1967

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Jan

1

  • Moon Mullican (57) dies in Beaumont, TX following a heart attack
  • The Doors make their first television appearance on Los Angeles’ station KTLA’s Shebang show

3

  • Mary Garden (92) dies in Aberdeen

4

  • David Berman born (Williamsburg, VA) American rock singer, songwriter, poet, cartoonist. Member of the Silver Jews from 1989 to 2009.

6

  • Elliott Carter’s Piano Concerto premiered in Boston

7

  • Carl Schuricht (86) dies in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
  • Ernst Krenek’s Little Suite for clarinet and piano & Invention for flute and clarinet premiered in Bamberg, Germany
  • Charley Pride becomes the first black solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

9

  • Dave Matthews born (Johannesburg) South African-American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor.
  • Van Morrison signs to Bang records for an advance of $3,500
  • Chou Wen-Chung’s Pien for piano, woodwind, brass and percussion premiered in New York

10

  • Vilém Petrželka (77) dies in Brno, Czech Rep.
  • Karen Surenovich Khachaturian’s Cello Sonata premiered in Moscow

11

  • Wolfgang Zeller (73) dies in Berlin

13

  • January 13th becomes designated Stephen Foster Memorial Day in the United States on the 103rd anniversary of his death

14

  • The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service

17

  • Richard Hawley born (Sheffield) English rock singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist. Member of the Longpigs from 1993 to 1998, Pulp from 1998 to 2002 and solo artist.

18

  • Jan Smeterlin (74) dies in London

21

  • The Monkees have the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with I’m A Believer

22

  • The Monkees play their first live show at the Cow Palace, San Francisco

24

  • Mark Kozelek born (Massillion, OH) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and solo artist.
  • John Myung born (Chicago) American rock bass guitarist, songwriter. Member of Dream Theater from 1985.
  • Aretha Franklin records her first session for Atlantic at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL. Very little usable material emerges from a combative session
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience headline at London’s Marquee for the first time

26

  • Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No. 2 premiered in Moscow

30

  • The Beatles shoot a promotional film for Strawberry Fields Forever in Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Adieu für Wolfgang Sebastian Mayer no.21 for wind quintet premiered in Calcutta

31

  • Chad Channing born (Bainbridge Island, WA) American rock drummer, singer, bass guitarist. Member of Nirvana from 1988 to 1990. Also worked with Fire Ants and Before Cars.
  • Geoffrey O’Hara (84) dies in St Petersburg, FL

releases

  • Tim Buckley – Aren’t You the Girl / Strange Street Affair Under Blue (Elektra)
  • Byrds – So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star / Everybody’s Been Burned (Columbia)
  • Chocolate Watchband – Sweet Young Thing / Baby Blue (Uptown)
  • Spencer Davis Group – I’m A Man / Can’t Get Enough Of It (Fontana UK)
  • Doors – Break On Through / End Of the Night (Elektra)
  • Eddie Floyd – Raise Your Hand / I’ve Just Been Feeling Bad (Stax)
  • Gants – I Wonder / Greener Days (Liberty). Garage band formed in Greenwood, MS in 1963. Sid Herring (vo, g) Johnny Sanders (g) Vince Montgomery (b) Don Wood (d)
  • GONN – Blackout of Gretely / Pain in My Heart (Emir). Garage band formed in Keokuk, IA in 1966. Craig Moore (vo, b) Gerry Gabel (keys, vo) Rex Garrett, Larry LaMaster (g) Dave Johnson (d)
  • Litter – Action Woman / A Legal Matter (Scotty). Garage band formed in Minneapolis in 1966. Jim Kane (b) Tom Murray (d) Dan Rinaldi (g, vo) Bill Strandlof (g) Denny Waite (org, vo)
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage / Come Spy With Me (Tamla)
  • Mojo Men – Sit Down I Think I Love You / Don’t Leave Me (Reprise). Garage band formed in San Francisco in 1965
  • Fred Neil – Dolphins / Badi-Da (Capitol)
  • Wilson Pickett – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Nothing You Can Do (Atlantic)
  • Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday (Decca UK)
  • Sam & Dave – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby / A Small Portion Of Your Love (Stax)
  • Supremes – Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone / There’s No Stopping Us Now (Motown)
  • Turtles – Happy Together / Like the Seasons (White Whale)
  • Underdogs – Love’s Gone Bad / Mojo Hannah (VIP). Garage band formed in Grosse Pointe, MI in 1963. Dave Whitehouse (vo, b) Tony Roumell, Chris Lena (g) Michael Morgan (d)
  • Unrelated Segments – The Story of My Life / It’s Unfair (HBR). Garage band formed in Taylor, MI in 1966. Ron Stults (vo) Rory Mack, John Torok (g) Barry Van Engelen (b) Andy Angellotti (d)
  • Jr Walker & the All Stars – Pucker Up Buttercup / Anyway You Wannta (Soul)
  • The Doors (Elektra)
  • Contact High With The Godz (ESP Disk)
  • Freddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits (Blue Note)
  • Roland Kirk – Here Comes The Whistleman (Atlantic)
  • More of the Monkees (Colgems)
  • Fred Neil aka Everybody’s Talkin’ (Capitol)
  • Ken Nordine – Colors (Philips)
  • Sam Rivers – Contours (Blue Note)
  • Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons (Decca UK)
  • Nancy Sinatra – Sugar (Reprise)
  • The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland (Motown) 

    The Doors (Elektra)

Feb

2

  • Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote born (St Andrews, Fife) Scottish folk and rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.

3

  • Joe Meek (37) shoots dead in London Violet Shenton, his landlady, and then shoots himself in the head

4

  • The Monkees have the UK number one album for the first of seven weeks with The Monkees

6

  • Izumi Sakai aka Sachiko Kamachi born (Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan) Japanese pop singer, songwriter. Died 2007

7

  • Earle Brown’s Modules I & II for chamber orchestra premiered in Paris

10

  • After 34 hours of recording over four session, the Beatles and a 40 piece orchestra complete the recording of A Day In the Life

11

  • Edmond Hall (65) dies in Cambridge, MA following a heart attack
  • Charles Ives’s Orchestral Set no.2 premiered in Chicago
  • The Monkees have the Billboard number one album for the first of eighteen weeks with More of The Monkees

12

  • Chitravina N. Ravikiran born (Mysore, Karnataka, India) Indian composer, chitravina player, writer.
  • Muggsy Spanier (60) dies in Sausalito, CA following a heart attack
  • Keith Richards’ house Redlands in Sussex is raided by the police looking for drugs

13

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience record their first session for BBC Radio

14

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Chorales for Orchestra premiered in London
  • (to 16th) Aretha Franklin records the bulk of the album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You for Atlantic in New York (bar the two songs on her first Atlantic single which were recorded on 24 Jan in Muscle Shoals, AL). Aretha Franklin (vo) Melvin Lastie (tp) Charlie Chalmers, King Curtis (ts) Willie Bridges (bars) Spooner Oldham (p) Jimmy Johnson (g) Tommy Cogbill (b) Roger Hawkins (d)

15

  • Li Jinhui (75) killed in Shanghai during the ‘Cultural Revolution’

16

  • Gerald Simpson born (Manchester) English producer, electronic musician, composer, DJ. Worked as A Guy Called Gerald and member of 808 State from 1988 to 1989.
  • Smiley Burnette (55) dies in Encino, CA of leukaemia

17

  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin’s Sinfonietta for strings premiered in Ankara

18

  • The Buckinghams have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Kind of a Drag

20

  • Kurt Cobain born (Aberdeen, WA) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of Nirvana. Died 1994
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s String Quartet No. 3 premiered in London

23

  • The Monkees begin recording their third album Headquarters in Hollywood, CA, their first under their own creative control. Michael Nesmith (vo, pedal steel g, g, org) Davy Jones (vo, perc) Micky Dolenz (vo, d, g) Peter Tork (vo, keys, g, b, bjo) with Chip Douglas, John London (b) Vince DeRosa (frh) Fred Seykora (cel) Jerry Yester, Keith Allison (g). Recording is completed on 23 Mar

