Year 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 12 "Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience first released - one of the most influential debut albums ever
  • May 26 EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • Jun 25 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
  • Jul 1 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • Nov 27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December
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Music Awards in 1967

  • Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song
  • Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win
  • Apr 8 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna

Musicians Married in 1967

  • May 1 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 6 American pop singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota; divorce in 1982
  • Jun 23 British bassist John Entwistle (22) of rock group Who weds Alison Wise

Musicians Divorces in 1967

  • Apr 6 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (25) divorces Sandi McTaggart (23) in Los Angeles, California, after 2-1/2 years of marriage