Events in Music in 1967

  • Jan 13 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 14 Sonny & Cher release single "Beat Goes On"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Jan 27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Jan 28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • Jan 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances

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Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single "Arnold Layne"

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
  • Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • Apr 8 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • Apr 9 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • Apr 11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • Apr 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • Apr 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • Apr 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • May 12 "Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • May 21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • May 26 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Jun 3 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 16 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival

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Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 18 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
  • Jun 25 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • Jul 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances

  • Jul 24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
  • Aug 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • Aug 19 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • Aug 25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Aug 26 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Sep 11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • Sep 29 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • Sep 30 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

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Oct 1 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Oct 2 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
  • Oct 7 Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein
  • Oct 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
  • Oct 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Oct 29 MacDermot, Ragni & Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • Nov 17 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • Nov 22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • Nov 25 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • Nov 27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour"

MurderAssassination Attempt

Dec 3 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Dec 5 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • Dec 7 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Dec 8 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Dec 11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group - Grapefruit
  • Dec 15 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • Dec 20 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
  • Dec 25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 27 Leonard Cohen releases his debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" on Columbia Records

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Dec 30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Dec 31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances