1969 in music
Perhaps the two most famous musical events of 1969 were concerts. At a
Rolling Stonesconcert in Altamont, California, a fan was stabbed to death by Hells Angels, a biker gang that had been hired to provide security for the event. In retrospect, some commentators have concluded that the violence signaled the end of the " hippie" movement, which espoused an ethos of free loveand peace. Even more famous than the Altamont concert is Woodstock, which consisted of dozens of the most famous performers in the world at the time, playing together in an atmosphere of peace with nature and love, with many thousands of concert goers; it is still one of the largest concerts in the history of the world.The Isle of Wight festival saw the return of Bob Dylan to live music after his motorbike accident in 1966." Soul Shakedown" was the debut album by Bob Marley & the Wailers, who would go on to become one of the most popular groups around the world. The album achieved very little popularity outside of the group's native country, Jamaica, but began establishing themselves as superstars there. Musically, "Soul Shakedown" is more skathan reggae, the style of music the Wailers would eventually make world-famous; the pioneering style of the music helped move ska and rocksteadytowards reggae. David Bowie's debut single, " Space Oddity", became a huge hit in this year, being released at the time that American astronauts first landed on the moon. The song, the story of an astronaut named Major Tom who goes into space and is entranced by the beauty of seeing Earth from such a great distance and consequently lets himself float off into space, never again to return, was chosen by the BBCas the theme song for the television coverage of the moon landing. The remainder of the album, " Man of Words/Man of Music", was too avant-garde for mainstream acceptance, though it established a devoted fanbase for Bowie, who would go on to become one of the most popular musicians in the world. King Crimson's " In the Court of the Crimson King" is a pioneering album in the development of prog rock. The album drew upon influences like Procol Harum, The Moody Bluesand The Niceto form an original sound melding rock and rollwith classical influences in long, avant-garde pieces of music. Similar albums by The Moody Blues, Procol Harum and The Nice, as well as Genesis, Yes and Pink Floydwere also released this year, expanding the range of prog rock and developing it into a full-fledged genre. The Stooges' eponymous debut, "The Stooges", was also released this year to little critical or popular acceptance. The album, however, went on to become one of the most important recordings in the early development of punk rock. Johnny Cash's " At San Quentin" included his only Top Ten pop hit, " A Boy Named Sue". The album was a sequel to last year's " At Folsom Prison". Also in country music, Merle Haggard's " Same Train, Different Time", a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, was enormously popular and influenced the development of the Bakersfield soundinto outlaw countrywithin a few years. Creedence Clearwater Revivalcement their success from the previous year. Having had a single US #11 hit in 1968 with Suzie Q, they release not only their second, but also their third and fourth proper studio album in 1969 as well as drawing a total of four top 3 hits from these three albums. Starting with " Bayou Country" including the US #2 hit " Proud Mary" and continuing with "Green River" and finally " Willy and the Poor Boys", which, during the year, transformed them from an up-and-coming underground act to bona fide rockstars. During 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival had #2 hits in the US with "Proud Mary", " Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising", and also have a #3 hit with " Down on the Corner"/" Fortunate Son". Gilberto Giland Caetano Velosoreleased enormously popular albums in Brazil, "Gilberto Gil" and "Caetano Veloso", respectively. The pair's fusion of bossa nova, samba and other native Brazilian folk influences, melded with politically and socially aware lyrics, kickstarted what came to be known as Tropicalia. Both musicians moved to London after a period of imprisonment for anti-government activities in Brazil.
Family release their second album, "Family Entertainment", in their native Britain. It is their first top ten album in the United Kingdom, hitting number six. "
The Weaver's Answer"", which opens the record, becomes their most popular song in their concert performances. By the end of the year, however, they lose and replace two members, and their first attempt to break through commercially in the United States backfires miserably. Elvis Presleyreturns to live performances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas; 57 concerts. He breaks all attendance records in Vegas. He also enjoys a great success with his songs " In The Ghetto" and " Suspicious Minds". Eric Burdonand Angie Kingdivorcing after two years of marriage.
*January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix causes complaints of arrogance from television producers after playing an impromptu version of "Sunshine of Your Love" past his allotted timeslot on the BBC1 show "Happening for Lulu".
