On This Day

Events in Music in 1967

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Jan 9 "More of the Monkees" second album by The Monkees is released

  • Jan 13 London/Decca Records release Rolling Stones' single "Let's Spend the Night Together"

Music Single

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

TV Show Appearance

Jan 15 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]

  • Jan 27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Jan 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances

Music History

Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" cover version by "Senator Bobby" hits #20 on the pop singles chart

Music History

Feb 14 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"

Grammy Awards

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

Music Awards

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

  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 10 "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You", American singer Aretha Franklin's tenth overall studio album, and first on Atlantic Records is released

Music Single

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

  • Mar 17 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1

Music Single

Mar 20 The Supremes release single "The Happening"

Film Premiere

Mar 21 Musical comedy film "Thoroughly Modern Millie", starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, premieres at the Criterion Theatre, NYC

  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, 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
  • Apr 29 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967
  • May 5 The Kinks release "Waterloo Sunset" as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts

Music History

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

  • May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC for 14 performances

Music Concert

May 12 1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London

  • May 12 "Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience first released - one of the most influential debut albums ever

Meeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

  • 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

Music History

May 25 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce

  • 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
  • May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances

Music Concert

May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concert

  • Jun 1 EMI releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" nation-wide in the UK; it goes to number one for 22 weeks in the UK
  • Jun 2 Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK
  • Jun 3 Aretha Franklin's cover of the Otis Redding song "Respect" reaches #1
  • Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win
  • Jun 4 American guitarist Jimi Hendrix covers new Beatles song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at Saville Theatre (London), just days after its release, with George Harrison and Paul McCartney in the audience
  • Jun 9 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California

Television Premiere

Jun 14 "The Steve Allen Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS-TV

  • Jun 16 50,000 attend first day of the Monterey International Pop Festival - beginning of the Summer of Love
  • Jun 16 The first Montreux Jazz Festival is held in Switzerland, created by Claude Nobs [1]
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

Music Concert

Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: "A Happening in Central Park" concert performance for audience of 135,000

  • Jun 18 Closing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, and Otis Redding
  • Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
  • 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"

Music History

Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

  • Jun 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1348 performances
  • 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
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Music History

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits

Musical Finale

Jul 15 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography

  • Jul 17 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
  • Aug 4 Pink Floyd releases their first album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", their only record made under the leadership of Syd Barrett.
  • Aug 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • Aug 19 The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1

Music History

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 26 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 29 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • Sep 30 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • Oct 1 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour
  • Oct 1 Roger Sessions' 7th Symphony premieres in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Jean Martinon conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Oct 2 All Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents for possession of marijuana in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 7 Beatles turn down $1 million offer by Sid Berstein for a return performance at Shea Stadium in NYC
  • Oct 11 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the "Me" is John Lennon)
  • Oct 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Film Release

Oct 18 Walt Disney's animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" film is released; cast featured Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, and Sebastian Cabot

  • Oct 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Oct 29 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC

Music Single

Oct 30 Dolly Parton releases her debut single with Porter Wagoner "The Last Thing On My Mind"

Music History

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

  • Nov 17 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names

Music History

Nov 17 Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York

  • Nov 22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • Nov 25 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • Nov 27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December
  • Nov 27 Jimi Hendrix headlines bill (including The Move and Pink Floyd) for 2 shows at Whitla Hall, Queens College, in Belfast - his only concerts in Ireland

Assassination Attempt

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

  • Dec 7 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • Dec 7 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh's musical "How Now, Dow Jones", starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances

Music Recording

Dec 7 Otis Redding records his song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis Tennessee

  • Dec 8 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" EP is released in UK; issued in US as an album, including additional singles from 1967

Music Concert

Dec 9 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance

  • 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 Beatle Paul McCartney and British actress Jane Asher get engaged; engagement publicly broken six months later
  • Dec 26 BBC broadcasts The Beatles psychedelic travelogue "Magical Mystery Tour"

Album Release

Dec 27 Columbia Records releases Leonard Cohen's debut album "Songs of 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