1967 #1 Singles Albums
November 12, 1966 – February 10, 1967 – the Monkees first album, The Monkees, the Billboard #1 album.
December 31, 1966 – February 17, 1967 – “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Future Woodstock Performers
In 1967: the band Quill will form in Boston and perform mainly throughout the mid-east.
In 1967: protest songs of this year included:
- “Saigon Bride” by Joan Baez
- “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger.
- “Backlash Blues” by Nina Simone
- “Patriotic” song: “Dear Uncle Sam” by Loretta Lynn
Roots of Rock
January 1, 1967: FM stations were no longer allowed to simply simulcast their AM counterpart. Birth of “underground “ rock radio.
January 4, 1967: The Doors release first album, The Doors.
The Beatles after live performances
January 6, 1967: UK release of soundtrack to The Family Way movie with music written by Paul McCartney and George Martin.
January 14, 1967: the Human Be-In was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. It was a prelude to San Francisco’s Summer of Love, which made the Haight-Ashbury district a symbol of American counterculture and introduced the word “psychedelic” to suburbia.
The Human Be-In focused the key ideas of the 1960s counterculture: personal empowerment, cultural and political decentralization, communal living, ecological awareness, higher consciousness (with the aid of psychedelic drugs), acceptance of illicit drug use, and radical liberal political consciousness. The hippie movement developed out of disaffected student communities around San Francisco State and Berkeley and in San Francisco’s beat generation poets and jazz hipsters, who also combined a search for intuitive spontaneity with a rejection of “middle-class morality”. Allen Ginsberg personified the transition between the beat and hippie generations.
The Human Be-In was announced on the cover of the fifth issue of the San Francisco Oracle as “A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In”. The occasion was a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug LSD that had come into effect on October 6, 1966. The speakers at the rally included Timothy Leary in his first San Francisco appearance, who set the tone that afternoon with his famous phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out”, Allen Ginsberg, who chanted mantras, and other counterculture gurus including comedian Dick Gregory, Lenore Kandel, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Jerry Rubin. The Hells Angels, at the peak of their “outlaw” reputation, corralled lost children. Music was provided by a host of local rock bands including Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company and Quicksilver Messenger Service, who had been staples of the Fillmore and the Avalon Ballroom since February 1966. “Underground chemist” Owsley Stanley provided massive amounts of his “White Lightning” LSD, specially produced for the event, to the gathered masses.
January 15, 1967: The Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. At Ed Sullivan’s request, the band changed the lyrics of “Let’s Spend the Night Together” to “Let’s spend some time together”.
January 31, 1967, The Beatles after live performances: while looking through different kinds of shops and stores in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, John Lennon visited an antique shop and purchased a circus poster from 1843.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In February 1967, organizers of the Monterey International Pop Festival asked the Beatles to contribute a drawing to the upcoming festival. Paul McCartney was on the Board of Governors for the Festival. He said the Beatles could not perform, but insisted that the relatively unknown Jimi Hendrix appear at the show.
February 5, 1967: the first episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour airs on CBS. The show pushed the boundaries of what was typically acceptable on television at that time.
February 10, 1967: Beatles finished the recording of ‘A Day In The Life’ with one of the most famous chords in rock music. The Beatles had originally recorded an ending of their voices humming the chord, but even after multiple overdubs, it wasn’t what they wanted.
To achieve the sound they wanted, all four Beatles and their road manager, Mal Evans, played an E Major chord on 3 separate pianos. They let the chord ring out for as long as possible while producer George Martin had to keep turning up the volume of the mics to capture the sound. If you listen closely on a good stereo, you can hear the sound of studio noises at the end.
February 11 – June 16, 1967: the Monkees More of the Monkees is the Billboard #1 album. Their first two albums occupied the #1 album position for 31 consecutive weeks.
February 18 – March 3, 1967: “Kind of a Drag” by the Buckinghams #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In March 1967: the Berkeley Barb started the smokable banana rumor. Barb editor, Max Scherr, hoping to trick authorities into banning bananas, ran a satirical story which claimed that dried banana skins contained “bananadine”, a (fictional) psychoactive substance which, when smoked, supposedly induced a psychedelic high similar to opium and psilocybin. The Barb may have been inspired by Donovan’s 1966 song “Mellow Yellow”, with its lyric “Electrical banana/Is gonna be a sudden craze.” The hoax was believed and spread through the mainstream press. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated and concluded that banana skins were not psychedelic.
