- The Bee Gees sign with Robert Stigwood, an executive with the Beatles NEMS Enterprises and their 2nd recording “New York Mining Disaster 1941” is released, becomes a top 10 hit and the rest as they say, is history.
- Elvis marries Priscilla on May 1, in Las Vegas.
- The Beatles monumental album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released and will be the groups biggest seller.
- The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein dies of an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 32.
- On November 9 the first Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, featuring John Lennon on the cover.
- A “Supergroup” is formed, called Cream, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.
- Kenny Rogers leaves the New Christy Minstrels and forms a new band called “The First Edition” which would have great success and spend an enormous amount of time in Toronto, with TV commitments.
- Steve Winwood leaves the Spencer Davis Group, forms Traffic with Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood. Shortly after the Spencer Davis group disbands.
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