*January 12 -
Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album released.
*January 18 -
Pete Bestwins his defamation lawsuit against the Beatles. Best had originally sought $8 million, but ended up being awarded much less.
*January 30 -
The Beatlesperform for the last time in public, on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London. The performance, which was filmed for the "Let It Be" movie, is stopped early by police after neighbors complain about the noise.
Eric Burdon & The Animalsdisbanding
*February 3 -
John Lennon, George Harrisonand Ringo Starrhire Allen Kleinas the Beatles' new business manager, against the wishes of Paul McCartney.
*February 4 -
Paul McCartneyhires the law firm of Eastman & Eastman, Linda Eastman's father's law firm, as general legal counsel for Apple.
*February 7 - George Harrison is admitted to London's University College Hospital with an infected back molar that has infected his tonsils.
*February 8 - George Harrison's tonsils are removed at London's University College Hospital.
*February 15 -
Vickie Jonesis arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklinin a concert performance. Jones' impersonation was so convincing that nobody in the audience asked for a refund.
*February 17 -
Johnny Cashand Bob Dylanrecord together in Nashville, Tennessee. Only one song, "Girl from the North Country", would be released from these sessions.
*February 18 - Lulu and Bee Gee
Maurice Gibbare married in England
*March 1 - During a performance at Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium,
Jim Morrisonof the Doorsis arrested for exposing himself during the show. Morrison is officially charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent behavior, open profanity and public drunkenness.
*March 12 - The 11th Grammy Awards are presented.
Paul McCartneymarries Linda Eastman.
George Harrisonand his wife Pattie are arrested in England on charges of hashishpossession.
*March 20 -
John Lennonmarries Yoko Onoin Gibraltar.
*March 25-31 -
John Lennonand Yoko Onohost a " Bed-In" for peace in their room at the Amsterdam Hilton, turning their honeymoon into an antiwar event. Lennon also learns from a morning newspaper that publisher Dick Jameshas sold his shares of Northern Songsto Lew Grade's Associated Television (ATV).
*April 1 -
The Beach Boysfile a lawsuit against their record label, Capitol Records, for $2,041,446.64 in unpaid royalties and producer's fees for Brian Wilson. Capitol retaliates by deleting most of its Beach Boys catalog, severely limiting the band's income.
*April 8 - Opening for
Ten Years Afterat the Fillmore East in New York City, Family perform their first U.S. concert, and the show is an unmitigated disaster. The band is underrehearsed and irritable, and frontman Roger Chapman- marking his 27th birthday - gets so disgusted with the blase response of the audience, he throws a microphone stand through the air, unintentionally in the direction of Fillmore East impresario Bill Graham. The bad vibes for Family in the United States are thus set.
*April 20 - The
L.A. Free Festivalin Venice, Californiaends early following a riot of audience members, 117 of which were arrested.
**The first complete performance of
The Who's rock opera "Tommy" during a performance in Dolton, England
John Lennonofficially changes his name from John Winston Lennon to John Winston Ono-Lennon.
The Beatlesmake a $5.1 million counter offer to the Northern Songsstockholders in an attempt to keep Associated TV from controlling the band's music.
*April - Chicago releases its debut album, "The Chicago Transit Authority".
Sly & the Family Stonerelease their breakthrough album, " Stand!", which became one of the top-selling albums of the decade and made the band one of the most popular acts in rock and soul music.
Jimi Hendrixis arrested by Canadian Mounties at Toronto's International Airport for possession of narcotics. Hendrix is released on $10,000 bail.
*May 6 - In London, representatives of
Warner Brothers-Seven Arts discuss the purchase of fifteen percent of The Beatles' Northern Songs.
*May 10 -
The Turtlesperform at the White House. Singer Mark Volmanfalls off the stage five times.
*June 2 -
John Lennonand Yoko Onohost a " Bed-In" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The couple records the song "Give Peace a Chance" live in their suite with Tommy Smothers, Timothy Leary, and several others.
*June 29 - Bass player
Noel Reddingformally announces to the media that he has quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience, although he effectively ceased to be with Hendrix during most of the recording of "Electric Ladyland".
