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ChroniKles - 1969

 
 

January

18th January

Pink Floyd play at the Middle Earth Club, London.

22nd/23rd/24th January

The Byrds and Doug Kershaw play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston.

24th/25th/26th January

The Grateful Dead and Sons of Champlin play the Avalon Ballroom, light show provided by Garden of Delights.

February

14th/15th/16th February

Sound Proof present It's A Beautiful Day, Country Weather and Big Mama Thornton at the Avalon Ballroom.

21st/22nd/23rd February

Sound Proof Productions present Steve Miller, Allmanjoy and Linn County at the Avalon Ballroom.

28th February

Sound Proof Productions present Love at the Avalon Ballroom.

March

7th/8th/9thMarch

Sound Proof presents Moby Grape, A.B Skhy and Gale Garnett at the Avalon Ballroom.

14th/15th/16th March

Trans-Love present the MC5 with The Congress of Wonder and Clover, with lights by Single Wing Turquoise Bird at The Straight Theatre.

21st/22nd/23rd March

Sound Proof Productions present the Sons of Champlin, with the Headlights light show at the Avalon Ballroom.

April

3rd April

Van Der Graaf Generator play Thomas Bennet School, Crawley, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

4th/5th/6th April

Sound Proof present the Grateful Dead, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Aum at the Avalon Ballroom.

14th April

More Furious Madness From The Massed Gadgets Of Auximenes at the Royal Festival Hall, London with Pink Floyd.

26th April

Keef Hartley’s Apaches, King Crimson & Light Fantastic play Ewell Technical College, Epsom, Surrey, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

May

13th May

Out Now Anti War demonstration in Berkeley, California.

20th May

Festival of The Full Moon at Oak Island Stockton featuring Syndicate of Sound, Country Weather, Stuart Little.

24th/25th May

Haight-Ashbury Festival at The Panhandle with a cast of thousands, including Country Joe and The Fish and many , many more.

28th May

People's Park Bail Ball at Winterland with Aum, Credence Clearwater Revival, Bangor Flying Circus, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Santana with lights by Brotherhood of Light.

29th May

Caravan and Louise play Ewell Technical College, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

June

7th June

Free concert in Hyde Park, London featuring Blind Faith, Richie Havens, Donovan, Edgar Broughton Band and the Third Ear Band.

8th June

Benefit for the Fellowship Church at the Unitarian Center, San Francisco with the Sons of Champlin, Freedom Highway, Ace of Cups, Phoenix, Morning Glory and many others.

27th/28th/29th June

Jack Cassady, Jorma Kaukonen, Joey Covington, the Grateful Dead and the Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band, with lights by Marianne at The Barn, Rio Nido, Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa.

28th June

Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, King Crimson & Louise play Ewell Technical College, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

July


Pink Floyd release More.

3rd July

Brian Jones found dead at his house.

5th July

Rolling Stones perform at a free concert in Hyde Park, London as a tribute to Brian Jones. 500,000 people turn out to watch. Also on the bill are Family, Battered Ornaments, King Crimson, Roy Harper, Third Ear Band, Alexis Korners New Church and Screw.

11th July

Principal Edwards Magic Theare & Krivoli Rog play Matrix in Crawley, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

20th July

Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the Moon.

25th/26th/27th July

First Seattle Pops Festival at Goldcreek Park, Woodinville, Washington featuring Chuck Berry, Blacksnake, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, Albert Collins, Alice Cooper, Crome Syrcus, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Floating Bridge, The Flock, Flying Burrito Brothers, Guess Who, It’s A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, Charles Lloyd, Lonnie Mack, Lee Michaels, Rocking Fu, Retina Circus Light Show, Murray Roman, Santana, Spirit, Ten Years After, Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Vanilla Fudge and The Youngbloods.

August

1st August

Jim Salzer presents Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull and Fraternity Of Man at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara.

8th/9th/10th August

The Ninth National Jazz and Blues Festival, Plumpton Race Track, Streat, East Sussex featuring The Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, East Of Eden, Blossom Toes, Keith Tippet Jazz Group, Juniors Eyes, The Village, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Roy Harper, The Strawbs, Breakthru, Jigsaw, Peter Hammill, The Who, Chicken Shack, Fat Mattress, Aynsley Dunbar, Yes, The Spirit Of John Morgan, King Crimson, The Groundhogs, Dry Ice, The Wallace Collection, The Pentangle, Long John Baldrey, Ron Geesin, Magna Carta, Jo-Ann Kelley, Noel Murphy, The Nice, Family, Chris Barber, Keef Hartley, Eclection, Blodwyn Pig, Circus, Hard Meat, Affinity, Babylon and Cuby’s Blues Band.

