On This Day

Events in Music in December 1969

  • Dec 2 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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 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

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