- Bob Dylan makes his first public appearance in several years, at Carnegie Hall in a benefit for Woodie Guthrie who died in 1967.
- “Hair” opens on Broadway.
- The Yardbirds disband and Jimmy Page is left with the ownership of the groups obligations. Page recruits Robert Plant, John Bonham and at the suggestion of Keith Moon of the Who, they change the groups name to Led Zepplin.
- Deep Purple as a group is created.
- The Beatles Apple Records first release is “Hey Jude” which becomes the years biggest hit.
- Rock entrepreneur Don Kirshner creates the Archie’s and uses Ron Dante and Andy Kim and gets into the Bubblegum Music. The sound also creates groups like the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express and they swamp the charts.
- One of the biggest TV events of the decade is the Elvis Christmas Special. Singer Sewing Machine company sponsors a one-hour long show that puts Elvis back on TV after an 8 year Hiatus. The agreement was to end the show with Silent Night, but Elvis decides to do “If I Can Dream”, which becomes a major hit and the special is considered one of the best TV shows ever created.
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