24

  • Franz Waxman (60) dies in Los Angeles of cancer

26

  • Walter “Fats” Pichon (60) dies in Chicago after a long illness

27

  • Earle Brown’s Calder Piece for percussion premiered in Paris
  • Pink Floyd record their first single Arnold Layne in London. Syd Barret (vo, g) Roger Waters (b) Rick Wright (keys) Nick Mason (d)

releases

  • Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (Parlophone UK)
  • Blues Project – No Time Like the Right Time / Steve’s Song (Verve Folkways)
  • Solomon Burke – Keep a Light in the Window Till I Come Home / Time Is a Thief (Atlantic)
  • James Carr – The Dark End Of The Street / Lovable Girl (Goldwax)
  • Four Tops – Bernadette / I Got A Feeling (Motown)
  • Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / Do Right Woman Do Right Man (Atlantic)
  • Mamas & The Papas – Dedicated to the One I Love / Free Advice (Dunhill)
  • Martha & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack / Third Finger Left Hand (Gordy)
  • Seeds – Mr. Farmer / Up in Her Room (GNP Crescendo)
  • Percy Sledge – Baby, Help Me / You’ve Got That Something Wonderful (Atlantic)
  • Thirteenth Floor Elevators – I’ve Got Levitation / Before You Accuse Me (International Artists)
  • Walker Brothers – Stay With Me Baby / Turn Out The Moon (Philips UK)
  • Cannonball Adderley – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!: Live At “The Club” (Capitol) recorded live in the studio in Hollywood on 31 Jul 1966 even though the liner notes state it was taped at the Club DeLisa in Chicago
  • Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (Columbia)
  • Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers (Columbia)
  • Hank Crawford – Mr Blues (Atlantic)
  • Miles Davis – Miles Smiles (Columbia)
  • Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa piosenki Zygmunta Koniecznego [Ewa Demarczyk sings songs by Zygmunt Konieczny] (Polskie Nagrania Muza Poland)
  • Lorraine Ellison – Heart and Soul (Warner Bros)
  • Chico Hamilton – The Dealer (Impulse!)
  • Herbie Hancock – The Blow-Up OST (MGM)
  • Lee Hazlewood-ism: Its Cause and Cure (MGM)
  • Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (RCA Victor)
  • Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson – Happenings (Impulse!)
  • Yusef Lateef – The Golden Flute (Impulse!)
  • Love – Da Capo (Elektra)
  • John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers – A Hard Road (Decca UK)
  • Wes Montgomery – California Dreaming (Verve)
  • Lee Morgan – Cornbread (Blue Note)
  • Laura Nyro – More Than a New Discovery (Verve)
  • The Stone Poneys (Capitol)

    Joe Meek 1929-67

Mar

1

  • Pink Floyd begin recording the album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at Abbey Road, London. Syd Barrett (vo, g) Roger Waters (b, vo) Richard Wright (keys, vo) Nick Mason (d, perc). The album is completed on 5 Jul

2

  • The 9th Grammy Awards are held in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. Frank Sinatra wins record of the year for Strangers in the Night and album of the year for A Man and His Music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney win song of the year for Michelle. Other winners include Maurice Jarre, Wes Montgomery, Duke Ellington, Herb Alpert, the Mamas & the Papas and Ray Charles

3

  • The Jeff Beck Group play their first show in London. Rod Stewart (vo) Jeff Beck, Ron Wood (g) Jet Harris (b) Clem Cattini (d). After many changes of rhythm section, the band settled down as a quartet with Wood on bass and Aynsley Dunbar on drums.

4

  • Evan Dando born (Boston, MA) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of the Lemonheads.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck has the UK number one single for the first of six weeks with Release Me
  • The Rolling Stones have the Billboard number one single for one week with Ruby Tuesday

6

  • Zoltán Kodály (84) dies in Budapest

7

  • Ruthie Henshall born (London) English musical theatre singer, actress.
  • Willie Smith (56) dies in Los Angeles of cancer

8

  • Jacques Demy’s musical film Les Demoiselles de Rochefort [The Young Girls of Rochefort] opens starring Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris and Gene Kelly. Music by Michel Legrand and Jacques Demy

9

  • Vittorio Giannini’s opera The Servant of Two Masters premiered in New York. Lib. Bernard Stambler after Carlo Goldoni

11

  • Geraldine Farrar (85) dies in Ridgefield, CT following a heart attack
  • The Supremes have the Billboard number one single for one week with Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone

16

  • John Darnielle born (Bloomington, IN) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Led the Mountain Goats from 1991

17

  • Billy Corgan born (Elk Grove, IL) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of Smashing Pumpkins.
  • A Stax records revue begins a UK tour in London. Acts on the bill include Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave and Booker T & the MGs

18

  • Miki Berenyi born (London) English rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Lush from 1988 to 1996.
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for one week with Penny Lane
  • Pink Floyd sign to EMI

21

  • George Roy Hill’s film musical Thoroughly Modern Millie opens starring Julie Andrews, James Fox and Mary Tyler Moore. Music by Elmer Bernstein, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn and others

23

  • Pete Johnson (62) dies in Buffalo, NY following a stroke

25

  • Cream and the Who make their US concert debuts in New York
  • The Turtles have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Happy Together

26

  • Pirate station Radio London begins broadcasting John Peel’s Perfumed Garden radio show. It runs until August

27

  • Konrad Boehmer’s Aspekt for tape premiered in Amsterdam

29

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Medea for choir and orchestra premiered in Paris

30

  • Paul Clayton (36) commits suicide by electrocution after putting an electric heater in his bath at his home in New York.
  • The photo session for the cover of the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band takes place in London

31

  • André Boucourechliev’s Archipel 1 op.7 for two pianos and percussion premiered in Royan, France
  • Jimi Hendrix is admitted to hospital with minor burns on his hands after setting fire to his guitar at a show in London

unk

  • H.P. Lovecraft are formed by singer and guitarist George Edwards in Chicago with Dave Michaels (vo, keys, cl, recorder) Jerry McGeorge (b, vo) Tony Cavallari (g, vo) & Michael Tegza (d, perc, vo)
  • Tomorrow are formed in London. Keith West (vo) Steve Howe (g) John Wood (b) John ‘Twink’ Alder (d). The group disband in April 1968

releases

  • Jeff Beck – Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck’s Bolero (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Booker T & The MGs – Hip Hug-Her / Summertime (Stax)
  • Byrds – My Back Pages / Renaissance Fair (Columbia)
  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music / Let’s Go Steady (Atco)
  • Electric Prunes – Get Me To the World On Time / Are You Lovin’ Me More (Reprise)
  • Grateful Dead – The Golden Road / Cream Puff War (Warner)
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze / 51st Anniversary (Track UK)
  • Manfred Mann – Ha! Ha! Said the Clown / Feeling So Good (Fontana UK)
  • Mystery Trend – Johnny Was a Good Boy / A House On The Hill (Verve). Garage band formed in San Francisco in 1965
  • Wilson Pickett – I Found a Love parts 1 and 2 (Atlantic)
  • Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne / Candy & A Currant Bun (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Lou Rawls – Dead End Street / Yes It Hurts Doesn’t It (Capitol)
  • Tim Rose – Morning Dew / You’re Slipping Away From Me (Columbia)
  • Simon & Garfunkel – 59th St Bridge Song / At The Zoo (Columbia)
  • Smoke – My Friend Jack / We Can Take it (EMI Columbia UK). Pop group formed in York in 1965. Mick Rowley (vo) Mal Luker (g), “Zeke” Lund (b) Geoff Gill (d)
  • Sparkles – No Friend of Mine / Hipsville 29 B.C. (I Need Help) (Hickory). Garage band from Lubbock, TX
  • Supremes – The Happening / All I Know About You (Motown)
  • Vagrants – Respect / I Love, Love You (Yes I Do) (Atco). Garage band formed in Long Island, NY in 1965. Peter Sabatino (vo, hca) Leslie West (vo, g) Larry West (vo, b) Jerry Storch (org) Roger Mansour (d)
  • Jacques Brel 67 (Barclay France)
  • James Carr – You Got My Mind Messed Up (Goldwax)
  • John Coltrane – Kulu Se Mama (Impulse!)
  • Donovan – Mellow Yellow (Pye UK)
  • Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic)
  • Grateful Dead (Warner Bros)
  • Andrew Hill – Compulsion!!!!! (Blue Note)
  • Left Banke – Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina (Smash)
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet – Forest Flower (Atlantic) recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival on 9 Aug 1966
  • Mamas and the Papas – Deliver (Dunhill)
  • Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – King & Queen (Stax)
  • Sonny Rollins – East Broadway Run Down (Impulse!)
  • Horace Silver – The Jody Grind (Blue Note)
  • Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Reprise)
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
  • Walker Brothers – Images (Philips UK) 

    The Velvet Underground

Apr

1

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Nashville

2

  • Prince Paul aka Paul Huston born (New York, NY) American rapper, record producer, DJ. Worked with Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modelling School, Baby Elephant and solo.

