1969 – A court finds John Lennon’s erotic lithographs “unlikely to deprave or corrupt,” and his exhibition in London is reopened.
1969 –Joe Cocker makes his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1969 – during the bands second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California.
1969 – Paul McCartney publicly denies rumors that he is dead.
1969 – Famous Ash Grove, Los Angeles (home of Canned Heat and Taj Mahal) burns to the ground. The Ash Grove was a folk music club in Los Angeles, founded in 1958 by Ed Pearl and named after the Welsh folk song, “The Ash Grove.” In its short fifteen years, the Ash Grove forever altered […]
1969 In Dolton, England, the Who perform their rock opera Tommy live in its entirety for the first time.
1969 – A&M signs a brother/sister act called the Carpenters.
1969 – John Lennon changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
1969 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney record “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1969 – Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1969 – The Band step out from behind Bob Dylan for the first time to perform solo at San Francisco’s Winterland auditorium.