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Games People Play
by Joe South
enters the Billboard
singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No12.
South's distinctive guitar parts are a major factor in the song's
Free play at The Bay Hotel, Sunderland, UK.
The Smothers Brothers
tv show in the USA is cancelled following a row over on-air censorship of folk diva Joan Baez
who had dedicated the song The Green, Green Grass Of Home to her husband David Harris, currently serving time in jail as a draft resistor. On the same show she and The Smothers Brothers perform the Bob Dylan
song I Shall Be Released - another evident comment on her husband's plight.
Tonight's broadcast of
Hugh Masakela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and The
spends the second of three days off, at the Diamond Head mansion in Hawaii, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service
record Edward The Mad Shirt Grinder, during sessions for their album Shady Grove. The track is written by legendary UK session pianist Nicky Hopkins, who had just joined the band after quitting the Jeff Beck
B.B.King and Love Sculpture play the first of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Ike And Tina Turner
Revue, Ten Years After
and The Flock play the last of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The controversial and sexually explicit single Wet
enters the UK singles chart. Despite being banned by the BBC, it rises to No10. In his defence, Mr Romeo claimed it was
about sleeping in a hut with a leaky roof.
records Watertown, Elizabeth, and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Reprise
begin a week-long tour of Scandinavia at The Que Club, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Nobody's Child by Karen Young enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No6 during a 21-week run on the chart.
The British Board of Trade releases figures showing that, for the first time in the history of the British recording industry, album production has outstripped singles. Of almost 42m discs produced in the first five months of 1969, 23m were albums and only 19m singles.
The Flamin' Groovies
play at the newly re-opened Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
, having returned to Australia after living for
several years in the UK, call it a day.
And The Kozmic Blues Band are awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
for the album I Got Dem Ol Kozmic Blues Again, Mama.
Shawn Corey Carter is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find fame as rapper and music business mogul Jay-Z
record a live session for BBC Radio One's Dave Lee Travis Show at the Camden Theatre, London, UK.
BBC tv in the UK runs a special show, Pop Go The Sixties, featuring The Beatles
, The Rolling Stones
, Cliff Richard
, The Who, Dusty Springfield
, Adam Faith
, Helen Shapiro
, The Bachelors
and Sandie Shaw