On This Day

Events in Music in June 1969

  • Jun 4 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 7 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 7 Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 7 Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • Jun 9 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem
  • Jun 11 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 20 200,000 attend Newport '69', then largest-ever pop concert in Northridge, California. Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear.

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • Jun 21 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Jun 27 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival