Rising in popularity is psychedelic rock and the place to be was San Francisco, California and such popular groups made the scene like The Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The Grateful Dead. “Piece of My Heart” Big Brother and the Holding Company
The first rock festival in Monterey, California welcomes in the Summer of Love with dynamite performances by The Who and Otis Redding. It is also the American debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix The Monterey Pop Festival version of “Wild Thing”
The Doors single “Light My Fire” hits number one and their first album climbs to number two.
The Kinks get a ban put on them and cannot enter the U.S. for three years.
The Beatles win a Grammy for Album of the Year with their popular album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles “Penny Lane”
Three days after recording what would become his biggest hit “Dock of the Bay” singer Otis Redding is killed in a plane crash on December 10. Redding was only 26.