On This Day

June 27, 1969 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty

Deaths in Music

  • Richard Vance Maxfield, American instrumental, electro-acoustic, and electronic music composer, dies at 42