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Rock and Roll Tops 1969

The Beatles do a jam session on top of a roof in London, England at 3 Savile Row on January 29th. This is the last time they performed in public. This became the climax of their movie “Let It Be”.

Led Zeppelin releases their first two albums and hard rock takes its place among different types of rock. “How Many More Times”.

The first hugely popular rock-operaTommy” is produced by The Who.

Heading for a very successful solo career is Diana Ross as she leaves The Supremes who turned out to be the most successful female group in history with Motown.

Elvis comes out with his 18th and final number-one Pop Hit. Altogether he made a record for rock performers having 36 different number one hits on all of the American charts combined. “Suspicious Minds

The Doors singer Jim Morrison gets arrested for indecent exposure during a concert performance in Miami.

MC5 introduces the prototype for punk rock with “Kick Out the Jams”.

Coming out with their own record album are The Isley Brothers. Their label is T-Neck and they come out with a major smash single “It’s Your Thing”.

The decade ends with two rock concerts which go down in rock history one is Woodstock in upstate New York and the second is a concert held at the Altamont Speedway in California in December which was headlined by The Rolling Stones.


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