The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: What's next?
Recorded in November 1969, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’ was the first live album to reach No.1 on UK charts in September.
Produced by frontiersman Joe Boyd, the LP featured such haunting pieces as ‘Time Has Told Me,’ ‘River Man’ and ‘Way To Blue.’
Left off the soundtrack and film, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s forgotten Woodstock performance sees the band firing on all cylinders.
The best Woodstock performances mark the high point of the 60s counterculture, underlining festival’s groundbreaking contribution to music.
1969 was a year of amazing musical festivals, but Woodstock, and the bands that played, set the template for events that have become part of our culture.
Plumpton Racecourse in the Sussex countryside hosted some huge names at the 9th and 10th National Jazz and Blues Festivals.
Before there was Woodstock, there was Woodinville. In July 1969, thousands gathered to watch an all-star line-up at the first Seattle Pop Festival.
There has been no shortage of songs about the Moon, from romantic ballads to conspiracy theory-fuelled considerations and zeitgeist-capturing hits.
A song that captured the zeitgeist of the Moon landing, in 1969, ‘Space Oddity’ became David Bowie’s first hit and continues to influence society today.
The Rolling Stones’ 1969 Hyde Park concert has become the stuff of legend: a gig that helped define the band during a moment of crisis.
The Atlanta International Pop Festival was one of the biggest fests in 1969, boasting Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, and CCR on the line-up.
The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.
On June 7, 1969, Blind Faith played Hyde Park in front of 120,000 people including Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.
Released in 1969, The Who's 'Tommy' is a masterpiece…a word that is applied to too many recordings, but in this case, it probably doesn't go far enough.