4

  • Hans Werner Henze’s Telemanniana for orchestra premiered in Berlin

5

  • Mischa Elman (76) dies in New York

6

  • Julian Anderson born (London) English composer, teacher.
  • Hans Werner Henze’s Los Caprichos for orchestra premiered in Duisburg

7

  • Tom Donahue at San Francisco FM radio station KMPX in San Francisco is the first DJ to present the new format of 24 hour album track oriented radio

8

  • The Eurovision song contest, held in Vienna, is won by Sandie Shaw with Puppet on a String

10

  • John Barry’s music for James Hill’s film Born Free wins the best original score Oscar at the 39th Academy Awards
  • Marvin Gaye records I Heard It Through the Grapevine for Tamla in Detroit. The song isn’t issued as a single for 18 months

12

  • Sarah Cracknell born (Chelmsford) English pop singer, songwriter. Member of St Etienne from 1990 and solo artist.
  • Mellow Man Ace aka Ulpiano Sergio Reyes born (Pinar del Río, Cuba) Cuban-American rapper. Member of Cypress Hill in 1988.
  • Buster Bailey (64) dies in New York following a heart attack

14

  • Barrett Martin born (Seattle) American rock and jazz drummer, percussionist, bassist, session player. Worked with Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, Tuatara and others.
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Dies irae (Auschwitz Oratorium) for solo vocals, chorus and orchestra premiered in Krakow
  • The Rolling Stones play their first show in the Eastern Bloc in Warsaw which ends in a riot

15

  • Nancy & Frank Sinatra have the Billboard number one single for the first week of four and the UK number one single for the first week of two with Somethin’ Stupid

16

  • Grooverider aka Raymond Bingham born (London) English drum & bass DJ, producer, broadcaster.

17

  • Liz Phair born (New Haven, CT) American rock singer, songwriter.
  • Red Allen (59) dies in New York of pancreatic cancer

19

  • Mick Fleetwood joins John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, alongside other future Fleetwood Mac members John McVie and Peter Green

20

  • Mike Portnoy born (Long Beach, NY) American rock drummer, songwriter, singer. Member of Dream Theater from 1985 to 2010.

21

  • Édouard Commette (84) dies in Lyon
  • The Beatles complete the recording of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Abbey Road, London

24

  • Patty Schemel born (Marysville, WA) American rock drummer. Member of Hole from 1992 to 1998.
  • Ida Presti (42) dies in Rochester, NY of a lung haemorrhage
  • Darius Milhaud’s Cantata from Job op.413 premiered in Buffalo

26

  • Jule Styne, Adolph Green, Betty Comden and Arthur Laurents’s musical Hallelujah, Baby! Opens on Broadway (293 performances)

27

  • Tommy Smith born (Edinburgh) Scottish jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, teacher.
  • Terry Riley’s Olson III for soprano saxophone and orchestra premiered in Stockholm

29

  • J.B. Lenoir (38) dies in Urbana, IL following a heart attack
  • Sandie Shaw has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Puppet On A String
  • The 14 hour Technicolour Dream benefit party for The International Times is held at Alexandra Palace in London. Acts appearing include  Pink Floyd, Tomorrow, Soft Machine, the Pretty Things and others

unk

  • Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band record the album Safe As Milk for Buddah in Hollywood, CA. Don van Vliet (vo, hca, marimba) Ry Cooder (g, b) Alex St Clair Snouffer (g, vo) Jerry Handley (b) John French (d, vo) plus Doug Moon, Russ Titelman (g) Milt Holland, Taj Mahal (perc) Sam Hoffman (theremin)
  • Procol Harum formed by singer/songwriter Gary Brooker. 1967 line-up: Gary Brooker (vo, p) Keith Reid (lyricist) Matthew Fisher (org) Robin Trower (g, vo) David Knights (b) BJ Wilson (d)
  • Traffic formed after Steve Winwood leaves the Spencer Davis Group. Steve Winwood (vo, g, keys) Dave Mason (g) Chris Wood (ts, fl, keys) Jim Capaldi (d)

releases

  • Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster 1941 / I Can’t See Nobody (Polydor UK)
  • William Bell – Everybody Loves a Winner / You’re Such a Sweet Thang (Stax)
  • Neil Diamond – Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon / You’ll Forget (Bang)
  • Dyke & The Blazers – Funky Broadway / part 2 (Original Sound). Funk band formed in Buffalo, NY in 1964. Arlester “Dyke” Christian (vo) Donnie Stokes (g) John White (b) James Gadson (d)
  • Aretha Franklin – Respect / Dr Feelgood (Atlantic)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough / Give A Little Love (Tamla)
  • Humane Society – Knock Knock / Tiptoe Through The Tulips With Me (Liberty)
  • Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love / She Has Funny Cars (RCA Victor)
  • Mamas & The Papas – Creeque Alley / No Salt on Her Tail (Dunhill)
  • Marvelettes – When You’re Young And In Love / The Day You Take One You Have To Take The Other (Tamla)
  • Merry-go-Round – Live / Time Will Show The Wiser (A&M). Pop-rock group from Los Angeles. Emitt Rhodes (vo) Joel Larson (d) Gary Kato (g) Bill Rinehart (b)
  • Move – I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Wave the Flag and Stop the Train (Deram UK)
  • Music Machine – Double Yellow Line / Absolutely Positively (Original Sound)
  • James & Bobby Purify – Shake a Tail Feather / Goodness Gracious (Bell)
  • Purple Gang – Granny Takes A Trip / Bootleg Whiskey (Big T UK). Rock band from Stockport. Joe Beard (g) Geoff Bowyer (org) Pete Walker (vo) Ank Langley (bjo, jug) Gerry Robinson (mand, hca)
  • Otis Redding – Shake [live] / You Don’t Miss Your Water (Volt)
  • Otis & Carla – Tramp / Tell It Like It Is (Stax)
  • Percy Sledge – Out of Left Field / It Can’t Be Stopped (Atlantic)
  • Soul Brothers Six – Some Kind of Wonderful / I’ll Be Loving You (Atlantic). R&B band formed in Rochester, NY in 1965
  • R Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House / Don’t Fool Around (VIP)
  • Who – Pictures Of Lily / Doctor Doctor (Track UK)
  • Young Rascals – Groovin’ / Sueno (Atlantic). Pop-rock group formed in New York in 1964. Eddie Brigati (vo) Felix Cavaliere (keys, vo) Gene Cornish (g) Dino Danelli (d)
  • Blue Magoos – Electric Comic Book (Mercury)
  • James Brown Sings Raw Soul (King)
  • Ornette Coleman – The Empty Foxhole (Blue Note)
  • Country Joe & The Fish – Electric Music for the Mind and Body (Vanguard) Psychedelic rock band formed in Berkeley, CA in 1965. “Country Joe” McDonald (vo) Barry “The Fish” Melton (g) Gary “Chicken” Hirsh (d) David Cohen (keys) Bruce Barthol (b)
  • The Electric Prunes (Reprise) Rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. Ken Williams (g) James Lowe (vo, autoharp) Michael Weakley (d) Mark Tulin (b)
  • The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  • Big John Patton – Let ‘Em Roll (Blue Note) 
  • The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading (Columbia)
  • Pretty Things – Emotions (Fontana UK)
  • Howard Tate – Get It While You Can (Verve)

    The Purple Gang

May

1

  • Tim McGraw born (Delhi, LA) American country, singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor.
  • John Harbison’s Cantata III premiered in New York
  • Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Memphis
  • Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is arrested on charges of avoiding the draft. He is later released.

2

  • Capitol Records pulls the plug on the Beach Boys’ Smile project.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Solo no.19 for a melody instrument with feedback premiered in Basel

3

  • Nina Mae McKinney (54) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • The Walker Brothers announce that they have split

4

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience begin recording the album Axis: Bold as Love in London. Jimi Hendrix (g, vo, p, fl) Mitch Mitchell (d, perc, vo) Noel Redding (b, vo). The record is completed on 29 Oct

7

  • Alfred Schnittke’s String Quartet No. 1 premiered in Leningrad

8

  • Laverne Andrews (55) dies in Los Angeles of cancer
  • The Charles Lloyd Quartet embark on a short tour of the USSR, the first American jazz group to do so

10

  • Young MC aka Marvin Young born (London) Anglo-American rapper, producer, actor.

11

  • Apache Indian aka Steven Kapur born (Birmingham) English reggae, ragga and dancehall deejay, singer.
  • (to 14th) Cream record the album Disraeli Gears at Atlantic Studios, New York. Eric Clapton (g, vo) Jack Bruce (b, p, vo, hca) Ginger Baker (d, perc, vo)

12

  • Pink Floyd stage the first ever rock concert with quadraphonic sound at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

13

  • Chuck Schuldiner born (Glen Cove, NY) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of Death. Died 2001
  • The Monkees have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks over two runs with More Of The Monkees
  • The Supremes have the Billboard number one single for one week with The Happening

15

  • Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman at a London club

16

  • Jacques Brel plays his final live show in Roubaix, France
  • György Ligeti’s Widow Papai for chorus premiered in Stockholm
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Sun Music III for orchestra premiered in Perth, Western Australia

17

  • John Wesley Work III (66) dies in Nashville
  • D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary film Dont Look Back about Bob Dylan’s 1965 British tour opens

18

  • Rob Base aka Robert Ginyard born (New York) American rapper. Worked with DJ E-Z Rock.
  • Charles Ives’s Varied Air and Variations for piano premiered in New Haven, CT

19

  • Elmo Hope (43) dies in New York of a heroin overdose
  • Alberto Ginastera’s opera Bomarzo premiered in Washington, DC. Lib. Manuel Mujica Laínez
  • Malcolm Williamson’s opera Dunstan and the Devil premiered in Cookham, Berks. Lib. Geoffrey Dunn

20

  • Manuel Fernandez (23) commits suicide in Spain after the death of his wife in a car accident
  • The Young Rascals have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks over two runs with Groovin’
  • The Tremeloes have the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Silence Is Golden

21

  • Ilona Eibenschütz (94) dies in London
  • Ernst Krenek’s Stücke for oboe and piano premiered in Zagreb
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Prozession no.23 for six performers (tamtam, viola, electronium, piano, two microphones, two filters and potentiometers) premiered in Helsinki

22

  • MC Eiht aka Aaron Tyler born (Los Angeles) American rapper. Member of Compton’s Most Wanted and solo artist.

