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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 success.
Free play at The Bay Hotel, Sunderland, UK.
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First generation San Francisco hippy band The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Grass Roots.
Spooky Tooth play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
Tonight's broadcast of 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.
The Jeff Beck Group plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Sweetwater and Van Morrison.
The Moody Blues play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
Fleetwood Mac, B.B. King, Duster Bennett and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK
Mary Wells plays at The Royal, Tottenham, London, Englasnd, UK, Europe, supported by Bob And Earl.
Jethro Tull and Ten Years After play at the Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK
Hugh Masakela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and The Illinois Speed Press play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood,California.
Hugh Masekela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and the Illinois Speed Press play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA.
The Four Tops release a new single, What Is A Man, in the UK on Tamla Motown Records.
Jimi Hendrix spends the second of three days off, at the Diamond Head mansion in Hawaii, USA.
It's A Beautiful Day play the second of two nights at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Blues/r'n'b shouter Wynonie Harris dies of throat cancer in Oakland, California, USA, aged 53.
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The Doors play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A new line-up of Deep Purple, now including vocalist Ian Gillan, makes its live debut at The Speakeasy in London, UK.
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 Group.
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 Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording You've Really Got A Hold On Me for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The controversial and sexually explicit single Wet Dream by Max Romeo 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.
Country Joe And The Fish, The MC5 and Tyrannosaurus Rex [later to become T.Rex] play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Watertown, Elizabeth, and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Reprise Records.
Deep Purple 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 Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hot Tuna play the first of three nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA. They are supported on this first night by all-girl band The Ace Of Cups.
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.
The Beatles' album Abbey Road is released in Germany, Europe, on Apple Records.
The Graham Bond Organisation plays at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
The Jackson 5 release their debut single, I Want You Back, in the USA. The word "Five" in their name has now been changed to the numeral "5" at the behest of Motown Records boss, Berry Gordy.
The Easybeats, having returned to Australia after living for several years in the UK, call it a day.
Simon And Garfunkel record the songs Bridge Over Troubled Water and So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright for Columbia Records in the USA.
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Little Richard plays the second of seven nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground play the second night of a week of shows at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Petula Clark plays the first of thirteen nights at The Empire Room in The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
John Mayall plays at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, UK.
Janis Joplin 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.
The Jackson 5 appear on tv's prestigious Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, for the first time, singing I Want You Back.
The Kinks record a live session for BBC Radio One's Dave Lee Travis Show at the Camden Theatre, London, UK.
Bread play the first of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The James Gang.
The Charles McPherson Quartet records a version of the Stevie Wonder hit My Cherie Amour, for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
Buddy Holly earns a posthumous Gold Disc in the USA from the R.I.A.A. for the compilation album The Buddy Holly Story.
Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Youngbloods, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Penny Nichols play at The Geary Theatre, 415 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, California, USA.
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, Lulu and Sandie Shaw.
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