1969 was a great year in the U.S.A. if one avoids looking into politics. One could say 1969 was the first year of the new decade - the 1970s. Others have judged the other way around, that is: that the 1960s actually lasted until mid-1973.
Well, anyway, 1969 was the year the cassette tape was king... Woodstock made history and spawned Crosby, Stills & Nash and all the super-groups that would pop up since.
Billboard, November 1969.
Billboard, 6 September 1969.
Crosby, Stills & Nash, 27 September 1969.
Sergio Mendes' 'Dock of the bay', 14 June 1969; Astrud Gilberto's 'A time for us', 28 June 1969.
Moms Mabley, 21st June 1969.
27 September 1969: Elvis is back with 'Suspicious mind'; Janis Joplin is burning with Kozmic Blues.
Laura Nyro 11 October 1969.
Billboard, October 1969 'Which way you goin' Billy?'; John Denver has arrived - December 1969.
Billboard, December 1969.
Billboard, December 1969; Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis, John Otis' son; Bobby Womack.
Judy Collins who was feated in Crosby, Stills & Nash's 'Suite: Judy blue eyes' - Dec.69.