23

  • Phil Selway born (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) English rock drummer, songwriter, singer. Member of Radiohead from 1985 and solo artist.

24

  • Heavy D aka Dwight Errington Myers born (Mandeville, Jamaica) Jamaican-American rapper. Died 2011

25

  • Grasshopper aka Sean Thomas Mackowiak born (New York) American rock multi-instrumentalist. Member of Mercury Rev from 1989.

26

  • Kristen Pfaff born (Buffalo, NY) American rock bass guitarist. Member of Janitor Joe from 1992 to 1993 and Hole from 1993 to 1994. Died 1994
  • Pierre Henry’s Messe de Liverpool for tape premiered in Liverpool

27

  • Gerardina Trovato born (Catania, Italy) Italian pop singer, songwriter.
  • Pentangle play their first show at the Royal Festival Hall, London

28

  • Mike Heidorn born (Belleville, IL) American rock and country drummer. Member of Uncle Tupelo from 1987 to 1992 and Son Volt from 1994 to 1999.
  • Arthur Butterworth’s A Moorland Symphony op.32 premiered in Saddleworth, Lancs

29

  • Noel Gallagher born (Manchester) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Oasis from 1991 to 2009. Brother of Liam Gallagher (b.1972)
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Sun Music IV for orchestra premiered in Melbourne

30

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s musical theatre piece Monodrama, lib. Stephen Pruslin, premiered in London
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Antechrist for chamber ensemble premiered in London
  • Columbia release five Moby Grape singles simultaneously from the band’s first album: Changes / Fall on You; Sitting by the Window / Indifference; 8:05 / Mr. Blues; Omaha / Someday & Hey Grandma / Come In The Morning

31

  • Billy Strayhorn (51) dies in New York of esophageal cancer

unk

  • Alvin Lucier’s North American Time Capsule for voices and vocoder performed and recorded in Waltham, MA

releases

  • Bar-Kays – Soul Finger / Knucklehead (Volt). Funk group formed in Memphis in 1966. Jimmy King (g) Ronnie Caldwell (b, org) Phalon Jones (ts) Carl Cunningham (d) Ben Cauley (tp) James Alexander (b). King, Caldwell, Jones and Cunningham all died in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding on 10 Dec 1967
  • Byrds – Have You Seen Her Face? / Don’t Make Waves (Columbia)
  • Doors – Light My Fire / The Crystal Ship (Elektra)
  • Bob Dylan – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine (Columbia)
  • Four Tops – 7 Rooms Of Gloom / I’ll Turn to Stone (Motown)
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary / Highway Chile (Track UK)
  • Human Expression – Optical Sound / Calm Me Down (Accent). Psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Jim Quarles (vo) Jim Foster, Martin Eshleman (g) Tom Hamilton (b) Armand Poulin (d)
  • Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign / Personal Manager (Stax)
  • Kinks – Waterloo Sunset / Act Nice & Gentle (Pye UK)
  • Lemon Drops – I Live in the Springtime / Listen Girl (Rembrandt). Chicago pop-rock group
  • Scott McKenzie – San Francisco / What’s The Difference (Ode)
  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Lime Street Blues (Deram UK)
  • Staple Singers – Why? (Am I Treated So Bad) / What Are They Doing? (In Heaven Today) (Epic). Gospel / soul vocal group formed in Chicago in 1948. Roebuck “Pops” Staples, Cleotha Staples, Pervis Staples, Yvonne Staples, Mavis Staples
  • Third Bardo – I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time / My Rainbow Life (Roulette). Psychedelic rock band from New York. Jeff Monn (vo, g) Ricky Goldklang, Richy Seslowe (g) Damian Kelly (b) Bruce Ginsberg (d)
  • Tomorrow – My White Bicycle / Claramont Lake (Parlophone UK)
  • Traffic – Paper Sun / Giving To You (Island UK)
  • Walker Brothers – Walking In The Rain / Baby Make It The Last Time (Philips UK)
  • Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her / Hold Me (Tamla)
  • Tim Hardin 2 (Verve)
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (Track UK)
  • Freddie Hubbard – Backlash (Atlantic)
  • Thelonious Monk – Straight, No Chaser (Columbia)
  • Monkees – Headquarters (Colgems)
  • Mothers Of Invention – Absolutely Free (Verve)
  • Archie Shepp – Mama Too Tight (Impulse!)

    Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced (Track)

Jun

1

  • Dominick Argento’s opera The Shoemakers’ Holiday premiered in Minneapolis, MN, lib. John Olon-Scrymgeour after Thomas Dekker
  • Fairport Convention play their first show at St Michael’s Hall, Golders Green, London
  • The Kingston Trio announce their split
  • Mikis Theodorakis’s music is banned in Greece by the military government

2

  • Clarence Ashley (71) dies in Winston-Salem, NC of cancer
  • Benjamin Britten’s overture The Building of the House premiered in Snape
  • Alan Hovhaness’s Symphony No.19 Vishnu premiered in New York in a radically truncated form

3

  • André Cluytens (62) dies in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Lennox Berkeley’s opera Castaway premiered in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Lib. Paul Dehn
  • Benjamin Britten’s vaudeville The Golden Vanity premiered in Snape, lib. C. Graham
  • John Cage’s Music for “Museum Event no.5” for mixed media premiered in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
  • Vivian Fine’s Quintet for Trumpet, String Trio, and Harp premiered in Washington, CT
  • Aretha Franklin has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Respect
  • William Walton’s ‘extravaganza’ The Bear premiered in Aldeburgh, lib. Paul Dehn and Walton

7

  • Dave Navarro born (Santa Monica, CA) American rock guitarist. Founder member of Jane’s Addiction and also worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Camp Freddy and others.

9

  • Love begin recording Forever Changes for Elektra in Los Angeles. The sessions are completed on Sep 18. Arthur Lee, Bryan MacLean (vo, g)  Johnny Echols (g) Ken Forssi (b) Michael Stuart (d)
  • Witold Lutoslawski’s Symphony No.2 premiered in Warsaw

10

  • Emma Anderson born (Wimbledon) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Lush from 1988 to 1996.
  • The Beatles have the UK number one album for the first of twentyseven weeks over four runs with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Procol Harum have the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Independence Cantata 1967 premiered in Tampere, Finland
  • (& 11th) The KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival is held in Marin County, CA in aid of the Hunters Point Child Care Center in San Francisco. Acts appearing include Dionne Warwick, The Doors, Canned Heat, Kaleidoscope, The Chocolate Watch Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, The Seeds, Tim Buckley, Steve Miller Blues Band, Country Joe and the Fish and The 5th Dimension

11

  • Edward Elgar’s Soliloquy for oboe and orchestra premiered on BBC TV, London

15

  • Jacqueline du Pré marries Daniel Barenboim in Jerusalem
  • Mick Taylor replaces Peter Green as guitarist for John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

16

  • (to 18th) The Monterey International Pop Festival takes place in Monterey, CA. Acts appearing include The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Byrds, Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and Canned Heat among others
  • (to 18th) The first Montreaux Jazz Festival takes place in Montreaux, Switzerland. Acts appearing include Sir Charles Thompson and Charles Lloyd

17

  • Ennio Morricone’s Requiem per un destino for chorus and orchestra premiered in Rome
  • Isang Yun is kidnapped by South Korean secret police in Berlin and taken back to Seoul where he is tried for treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. Under international pressure, he is released on 23 Feb 1969 and exiled to West Germany where he becomes a citizen in 1971
  • Udo Zimmermann’s opera Die Weiße Rose [the white rose], lib. Ingo Zimmermann, premiered in Dresden

18

  • Glen Benton born (Tampa, FL) American rock singer, bass guitarist, songwriter. Member of Deicide from 1987.