March 4 – 10, 1967: “Ruby Tuesday” by the Rolling Stones #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
March 10, 1967: Aretha Franklin released I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You album.
March 11 – 17, 1967: “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone” by the Supremes #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
March 12, 1967: the Velvet Underground and Nico release first album.
March 18 – 24, 1967, The Beatles after live performances: “Penny Lane” #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
March 21, 1967: John Lennon took his first major LSD trip. (not sure what sources mean by ‘major’). He did it while recording backing vocals on the track “Getting Better.” George Martin, not realizing the effects of the drug or the fact that John was even on the drug, took John to the roof of Abbey Road Studios so he could get some fresh air. Paul McCartney and George Harrison, upon learning where John was, rushed up to get him down. They understood.
They got back into the studio and worked on a piano track for “Lovely Rita” instead.
March 23, 1967: at a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles were awarded three Ivor Novello awards for 1966: Best-selling British single ‘Yellow Submarine’, most-performed song ‘Michelle’, and next-most-performed song ‘Yesterday’. None of the Beatles attended and the winning songs were played by Joe Loss and his Orchestra. The lead vocal for ‘Michelle’ was sung by Ross MacManus, whose son would go on to become the professional musician Elvis Costello.
March 25, 1967: The Who and Cream made their US concert debuts at the same concert. New York DJ, Murray the K used to put on concerts. On this bill, which would run from March 25 to April 2, there were 5 shows a day, starting at 10am and going well past midnight.
The Who destroyed their instruments at each performance. Pete Townsend said: “We were smashing our instruments up five times a day. We did two songs – the act was twelve minutes long and we used to play “Substitute” and “My Generation” with the gear – smashing it at the end, and then we’d spend the twenty minutes between shows trying to rebuild everything so we could smash it up again.”
March 25 – April 14, 1967: “Happy Together” by the Turtles #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
March 30, 1967: photographed with a combination of photographic collage and wax figures from Madame Tussaud’s famous museum for the cover artwork of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Chelsea Manor Studios in London. There are 61 others surrounding the Beatles, among whom is German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.
March 31, 1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at the London Astoria. While waiting to perform, Hendrix and his manager Chas Chandler were discussing ways in which they could increase the band’s media exposure. When Chandler asked journalist Keith Altham for advice, Altham suggested that they needed to do something more dramatic than the stage show of The Who, which involved the smashing of instruments. Hendrix joked: “Maybe I can smash up an elephant”, to which Altham replied: “Well, it’s a pity you can’t set fire to your guitar”.
Chandler then asked road manager Gerry Stickells to find some lighter fluid. During the show, Hendrix gave an especially dynamic performance before setting his Fender Stratocaster on fire at the end of a 45-minute set. In the wake of the stunt, members of London’s press labeled Hendrix the “Black Elvis” and the “Wild Man of Borneo”
Tony Garland, Hendrix’s press agent scooped up the remains of the Strat, took them home and placed them in the garage of his parents southern U.K. home. About 30 years later, Garland’s nephew found the remains of the guitar, did a little research, and the burnt guitar was auctioned off in 2007 for $575,000.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In April 1967: Country Joe (age 25) and the Fish released first album, Electric Music for the Mind and Body.
In April 1967: Ken Kesey re-tried. Hung jury. Pled guilty to a lesser charge. Given 6 months on work farm.
April 6, 1967: Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck, and others appeared at The Odeon.
April 7, 1967: San Francisco’s KMPX became the first FM station to play “deep cuts” from albums, rather than merely singles, a “free-form” non-format that transformed rock radio. It was a format / style that hadn’t been heard before. Everybody was used to the Pop music sounds of AM radio. The format was led by the great Tom Donohue and his wife Rachel Donohue.
April 8, 1967: John Lennon took his Rolls Royce to coachbuilders J.P. Fallon Ltd in Surrey to enquire if they could paint his car in psychedelic colors. This was based on an idea by Marijke Koger (“The Fool” who was a member of Dutch team of gypsy artists). J.P. Fallon commissioned Steve Weaver’s pattern of scroll and flowers for the Phantom V. The cost for having the work done came in at £2,000. A custom interior/exterior sound system was also installed as well as a Sony television; telephone (WEYBRIDGE 46676) and a portable refrigerator.
April 15 – May 12, 1967: “Something Stupid” by Frank and Nancy Sinatra #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.
April 19, 1967: in order to control their various business interests, The Beatles’ tax advisors suggested they form an umbrella company. It was named The Beatles & Co.
