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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.
A re-issue of Nina Simone's cover version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No28 during a four week run.
Janis Joplin 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.
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Donovan collapses in Los Angeles airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Hong Kong flu, causing him to miss rehearsals for the Andy Williams Show.
Frank Sinatra records For Once In My Life, Mrs. Robinson, and other tracks for Reprise Records, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground's imminent third LP, The Velvet Underground, is listed in "Album Reviews - 4 Star - Popular" in Billboard magazine in the USA.
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Desmond Dekker plays at The Orchid, Purley, UK.
Joan Baez releases her new single, a version of Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero/No Limit, in the UK on Vanguard Records.
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Jimi Hendrix 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.
The Doors record a live performance for the tv show Critique, in PBS Studios, New York City, USA.
Bob And Earl, Manfred Mann and Marsha Hunt perform live on weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops in London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Pink Floyd play at Queen Mary College, Mile End, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, play the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Brass parts are overdubbed onto the Elvis Presley recording of the song Almost at American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Desmond Dekker plays at The Ritz, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Petula Clark plays at The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
American bluesman Lowell Fulson plays at Klook's Kleek, London, England, UK, Europe.
Howlin' Wolf plays at Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison plays the second of three nights at The ABC, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin records You're Taking Up Another Man's Place, in Atlantic Records Studios, New York City, USA.
The Monkees record Little Red Rider and Thirteen Is Not Our Lucky Number, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mick Abrahams, a former member of Jethro Tull, plays at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Island Records 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.
Buck Owens releases a new single, Tall Dark Stranger, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Sonny And Cher are performing as Pat Boone's opening act at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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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.
Blind Faith release their debut album, Blind Faith, in the UK on Polydor Records. The group includes Eric Clapton on guitar and Steve Winwood on organ.
Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield and The Flock play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
One of the first widely-available bootleg recordings, a double LP set called The Great White Wonder by Bob Dylan, goes on sale in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is soon being played on radio stations up and down the West Coast.
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Santana 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.
The Vanilla Fudge release their fifth album, Rock And Roll, in the USA on Atco Records.
Anthony Newley opens at The Empire Room in The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA. Guests attending the event include Barbra Streisand.
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.
Freddie King plays at the Starlight Room, Boston, UK.
Led Zeppelin's second album, Led Zeppelin II, enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No1.
Lawyer Henry Steingarten writes to Jimi Hendrix about various worrying legal matters, including the recent cancellation of various live dates.
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Desmond Dekker And The Aces, The Upsetters, The Pioneers and Max Romeo, play at The ABC Palace Theatre, Kensal Rise, London, UK.
Jethro Tull play at The Music Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at The Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Yes play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Bob Dylan is among the guests when Columbia Records boss Clive Davis throws a party for Janis Joplin in his Central Park West apartment in New York City, USA.