21

  • Tim Simenon born (London) English dance musician, composer, producer. Worked as Bomb the Bass.
  • The Byrds begin recording the album The Notorious Byrd Brothers for Columbia in Hollywood, CA. Recording is completed 6 Dec 1967. Roger McGuinn (g, synth, vo) David Crosby (g, b, vo) Chris Hillman (b, vo) Michael Clarke (d) plus Clarence White, James Burton (g) Red Rhodes (pedal steel g) Paul Beaver (p, synth) Terry Trotter (p) Gary Usher (synth, perc) Barry Goldberg (org) Dennis McCarthy (celeste) Jim Gordon, Hal Blaine (d) Lester Harris, Raymond Kelley, Paul Bergstrom, Jacqueline Lustgarten (cel) Victor Sazer, Carl West, William Armstrong (vln) Alfred McKibbon (b) Ann Stockton (hrp) Richard Hyde (tb) Jay Migliori (sax) Roy Caron, Virgil Fums, Gary Weber (brass) Dennis Faust (perc) Curt Boettcher, Gene Clark (vo)

24

  • Richard Z. Kruspe born (Wittenberg, Germany) German rock guitarist, songwriter, singer. Member of Rammstein from 1994 and Emigrate from 2005.
  • (& 25th) James Brown plays two shows at the Apollo Theater, New York that are recorded for the King album Live at the Apollo, Volume II. James Brown, Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney (vo) Joe Dupars, Waymon Reed (tp) Levi Rasbury (tb) Maceo Parker, Eldee Williams (ts) St. Clair Pinckney (bars, ts) Pee Wee Ellis (org, as) Richard Jones (vln) Jimmy Nolen (g) Bernard Odum (b) John Starks, Clyde Stubblefield (d)
  • The Monkees have the Billboard number one album for one week with Headquarters
  • Zal Yanovsky quits the Lovin’ Spoonful. The reason he gives is boredom, but the widespread belief is the fact that he implicated others to avoid prosecution after a marijuana bust

25

  • The Beatles perform All You Need Is Love for the Our World television special, the first worldwide satellite television broadcast.

28

  • Florence Ballard is fired from the Supremes by Motown boss Berry Gordy and is replaced by Cindy Birdsong for a show in Las Vegas that sees the group billed as Diana Ross & the Supremes for the first time

29

  • Keith Richards is found guilty of allowing his house to be used for the illegal smoking of cannabis and sentenced to one year in jail and a £500 fine. Mick Jagger also fined £100 and given three months in jail on drug charges. Bail is granted at £7,000

30

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Pittsburgh Overture premiered in Pittsburgh
  • (to 3 Jul) The 1967 Newport Jazz Festival takes place with appearances by Earl Hines, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Albert Ayler, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan and others

unk

  • Benjamin Frankel’s Symphony No. 5 premiered in Recklinghausen, Germany

releases

  • Cream – Strange Brew / Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Reaction UK)
  • Equals – Baby, Come Back / Hold Me Closer (President UK)
  • Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit / Plastic Fantastic Lover (RCA Victor)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips – Everybody Needs Love / Your Unchanging Love (Tamla). Vocal group formed in Atlanta, GA in 1953. Gladys Knight, William Guest, Edward Patten, Merald “Bubba” Knight
  • Michael & the Messengers – Romeo and Juliet / Lies (USA)
  • Parliaments – (I Wanna) Testify / I Can Feel The Ice Melting (Revilot). Vocal group formed in Plainfield, NJ in 1955. George Clinton, Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas
  • Pink Floyd – See Emily Play / The Scarecrow (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart / Building Up My Dream World (Musicor)
  • Sagittarius – My World Fell Down / Libra (Columbia)
  • Sam & Dave – Soothe Me [live] / I Can’t Stand Up (For Falling Down) (Stax)
  • Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice / Jackson (Reprise)
  • Small Faces – Here Come the Nice / Talk to You (Immediate UK)
  • Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hanging On / Take Me For A Little While (Atco). Rock band formed in Long Island, NY in 1967. Carmine Appice (d, vo) Tim Bogert (b, vo) Vince Martell (g, vo) Mark Stein (vo, keys)
  • Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Parlophone UK)
  • Booker T & The MGs – Hip Hug-Her (Stax)
  • David Bowie (Deram)
  • Shirley Collins – The Sweet Primeroses (Topic UK)
  • Duke Ellington – Far East Suite (RCA)
  • Bill Evans at Town Hall Volume 1 (Verve) recorded live at Town Hall, New York on 21 Feb 1966
  • Kaleidoscope – Side Trips (Epic) American psychedelic folk-rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1966. David Lindley, Solomon Feldthouse, Chris Darrow, Chester Crill & John Vidican.
  • Moby Grape (Columbia) Rock band formed in San Francisco in late 1966. Skip Spence, Jerry Miller, Pete Lewis (g, vo) Bob Mosley (b, vo) Don Stevenson (d, vo)
  • Oliver Nelson – The Kennedy Dream (Impulse!)
  • Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground (ESP-Disk)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – Fire & Fleet & Candlelight (Vanguard)
  • The Small Faces (Immediate UK)
  • Carla Thomas – The Queen Alone (Stax)

    Moby Grape

Jul

1

  • The Association have the Billboard number one single for the first week of four with Windy
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for the first week of fifteen with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto for violino grande and orchestra premiered in Ostersund, Sweden

2

  • Ernst Krenek’s Proprium für das Dreifaltigkeitsfest [Proprium for Trinity Sunday] op.195 for solo voices, choir and orchestra premiered in Basel

6

  • Pink Floyd appear on Top of the Pops for the first time performing See Emily Play

9

  • Dickon Hinchliffe born (Nottingham) English multi-instrumentalist, film composer. Member of Tindersticks from 1991 to 2006.
  • Stefan Bolesław Poradowski (64) dies in Poznan, Poland

10

  • Benjamin Frankel’s Viola Concerto premiered in Cheltenham

12

  • Mac McCaughan born (Ft Lauderdale, FL) American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Founder of Merge Records. Founder member of Superchunk.
  • John Petrucci born (Kings Park, NY) American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of Dream Theater from 1985.

15

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Canon ad Honorem Igor Stravinsky for chorus premiered in Cheltenham

16

  • (to 19th) The 1967 Newport Folk Festival takes place featuring Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian and Tom Paxton among others

17

  • John Coltrane (40) dies in Huntington, NY of liver cancer
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Three Lessons in a Frame for piano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion premiered in Cheltenham
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Hymnos for clarinet and piano premiered in Cheltenham

19

  • Stuart Howe born (Saint John, New Brunswick) Canadian tenor singer.

22

  • Carl Sandburg (79) dies in Flat Rock, NC
  • The Beatles have the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with All You Need Is Love
  • Pauline Oliveros’ 5000 miles; Alien Bog; Beautiful Soop; Big Mother is Watching You; II of IV; Mills Bog; & The Day I disconnected the Erase Head and Forgot to Reconnect It all premiered in San Francisco

26

  • Matthijs Vermeulen (79) dies in Laren, Netherlands

27

  • Juliana Hatfield born (Wiscasset, ME) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of the Blake Babies and solo artist.

29

  • The Doors have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Light My Fire
  • The International Love-In Festival takes place at Alexandra Palace, London with Pink Floyd, Brian Auger Trinity, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Tomorrow and the Creation among others

30

  • Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal premiered in Los Angeles

31

  • Mick Jagger is given a conditional discharge and Keith Richard’s conviction is quashed by the appeal court (see 29 Jun)

unk

  • Brian Ferneyhough’s Prometheus for wind sextet premiered in London

releases

  • Animals – San Franciscan Nights / Good Times (MGM)
  • Beach Boys – Heroes And Villains / You’re Welcome (Brother)
  • Beatles – All You Need Is Love / Baby You’re A Rich Man (Parlophone UK)
  • David Bowie – Love You Till Tuesday / Did You Ever Have a Dream (Deram UK)
  • Box Tops – The Letter / Happy Times (Mala). Pop group formed in Memphis in 1963 as the Devilles. Danny Smythe (d) John Evans (g, keys, vo) Alex Chilton (vo, g) Bill Cunningham (b, keys, vo) Gary Talley (g, sitar, b, vo)
  • James Brown – Cold Sweat parts 1 & 2 (King)
  • Buffalo Springfield – Bluebird / Mr. Soul (Atco)
  • Byrds – Lady Friend / Old John Robertson (Columbia)
  • Dave Davies – Death Of A Clown / Love Me Till The Sun Shines (Pye UK)
  • Desmond Dekker – 007 / El Toro (Pyramid UK)
  • Electric Prunes – The Great Banana Hoax / Wind-Up Toys (Reprise)
  • Fenwyck – Mindrocker / I’m Spinning (Challenge)
  • Aretha Franklin – Baby I Love You / Going Down Slow (Atlantic)
  • Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe / Mississippi Delta (Capitol)
  • Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday / Words (Colgems)
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl / Goodbye Baby (Bang)
  • Wilson Pickett – Funky Broadway / I’m Sorry About That (Atlantic)
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Fakin’ It / You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies (Columbia)
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections / Going Down For The Third Time (Motown)
  • Third Rail – Run Run Run / No Return (Epic). Session musician studio group
  • Keith West – Excerpt From A Teenage Opera / Theme From A Teenage Opera (Parlophone UK)
  • William Bell – The Soul of a Bell (Stax)
  • The Fabulous Impressions (ABC)
  • Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (Elektra) recorded 1967
  • Bert Jansch – Nicola (Transatlantic UK)
  • Elvin Jones – Midnight Walk (Atlantic)
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet – Love-In (Atlantic) recorded live at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco on 27 Jan 1967
  • Red Krayola – The Parable of Arable Land (International Artists) Avant-garde rock band formed in Houston in 1966. Mayo Thompson (vo, g) Frederick Barthelme (d) Steve Cunningham (b)
  • The Percy Sledge Way (Atlantic)
  • Temptations – With a Lot o’ Soul (Gordy)

    Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (Elektra)

Aug

5

  • Jens Josef born (Solingen, Germany) German composer, flautist, teacher.