At the time the group had large amounts of capital, which they were in danger of losing to the Inland Revenue. To avoid this occurring they chose to invest in a business venture.
The Beatles & Co. was essentially a new version of Beatles Ltd, their original partnership. Under the new terms, each Beatle took ownership of 5% of the company, and a new corporation – which eventually became Apple Corps – would be collectively owned and would control 80% of The Beatles & Co.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In May 1967: Paul McCartney announced that all the Beatles had “dropped acid.”
May 7, 1967: Pearls Before Swine begin recording an album called ‘One Nation Underground’. The LP included a song called ‘Miss Morse’, which would be banned in New York when it was discovered that lead singer Tom Rapp was singing F-U-C-K in Morse code. After disc jockey Murray The K played the record on the air, local Boy Scouts correctly interpreted the chorus and phoned in a complaint.
May 12, 1967: the first Jimi Hendrix Experience album, Are You Experienced, released in the UK. Jimi Hendrix age 24. (FWP, see, June; Hendrix.
May 13 – 19, 1967: “The Happening” by the Supremes #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 20, 1967: advanced copies of Sgt Pepper’s sent to the B.B.C. radio service. It decides to ban “A Day In the Life” from broadcast because it contained drug inducement themes in the song. The song’s style was influenced by Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge.
May 20 – June 2, 1967: “Groovin’” by the Young Rascals #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 21, 1967: Hendrix signed with Reprise Records on the US Warner Brothers label. It will eventually release his ‘Are You Experienced’’, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Electric Ladyland’ albums.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In June 1967 : Ken Kesey began serving 6 months on work farm.
In June, 1967: The Association released their third album, Insight Out which contained the anti-war song,” Requiem for the Masses.”
June 1, 1967: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” released simultaneously in UK and US. It becomes a cultural benchmark and wins the Grammy for “Album Of The Year”, the first rock record given that award. June 3 – 30, 1967: “Respect” by Aretha Franklin #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
June 4, 1967: the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show in England at London’s Saville Theatre before heading off to America. (The Saville was run by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein). Hendrix, had gotten a copy of Sgt. Pepper prior to the show. There are some who say he bought it and others who say Paul McCartney had given it to him. The Beatles decided to go.
June 10 – 11, 1967: the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on the face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was one of the first in a series of San Francisco area events that became known as the Summer of Love.
June 12, 1967: US release of The Family Way soundtrack album by Paul McCartney.
June 13, 1967: a local TV news special in Miami airs “Marijuana in Miami.” The special included the head shop of Michael Lang.
Monterey International Pop Music Festival
June 16 – 18, 1967: a three-day concert event held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, with up to 90,000 people present at the event’s peak at midnight on Sunday.
Sunday 18 June 1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first show in the US at the Monterey International Pop Festival. Hendrix was pretty well established in the UK but very few in the audience that night knew what to expect. Hendrix had lost a coin toss with Pete Townshend deciding who was going to play first.
The Who ended their set by smashing the equipment. They had set the bar.
Hendrix came on and during his version of “Wild Thing” he lit his guitar on fire, resulting in one of the most iconic Rock and Roll pictures ever taken.
While Hendrix was on stage, Townshend had gone into the audience to watch the show. Pete was sitting next to “Mama” Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas. Mama Cass leaned over to Pete and said “he’s stealing your act”. Townshend said “no, he’s not stealing my act – he’s doing my act.”
Townshend said later on, “for me, it was an act and for him, it was something else. It was an extension of what he was doing.”
June 17 – 23, 1967: Herb Albert’s Sounds Like… is the Billboard #1 album.
June 19, 1967: during his stay in California on a houseboat in Sausalito, while listening to the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, Otis Redding is inspired to compose “Sitting On the Dock of the Bay.”
June 21, 1967, to kick off the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco this poster for the Summer Solstice Celebration was circulated calling for a “Love In” in Golden Gate Park. There were several concerts in Golden Gate Park during that summer that are documented as who played, but that was later on during the Summer of that same year.
June 24 – 30, 1967: The Monkees Headquarters is the Billboard #1 album.
June 25, 1967: Our World broadcast. It was the first live, international, satellite television production. Creative artists, including The Beatles, opera singer Maria Callas, and painter Pablo Picasso, representing nineteen different nations were invited to perform or appear in separate segments featuring their respective countries. The two-and-half-hour event had the largest television audience ever up to that date: an estimated 400 million people around the globe watched the broadcast Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love.” The program was watched by 400 million in 26 countries. The BBC had commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the United Kingdom’s contribution.
