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George Harrison of The Beatles returns to London, England, UK, after having spent Christmas in Woodstock, New York State, USA, with Bob Dylan.
Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album, Bayou Country, in the USA.
William Whitfield Crane IV is born on January 19, 1968 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He will find success as a rock singer, Whitfield Crane, known for his work with bands including Another Animal, Doom Squad, Life Of Agony, Medication, Richards/Crane and Ugly Kid Joe.
Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin and Porter's Popular Preachers play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Family play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Wilson Pickett, Amen Corner, Don Partridge and Peter Sarstedt appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
The New Tranquility String Band plays at The Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
For the second consecutive day, Jimi Hendrix jams with Roland Kirk at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK, and the pair continue later at Hendrix's Brook Street home.
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Jimi Hendrix flies from New York City, USA, to Los Angeles, California, to collect a new Corvette Stingray.
Bob Dylan releases the album Nashville Skyline, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Tony Bennett releases the album Greatest Hits, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Jazz visionary, pianist, bandleader and composer Sun Ra is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
East Of Eden play at Bromley Technical College, Bromley, UK.
Entering at No45, the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers.
Noel Harrison releases a new single, his version of the Bob Dylan song Love Minus Zero/No Limit, in the UK on Decca Records.
Jethro Tull and Ten Years After play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Entering at No60, the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is It's Never Too Late by Steppenwolf.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays in The Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Peter Sarstedt plays at The Civic Centre, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Blind Faith play in The Konserthallen, Liseberg Nojespark, Goteborg, Sweden, Europe. The band includes Eric Clapton on guitar and Steve Winwood on organ.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Buddy Miles Express and The Sir Douglas Quintet.
The year's second Hyde Park, London, UK, concert, takes place. This one stars The Rolling Stones (just days after the death of their guitarist Brian Jones), plus Family, Battered Ornaments, King Crimson, Roy Harper, Third Ear Band, Alexis Korner's New Church and Screw.
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Janis Joplin and the Kosmic Blues Band play at Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash release their debut single, Marrakesh Express, in the UK on Atlantic Records. The song was inspired by a train trip taken by Graham Nash when he visited Morocco in 1966. Nash told Rolling Stone magazine that at first he traveled in the first-class compartment, but he found it boring, so he went to sit with the regular travellers and their "ducks and pigs and chickens."
The Cecil Taylor Quartet plays at St Paul De Vence, near Nice, France, Europe.
Top concert promoter Bill Graham announces that he will stop running The Fillmore West in San Francisco, California, USA, at the end of the year.
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen make their debut appearance on an Audition Night at Mandrake's, Berkeley, California, USA.
Johnny Winter plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While rehearsing at London's Country Club, UK rock bandleader Graham Bond is arrested on a 'contempt of court' charge that dates back two years. He is taken to Pentonville Prison and additionally remanded in custody on a bankruptcy charge.
Tom Paxton plays at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK.
British rock paper NME [New Musical Express] reports that Rod Stewart has joined The Faces as vocalist.
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When Taj Mahal and Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup play at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, the audience includes The Rolling Stones.
The Incredible String Band plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Freddie King plays at the Starlight Room, Boston, UK.
Arlo Guthrie plays at Regis College, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Also on the bill are Chuck Berry and Terry Reid.
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Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin on Atlantic Records, enters the Billboard Hot Hundred Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
Lonnie Mack plays the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Eric Mercury.
The Band release a new album, The Band, on Capitol Records in the UK.
The Moody Blues play in The Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Humble Pie.
Neil Diamond appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show, in New York City, USA.
Deep Purple play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
The Monkees play at Oakland Coliseum, California, USA. Shortly aftwards, guitarist, singer and songwriter Mike Nesmith announces his intention to leave the group, thus bringing their first incarnation to an end.
Joni Mitchell plays at the Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Bobby Darin plays at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
David Cassidy appears in Stolen On Demand, an episode of tv detective series Ironside in the USA. Within a couple of years Cassidy will become a teen pop heart-throb, thanks to his involvement in The Partridge Family, a tv series built round a manufactured pop group.
Tom Jones stars in his own Christmas Day tv special on the ATV network in the UK.
Black Sabbath play at Pokey Hole, Carlisle, UK.