On This Day

Year 1969 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette win

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Oct 19 J Bock and S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 31 George Harrison's "Something" is released by the Beatles as a single in UK, his first "A" side

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Nov 1 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 7 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their second album "Wedding Album" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Florida

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 26 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Nov 29 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • Dec 2 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 6 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 6 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 14 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Dec 14 One of the most catastrophic flops in the history of showbusiness - the musical "La Strada" opens and closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 1 performance
  • Dec 15 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 18 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • Dec 19 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • Dec 20 Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Dec 21 Diana Ross' final TV appearance as a Supreme on "The Ed Sullivan Show", performing “Someday We’ll Be Together", after which Sullivan announced her upcoming departure from the group

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 18 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 18 Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Aug 19 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Aug 19 Clay Walker, American country singer ("Dreaming With My Eyes Open"), born in Vidor, Texas
  • Aug 28 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London
  • Aug 28 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 29 Me'Shell Ndegéocello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter (If That's Your Boyfriend...), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Sep 4 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 6 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 7 Jimmy Urine [Euringer], American electro-punk singer (Mindless Self Indulgence), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 11 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Hollywood, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 15 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Kathi Wolfgram, American rocker (Jets-You Got it All), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 16 Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica), born in Kensington, London

Person of interestKeith Flint

Sep 17 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • Sep 18 Johanna Doderer, Austrian composer, born in Bregenz, Austria
  • Sep 19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • Sep 19 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Sep 19 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer (Sethian), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • Sep 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • Sep 23 Patrick Fiori [Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan] French pop-rock singer-songwriter of Armenian descent, born in Marseille
  • Sep 24 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician (Acid Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 24 Donald DeGrate, Jr. [DeVante Swing], American music producer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • Sep 29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • Oct 1 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Person of interestGwen Stefani

Oct 3 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • Oct 3 Tetsuya, Japanese rock bassist (L'Arc-en-Ciel), born in Hikone, Shiga, Japan
  • Oct 7 Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 9 P.J. Harvey, English musician, singer and songwriter, born in Bridport, Dorset, England
  • Oct 12 Martie Maguire, American country musician (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 16 Wendy Wilson, American popvocalist (Wilson Phillips - 'Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
  • Oct 19 (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • Oct 22 Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • Oct 28 Ben Harper, American blues and reggae musician and singer-songwriter (No Mercy In This Land), born in Pomona, California
  • Oct 30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • Oct 30 Snow [Darrin O'Brien], Canadian rapper ("Informer"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 2 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.

Person of interestPuff Daddy

Nov 4 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come To Me; I'll Be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 7 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Nov 9 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Partyline), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 12 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Bradley "Butch" Walker, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (SouthGang - "Tainted Angel"; The Marvelous 3), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 16 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd - "I Want to Sex You Up"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter (Barely Breathing), born in Monclair, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer, born in Singapore
  • Nov 24 Rob Nicholson, American musician
  • Dec 3 Bill Steer, Scottish-British heavy metal guitarist (Napalm Death; Carcass; Gentlemans Pistols), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England

Person of interestJay-Z

Dec 4 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Dec 4 Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter ("I Know"), born in Plainfield, New Jersey,
  • Dec 9 Johnny Vicious [Coles], American house DJ, re-mixer, and record producer, born in New York City
  • Dec 9 Jakob Dylan, American musician (The Wallflowers), son of Bob Dylan, born in New York City
  • Dec 13 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer, born in Almaty, Kaszakhstan (d. 2007)
  • Dec 21 Julie Delpy, French-American actress (Before Sunrise; before Sunset; Before Midnight), singer-songwriter, and director born in Paris, France
  • Dec 24 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff - "Judy Had A Boyfriend"), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 30 Jay Kay [Jason Cheetham], English jazz-funk singer-songwriter (Jamiroquai), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 30 Enno Poppe, German composer (Rundfunk), conductor (ensemble mosaik), and teacher, born in Hemer, Germany
  • Dec 31 David Rawlings, American guitarist and singer, works with Gillian Welch (All the Good Times), born in North Smithfield, Rhode Island

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music