8

  • Jaromír Weinberger (71) dies in St Petersburg, FL after taking a lethal drug overdose while suffering from brain cancer

11

  • Lester Bowie makes his first recordings as leader for Nessa in Chicago with Roscoe Mitchell (as, ss, fl, rec, perc) Malachi Favors (b) Joseph Jarman (as, ss, cl, bassn). Tracks cut are included on the album Numbers 1 & 2
  • (to 13th) The 7th National Jazz and Blues Festival takes place at Windsor Racecourse in Berkshire with Fleetwood Mac, the Small Faces, the Nice, the Move, Cream, Jeff Beck, Donovan and Pentangle all appearing

12

  • Ernst Krenek’s Horizon Circled op.196 for orchestra premiered in Rochester, MI
  • Scott McKenzie has the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with San Francisco

13

  • Fleetwood Mac make their live debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor
  • The Jackson Five win the Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater, New York

14

  • The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act becomes law in the UK outlawing all offshore pirate radio stations
  • John Peel’s Perfumed Garden show airs for the final time on Radio London

18

  • Dan Peters born (Seattle, WA) American rock drummer. Founder member of Mudhoney.

19

  • Ray Keith born (Colchester) English drum & bass DJ, producer.
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for one week with All You Need Is Love

20

  • Ray Dolby introduces the Dolby noise-reduction system which cuts tape hiss in recordings

21

  • Serj Tankian born (Beirut) Armenian-American rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist. Member of System of a Down from 1992.
  • Mikis Theodorakis arrested and jailed for five months for his opposition to the Greek fascist government

22

  • Layne Staley born (Kirkland, WA) American rock singer, songwriter. Member of Alice in Chains from 1987 to 1996. Died 2002

23

  • Joni Mitchell plays her first UK show at the Marquee in London

25

  • Jeff Tweedy born (Belleville, IL) American rock singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist. Founder member of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco.

26

  • Bobbie Gentry has the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Ode to Billie Joe

27

  • Bob Nastanovich born (Rochester, NY) American rock drummer, percussionist. Founder member of Pavement and the Silver Jews.
  • Brian Epstein (32) dies in London of an accidental drug overdose

29

  • Anton Newcombe born (Newport Beach, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Founder member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Ensemble for twelve instrumentalists, 12 composers and electronics premiered in Darmstadt

31

  • Humphrey Searle’s Oxus – Scena op.47 for high voice and orchestra premiered in London

releases

  • Flowerpot Men – Let’s Go To San Francisco parts 1 & 2 (Deram UK). British studio session group
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Your Precious Love / Hold Me Oh My Darling (Tamla)
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp / The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice (Track UK)
  • Herd – From the Underworld / Sweet William (Fontana UK). Pop group from London. Peter Frampton (vo, g) Andy Bown (keys) Gary Taylor (b) Andrew Steele (d)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – I Had a Dream / Pop It to Me (Chess)
  • Jefferson Airplane – Ballad Of You, Me & Pooneil / Two Heads (RCA Victor)
  • Move – Flowers in the Rain / The Lemon Tree (Regal-Zonophone UK)
  • Rolling Stones – We Love You / Dandelion (Decca UK)
  • Small Faces – Itchycoo Park / I’m Only Dreaming (Immediate UK)
  • Traffic – Hole In My Shoe / Smiling Phases (Island UK)
  • Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher / I’m The One To Do It (Brunswick)
  • Bee Gees’ 1st (Polydor UK)
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company (Mainstream)
  • Canned Heat (Liberty)
  • Don Cherry – Symphony for Improvisers (Blue Note)
  • Electric Prunes – Underground (Reprise)
  • Four Tops – Reach Out (Motown)
  • Aretha Franklin – Aretha Arrives (Atlantic)
  • Grant Green – Street Of Dreams (Blue Note)
  • Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign (Stax)
  • Steve Lacy – The Forest and the Zoo (ESP Disk) recorded live in Buenos Aires on 8 Oct 1966
  • The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)
  • Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Seeds – Future (GNP)
  • The Original Spinners (Motown)
  • University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio – Electronic Music (Folkways)

Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (EMI Columbia)

Sep

2

  • Philip Sainton (75) dies in Petersfield, Hampshire

6

  • Claire Martin born (London) English jazz singer.

7

  • Rex Stewart (60) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack

8

  • Lydia Kavina born (Moscow) Russian Theremin player.

9

  • Engelbert Humperdinck has the UK number one single for the first of five weeks with The Last Waltz
  • Pink Floyd play their first show outside the UK in Aarhus, Denmark

11

  • Harry Connick Jr born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz and pop singer, pianist, songwriter, conductor, actor

13

  • Stephen Perkins born (Los Angeles, CA) American rock drummer. Founder member of Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros.
  • Sidney de Paris (62) dies in New York
  • Aaron Copland’s Inscape for orchestra premiered in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dimitri Shostakovitch’s Violin Concerto No. 2 premiered in Bolshevo, Russia

14

  • John Power born (Liverpool) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist. Member of the La’s from 1986 to 1991, Cast from 1992 to 2001 and from 2010 and solo artist.

15

  • Hans Haug (67) dies in Lausanne

16

  • Blood, Sweat and Tears play their first show in New York. Al Kooper (keys, vo) Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss (tp) Fred Lipsius (as, keys) Dick Halligan (keys, tb, fl, vo) Steve Katz (g, hca, vo) Jim Fielder (b, g, vo) Bobby Colomby (d, perc)
  • Malcolm Sargent makes his final public appearance at the Proms in London but is too ill with cancer to conduct
  • Dimitri Shostakovitch’s symphonic poem October op.131 premiered in Moscow

17

  • The Doors appear on the Ed Sullivan Show and are banned after Jim Morrison sings the lyric “Girl we couldn’t get much higher” during Light My Fire despite a request to change it

19

  • Albert Dupuis (90) dies in Brussels

20

  • Henri Mulet (89) dies in Draguignan, France

21

  • David Grubbs born (Louisville, KY) American rock guitarist, singer, composer. Member of Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr del Sol and solo) artist
  • Faith Hill born (Ridgeland, MS) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist.
  • Tomorrow record the first ever John Peel Session for BBC Radio One

23

  • The Box Tops have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with The Letter
  • Henryk Górecki’s Musiquette 2 op.23 for four trumpets, four trombones, two pianos and percussion premiered in Warsaw

24

  • Traffic make their live debut at the Saville Theatre, London

25

  • Stuff Smith (58) dies in Munich following a heart attack
  • The Velvet Underground record the album White Light, White Heat for Verve in New York. John Cale (vo, vla, org, b) Sterling Morrison (g, b, vo) Lou Reed (vo, g, p) Maureen Tucker (d, perc)

26

  • Pink Floyd play their first US live show at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

29

  • Brett Anderson born (Haywards Heath, Sussex) English rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of Suede and solo artist.

30

  • BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 & 4 launched to replace the Home Service, Light and Third programmes.

releases

  • Bee Gees – Massachusetts / Barker of the UFO (Polydor UK)
  • Buffalo Springfield – Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman / A Child’s Claim To Fame (Atco)
  • Chocolate Watchband – Are You Gonna Be There? / No Way Out (Tower)
  • Doors – People Are Strange / Unhappy Girl (Elektra)
  • Foundations – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You / Come On Back to Me (Pye UK)
  • Four Tops – You Keep Running Away / If You Don’t Want My Love (Motown)
  • Aretha Franklin – A Natural Woman / Baby Baby Baby (Atlantic)
  • Hombres – Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) / Go Girl Go (Verve). Garage band formed in Memphis, TN in 1966. Gary McEwen (vo, g) B.B. Cunningham (org) Jerry Masters (b) John Hunter (d)
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine / It’s Time To Go Now (Soul)
  • Robert Knight – Everlasting Love / Somebody’s Baby (Rising Sons)
  • Procol Harum – Homburg / Good Captain Clack (Regal-Zonophone UK)
  • Sam & Dave – Soul Man / May I Baby (Stax)
  • Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense & Peppermints / The Birdman Of Alkatrash (Uni). Pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1967. Ed King, Lee Freeman (g, vo) Mark Weitz (keys) Gary Lovetro (b) Randy Seol (d)
  • Darrell Banks Is Here (Atco)
  • Beach Boys – Smiley Smile (Brother)
  • Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk (Buddah)
  • Chocolate Watchband – No Way Out (Tower)
  • John Coltrane – Expression (Impulse!)
  • Lou Donaldson – Alligator Bogaloo (Blue Note)
  • Doors – Strange Days (Elektra)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – United (Tamla)
  • The Godz II (ESP Disk)
  • HP Lovecraft (Philips)
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – Wave (A&M)
  • Something Else by The Kinks (Pye UK)
  • John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers – Crusade (Decca UK)
  • Jackie McLean – Action Action Action (Blue Note)
  • Miracles – Make it Happen (Tamla)
  • Hank Mobley – A Caddy For Daddy (Blue Note)
  • Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life (A&M)
  • Van Morrison – Blowin’ Your Mind (Bang)
  • Procol Harum (Regal Zonophone UK)
  • Nina Simone Sings the Blues (RCA)
  • Morton Subotnick – Silver Apples of the Moon (Nonesuch)
  • 13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere (International Artists)
  • Stanley Turrentine – The Spoiler (Blue Note)
  • Scott Walker – Scott (Philips UK)
  • Stevie Wonder – I Was Made to Love Her (Tamla) 

    Scott Walker b. 1943

Oct

1

  • Roger Sessions’s Symphony no.7 premiered in Ann Arbor, MI
  • The first edition of Top Gear is broadcast on BBC Radio One, presented by John Peel and Pete Drummond

2

  • Gillian Welch born (New York, NY) American country and folk singer, songwriter, guitarist.

