On This Day

July 3, 1969 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

  • 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island

Birthdays in Music

  • Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Grimsby, Ontario

Deaths in Music

  • Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), drowns in his swimming pool at 27
  • Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
1969 in Music