*July 3 -
Brian Jonesis found dead in his swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England almost a month after leaving The Rolling Stones.
*July 5 -
The Rolling Stonesplay a free concert in Hyde Park, London. Though scheduled well before the death two days earlier of Brian Jones, the band decided to proceed with the concert as a tribute to Jones; it was also the band's first concert with guitarist Mick Taylor. Estimates of the audience range from 250,000 to 400,000.
Eric Burdon & Warform
*August 9 -
Sharon Tateand several others are found murdered, in the home Tate shares with husband Roman Polanski. The culprits turn out to be disciples of Charles Manson, a would-be folk singer.
*August 15-17 - The
Woodstock Music and Art Festivalwas held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, near Woodstock, New York. Performers included Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, and Sly & the Family Stone.
*August 28 -
Elvis Presleyreturns to live performances in Las Vegas.
*September 13 -
John Lennonand Yoko Onoperform at a rock and roll revivalfestival at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormannand Alan White. Other performers on the bill include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewisand up-and-comers Chicago. It is Lennon's first-ever public rock performance without one or more of the Beatlessince meeting Paul McCartneyin 1957. Well-received, Lennon decides before returning to England to leave the Beatles permanently.
* September 24 -
Deep Purpleand the Royal Philharmonic Orchestraperform the Concerto for Group and Orchestraat the Royal Albert Hallin London, in the first elaborate collaboration between a rock band and an orchestra.
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bandrelease Trout Mask Replica.
*October 14 - The final single by
Diana Ross & The Supremes, " Someday We'll Be Together", is released. The single becomes the final #1 hit of 1969 (and of the 1960s). After a farewell concert in January 1970, Diana Rossleaves the Supremesfor a solo career.
*November 1 - After seven years off the top of the charts,
Elvis Presley's song "Suspicious Minds", hits No. 1 on the "Billboard" chart (this was the last time any song by Presley hit no. 1 while he was still alive).
*November 7 -
The Rolling Stonesopen their US tour in Fort Collins, Colorado.
*November 8 -
Simon and Garfunkel, on tour for the first time with a band, give live concert in Carbondale, Illinois, presumably at Southern Illinois University. The concert is not released until 1999 as part of a recording compiled by Head Records, called " Village Vanguard".
*November 11 -
Simon and Garfunkelgive live concert at Miami Universityin Oxford, Ohio. The recording is later released in the 1990s as " Back To College" on Yellow Dog Records and " A Time Of Innocence" on Bell Bottom Records.
*November 30 -
Simon and Garfunkelair TV special "Songs Of America", ostensibly an hour-long show that is anti-war and anti-poverty featuring live footage from their 1969 tour.
Simon and Garfunkelgive live concert in Ames, Iowa, presumably at Iowa State University, where they record track "Bye, Bye Love" for their upcoming album, " Bridge Over Troubled Water".
*December 6 -
Altamont Free Concert
The Jackson 5release their debut album, " Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5".
Zubin Mehtamarries Nancy Kovack.
Bob Dylanand Johnny Cashperform together on "The Johnny Cash Show".
*Cream broke up in November 1968, and Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker went on to form Blind Faith in 1969.
David Bowie's musical career begins with the single " Space Oddity", the unofficial anthem for the moon landing in July of this year
Brian Eno's musical career begins as a member of Cardew's Scratch Orchestra
Black Sabbathforms in Birmingham, England
Jim Croce's musical career begins
Roberta Flack's musical career begins
Mott the Hoople's musical career begins
King Crimson's musical career begins
Bonnie Raitt's musical career begins
Judas Priestforms in Birmingham, England
Elton John's first album, Empty Sky, is released in the UK.
The Doobie Brothersform
*Melanie's musical career begins
Melissa Manchester's musical career begins
*Earliest line-up of UK pop group
Brotherhood of Manare formed.