Broadcast live around the world from the Abbey Road Studios in London, it featured the band singing and playing along to a pre-recorded track, joined in the studio by guests Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, George’s wife Pattie, Paul’s fiance Jane Asher and his brother Mike, Graham Nash and his wife, and others.
June 28 – 29, 1967, The Fourth Big Sur Folk Festival.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In July, 1967: Canned Heat released first album, Canned Heat. (Bob “The Bear” Hite, age 24; Alan Wilson, age 24)
July 1 – 28, 1967: “Windy” by the Association #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
July 1 – October 13, 1967: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band Billboard #1 album.
July 17, 1967, Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane died at age 40.
July 17, 1967: the Joint Show opened in the Moore Gallery in San Francisco. It was the first art show to celebrate Psychedelic rock concert poster artists and their work. The show showcased the “BIG FIVE” rock artists of the times: Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, and Wes Wilson. Each of the five artists created a poster exclusively for the show, which was also made available for purchase. The show helped to create an acceptance of rock concert poster art in the larger art world and the museum community, and led to more gallery shows and the inclusion of these types of works into museum collections.
July 17, 1967: one of the oddest musical pairings ended when Jimi Hendrix dropped out as the opening act for The Monkees. Mike Jeffery, Hendrix’s manager had made the booking. Jeffery was seeking greater public exposure for a young client who was a budding star in the UK, but a near-unknown in his native United States. It was in the UK, in fact, that Monkee Mike Nesmith first heard a tape of Hendrix playing while at a dinner party with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. Nesmith and his fellow Monkees Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz became instant Hendrix fans, and after witnessing his legendary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, they encouraged their own manager to invite the little-known but highly respected Jimi Hendrix Experience to join their upcoming U.S. tour.
July 23, 1967: The Straight Theatre was an old movie theater in the heart of the Haight Ashbury, at 1702 Haight on the corner of Haight and Cole. In early 1966, some local hippies decided to convert the old theater into a hippie arts center that would present musical and other performances as well as act as a sort of Hip Community Center. The final embodiment of this structure, the Straight Theater, ran into trouble with the neighborhood and zoning issues when it tried to open a music venue. To get around it and still keep to their original purpose, the owners called it a “school of dance.”
July 24, 1967: The Beatles and Brian Epstein all signed their names to a full page advertisement in The Times (of London) declaring “the law against marijuana is immoral in principal and unworkable in practice.” The list of names also included a variety of authors, painters, and politicians.
July 29 – August 18, 1967: “Light My Fire” by the Doors #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
August 12, 1967: Big Brother and the Holding Company released first album. Janis Joplin age 23.
August 16, 1967: Richie Havens (age 26) released third, but first best known album, Mixed Bag.
August 19 – 25, 1967: “All You Need Is Love” #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
August 20, 1967: The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record’s subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.
August 23, 1967: US release of Hendrix’s debut LP, ‘Are You Experienced?‘
August 25, 1967: Beatles left for Bangor, North Wales for mediation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
August 26 – September 22, 1967: “Ode to Billy Joe” by Bobbie Gentry #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
August 27, 1967: Brian Epstein died in his London home from an accidental drug overdose of sleeping pills. John Lennon would later state: “The Beatles were finished when Eppy died. I knew, deep inside me, that that was it. Without him, we’d had it.” Paul McCartney, according to Beatles press agent Tony Barrow, felt that the Beatles might not be together and so Paul quickly planned the “Magical Mystery Tour” film project.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In September 1967: Arlo Guthrie (age 20) released first album, Alice’s Restaurant.
September 1, 1967: the Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney’s house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decided to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They had two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.
September 10, 1967: the second season of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Show begins with Pete Seeger appearing for the first time in 17 years since his 1950s blacklisting. He sang Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, but CBS dropped the performance when Seeger refused to edit the obviously anti-Vietnam sentiments the old song presented.
September 11, 1967: filming began for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. There was no script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was to be accomplished, not even a clear direction about where the bus was supposed to go. The bus set off for the West Country in England stopping for the night in Teignmouth, Devon where hundreds of fans greeted The Beatles at their hotel.
September 16, 1967: LP, ‘Are You Experienced?‘ entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No.15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
September 17, 1967: The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform “Light My Fire”. Sullivan had requested that the line “Girl we couldn’t get much higher” be changed for the show. Jim Morrison agreed, but ended up performing it the way it was written and The Doors are banned from the show.
