The Beatles started recording one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” at Abbey Road. The lyrics were taken almost verbatim from an 1843 circus poster. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
James Douglas Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in prison when he was found guilty of indecent exposure, stemming from The Doors’ March 1, 1969 show in Miami. Morrison moved to Paris, where he died 8 months later before serving time.
Famed NYC club, CBGB closed its doors for business. Patti Smith was the last performer to grace the stage of the hallowed stage. The club whose full name was CBGBOMFUG, which stood for country, bluegrass, blues (and) other music for uplifting gormandizers, helped establish the careers of the Talking Heads, Television, The Ramones, Blondie and the aforementioned Patti Smith.
“Slowhand” was caught going rather quickly. It seems E.C. was racing his Porsche 911 through the streets of Merceuil, France at the rate of 134 mph. The guitarist had little time to sing the blues, as he was released promptly after paying a $515 fine (750 Euro).
Sex Pistol Sid Vicious awoke to find that his girlfriend Nancy dead in their Hotel Chelsea bathroom. Sid was arrested roughly six weeks later and charged with murder. Sid would die of a heroin overdose 73 days later in NYC.
Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time and The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed.
Cream was joined on-stage by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix had only been in London for a week, yet was already creating a storm in the local music scene. In double-time, Hendrix tore through a version of “Killing Floor”. His dazzling play and guitar wizardry caused Clapton to exit the stage and ask Hendrix’s manager (Chas Chandler), “is he always this f@$%ing good?”.