*"A Way of Life" -
The Family Dogg
*"Abbey Road" -
Aoxomoxoa" - Grateful Dead
*"Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire" -
*"As I Am" -
At San Quentin" (live) - Johnny Cash
*"Ballad of Easy Rider" -
*"The Band" -
Basket of Light" - Pentangle
Bayou Country" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Best of Top of the Pops '69" - Top of the Poppers
Bless Its Pointed Little Head" - Jefferson Airplane
*"Blind Faith" -
*"Blood Sweat & Tears" -
Blood, Sweat & Tears
*"Blue Matter" -
Blues Obituary" - The Groundhogs
The Book of Taliesyn" - Deep Purple
The Isley Brothers
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" - Neil Diamond
*"Caetano Veloso" -
*"Canta In Italiano" -
*"Chicago Transit Authority" - Chicago (debut)
Concerto for Group and Orchestra" - Deep Purple& the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
*"Country Folk" -
*"Crosby, Stills & Nash" - Crosby, Stills & Nash
David's Album" - Joan Baez
*"Deep Purple III -
Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5" - Jackson 5
*"Doing His Thing" -
Donovan's Greatest Hits" - Donovan
Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde" - The Byrds
*"Edwards Hand" -
Elephant Mountain" - The Youngbloods
*"Empty Sky" -
*"English Rose" -
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" - Neil Young
*"Family Entertainment" - Family
Five Leaves Left" - Nick Drake
*"Four in Blue" -
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
From Elvis in Memphis" - Elvis Presley
From Genesis to Revelation" - Genesis (debut)
From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" (live) - Elvis Presley
*"Galveston" - The Lawrence Welk Orchestra
*"Get Down to It" - James Brown
*"Gilberto Gil" -
*"Goodbye" - Cream
*"Grand Canyon Suite" -
*"Grand Funk" -
Grand Funk Railroad
*"Green River" -
Creedence Clearwater Revival
*"Hair (West End)" - Original Cast
*"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" -
*"Hollies Sing Dylan" - The Hollies
*"Hollies Sing Hollies" - The Hollies
The Holy Land" - Johnny Cash
Hot Rats" - Frank Zappa
*"House of Blue Lights, The" -
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!" - Janis Joplin(solo debut)
*"I'm All Yours-Baby!" -
*"Instant Replay" -
*"The Instrumental Sounds of Merle Haggard's Strangers" - Merle Haggard & the Strangers
In the Court of the Crimson King" - King Crimson(debut)
*"I Say a Little Prayer" -
*"It's a Mother" - James Brown
It's Our Thing" - The Isley Brothers
*"Jackson" - Johnny Cash
*"J.J. Jackson's Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land" -
J. J. Jackson
*"Joe South's Greatest Hits Vol.1" -
*"Johnny Cash" -
Joy of a Toy" - Kevin Ayers
Just to Satisfy You" - Waylon Jennings
Kick Out the Jams" - MC5
*"Led Zeppelin" -
Led Zeppelin II" - Led Zeppelin
Let It Bleed" - The Rolling Stones
Live/Dead" - Grateful Dead
*"Live at Yankee Stadium" - The Isley Brothers
*"Love Man" -
*"Ma Mère me disait" - Dalida
*"A Man Alone" -
*"Man of Words/Man of Music" -
David Bowie(later re-released as "Space Oddity")
Moby Grape '69" - Moby Grape
*"The Monkees Present" - The Monkees
Monster Movie" - Can
More of Old Golden Throat" - Johnny Cash
Mothermania" - The Mothers of Invention
*"Mott the Hoople" -
Mott the Hoople
*"My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1" -
*"My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2" - Sun Ra
*"My Cherie Amour" -
*"My Own Peculiar Way" -
*"My Way" -
Nashville Skyline" - Bob Dylan
A Natural Woman" - Peggy Lee
Neil Young" - Neil Young
*"New York Tendaberry" -
*"The Nice" -
The Bee Gees
*"Offering" (re-released as "Ticket to Ride" -
Okie from Muskogee" - Merle Haggard & the Strangers
On the Threshold of a Dream" - The Moody Blues
*"On Time" -
Grand Funk Railroad
*"The Open Mind" -
The Open Mind
*"Ornette at 12" -
Phallus Dei" - Amon Düül II
*"Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas" -
*"The Popcorn" - James Brown
Pretties For You" - Alice Cooper
*"Pride in What I Am" - Merle Haggard & the Strangers
*"Rehearsals for Retirement" -
*"Rhymes and Reason" -
*"A Salty Dog" -
Same Train, Different Time" - Merle Haggard & the Strangers
At San Quentin" - Johnny Cash
*"Santana" - Santana
*"Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" - James Brown
Scott 3" - Scott Walker
Scott 4" - Scott Walker
*"The Simon Sisters Sing The Lobster Quadrille And Other Songs For Children" -
The Simon Sisters
The Soft Parade" - The Doors
*"Soul Shakedown" -
Bob Marley & the Wailers(debut)
*"More" - Pink Floyd
*"Spooky Two" -
*"Stand Up" - Jethro Tull
*"The Stooges" -
*"Sunshine of your Love" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Surround Yourself with Cilla" -
*"Take a Message to Mary" - Don Cherry
The Allman Brothers Band" - The Allman Brothers Band(debut)
*"The Good Rats" -
Then Play On" - Fleetwood Mac
*"This Is" -
*"Three in the Attic" -
Chad and Jeremy
Three Week Hero" - P.J. Proby
*"To Our Children's Children's Children" -
The Moody Blues
*"Touching You, Touching Me" - Neil Diamond
*"Trogglomania" - The Troggs
*"Truly Fine Citizen" - Moby Grape
*"Turtle Soup" -
The Beach Boys
Ummagumma" - Pink Floyd
Uncle Meat" - The Mothers of Invention
Unhalfbricking" - Fairport Convention
*"The Velvet Underground" -
The Velvet Underground
*"The Vogues' Greatest Hits" -
*"Volunteers" - Jefferson Airplane
*"Waylon Jennings" - Waylon Jennings
*"What We Did on Our Holidays" -
Willy and the Poor Boys- Creedence Clearwater Revival
*"Wonder Where I'm Bound" -
*"Words and Music by Bob Dylan" - The Hollies
*"Yellow Submarine" - The Beatles
*"Yes" - Yes (debut)
*"The Young Mods' Forgotten Story" - The Impressions
*"Yummy Yummy Yummy" -
Biggest hit singles
The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1969.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1969.
ome top American and/or British hit singles
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" - Fifth Dimension
*"Baby Make It Soon" -
*"Badge" - Cream
Ballad of John and Yoko" - The Beatles
Blackberry Way" - The Move
But You Know I Love You" - Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
The Boxer" - Simon and Garfunkel
*"(Call Me) Number One" -
*"Cloud Nine" -
Crimson and Clover" - Tommy James & the Shondells
*"Don't Give In To Him" -
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
*"Everyday People" -
Sly & the Family Stone
Get Back" - The Beatles
*"Get Together" -
*"Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin'" -
Give Peace a Chance" - John Lennon
*"Hawaii Five-O" -
*"Hello Susie" - Amen Corner
*"Hello World" -
Honky Tonk Women" - Rolling Stones
I Can Hear Music" - The Beach Boys
I Can't Get Next to You" - The Temptations
I Don't Know Why" - Stevie Wonder
I Started a Joke" - The Bee Gees
(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" - Amen Corner
I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
In the Ghetto" - Elvis Presley
In the Year 2525" - Zager and Evans
*"The Israelites" -
Desmond Dekkerand the Aces
*"It Miek" -
Desmond Dekkerand the Aces
Lay Lady Lay" - Bob Dylan
*"The Liquidator" - Harry J All Stars
*"Listen to the Band" -
*"Living In The Past" - Jethro Tull
*"Love Child" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder
Pinball Wizard" - The Who
Proud Mary" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - B. J. Thomas
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" - Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
*"Run Away Child, Running Wild" -
Someday We'll Be Together" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
Something/ Come Together" - The Beatles
*"Soulful Strut" -
*"Spinning Wheel" -
Blood, Sweat & Tears
*"" - Crosby, Stills & Nash
Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley
Sugar, Sugar" - The Archies
*"This Girl Is A Woman Now" -
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
*"This Girl's In Love With You" -
This Magic Moment" - Jay and the Americans
*"Touch Me" -
*"Wait A Million Years" -
The Grass Roots
Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin
*"Winter World of Love" - Engelbert Humperdinck
Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" - Stevie Wonder
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" - Dionne Warwick
Published popular music
* "The April Fools" w.