12th August

Bill Graham presents Jefferson Airplane, B.B King, The Who and The Joshua Light Show at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.

15th/16th/17th August

Woodstock Music & Art Fair Presents An Aquarian Exposition in White Lake, New York featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, The Incredible String Band, Ravi Shankar, Sly and The Family Stone, Bert Sommer, Sweetwater, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater, Grateful Dead, Keef Hartley, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Mountain, Quill, Santana, The Who, The Band, The Jeff Beck Group, Blood Sweat and Tears, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter

16th August

Jim Salzer presents Blind Faith featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, Rick Grech, Bonnie Delaney & Friends at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara.

22/23/24th August

Wild West Festival at the Kezar Stadium with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Turk Murphy, Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites and Friends, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Fourth Way, Jefferson Airplane, Sons of Champlin, Country Joe and The Fish, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, Steve Miller Band and The Youngbloods.

30th/31st August

Isle Of Wight Festival featuring Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Bob Dylan, Eclection, Family, Gary Farr, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, Richie Havens, Marsha Hunt and White Trash, Indo Jazz Fusions, Liverpool Scene, Mighty Baby, The Moody Blues, The Nice, Tom Paxton, Pentangle, The Pretty Things, Third Ear Band and The Who.

September

5th September

Pure Filth Rock & roll Club presents Moby Grape, Fields and Bycycle with lights by Deadly Nightshade at the Monterey Fairgrounds Horse Show Arena.

6th September

Free concert in Hyde Park, London featuring Crosby Stills and Nash and Jefferson Airplane. The Grateful Dead are booked, but cancel at the last minute.

19th/20th September

The Vulcan Gas Company Presents Freddy King, Shepards Bush and Onion Creek, Austin, Texas.

20th September

Free concert in Hyde Park, London featuring Soft Machine, The Deviants, Al Stewart, Quintessence and the Edgar Broughton Band

October

1st October

Grape Workers Strike Benefit at the Fillmore. On the bill are Santana, Mike Bloomfield, Tongue & Groove, Shades of Joy.

3rd October

Mighty Baby play Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

4th October

Goldrush Festival featuring Santana, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Kaleidoscope, Al Wilson, Southwind, Ike & Tina Turner, Sons of Champlin, Country Weather, Cold Blood, John Fahey, Linn County, Daybreak at Lake Amador.

10th October

Grope & Stray play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

11th October

Small Faces and Tuesday’s Children play Ewell Technical College, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

17th October

Steve Miller’s Delivery & Medicine Hat play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

20th till 25th October

Bill Graham presents The Who performing Tommy at the Fillmore East, New York.

22nd October

Jack Kerouac dies in hosiptal aged 47.

24th October

Stray & Hawkwind Zoo* play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

25th October

Pink Floyd play at the Paris Festival.

31st October

Egg, If and Snake play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

November

5th November

Clouds & Rapture play Eel Pie Island, Ligh tshow by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

7th November

Pete Brown’s Piblokto & Tara’s Harp play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

10th November

Keef Hartley Band & Black Snail play The Star, Croydon, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

12th November

Alexis Korner & Fat Daughter play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

14th November

Warm Dust & Tobias Wragg play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

15th November

John Dummer Band & Audience play Ewell Technical College, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

19th November

Rhada Krishna Temple, Virgin Hearse & Strawberry Blues play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

21st November

PAM Productions present It’s A Beautiful Day, Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking and Magic Colours with lights by Deadly Nightshade at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds.

21st November

Battered Ornaments & Train play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

26th November

Greatest Show on Earth & Tara’s Harp play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

28th November


Mandrake & Hawkwind Zoo* play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

29th November

Amazing Gas Medicine Show and Junk Band & Nemesis play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

28th/29th/30th November

First Annual Palm Beach Mu

sic and Art Festival at West Palm Beach, Florida featuring The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Chambers Brothers, sly and The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Steppenwolf, Spirit, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sweetwater, Country Joe and The Fish, Johnny Winter, Rotary Connection, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rubgys and King Crimson.

December

3rd December

Edgar Broughton Band & Old Nick’s Train Set play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

5th December

Answella’s Dream & Cochise play Eel Pie Island, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

6th December

Caravan & Juicy Lucy play Ewell Technical College, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

8th December

Junior’s Eyes play The Star, Croydon, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

12th December

Train play Southwark College of F.E., Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

15th December

Wild Angels & Pony play The Star, Croydon, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

22nd December

East of Eden & Junk Shop play The Star, Croydon, Light show by Mass Spectrometer Light Show

31st December

Lee Michaels, The Youngbloods, Taj Mahal, Wolfgang and Love play a New Years Eve Party at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, a Bill Graham Promotion.

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