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1970 The Rolling Stones' tour documentary Gimme Shelter, featuring footage of the infamous Altamont concert, opens in New York City.

1969 Cab Calloway stars in NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of The Littlest Angel.

1968 The Beates' self-titled album (aka "The White Album") is certified gold.

1968 The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.

1968 President Richard Nixon sends out 66,000 signed letters to potential administrative office holders, including Elvis Presley.

1966 The Beatles record "When I'm 64."

1965 The Beatles release "We Can Work It Out," with "Day Tripper" on the flip side.

1965 The Beatles release Rubber Soul (US).

1965 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release "Going To A Go-Go."

1965 The Rolling Stones record "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Mother's Little Helper."

1964 The Gerry and the Pacemakers movie Ferry Cross The Mersey debuts at the New Victoria Cinema in London.

1963 The Beatles release The First Christmas Record.

1962 Bob Dylan records "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in Studio A at Columbia Recording Studios.

1962 Ben Watt (of the alt rock duo Everything but the Girl) is born in Marylebone, London, England.

1961 Brian Epstein gets his first job as a band manager; his first client: The Beatles.

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Stones Altamont Concert Turns Violent


The Rolling Stones headline the Altamont concert at a speedway in California. It's a free event with Jefferson Airplane and Santana also on the bill, but it turns violent when the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, who are hired as security, kill a crowd member. The concert is documented in The Stones movie Gimme Shelter.

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