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WRKO-FM radio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, becomes Stereo 98.5, WROR
, featuring Bill Drake
's all-automated 'Hit Parade '69' format - a forerunner of what would later be called a 'gold-based' contemporary format, mixing rock'n'roll oldies with new releases.
plays the last of four nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, showcasing her new group, the Kozmic Blues Band. Also on the bill are The Grateful Dead
In Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy Page
of Led Zeppelin
claims to be the prize most sought after by groupies. "They all say I'm the best," he modestly admits.
collapses in Los Angeles airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Hong Kong flu, causing him to miss rehearsals for the Andy Williams
records For Once In My Life, Mrs. Robinson, and other tracks for Reprise
Records, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
flies to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he books into the Beverly Rodeo Hotel and attends at party for Donovan
at The Factory.
Overdubs are added to The Supremes
' tracks The Weight, Uptight and Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, at Hitsville
Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
record a live performance for the tv show Critique, in PBS Studios, New York City, USA.
play at Queen Mary College, Mile End, London, England, UK, Europe.
Brass parts are overdubbed onto the Elvis Presley
recording of the song Almost at American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
plays at The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
plays at Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
record Little Red Rider and Thirteen Is Not Our Lucky Number, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
in London, UK, moves its offices from 108 Cambridge Road, NW6, to a new location.
The Grateful Dead
play at the Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA.
Earth play the sixth of seven nights at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Junior's Eyes
and The Tremors. Soon after returning to the UK, Earth will announce that they are changing their name to Black Sabbath
play in the Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
Barb Ulviden of Northern Illinois publication, The Northern Star, writes a feature which reports Californian college gossip that Paul McCartney
of The Beatles
died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike. This is the second published account of what will become known as the 'Paul Is Dead' myth.
Jazz piano virtuoso Bill Evans
is in Media Sound Studios, New York City, working on his album From Left To Right.
The 12th Berkeley Folk Festival begins at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. Artists appearing over the four days of the event include Doug Kershaw, The Youngbloods
, Country Joe McDonald, John Fahey
, Commander Cody
, Charley Musselwhite, Sonny Terry
And Brownie McGhee
, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
and Sam Hinton.
Fantasy-horror movie The Lost Continent
is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. Generally undistinguished, it is of interest to music fans for a substantial role played by English folk, pop and rock singer Dana Gillespie
Lawyer Henry Steingarten writes to Jimi Hendrix
about various worrying legal matters, including the recent cancellation of various live dates.