1969 – BBC television broadcast the program Man of the Decade, who is … John Lennon! Rolling Stone names Lennon its man of the year, while Lennon himself admits to the New Musical Express that he’s considering leaving the Beatles.
1969 – Jimi Hendrix unveils his new group Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East. The concert, featuring the rhythm section of Billy Cox and Buddy Miles backing Hendrix, later appears on the album Band of Gypsys.
1969 – Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract which left him broke.
1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono have a session with Canadian hypnotists Hammrick & Leonard. The couple are trying to stop smoking.
1969 – The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed reaches No. 3 in the American album charts. At No. 1 is the Beatles’ Abbey Road, followed by Led Zeppelin II.
1969 – During their stay in Canada, John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and discuss drug abuse with John Munro, the Minister of Health.
1969 – The Supremes make their last appearance on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” They sing “Someday We’ll Be Together.”
1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet with media guru Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto for a 45-minute rap session.
1969 – At London’s Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court Mick Jagger is fined 200 pounds for possession of marijuana. His girlfriend Marianne Faithfull is acquitted of a similar charge.
1969 – On The Tonight Show this evening, novelty singer Tiny Tim marries the 17-year-old Miss Vicki in one of the greatest stunts ever televised.
1969 – In this morning’s New York Times, an article claims that American youth’s expenditure make up 75% of the $1 billion spent on recorded music. The issue also contains one of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s full-page advertisements reading, “War is Over! If You Want It.” While staying on Ronnie Hawkins’ farm outside Toronto, […]
1969 – John Lennon tells the world he’s organizing a peace festival in Toronto to take place in July 1970.