Hal Davidm. Burt Bacharachfrom the film " The April Fools"
* "Bad Moon Rising" w.m.
John C. Fogerty
The Brady Bunchtheme", by Frank DeVol
Bridge over Troubled Water" w.m. Paul Simon
* "But, Mister Adams" w.m.
* "Cool, Cool Considerate Men" w.m.
* "Didn't We?" w.m.
* "Down On The Corner" w.m.
John C. Fogerty
* "The Egg" w.m.
Everybody's Talkin'" w.m. Fred Neil
* "Hawaii Five-O" m.
* "He Plays The Violin" w.m.
If You Could Read My Mind" w.m. Gordon Lightfoot
* "In The Ghetto" w.m.
* "Is Anybody There?" w.m.
Is That All There Is?" w.m. Jerry Leiber& Mike Stoller
Desmond Dekker& Leslie Kong
* "Keem-O-Sabe" m. Bernard Binnick & Bernice Borisoff
* "Jean" w.m.
Rod McKuenfrom the film " The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
* "Just Leave Everything to Me" w.m.
Jerry Herman, from the film version of "Hello, Dolly!"
Leaving on a Jet Plane" w.m. John Denver
* "The Lees of Old Virginia" w.m.
* "Marrakesh Express" w.m.
* "Molasses To Rum" w.m.
* "Momma, Look Sharp" w.m.
* "Odds And Ends (Of A Beautiful Love Affair)" w.
Hal Davidm. Burt Bacharach
* "Piddle, Twiddle And Resolve" w.m.
* "Proud Mary" w.m.
John C. Fogerty
* "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" w.m. Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers &
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" w. Hal Davidm. Burt Bacharach. Introduced by B. J. Thomason the soundtrack of the film " Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". The song won the Academy Award.
Suspicious Minds" w.m. Fred Zambon
* "Sweet Caroline" w.m.
* "Till Then" w.m.
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" w. Alan Bergman& Marilyn Bergmanm. Michel LeGrand
* "Yellow River" w.m.
* "You Don't Love Me When I Cry" w.m.
* "Yours, Yours, Yours" w.m.
Benjamin Britten- "Harp Suite"
Gavin Bryars- "The Sinking of the Titanic"
Sylvano Bussotti- "Rara Requiem"
George Crumb- "Night of the Four Moons" for alto, alto flute/piccolo, banjo, electric cello, and percussion; "Madrigals, Books III" (for soprano, harp, and percussion) and "Books IV" for soprano, flute/alto flute/piccolo, harp, double bass, and percussion
Mario Davidovsky- "Synchronisms No. 5" for percussion players and tape
Peter Maxwell Davies- "St Thomas Wake"
Vagn Holmboe- "String Quartet no. 10", op. 102
György Ligeti- "Ramifications" for 12 solo strings (1968-69)
Francis Jackson- "Sonata for Organ No. 1"
Miklós Rózsa- "Concerto for Cello"
Dmitri Shostakovich- "Symphony No. 14, Op. 135" for soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion
Leif Thybo- "Concerto for violin and orchestra" Opera
Jakov Gotovac- " Petar Svačić" Musical theater
* "1776" Broadway production opened at the
46th Street Theatreon March 16, transferred to the St. James Theatreon December 28, 1960 and transferred to the Majestic Theatreon April 27, 1971 for a total run of 1217 performances
Ann Veronica" ( Music: Cyril Ornadel, Lyrics: David Croft) London production opened at the Cambridge Theatreon April 17 and ran for 44 performances
* "Canterbury Tales" Broadway production
* "Coco" ( Music:
André Previn, Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner, Book: Alan Jay LernerBroadway production opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatreon December 18 and ran for 329 performances
Dear World" Broadway production opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatreon February 6 and ran for 132 performances
* "La Strada" (Music and Lyrics:
Lionel Bart) Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatreon December 14 and ran for one performance
Lend An Ear" Off-Broadway revival
Mame" London production opened at the Theatre Royalon February 20 and ran for 443 performances
Oklahoma!" (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - Broadway revival
Promises, Promises" London production opened at the Prince of Wales Theatreon October 2 and ran for 560 performances Musical films
