1969 – Archie Bell of the Drells is released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.
1969 – The Beatles record “The Ballad of John and Yoko” at Abbey Road.
1969 – Led Zeppelin enter the English albums chart with their self-titled debut in its third week of release.
1969 – Led Zeppelin Headlines at Kimbells in Southsea, UK Setlist: Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin’, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have, You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication […]
1968 – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention play the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences dinner in New York. Zappa tells the audience, “All year long you people have manufactured this crap, now for one night you’re gonna have to listen to it!”
1969 – A million hearts are broken when Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.
1969 – The 5th Dimension started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In’, a No.11 hit in the UK.
1969 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London.
1969 – King Crimson performs at the Speakeasy in London for the first time on This Day in Rock.
1969 – Bassist Pete Quaife announces that he’s quitting the Kinks.
1969 – Jim Morrison is arrested by the FBI for interstate flight, stemming from obscenity charges lodged after a Miami concert.