The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
1969 Song of the year
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by the Iron Butterfly
Top Albums of 1969
1. IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA Iron Butterfly Atco
2. HAIR Original Cast RCA
3. BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Blood, Sweat & Tears Columbia
4. BAYOU COUNTRY Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy
5. LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin Atlantic
The Grammy's 1969
Song of the Year: Games People Play - Joe South
Best New Artist of the year: Crosby, Stills and Nash
Best Vocal Performance, Male: Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By a Group:
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
Best Country and Western Song: A Boy Named Sue - Shel Silverstein
The Tony's (Musicals) 1969
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Cajun Country Folk Blues Rock of 1969
Top 10 songs of 1969
Music News 1969
Country Joe McDonald and the Fish do I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag at Woodstock
Another big year for the Beatles, they give their last live performance on the roof of their studio and soon release the album Abbey Road.
The rooftop Get Back by The Beatles
George Harrison and his wife Patti Boyd are found with 120 joints and subsequently fined 250 pounds each. On the same day Paul McCartney married Linda Louise Eastman in London. A week later John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. John and Yoko had their first Bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton where Lennon wrote the words to Give Peace a Chance. The song was preformed by the new Plastic Ono Band made up of John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Eric Clapton with their first hit song Cold Turkey. John Lennon's 2 Virgins album was declared pornographic in New Jersey and Paul McCartney steps forward to declare he is not dead as reported.
war is just a shot away
love is just a kiss away
Gimmie Shelter by the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones also have a big year with the release of what is said to be their best album, Let it Bleed. Honky Tonk Woman becomes a big hit. Guitarist Mick Taylor replaced Brian Jones who is forced out of the group for drug use and subsequently dies of a overdose in his pool. On December 6, 1969 300,000 people attend a free Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Race Track in California where everything goes wrong and a man is stabbed to death at the front of the stage by the Hell's Angels.
The Who release their rock opera "Tommy"
The Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
Jim Morrison is arrested for exposing himself during a performance at Dinner Key Auditorium in Florida and Janis Joplin is accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Florida. The Turtles lead singer Mark Volman falls off the stage 5 times playing at the White House.
On November 26th Cream plays its final concert at Royal Albert Hall
Aretha Franklin is arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
Rock & Roll 1969
Led Zepplin Whole Lotta Love Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham
Rhythm & Blues 1969
BB King does The Thrill is Gone, one of the most covered songs of all time
Country Western 1969
Tammy Wynette big hit Stand By Your Man
Folk and Folk Rock 1969
David Crosby, Steven Stills and Graham Nash are a hit at Woodstock and soon join Neil Young to play the Fillmore East in New York.
Arlo Guthrie releases Alice's Restaurant
The Band, formerly The Hawks who had been backing up Bob Dylan for a few years perform their 1st concert on their own. Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Levon Helm
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