3

  • Woody Guthrie (55) dies in New York of Huntington’s chorea
  • Malcolm Sargent (72) dies in London of pancreatic cancer

4

  • Adam Tinley aka Adamski born (Hampshire) English electronic musician, producer, DJ.

6

  • Valentin Silvestrov’s Monody for piano and orchestra premiered in Berlin
  • The “Death of Hippy” parade takes place in San Francisco, protesting the commercialisation of the counter-culture

7

  • Toni Braxton born (Severn, MD) American R&B singer, songwriter, actress.
  • Adam Taubitz born (Katowice, Poland) Polish jazz and classical composer, violinist, trumpeter and guitarist.

8

  • Teddy Riley born (New York) American R&B singer, songwriter, keyboard player, record producer.
  • Claire Dux (82) dies in Chicago
  • The Moody Blues begin recording the album Days of Future Passed at Decca studios in London. Justin Hayward (g, keys, vo) John Lodge (b, g, vo) Mike Pinder (keys, vo) Ray Thomas (fl, sax, perc, keys, vo) Graeme Edge (d, perc, vo) plus the London Festival Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight. The album is completed 3 Nov

9

  • Pink Floyd begin recording the album A Saucerful Of Secrets in London. The album is completed 27 May 1968 by which time Syd Barrett has been replaced by David Gilmour. Roger Waters (b, perc, vo) Richard Wright (keys, vib, vo) David Gilmour, Syd Barrett (g, vo) Nick Mason (d, perc, vo)

11

  • Stephan Mathieu born (Saarbrücken) German electronic musician, composer
  • Valentin Silvestrov’s Triade for piano premiered in Berlin

14

  • The Bee Gees have the UK number one single for the first of four weeks with Massachusetts
  • György Ligeti’s Study no.1 Harmonies for organ premiered in Hamburg
  • Tammi Terrell faints and collapses into Marvin Gaye’s arms on stage during a performance at Hampton University,VA

15

  • John Cage’s book A year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings published

16

  • Charles Ives’s An Election; Lincoln, the Great Commoner & The Masses for choir and orchestra premiered in New York
  • Thea Musgrave’s Chamber Concerto No. 3 premiered in London

17

  • Bob Dylan begins recording the album John Wesley Harding for Columbia in New York. Bob Dylan (g, hca, keys, vo) Pete Drake (steel g) Charlie McCoy (b) Kenneth A. Buttrey (d). The record is completed 29 Nov

20

  • Henryk Górecki’s Musiquette 3 op.25 for viola ensemble premiered in Katowice

22

  • Salvatore Di Vittorio born (Palermo) Italian composer, conductor.
  • György Ligeti’s Lontano for orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Capriccio for violin and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen

23

  • Dale Crover born (Aberdeen, WA) American rock drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer. Member of Melvins from 1984. Also worked with Nirvana and others.
  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s Seven Songs on Poems of Aleksandr Blok op.127 for soprano, violin, cello and piano premiered in Moscow

24

  • Charles Ives’s Psalm 25 for choir and organ premiered in Washington, DC

26

  • Keith Urban born (Whangarei, New Zealand) New Zealand-Australian country singer, songwriter, guitarist.

27

  • Scott Weiland born (San Jose, CA) American rock singer, songwriter. Member of Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2002 and Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008.

28

  • Jodie Edwards aka Butterbeans (72) dies in Chicago while walking on stage
  • Billboard Magazine announces the sale of Atlantic Records to Warner-Seven Arts

31

  • Vanilla Ice aka Robert van Winkle born (Dallas, TX) American rapper, television presenter.
  • The Stooges play their first gig at a Hallowe’en party in Detroit

unk

  • David Crosby is fired by the Byrds and replaced for three weeks by the returning Gene Clark

releases

  • Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World / Cabaret (ABC)
  • James Brown – Get It Together parts 1 and 2 (King)
  • Tim Buckley – Morning Glory / Once I Was (Elektra)
  • Byrds – Goin’ Back / Change Is Now (Columbia)
  • Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – Kites / Like The Sun Like The Fire (Parlophone UK). Pop band from Portsmouth
  • Erma Franklin – Piece Of My Heart / Baby What You Want Me To Do (Shout)
  • Roy Harper – Midspring Dithering / Zengem (CBS UK)
  • Kinks – Autumn Almanac / Mister Pleasant (Pye UK)
  • David McWilliams – Days of Pearly Spencer / Harlem Lady (Major Minor UK)
  • Mamas & The Papas – Glad to Be Unhappy / Hey Girl (Dunhill)
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – I Second That Emotion / You Must Be Love (Tamla)
  • Stone Poneys – Different Drum / I’ve Got To Know (Capitol). Folk rock trio formed in Los Angeles in 1965. Bob Kimmel, Kenny Edwards (g, vo) Linda Ronstadt (vo)
  • Troggs – Love Is All Around / When Will the Rain Come (Page One UK)
  • Who – I Can See For Miles / Someone’s Coming (Track UK)
  • Blossom Toes – We Are Ever So Clean (Marmalade UK)
  • Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Gorilla (Liberty UK)
  • Tim Buckley – Goodbye and Hello (Elektra)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips – Everybody Needs Love (Soul)
  • John Martyn – London Conversation (Island UK)
  • Nico – Chelsea Girl (Verve)
  • Sam & Dave – Soul Men (Stax)
  • Pharoah Sanders – Tauhid (Impulse!)
  • Sly & The Family Stone – A Whole New Thing (Epic)
  • Dusty Springfield – Where Am I Going? (Philips UK)
  • Ten Years After (Deram UK)
  • McCoy Tyner – The Real McCoy(Blue Note)

    Nico – Chelsea Girl (Verve)

Nov

1

  • Tina Arena born (East Keilor, Victoria) Australian pop singer, songwriter, actress, television personality.

2

  • The Mothers of Invention record the album We’re Only In It For The Money for Verve in New York. Bunk Gardner, Euclid James Sherwood (sax) Ian Underwood (sax, keys) Don Preston (keys) Frank Zappa (g, perc, vo) Roy Estrada (b, vo) Carl Black (d, vo)

3

  • Steven Wilson born (Kingston, Surrey) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer. Founder member of Porcupine Tree and solo artist.

5

  • Robert Nighthawk (57) dies in Helena, AR following a heart attack

7

  • Sharleen Spiteri born (Bellshill, Lanarkshire) Scottish pop singer, songwriter. Founder member of Texas and solo artist.
  • Cromwell Everson’s opera Klutaimnestra [Clytemnestra], lib. Everson, premiered in Worcester, South Africa, the first opera to be performed in Afrikaans
  • Pink Floyd make their US TV debut miming Apples And Oranges on American Bandstand

8

  • Keg Johnson (58) dies in Chicago

9

  • Don Ellis’s Contrasts for Two Orchestras and Trumpet premiered in Los Angeles
  • Toru Takemitsu’s November Steps for shakuhachi, biwa and orchestra premiered in New York
  • The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published

10

  • Andrew Vowles aka Mushroom born (Bristol) English DJ, songwriter. Member of Massive Attack from 1988 to 1998.
  • Ida Cox (71) dies in Knoxville, TN of cancer

11

  • The Foundations have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Baby Now That I’ve Found You

13

  • Harriet Cohen (71) dies in London

16

  • Jimmy Archey (65) dies in Amityville, NY
  • Roshan (50) dies in Mumbai following a heart attack

17

  • Terry Riley’s Poppy Nogood’s All Night Flight (The First Ascent) for organ premiered in Philadelphia

18

  • Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz for four guitars and orchestra premiered in San Antonio, TX

19

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Duo for Oboe and Bassoon premiered in Rio de Janeiro

22

  • Edvin Kallstenius (86) dies in Stockholm
  • Otis Redding records The Dock of the Bay in Memphis for Volt. Overdubs are recorded on 8 Dec, Redding’s final studio appearance

25

  • Long John Baldry has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Let The Heartaches Begin
  • The Strawberry Alarm Clock have the Billboard number one single for one week with Incense and Peppermints

27

  • Shane Embury born (Broseley, Shropshire) English rock bass guitarist. Member of Napalm Death from 1987 and worked with Unseen Terror, Heresy and others.