*January 4 - Boris Berezovsky, pianist
*January 5 - Marilyn Manson, rock singer
*January 14 -
Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Foo Fighters
*January 27 - Cornelius, musician
*February 5 -
Bobby Brown, New Edition
*February 21 -
James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers
*March 1 -
Dafydd Ieuan, drummer, Super Furry Animals
*March 11 -
Pete Droge, folk musician
*March 25 -
Cathy Dennis, singer
*April 11 -
Cerys Matthews, singer
Darcey Bussell, ballerina
Mica Paris, singer
*April 29 -
Master P, rapper, record label owner
*May 14 -
Danny Wood, New Kids on the Block
*May 18 -
*May 24 -
Rich Robinson, The Black Crowes
*May 29 -
Chandler Kinchla, Blues Traveler
*June 5 -
Brian McKnight, singer-songwriter
*June 13 -
Søren Rasted, Aqua
*June 15 -
Ice Cube, rapper
*June 16 -
*July 5 -
RZA, rapper, record producer
*August 6 -
*August 17 -
Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block
*August 18 - Everlast, singer
*August 19 -
Clay Walker, country singer
*August 29 -
*September 5 -
Dweezil Zappa, guitarist and son of Frank Zappa
*September 6 -
CeCe Peniston, singer
*September 16 -
Marc Anthony, singer-songwriter
DeVante Swing, singer-songwriter, record producer
Shawn "Clown" Crahan, percussionist/backing vocalist for Slipknot
*October 3 -
Gwen Stefani, No Doubt
*October 9 -
*October 16 -
Wendy Wilson, Wilson Phillips
*October 30 - Snow, reggae musician
*November - Scarface, rapper
*November 3 -
Robert Miles, DJ
*November 4 -
P. Diddy, rapper
*November 19 -
Travis McNabb, Better Than Ezra
*November 29 -
Jon Knight, New Kids on the Block
Scott St. John, viola player
*December 9 -
Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers, son of Bob Dylanand Sara Lownds
*December 26 -
Peter Klett, Candlebox
*"date unknown" -
Buckethead(born Brian Caroll), guitarist.
*January 4 -
Paul Chambers, jazz bassist
*February 2 -
Boris Karloff, actor
*February 15 -
Pee Wee Russell, jazz clarinetist
*February 20 -
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
*February 23 -
Constantin Silvestri, conductor and composer
*March 25 -
Billy Cotton, bandleader
*April 10 -
Fernando Ortiz, ethnomusicologist
*April 20 -
Benny Benjamin("Papa Zita"), drummer
*April 23 -
Krzysztof Komeda, jazz musician and composer
*April 29 -
Julius Katchen, pianist
*May 1 -
Ella Logan, actress and singer
*May 23 -
Jimmy McHugh, US composer and pianist
*June 2 -
Leo Gorcey, American actor "Bowery Boys/Dead End Kids"
*June 14 -
Wynonie Harris, R & B singer known as Mister Blues
*June 17 -
Rita Abatzi, rebetikomusician
*June 22 -
Judy Garland, singer and actress
*July 3 -
Brian Jones, of The Rolling Stones
*July 5 -
Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist
*July 26 -
Frank Loesser, US songwriter
*July 28 -
Gabriel von Wayditch, American opera composer
*August 6 -
Theodor Adorno, exponent of the " New Music"
*August 26 - Richard Walker, singer
*September 5 -
Josh White, blues musician
*October 3 -
Skip James, blues musician
*October 4 -
Natalino Otto, Italian singer
*October 22 -
Tommy Edwards, singer
*November 8 -
Ricardo Aguirre, protest singer
*November 18 - Ted Heath, bandleader
*November 23 -
Spade Cooley, swing musician and murderer
*December 1 -
Magic Sam, blues musician
*December 22 -
Wilbur Hatch, pianist, composer and conductor
Fortunio Bonanova, baritone
Jacob do Bandolim, mandolin player and composer
Mississippi Joe Callicott, blues musician
Marcel LaFosse, trumpeter
Nicola Salerno, Italian lyricist
Grammy Awards of 1969 Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 1969 Leeds International Piano Competition
* [http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Modern/1969.html Pop Culture Madness 1969 Pop Music Chart]
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