September 17, 1966: The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. They played 2 songs, “I Can See For Miles” and “My Generation”. At the end of “My Generation”, Pete Townshend started smashing his amp and Keith Moon had his drum set rigged to explode which did cut Moon’s leg & singed Pete Townshend’s hair, along with doing damage to Townshend’s hearing.
September 23, 1967 : Saturday Evening Post cover features a “Hippie” and a story about the so-called Hippie Cult.
September 23 – October 20, 1967: “The Letter” by the Boxtops #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
September 29, 1967: John Lennon and George Harrison took part in an interview with David Frost for The Frost Programme. It was recorded before a studio audience between 6pm and 7pm at Studio One at Wembley Studios in London. Among their comments: Lennon: “Buddha was a groove, Jesus was all right.”
Harrison: “I believe in reincarnation. Life and death are still only relative to thought. I believe in rebirth. You keep coming back until you have got it straight. The ultimate thing is to manifest divinity, and become one with The Creator.”
The interview was shown on the ITV network from 10.30-11.15pm. The program also featured an interview with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which had been recorded earlier in the day at London Airport.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In October 1967: Sly and the Family Stone released first album, “A Whole New Thing.” (Sly Stone 24)
October 2, 1967: DJ Rosko of WOR-FM, the first NYC FM station to play rock music, resigned over corporate interference with his choices of music. (”When are we going to learn that controlling something does not take it out of the minds of people?” and declaring, ”In no way can I feel that I can continue my radio career by being dishonest with you.” He added that he would rather return to being a men’s-room attendant.
October 2, 1967: all six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana at the groups’ 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.
October 3, 1967: Woody Guthrie died of complications of Huntington’s disease.
October 6, 1967: after many people left the Haight-Ashbury at the end of summer to resume their college studies, those remaining in the Haight wanted to commemorate the conclusion of the event. A mock funeral entitled “The Death of the Hippie” ceremony was staged on October 6, 1967, and organizer Mary Kasper explained: We wanted to signal that this was the end of it, to stay where you are, bring the revolution to where you live and don’t come here because it’s over and done with.
October 7, 1967: WNEW-FM’s Pete Fornatale interviewed Rosko regarding his Oct 2 resignation from WOR-FM.
October 14 – 27, 1967: Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe the Billboard #1 album.
October 15, 1967 the first Sacramento Pop Festival took place which featured Spirit, Jefferson Airplane, Nutty Gritty Dirt Band, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Sunshine Company.
October 17, 1967: the play, Hair premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theatre and ran for a limited engagement of six weeks. Although the production had a “tepid critical reception”, it was popular with audiences.
October 17, 1967: John, Paul, George, and Ringo attend a memorial service for Brian Epstein at the New London Synagogue, Abbey Road.
October 18, 1967: the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine released with a cover dated Nov 9 and featuring a photograph of John Lennon in the film How I Won the War.
October 21 – November 24, 1967: “To Sir With Love” by Lulu #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
October 27, 1967: Ten Years After released its first album, Ten Years After. Alvin Lee, age 22.
October 29, 1967: WNEW-FM DJ Allison Steele (a rare female DJ) announced that Rosko will be a WNEW-FM DJ.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
In November 1967: Ken Kesey released and moved to Oregon where he will remain.
In November 1967: Cream released first album, Disraeli Gears.
In November 1967: Love released its classic album, Forever Changes.
November 25 – December 1, 1967: “Incense and Peppermints” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
November 27, 1967: Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour as album in the USA.
1967 #1 Singles Albums
December 2 – December 29, 1967 – “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
December 2, 1967 – January 5, 1968 – The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. is the Billboard #1 album.
December 17, 1967: sent Christmas Time Is Here Again to fan club members.
December 26, 1967: having been edited 10 hours of footage to 55 minutes, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world première on BBC 1. Though filmed in color, BBC broadcast the show in black and white. The critical reaction was overwhelmingly negative.
December 22, 1967: Chicago businessman Michael Butler was planning to run for the U.S. Senate on an anti-war platform. He watched the Public Theatre’s production of Hair several times and joined forces with Joe Papp to reproduce the show at another New York venue after the close of its run at the Public. Papp and Butler first moved the show to The Cheetah, a discothèque at 53rd Street and Broadway. It ran for 45 performances.
December 27, 1967 – Leonard Cohen released Songs of Leonard Cohan.
December 27, 1967: Bob Dylan released John Wesley Harding album.
December 30, 1967 – January 19, 1968: The Beatles “Hello Goodbye” #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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