28

  • Garry Cobain born (Bedford) English electronic musician, visual artist. Member of the Future Sound of London.

30

  • Thea Musgrave’s opera The Decision premiered in London. Lib. Musgrave
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Hymnen no.22 for electronics premiered in Cologne

releases

  • Beatles – Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus (Parlophone UK)
  • Elastik Band – Paper Mache / Spazz (Atco)
  • Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools / Prove It (Atlantic)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – If I Could Build My Whole World Around You / If This World Were Mine (Tamla)
  • Human Beinz – Nobody But Me / Sueno (Capitol). Garage band formed in Youngstown, OH in 1964. Dick Belly, Ting Markulin (vo, g) Mel Pachuta (vo, b) Gary Coates (d)
  • Etta James – Tell Mama / I’d Rather Go Blind (Cadet)
  • O’Jays – Working On Your Case / Hold On (Minit)
  • Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Honey Chile / Show Me the Way (Gordy)
  • Marvelettes – My Baby Must Be a Magician / I Need Someone (Tamla)
  • Monkees – Daydream Believer / Goin’ Down (Colgems)
  • Pink Floyd – Apples & Oranges / Paintbox (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Pretty Things – Deflecting Grey / Mr Evasion (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Percy Sledge – Cover Me / Behind Every Great Man There’s a Woman (Atlantic)
  • Traffic – Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush / Coloured Rain (Island UK)
  • Velvet Underground – White Light, White Heat / Here She Comes Now (Verve)
  • Amboy Dukes (Mainstream)
  • Buffalo Springfield Again (Atco)
  • Donald Byrd – Mustang! (Blue Note)
  • Clear Light (Elektra) Psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Bob Seal, Robbie “The Werewolf” Robison (g, vo) Doug Lubahn (b, vo) Dallas Taylor, Michael Ney (d) Cliff De Young (vo)
  • Cream – Disraeli Gears (Reaction UK)
  • Miles Davis – Sorcerer (Columbia)
  • Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant (Reprise)
  • Kaleidoscope – Tangerine Dream (Fontana UK) Rock group formed in London in 1964. Peter Daltrey (vo, keys) Eddy Pumer (g) Steve Clark (b, fl) Dan Bridgman (d). Renamed Fairfield Parlour in 1969 to avoid confusion with US band of the same name
  • Richard Maxfield / Steve Reich / Pauline Oliveros – New Sounds In Electronic Music (Odyssey)
  • Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (Colgems
  • Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed (Deram UK)
  • Lee Morgan – Delightfulee Morgan (Blue Note)
  • Nilsson – Pandemonium Shadow Show (RCA)
  • Phil Ochs – Pleasures of the Harbor (A&M)
  • Wayne Shorter – Adam’s Apple (Blue Note)
  • Temptations – In a Mellow Mood (Gordy)

    Terry Riley b. 1935

Dec

2

  • The Monkees have the Billboard number one album for the first of five weeks with Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. and the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Daydream Believer
  • Avet Terterian’s opera The Fire Ring premiered in Yerevan, Armenia. Lib. Terterian

3

  • Peter Bocage (80) dies in New Orleans

4

  • Elliott Carter’s Canto for four timpani premiered in New York
  • Otto Luening’s A Short Sonata for Piano No. 4 premiered in New York

5

  • Murray Lerner’s documentary film Festival about the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals opens

8

  • John Mills Sr. (85) dies in Bellefontaine, OH
  • Otis Redding plays his final show at Leo’s Casino in Cleveland, OH

9

  • Joshua Bell born (Bloomington, IN) American concert violinist.
  • The Beatles have the UK number one single for the first week of seven with Hello Goodbye
  • Jim Morrison is arrested on stage In New Haven, CT leading to a riot. He is charged with public obscenity

10

  • Otis Redding (26) dies in plane crash in Lake Monona, WN. Also killed are Ronnie Caldwell (18), Phalon Jones (18), Jimmy King (18) & Carl Cunningham (18) of the Bar-Kays

11

  • DJ Yella aka Antoine Carraby born (Los Angeles, CA) American DJ, producer, film director. Member of NWA from 1986 to 1991.
  • Victor de Sabata (75) dies in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy of heart disease
  • Richard Stöhr (93) dies in Montpelier, VT
  • Dolly Parton makes her first solo recordings for RCA in Nashville

17

  • Gigi D’Agostino aka Luigino Celestino Di Agostino born (Turin) Italian dance DJ, producer.

19

  • Rebecca Saunders born (London) English composer.
  • Carmen Melis (82) dies in Longone to Segrino, Italy

22

  • Richey James Edwards born (Pontypool) Welsh rock guitarist, lyricist. Member of the Manic Street Preachers from 1986 to 1995. Died 1995
  • Bee Palmer (73) dies in New York of cancer
  • The Christmas On Earth Continued all-nighter takes place at Olympia, London with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who and Pink Floyd

24

  • Karl Ristenpart (67) dies in Lisbon following a heart attack

26

  • The Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour makes its television debut on the BBC

27

  • Ettore Panizza (92) dies in Milan

29

  • Paul Whiteman (77) dies following  heart attack
  • Dave Mason quits Traffic

30

  • Bert Berns (38) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Hello, Goodbye

31

  • Roger Penzabene (?) commits suicide in Detroit

unk

  • The Incredible String Band record the album The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter for Elektra in London. Robin Williamson (vo, g, gimbri, whistle, perc, pan pipe, p, oud, mand, jaw hrp, chahanai, water hrp, hca) Mike Heron (vo, sitar, org, g, dulc, hpsd) plus Dolly Collins (fl, p), David Snell (hrp) Licorice McKechnie, Judie Dyble, Richard Thompson (vo)

releases

  • Beach Boys – Darlin’ / Here Today (Brother)
  • Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour EP (Parlophone UK)
  • Buffalo Springfield – Expecting To Fly / Everydays (Atco)
  • Solomon Burke – Detroit City / It’s Been a Change (Atlantic)
  • Captain Beefheart – Yellow Brick Road / Abba Zaba (Buddah)
  • Doors – Love Me Two Times / Moonlight Drive (Elektra)
  • Marvin Gaye – You / Change What You Can (Tamla)
  • Impressions – We’re A Winner / It’s All Over (ABC)
  • Love Affair – Everlasting Love / Gone Are the Songs of Yesterday (CBS UK)
  • Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Some Velvet Morning / Oh Lonesome Me (Reprise)
  • Small Faces – Tin Soldier / I Feel Much Better (Immediate UK)
  • Temptations – I Wish That It Would Rain / I Truly Truly Believe (Gordy)
  • Thirteenth Floor Elevators – She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) / Baby Blue (International Artists)
  • Scott Walker – Jackie / The Plague (Philips UK)
  • Beach Boys – Wild Honey (Capitol)
  • Chambers Brothers -The Time Has Come (Columbia)
  • Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia)
  • Judy Collins – Wildflowers (Elektra)
  • Country Joe & The Fish – I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die (Vanguard)
  • Donovan – A Gift From a Flower to a Garden (Pye UK)
  • Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding (Columbia)
  • Electric Prunes – Mass in F Minor (Reprise)
  • John Fahey – Requia & Other Compositions For Guitar Solo (Vanguard)
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love (Track UK)
  • Jefferson Airplane – After Bathing at Baxter’s (RCA Victor)
  • Charles Lloyd – Journey Within (Atlantic)
  • Love – Forever Changes (Elektra)
  • Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (Decca UK)
  • Standells – Try It (Tower)
  • Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth (Epic)
  • Traffic – Mr Fantasy (Island UK)
  • The Who Sell Out (Track UK)
  • Various – Electronic Music / Musique Concrete (Mercury)

    Leonard Cohen b. 1934


Date Unknown

  • Texas Gladden (c.72) dies
  • A.L. Lloyd’s Folk Song in England published in London

releases

  • AMM – AMMMusic (Elektra UK) 
  • Robbie Basho – The Falconers Arm (Takoma)
  • Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – Byker Hill (Fontana UK)
  • Deviants – Ptooff! (Impressarios UK) Rock band formed in London in 1967. Mick Farren (vo, p) Sid Bishop (g, sitar) Cord Rees (b, g) Russell Hunter (d, vo)
  • Françoise Hardy – Ma jeunesse fout le camp… (Vogue France)
  • Eddie Harris – The Tender Storm (Atlantic)
  • Roland Kirk – Now Please Don’t You Cry, Beautiful Edith (Verve)
  • John Renbourn – Another Monday (Transatlantic UK)
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