists only on the physical plane. Epstein was […]
1967 – Born on this day, Jeff Tweedy, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Wilco, (2004 album ‘A Ghost Is Born’).
1967 -To reassure us that the world isn’t falling apart around our ears, the Jimi Hendrix Experience release the single “Purple Haze.”
1967 – The Beatles appear with their new guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at a press conference. Paul McCartney announces that the bandmates have given up drugs. “It was an experience we went through,” he says. “We don’t need it anymore. We’re finding different ways to get there.” For John Lennon, “different ways” would later […]
1967 – The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1967 – The Beatles have their first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Park Lane Hilton. The bandmates were convinced they should meet the guru by George’s wife, Patti. Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull tag along. John Lennon later says the experience was akin to “going somewhere without your trousers,” a […]
1967 – Born on this day, Layne Staley, Alice In Chains, (1993 UK No.19 single ‘Would’). Staley was found dead in his home on 19th April 2002.
1967 – Pink Floyd abandon their German tour after their singer, Syd Barrett, disappears.
1967 – Bob Dylan re-signs with Columbia upon the expiration of his initial five-year contract.
1967 – The Doors started recording their second album on This Day in Rock! Jim and the boys set foot in Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California and start screaming… very loud.