Their work was thematically complex, formally innovative, morally ambiguous, anti-establishment, and rich in mythic resonance.
Woodstock Thousands of party-goers sludge through the mud to experience four days of rock n' roll at a place called Woodstock. Heavy press coverage makes the event seem larger than it was and shows the passing of baby boomers from young children to adult children.
Helter Skelter Charles Manson and other members of his cult murder actress Sharon Tate and six others in a horrible event that was referred to as "Helter Skelter.
President Nixon bans the production of chemical weapons.
As the first of the boomers reach their 20's, the cost of medical care begins to rise sharply. First commerical goes into service. On January 29th, The Beatles perform in public for the final time as a group in an impromptu rooftop jam session in England.
They record their final sides together in August of that year. Hard-rock fully emerges from the experimentation's of the past few years as Led Zeppelin releases their first two albums. The Who release "Tommy", the first widely successful "rock-opera". Diana Ross leaves the Supremes, who were the most successful female and black group in history, for a solo career.
FM radio's incursions continue with each new station playing only one or two "formats" which has the unfortunate result of splitting music on stylistic and often racial grounds rather than the previously all-inclusive policy of AM radio.
Elvis Presley scores his 18th, and final, 1 Pop Hit of his career. He'd score 36 different 1 hits on all American charts combined, a record for rock performers. The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison is arrested for indecent exposure during a concert in Miami.
Two highly publicized rock concerts mark the end of the decade as first the music festival Woodstock in upstate New York marks the spiritual conclusion to the sixties and then in December, a concert at the Altamont Speedway in California headlined by the Rolling Stones turns disastrous as a man is killed by the Hell's Angels hired for security for the event.
Wynonie Harris, who in may have been the first true rock singer, dies at the age of Movies and Television Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda is the forerunner of a new wave of youth-oriented movies.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is cancelled due to a political controversy. Dick Cavett begins his late night talk show to compete with Johnny Carson. Room is the seaon's most honored new series.
In time for perhaps the very last of the boomers, Sesame Street debuts on television In Novemberprotestors mostly students march against the war in Washington, D. It is only fitting that the decade ends with just as much excitement and turmoil as it began.In August of , Woodstock was set in motion by 4 entrepreneurs who hoped to raise funds for the construction of a recording studio in Woodstock, New York.
What began as an outdoor rock festival for , fans in the town of Bethel, quickly transformed into something much greater. The Woodstock Music and Art Festival, at which Sly and the Family Stone performed on August 17, In late , Sly and the Family Stone released the single " Everyday People ", which became their first No.
 ". “Woodstock was a sign of the times,” says Bobbi, now Bobbi Ercoline. “So many things were churning around in our world at that time: civil rights, the Vietnam War, women's rights. The Living Desert is a American nature documentary film that shows the everyday lives of the animals of the desert of the Southwestern United attheheels.com movie was written by James Algar, Winston Hibler, Jack Moffitt (uncredited) and Ted attheheels.com was directed by Algar, with Hibler as the narrator and was filmed in Tucson, attheheels.com film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Even if Leslie West had never sang or played another note after the summer of , his place in rock history would have been assured. The summer before, he’d stunned everyone who saw or heard him with his breakthrough performance at Woodstock – his band Mountain’s third or fourth gig.
Dec 14, · Song: Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships (written and composed by David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Paul Kantner). "For those of you who never knew.