The Interesting Classic Rock Events That Happened In 1969
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The events of 1969 closed the counterculture era that generally dominated western living during this decade. As the year approaches a new epoch of different style and likability, this year also was the home of some of the most unforgettable moments in rock history.
Tommy (1969) is delivered by the Who
The first widely-known and successful rock opera came from The Who’s Tommy which was released at this time. Tommy is a sequence of Pete Townshend’s concept about Tommy Walker, “a deaf, mute, and blind” boy who is narrated in a series of different songs that talked mostly about his life and relationships.
The Birth of Hard Rock Genre
As the growing experimentation of the bands in the 60s contributed to the rise and birth of the new hard rock at this point, the most notable band for this recognition is Led Zeppelin. After the release of their two albums, the band became an instant hit towards the new era of music.
The Beatles’ Last Performance
Inside this year was the iconic last performance of the Fab Four that was held on a rooftop of their Savile Row Headquarters. It was initially done for their documentary “Let It Be”. The following year, the band split up.
Diana Ross as a Solo Artist
The Supremes were a famous group of black women singers in the history of music. Following the success, Diana Ross, a member of the group, announced her departure to embark on her solo career as an artist. Ross would go on to become one of the best female singers of all time.
Jim Morrison is Arrested
The frontman singer of the Doors was arrested for a crude incident of exposing himself on stage at a concert in Miami, Florida. The drunk Morrison had faced charges afterward but eventually died before he could serve his sentence.